Course Title: Fix and secure equipment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: EEET6748C

Course Title: Fix and secure equipment

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: William Lau

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254703

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Chris Krolikowski

Tel 99254438


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


Course Description

This unit covers fixing, securing and mounting techniques as apply in the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses the safe use of hand and portable power tools, safe lifting techniques and safe application of fixing devices and supporting accessories/equipment.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE005B Fix and secure equipment


1. Prepare to fix and secure equipment
2. Install fixing and support devices.
3. Complete fixing and support work.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.
1.2 OHS risk control work preparation measures and procedures are followed.
1.3 The scope of work to be undertaken is obtained from documentation or from work supervisor.
1.4 Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others.
1.5 Sources of materials that may be required for the work are established in accordance with established procedures
1.6 Fixing devices are selected for their suitability for the environment, the load they are to support and substrata into which they are to be installed.
1.7 Supporting accessories/equipment is selected for suitability for the environment and ability to support and protect from damage that which they are intended to support.
1.8 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.

2.1 Electrical isolation is arranged where work is within arms reach of exposed conductive parts, plant or machinery in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
2.2 Other OHS risk control measures relevant to the work site are followed.
2.3 Fixing devices are installed in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
2.4 Support accessories/equipment is install accurately and to comply with technical standards and job specifications
2.5 Work is carried out efficiently without unnecessary waste of materials or damage to apparatus, circuits, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy principles.

3.1 OHS risk control work completion measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Work site is tidied and tools and equipment cleaned and securely stored.
3.3 Appropriate personal are notified of work completion

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Work simulated exercises related to demonstrate:
• Hollow wall fixing and support devices/ methods
• Solid wall fixing, support devices and methods
• Metal fixing support devices and methods
• Fixing adhesives and tapes

Teaching Schedule

WeekTopic DeliveredAssessment Task
2Risk analysis and hazard control measures.  
3Safe operation of power tools 
4Use of Hand & Power tools  
5Hollow wall fixing, support devices and methods  
6Correct equipment and devices for given surfaces.  
7practical work practices  
8practical work assessment Task 1: Practical demonstration
9Solid wall fixing, support devices and methods  
10Practical work practices  
11Metal fixing, support devices and methods  
12Techniques for the application of adhesives and tapes  
13Using appropriate fixing devices, adhesives or tapes, attach given accessories  
14Practical work assessment Task 2: Practical demonstration
15Environmental and building regulations and the protocols 
16Research activities in building regulation which effect electrotechnology work Task 3: Building regulation Assignment
17Working on building regulation assignment Assessment 3 due at end of class
18Course review and feedback  

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


Trade Journals

Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
• Practical work demonstration.
• Written assignment related to the scope of environmental protection and building regulations.

Assessment Tasks

Task 1(Practical demonstration): 40%
Workshop practice to demonstrate:
• Working safely with electrical tools or equipment and the requirements for personal safety in the workplace.
• The method of hallow wall fixing and support devices

Task 2 (Practical demonstration): 40%
Workshop practice to demonstrate the method of solid wall fixing and support devices

Task 3 ( Building regulation assignment) : 20%
Written assignment to demonstrate an understanding of environmental protection and related building regulations.

Assessment Matrix

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