Course Title: Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage circuits

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: EEET6781C

Course Title: Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage circuits

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6085 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Technology

Course Contact: Marko Dumovic

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4342

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

William Lau - Senior Educator - Electrotechnology

+ 613 9925 4703

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 wiring and connection of accessories, continuity and insulation resistance testing of circuits intended to operate at extra-low voltage. Typically this includes circuits and accessories for extra low voltage powered devices, security, controls, integrated systems, audio/video systems. It encompasses the principles of single source, single load power circuits, control circuits and communications circuits, safe working practices and following work processes that satisfy electrical principles for safety and functionality.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE008B Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage circuits


1. Prepare to lay wiring/cabling and connect accessories for extra-low voltage circuits
2. Lay wiring/cabling and connect accessories for extra-low voltage circuits.
3. Complete and report work activities.

Performance Criteria:

1 1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood through established routines.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures in preparation for the work are followed.
1.3 Safety hazards not previously identified are reported and advice on risk control measures is sought from the work supervisor.
1.4 The nature and location of the work is obtained from work supervisor or other appropriate person to establish the scope of work to be undertaken.
1.5 Advice is sought from the work supervisor or other appropriate person to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others.
1.6 Sources of materials that may be required for the work are established in accordance with established routines.
1.7 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.

2 2.1 Established OHS risk control measures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Circuits/machines/plant are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
2.3 Wiring and accessories are installed to comply standards and job specifications with sufficient excess to affect terminations.
2.4 Accessories are installed straight and square in the required locations and within acceptable tolerances.
2.5 Cables and conductors are terminated at accessories in accordance with manufacture’s specifications and regulatory requirements.
2.6 Cables installed for future service and marked in accordance with the cable identification scheme and terminated incompliance with regulatory
2.7 Procedures for referring non-routine events to immediate supervisor for directions are followed.
2.8 Cable installation and termination is carried out efficiently without waste of materials or damage to apparatus, circuits or the surrounding environment
and using sustainable energy practices.

3 3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
3.3 Work supervisor is notified of the completion of the installation work in accordance with established routines.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities involve theoretical and practical exercises including:
- Work performance assignments on interpreting of technical standards, regulations and codes related to extra-low voltage work.
- Practical exercises on cable protection and support methods and Accessories
- Practical exercises on controlling lights from different locations
- Practical exercise on selecting of the types of cables used in the electrotechnology industry
- Performing installing cables in simulated environment for buildings, structures and premises
- Practical exercises on basic cable and conductor terminations
- Assignment on technical standards, regulations and codes for extra low voltage work
- Theory exercises on following topics:
-Cable protection and support
-Cable types and applications
-Cables in buildings, structures and premises
-Basic cable and conductor terminations
-Technical standards, regulations and codes for extra low  voltage work
-Environmental and heritage awareness

Teaching Schedule

Week Number &  Topic Delivered                                                                                                        Assessment Task
1   Introduction, OHS
2   Cable protection and support
3   Accessories
4   Flexible cables, flexible cords, shielded cables,
5   Cable types and applications,
6   Wiring: Extra LV Lighting circuits with Master ON/ OFF switches                                          Practical exercise
7   Wiring: Extra LV Lighting circuit with intermediate switches, control from two locations  Practical exercise
8   Control circuit wiring exercise
9   Cables in buildings, structures and premises
10 Building terminology
11 Construction sequence
12 Basic cable and conductor terminations                                                                                    Practical exercise
13 Cable installations
14 Technical standards, regulations, Environmental requirements
15 Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage circuits                       Practical Project
16 Procedure overview of wiring and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage circuits
17 Final assessment                                                                                                                           Test
18 Course review and student performance feedback

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

RMIT Student workbook:  Electrical Wiring ‘Low Voltage’ - Design & Installation


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

This course will be assessed through a range of practical exercises and progressive tests.

Assessment Tasks

Written assessment. (30%)
Determining and application of AS/NZS 3000:2000 and A5/NZS 3008 requirements for the installing, terminating and testing of MIMS and armoured cables. This is to include the cable type selection to A52381.

Practical Exercises (50%)
Practical exercises involve activities on:
- Recognising and Selecting appropriate tools, cables and accessories.
- Following appropriate cable routes.
- Installing cable and accessories to requirements.
- Terminating cables and accessories to manufacture’s specifications and requirements.
- Notifying completion of work using established procedures.

Practical Project in simulated workplace (20 %)
Demonstrating the knowledge and skill to install and terminate a variety of electrical cables in a wide range of applications (including final sub-circuits) to A5/NZS 3000:2000.

This unit can be concurrently assessed with following units:
UEENEEE002B Dismantle, assemble and fabricate electrotechnology components
UEENEEE005B Fix and secure equipment
UEENEEE007B Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals

Assessment Matrix

                                                                   Assessment type

Competency National Code  Competency Title                     Lab    Assignment                      Test                          
UEENEEE008BLay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage circuitsXXX 

Other Information

This unit covers follwing Essential Knowledge & Associated Skills elements:

2.1.1 Cable protection and support
2.1.2 Cable types and applications
2.1.3 Cables in buildings, structures and premises
2.1.4 Basic cable and conductor terminations
2.5.5 Technical standards, regulations and codes for extra-low voltage work
2.5.11 Environmental and heritage awareness
2.18.1 Occupational Health and Safety principles

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