Course Title: Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: EEET7324C

Course Title: Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4371 - Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254815

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Administration

+61 3 99254815

Nominal Hours: 20

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

Enforced pre-requisite

UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, Codes and Practices in the Workplace

Course ID 050481



Course Description

The ability to safety test electrical equipment and appliances (usually referred to as Testing and Tagging) is a crucial skill which is highly valued by employers in the live production, event and audiovisual industries.
This course will provide you with the competency, skills and knowledge necessary to safely inspect, test and tag electrical appliances.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEP026A Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies


1 Prepare to test cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies

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 Advice is sought from an appropriate person to minimise disruption to the work place.

1.4 Cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies to be tested are obtained.

1.5 Portable apparatus testing device is checked for correct operation and safety.


2 Test cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control work measures and procedures are followed.

2.2 Measures are followed to ensure that cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies to be tested are not connected to the electrical supply.

2.3 Knowledge of electrical safety requirements and parameters are applied to safety testing to ensure correct interpretation of test results.

2.4 Visual checks of the cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies are carried out in accordance with established procedures to detect any abnormal or obvious damage or fault.

2.5 Approval is obtained in accordance with established procedures from appropriate personnel, before any contingencies are implemented.

2.6 Established PAT routines are followed to test cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies.

2.7 Unsafe cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies are identified from test results

2.8 Testing is undertaken effectively with minimum waste of energy and damage to apparatus.


3 Tag tested cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies and document testing activities

Performance Criteria:

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 Cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies are tagged according to their safety status.

3.4 Arrangements are made for unsafe cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies to be repaired by a recognised competent person.

3.5 Safety testing activities are documented in accordance with requirements and established routines procedures.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

You will be able to conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord assemblies and cord connected equipment through:

  • Working safely.
  • Physically and visually inspecting appliances.
  • Using a portable appliance tester to electrically test appliances.
  • Identifying faulty appliances.
  • Apply Test Tags.
  • Log records of inspections and tests.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities in this course include but are not limited to:

  • practical theory classes working through Australian/New Zealand Standard 3760:2010
  • demonstrations of equipment inspection, testing and tagging
  • discussions
  • practical exercises using Portable Appliance Testers (PAT)
  • reading notes and other resources

You will be responsible for your learning and will be expected to engage in independent research, reading and study.

Teaching Schedule

Classes Teaching Schedule (Subject to change) Assessmen
  • Course overview and assessment requirements.
  • Blackboard resources
  • AS/NZS 3760:2010 (The Rules), Self-paced learning guide.
  • Definition of competent person
  • Definition of portable equipment
  • Electric shock case studies (from students)
  • Test & Tag Powerpoint
  • Four step process: Inspect, Test, Tag & Log
  • Inspection
  • Frequency of inspection & tests, OHT & refer standard table 4 (page #20)
  • Importance of inspection. Refer inspection procedure on Standard page #14.


Homework: Self-paced learning guide and read the Standard


  • Continue working through AS/NZS 3760:2010 with and the Test & Tag Powerpoint
  • Test & Tag Interactive Quiz
  • Theory review for first 60 minutes of class.
  • Knowledge Evidence Test.
  • Kyoritsu Insulation/continuity tester
  • Portable Appliance Testers, (PAT)
  • Demonstration of foil wrap technique for IR test for Class II with no external metal ‘all insulated’ equipment.
  • Practice testing Earth continuity testing with Kyoritsu testers

Assessment 1, Knowledge Evidence Test for all students

Assessment 2: Practical Skills Assessment if time for some students

  • Feedback on theory test
  • Practical assessment for some students following an assessment roster

Assessment 2: Practical Skills Assessment for some students

  • Practical assessment for some students following an assessment roster
 Assessment 2: Practical Skills Assessment for some students

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Other resources for this course are available via the learning Hub in MyRMIT.

Your teacher will provide you with the necessary resources in classes and you must bring note taking materials to classes. This may be a laptop, tablet, smart phone or note paper and pen.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of your knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

This course is ungraded

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

Grading criteria for this assessment can be found on the course blackboard site.

You should refer to the assessment brief which is available via the Learning Hub in MyRMIT for full assessment criteria.

There are two assessments for this course

1. Individual, written open-book knowledge evidence test.

This test will cover the required knowledge evidence concepts from class including: Electrical Theory, Electrical Safety and Testing & Tagging.

This assessment will occur during class 3.

Note: You may refer to a copy of Standard AS/NZS 3760/2010 during this assessment.

Knowledge evidence tests require 100% satisfactory completion.


2. Individual open-book required practical skills assessment.   

This assessment will cover the required practical skills including Electrical Equipment Safety Inspection and Testing.

You will be rostered to complete this assessment during class 3, 4 or 5.

Note: Demonstration of competency of this assessment requires that you must have available a copy of Standard AS/NZS 3760/2010 available for reference during the assessment.

Practical skill evidence assessments require 100% satisfactory completion.


Results that apply to this course which is delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency.

These matrices are available through Program Administration.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.


Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.

Assessment Feedback:

You will receive spoken and written feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress:

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.

Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):

If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.


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