Course Title: Carry out basic repairs to electronic apparatus by replacement of components

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: EEET6750C

Course Title: Carry out basic repairs to electronic apparatus by replacement of components

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: Gita Pendharkar

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254701

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

1. Gita Pendharkar
Tel: 99254701
2. William Lau

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

UEENEEE002B Dismantle, assemble and fabricate Electrotechnology components

Course Description

This unit deals the replacement of electronic components, cabling and sub systems of electronic apparatus. It encompasses safe working practices, following written and oral instruction and procedures, basic testing and techniques, dismantling and assembling apparatus and disconnecting and reconnecting components.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH002B Carry out basic repairs to electronic apparatus by replacement of components


1. Prepare to repair electronic apparatus.
2. Repair electronic apparatus.
3. Complete and report repair work activities.

Performance Criteria:

1. Prepare to repair electronic apparatus.

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood through established routines and procedures.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 The nature of the repair 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 co-ordinated effectively with others.
1.5 Sources of materials that may be required for the work are established in accordance with established routines and procedures.
1.6 Tools, apparatus and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.

2 Repair electronic apparatus.

2.1 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work 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
2.3 Circuits/apparatus are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
2.4 Apparatus is dismantled in accordance with manufacturer’s guide and supervisor’s instructions.
2.5 Component parts are tagged during the dismantling to help ensure correct and efficient reassembly and stored to protect them against loss or damage.
2.6 Repairs are affected efficiently without damage to other components, apparatus or circuits.
2.7 Apparatus is assembled in an appropriate sequence with all components parts placed, secured and connected in accordance with manufacturer’s guide or industry practice.
2.8 Procedures for referring non-routine events to immediate supervisor for directions are followed.
2.9 Repairs are carried out efficiently without waste of materials or damage to apparatus and the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices

3. Complete and report  repair work activities.

3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Repaired apparatus is prepared and forwarded to appropriate person(s) for testing. Complete and report repair work activities.
3.3 Work area is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
3.4 Work supervisor is notified of the completion of the repair work in accordance with established procedures

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Classroom tutorial activities are as follows:

• Identifying various electronic components, for example resistors, inductors, capacitors, diodes, transistor, integrated circuits, printed circuit boards, sub-assemblies, and mounting/enclosing, connection and termination hardware.

• Selecting appropriate components and connection devices in accordance to their specification and handling static sensitive components.

• Practical exercise in electronic soldering techniques, for example, lead free soldering
• Practical work/ project in replacing electronic components or repair associated cabling correctly and making reliable terminations and connections in accordance with industry standards.
• Evaluating reliability of termination and connection work.
• Documenting activities accurately

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 Introduction to the Course & OHS

Week 2 OH&S Fundamentals

Week 3 Identifying electronic components
Week 4 Manual handling
Week 5 Handling Static sensitive components like transistors
Week 6 Handling ICs

Week 7 Developing PCB
Week 8 …continued
Week 9 Soldering Skills

Week 10 Lead free Soldering
Week 11 Replacing components
Week 12 Testing PCBs

Week 13 Fault finding & Testing PCBs

Week 14 Assignment 2
Week 15 Connecting circuits
Week 16 Revision
Week 17 Written Assessment & Safety assessment
Week 18 Course Feedback

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Lecture notes will be available on the local S drive and DLS

Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
A. Practical laboratory assesment 
B. Demonstrations, reports 

Assessment Tasks

This is a progressive assessment consisting of the following:
The students will be working on an Electronic Project in this course and will be assessed for various activities of the project.
Assessment task 1 (Electronic components assessment): 20%
• Written assessment to demonstrate the knowledge of basic electronic components
Assessment task 2- 10%
• Practical exercise to identify and replace various electronic components and mount them on a PCB
Assessment task 3- 20%
• Practical exercise to demonstrate the correct connections on the PCB

Assessment task 4 & 5 (Application of basis test equipment in simulated work activities): 30%
• Practical work to use basic test equipment to test and locate various faults in flexible cords and cables
• Practical work to demonstrate the ability to use basic test equipment to test and locate various faults in flexible cords and cables and the ability to operate test equipment correctly for evaluation of specific cable performance parameters and obtain accurate and reliable results
Assessment task 6 (Written Report ): 20%
• Demonstrate written report writing skills by submitting a report on the practical work completed as specified by the teacher.

Assessment Matrix

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