Course Title: Use hand and power tools

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: MIET6329C

Course Title: Use hand and power tools

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4298 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Networks Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Eddie Vanda
Telephone: +613 9925 4456

Kenneth Falzon
Telephone: +613 9925 4716

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


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to safely use hand and power tools in the workshop and on the worksite.

It involves preparing for work, selecting, using and maintaining hand and power tools and cleaning up.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement but users should confirm requirements with the relevant federal, state or territory authority.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTTEN2140A Use hand and power tools


1.Prepare for work activity

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Identify the type of work to be performed from work instructions
1.2.Select appropriate hand and power tools for the work to be performed
1.3.Set up and check tools for use according to available information
1.4.Examine work environment and plan work with tools to maximise safety and productivity
1.5.Clear and clean work area to make it free of obstructions and allow clear access to tools


2.Prepare work piece for tool use

Performance Criteria:

2.1.Mount, support or align work piece correctly to the tool or machine to be used
2.2.Anchor work piece securely where necessary to prevent movement


3.Operate hand and power tools

Performance Criteria:

3.1.Use hand and power tools according to industry and enterprise safe working practices
3.2.Use safety equipment during tool operation according to industry and enterprise safe working practices
3.3.Monitor tool operation continuously and discontinue use if abnormal operation occurs
3.4.Clean the work area on completion of work


4.Maintain hand and power tools after use

Performance Criteria:

4.1.Clean and store tools according to industry and enterprise safe working practices
4.2.Report abnormal tool operation or other problems according to established procedures
4.3.Perform programmed maintenance of tools according to work role
4.4.Arrange inspection of power tools according to regulatory requirements

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion and work on assignment.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1: Introduction to Use hand and power tools

Week 2: Hard and power tool theory

Week 3: Set and check tools for use for safe tool use

Week 4: Safe working conditions and practice

Week 5: Prepare work piece for tool use

Week 6: Personal protective equipment

Week 7: Monitor tool operation

Week 8: Clean work area and store tools

Week 9: Reporting faults and performing routine maintenance
                Assignment Issued this week, due Friday 5 pm In week 13 Reception Building 57 level 5

Week 10: Practical exercise Safe use of a range of hand and power tools

Week 11: Practical exercise Coax termination

Week 12: Practical exercise structured cable

Week 13: Tools that make up a useful toolkit
                  Assignment due Friday 5 pm In week 13 Reception Building 57

Week 14: Working at heights and additional tools

Week 15: Revision and help session

Week 16: Closed Book test

Week 17: Practical test

Week 18: Practical test and Closed Book test Resits


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

A soft copy of Use hand and power tools ,workbook will be issued


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.

Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:

1. Assignment       - issued week 9, due week 13
2. Closed book Test - Week 16
3. Practical Test - Week 17-18

All assessment tasks need to be successfully completed to demonstrate competence.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

CA  Competency Achieved
NYC Not yet Competent
DNS Did not Submit

Assessment Matrix

Assignment TaskElement
AssignmentElement 1,2,3,4
Closed book testElement 1,2,3,4
Practical testElement 1,2,3,4


Other Information

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

Please refer to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
Please refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

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Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails. 

Student Directed Hours

* In this course, minimum student directed hours are 8  in addition to 32 scheduled teaching hours.
* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, working on assignment,preparation for exam, and individual student-teacher course-related consultation.

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