Course Title: Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: EEET6749C

Course Title: Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6085 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Technology

Course Contact: William Lau

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4703

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Chris Krolikowski

9925 4438


Abhijit Date

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 use of drawings, diagrams, equipment and cable schedules and manuals as they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses the rudiments for communicating with schematic, wiring and mechanical diagrams and equipment and cable/connection schedules, manuals, site and architectural drawings and plans showing the location of services, apparatus, plant and machinery.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE007B Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals


1. Prepare to use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manual
2. Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals to obtain job information
3. Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals to convey information and ideas

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed.
1.2 The need for drawings, diagrams, schedules or manuals is determined from the nature of the work to be undertaken.
1.3 Established routines and procedures are followed to obtain drawings, diagrams, schedules or manuals required for the work to be undertaken
2.1 Drawings, diagrams, schedules and/or manuals are selected, appropriate to the work being undertaken.
2.2 Drawings, diagrams and schedules are interpreted using knowledge of drawing layouts, conventions and symbols
2.3 Dimensions are extracted from drawings and diagrams for application to work undertaken
2.4 Location of equipment is determined from equipment schedules and location diagrams
2.5 Manuals are reviewed to ascertain their format and where information relevant to the work to be undertaken is located
2.6 Information given in manuals is interpreted in relation to the work to be undertaken
3.1 Drawing conventions are used in neat freehand drawings to convey information and ideas to others involved in the work to be undertaken
3.2 Drawing conventions are used to neatly correct freehand original job drawing to show final ‘as-installed’ arrangement.
3.3 Corrected drawings are forwarded to appropriate person(s) in accordance with established procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Practical drawing exercises and project work which include the followings:
1. Architectural drawings : -
• Use standard drawing scales to determine the actual lengths represented by dimensions on an architectural drawing
• Read and interpret a floor plan to determine the location of the electrical/electronics/communication accessories and appliances
• Use Australian standard symbols on a floor plan to show the location of the accessories and appliances as detailed in an electrical schedule.
2. Electrical drawings:
• Identify and distinguish between block, circuit diagram
• Identify standard symbols used in representing components on electrical/electronic circuit diagrams.
• Identify cable type, origin and route from a cable schedule
3. Circuit diagrams :
• List the conventions used in and the features of circuit diagrams
• Sketch basic circuit diagrams
• Identify a range of symbols from Australian Drawing Standard
• AS/NZS 1102
• Connect equipment according to a circuit diagram and confirm the operation of the circuit.
4. Mechanical drawing:
• Describe the conventions used in drawings of mechanical components.
• List the basic abbreviations and symbols used in drawing of mechanical components.
• Identify mechanical components and their specifications from information in a drawing of the component
5. Freehand sketching :
• Layout a drawing of a mechanical component using engineering drawing convention.
• Draw freehand a mechanical component showing all information needed for its manufacturer/fabrication.

Teaching Schedule


Week Topic Delivered Assessment Task
2Architectural drawing: floor plan, site plan, drawing scale, drawing symbol  
3Electrical Drawing: Standard, symbol, convention, cable schedule, cable identification  
4Drawing exercise Task 1: Drawing work 1 20%
5Circuit Diagram  
6Circuit Symbols  
7Basic CAD drawing  
8CAD drawing exercise 
9CAD drawing exerciseTask 2:Drawing work 2 40%
10Mechanical drawing  
11Drawing exercise  
12Freehand sketching  
13Drawing exercise  
14Working on drawing Assignment Task 3: Drawing Assignment 40%
15Given assignment task  
16Working on assignment  
17Working on assignment Assignment due at end of class
18Review and feedback  

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Trade Journals

Overview of Assessment

• Drawing practice exercises
• Drawing work assignment

Assessment Tasks

Task 1 : (drawing work) 20%
Practical drawing work to demonstrate the following task:
• Interpret various drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals correctly
• Identifying drawing, diagrams, schedules and manuals relevant to the work to be undertaken
Task 2 :(drawing work ) 40%
• Interpret various circuit drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals correctly
• To demonstrate the ability to use CAD to produce circuit drawing according to specification.
Task 3 :(drawing work assignment) 40%
Assignment works to demonstrate the ability to draw according to the specification using specified method.

Assessment Matrix

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