Course Title: Terminate and connect components, conductors, wiring and cables for electronic circuits

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: EEET6762C

Course Title: Terminate and connect components, conductors, wiring and cables for electronic circuits

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

Eddie Vanda
Phone: (03) 9925 4456

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 covers the implementation, performance and evaluation of component connections and terminations of conductors, wiring, cables, and other recognised mediums. It encompasses implementing reliable termination and connection processes, working to specifications, safe use of connection and termination tools, safe use of termination and/or soldering devices, selection and placement of components, termination and connection preparation, termination and connection techniques, and evaluating termination and connection work.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH070B Terminate and connect components, conductors, wiring and cables for electronic circuits


1. Prepare to implement connection/termination processes that include components, conductors, wiring and cables for electronic circuits.
2. Connect/terminate components, conductors, wiring and cables.
3. Evaluate completed connections and terminations of components, conductors, wiring and cables.
4. Complete and document connections and terminations activities.

Performance Criteria:

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 Safety hazards, which have not previously been
identified, are reported and advise on risk control
measures, are sought from the work supervisor.
1.4 The scope and nature of work to be undertaken is
determined from documentation and instructions
from work supervisor.
1.5 An implementation and work plan is developed to
ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with
1.6 Materials required for the work are obtained in
accordance with established routines and
1.7 Tools, equipment, measuring

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Workshop activities which include the following tasks:
• Selecting appropriate components, termination and connection devices in accordance to their specification.
• Practical exercise in electronic soldering techniques
• 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.
• Provide solutions for non-compliant work
• Documenting activities accurately

Teaching Schedule

Week number Topic Delivered
1 Introduction

2 Electronic soldering equipment and techniques

3 Workshop hazards and safety associated with soldering
• Quality concepts
• Electronic soldering equipment
• The soldering process
• Lead free solder

4 Printed circuit board soldering techniques

5 Soldering practices

6 Electronic component mounting
• Solder rework of printed circuit boards.
• Faulty solder joints

7 Soldering electronic cables

8 • Soldering multistrand, ribbon and coaxial cables
• Effects and prevention of electrostatic discharge (ESD)

9 Electronic component basics

10-12 • Types of components
• The physical features and primary characteristic of components
• Marking and codes on components
• Handling static sensitive components

13 Written assessment

14 Test Equipment:

• range and purpose
• test equipment
• requirements of Standards

15 Cable types and terminations

16 Performance copper Cables:
• Coaxial cable termination
• Twisted pair voice and data cables
• Insulation displacement (IDC) termination
• Colour codes
• Terminating performance cables

17 • Harness wiring
• Circuit diagrams:
• Circuit diagram conventions
• Draw circuit diagrams
• Circuit diagram symbols
• Circuit connections

18 Course review and feedback

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
• Practical demonstration in simulated workplace activities
• Written assessment task

Assessment Tasks


Assessment Task

8 Soldering practice - 30%

13 Electronic components written assessment – 30%

16 Application of basis test equipment – 10%

17 Construction of Electronic circuits- 30%

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This course is graded using the following course grades-
CHD- Competent with High Distinction
CDI- Competent with Distinction
CC- Competent with Credit
CAG- Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC- Not Yet Competent
DNS- Did Not Submit for Assessment.

In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 8 in addition to 32 scheduled teaching hours.
Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation,  lab reports.

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