Course Title: Apply electrotechnology principles in an engineering work environment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6069 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Title: Apply electrotechnology principles in an engineering work environment

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term1 2010,
Term1 2011,
Term1 2012

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to select, set-up and use a range of test equipment to measure voltage, current and resistance. This involves testing for continuity, insulation and identifying commonly used electrical/electronic devices for the supply of power and for the control of machines and plant in an engineering environment.

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.

This learning unit is designed to show an understanding of the safe use and care of portable voltage testers (voltmeters), ammeters and resistance measuring instruments
Also it shows an understanding of the Australian Standard quality assurance requirements for test equipment calibration and certification.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBN771 Apply electrotechnology principles in an engineering work environment

Learning Outcomes

Student will gain skills and knowledge of,

• Basic electricity
• Simple practical circuits
• Series, parallel and series-parallel DC circuits - (no more than three resistors)
• Electrical distribution in buildings and premises - single and three phase systems
• Electrical/electronic systems

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Evidence of student’s competence can be gathered through a variety of ways including:
• observation of processes and procedures;
• oral and/or written questioning on required knowledge and skills;
• testimony from supervisors, colleagues, clients and/or other appropriate
• inspection of the final product or outcome;
• a portfolio of documentary evidence.

Graded Assessment out of 100 Marks will be based on the results obtained for Assignment, Practical  & Final Exam.
Students must gain a pass in ALL forms of assessment in order to gain this competency.