Course Title: Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: EEET6780C

Course Title: Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3215 - Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

UEENEEE003B Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits

Course Description

This course covers determining correct operation of single source d.c. parallel and series-parallel circuits and providing solutions as they apply to various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in multiple path circuit.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE004B Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits


1 Prepare to work on multiple path d.c. electrical circuits.
2 Solve multiple path d.c. circuit problems.
3 Complete work and document problem solving activities.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 OHS risk control work preparation measures and procedures are followed.
1.3 The nature of the circuit(s) problem is obtained from documentation or from work supervisor to establish the scope of work to be undertaken.
1.4 Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others.
1.5 Sources of materials that may be required for the work are identified and accessed in accordance with established procedures.
1.6 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.

2.1 OHS risk control work measures and procedures are followed.
2.2 The need to test or measure live is determined in strict accordance with OHS requirements and when necessary conducted within established safety procedures.
2.3 Circuits are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
2.4 Established methods are used to solve d.c. circuit problems from measure and calculated values as they apply to multiple path electrical circuit.
2.5 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person.
2.6 Problems are solved without damage to apparatus, circuits, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.

3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed
3.2 Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
3.3 Justification for solutions used to solve circuit problems is documented.
3.4 Work completion is documented and appropriate person(s) notified in accordance with established procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Resistor Colour coding
Series circuits
Parallel circuits
Series-parallel circuits

Teaching Schedule

Session (4hr)Activity
Session 1Resistance
Session 2Resistor Colour Codes
Session 3

Series Circuits including Prac Work

Session 4

Parallel Circuits
including Prac Work

Session 5Series-Parallel Circuits
including Prac Work
Session 6Metering
Session 7Capacitors
Session 8Practical
Session 9Revision
Session 10Exam

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Electrical Trade principles Ed 2 by Jeffrey Hampson
Electrotechnology practice Ed 2 by Jeffrey Hampson
AS/NZS Wiring Rules 3000:2007


Other Resources

UEENEE004B Workbook

Overview of Assessment

To successfully complete this course the student is required to participate in activities designated in ATLAS. These include practical assessments and  theory assessments.

Assessment Tasks

Completion of Workbook exercises

Assessment Matrix

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