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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: EEET6797C

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

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6085 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Luigi La Forgia
99254864
luigi.laforgia@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

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

UEENEEE004B Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits

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

Course Description

This unit deals with the replacement of electrical and non electrical components of renewable energy apparatus. It encompasses safe working practices, following written and oral instructions and procedures, basic testing techniques, disconnecting and reconnecting electrical/electronic components, dismantling and assembling apparatus and reporting repair activities.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEK023B Carry out basic repairs to renewable energy apparatus by replacement of components

Element:

1. Prepare to repair renewable energy apparatus

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 in preparation for the work are followed
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 coordinated effectively with others
1.5 Sources of materials that may be required for the work are identified and accessed 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

Element:

2. Repair renewable energy apparatus.

Performance Criteria:

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 procedures
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 parts placed, secured and connected in accordance with manufacturer guide or industry practice
2.8 Procedures are followed for referring non-routine events to immediate supervisor for directions
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

Element:

3. Complete and report repair work activities.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed
3.2 Repaired apparatus is prepared for testing by an appropriate person
3.3 Work area is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures
3.4Work supervisor is notified of the completion of the repair work in accordance with established procedures


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities include:

  1. Presentations/Lectures
  2. Tutorials
  3. End of chapter Review Questions
  4. Practicals


Teaching Schedule

Wk
No

Topic

 
ReferenceLearning
Activity

 
Assessment
Task
1#Introduction to Renewable Energy (RE) Technologies Resource
Book
Unit 1
The Big Picture

&

Unit 2
Energy Services & Demand Picture

 Lecture/
Presentation

Tutorial (Rvw Qs)

 Issue Ass 1 -Review Qs on Non-Technical issues
(5%)
2#Major Non-Technical Issue:
- Impact of economic, social, environmental and political issues on the use of RE technologies.
- How each of the non-technical issues impact on the application of a selected RE technology.
#Energy services and demand.
  Lecture/
Presentation

Tutorial (Rvw Qs)

 
3#Intro to Smart Grids
#Smart Meters
#In Home Displays (IHD)
 Wells
Chps 1 & 2
 Lecture/
Presentation

Tutorial (Rvw Qs)

 Ass 1 (5%)
DUE
Wells

Start Ass 2
Cumulative Ch Rvw Qs
(10%)

4 #Developing a Home-Efficiency Plan
#Conducting a Home Energy Audit
 Wells
Chps 3 & 4
 Lecture/
Presentation

Tutorial (Rvw Qs)

 Wells Chps 1 & 2 due
5 The Solar Resource Resource
Book
Unit 3 The Solar Resource

Workbook
Topic 5 Solar Radiation Geometry

 Lecture/
Presentation

Tutorial (Rvw Qs)

 Wells Chps 3 & 4 due
6 The Solar Resource  Lecture/
Presentation

Tutorial (Rvw Qs)

 
7 Solar Thermal Systems Resource
Book
Unit 4 The Solar Resource

Workbook
Topic 7 Solar Thermal Systems

 Lecture/
Presentation

Tutorial (Rvw Qs)

 Wkbk Qs on Solar Geometry (TBA) due
8 Photovoltaic Arrays Goodstal
Ch 10

Cutter Ch 5

 Lecture/
Presentation

Tutorial (Rvw Qs)

 Wkbk Qs on Solar Thermal (TBA) due
9 PV Prac 1:
PV module testing using colour filters
  Practical Goodstal
Ch 10
Due
10 PV Prac 2:
PV module testing IV Curve
  Practical Lab 1 Due (2.5%)
11 Energy efficient building design Resource
Book
Unit 5 Energy Efficient Building Design

Well Ch5
Upgrade home energy efficiency

 Lecture/
Presentation

Tutorial (Rvw Qs)

 Lab 2 Due (2.5%)
12 Wind energy resources Wells Ch 10

Cutter Ch 4

Goodstal Ch 11 & 12

 Lecture/
Presentation

Tutorial (Rvw Qs)

 Wells ch 5
DUE
13 Micro-hydro system basis TBA Lecture/
Presentation

Tutorial (Rvw Qs)

 Wind Rvw Qs (TBA)
DUE
14 Energy Storage Goodstal
Ch 8

Cutter Ch 5

 Lecture/
Presentation

Tutorial (Rvw Qs)

 
15 Stand-alone power system basis Goodstal
Ch 9

Cutter Ch 3

WkBk Topic 11 SPS

 Lecture/
Presentation

Tutorial (Rvw Qs)

 Goodstal
Ch 8 Due
16 Biomass Resource
Book
Unit 11 Biomass

WkBk Topic 12 Energy from

 Lecture/
Presentation

Tutorial (Rvw Qs)

 
17    
    
Centralised Exams
18


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Smart Grid Home, 1e, Quentin Wells

978-1-111-318

Electrical Theory of Renewable Energy, 1e, Gary Goodstal

13: 978-1-133

The Electricians Green Handbook, 1e, AlbertF. Cutter, Sr.

978-1-111-129


References


Other Resources

Network drive location TBA in class for

  1. EEET6797C Renewable Energy1 Resource Book
  2. Workbook_ K023C - Renewable Energy1 EEET6797C


Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
A. Practical Laboratories & class work performance.
B. Written Reports for the laboratories.
C. Written Assessments

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment is a combination of Practical and Theoretical demonstration of Knowledge & Skills. Also it may be arranged concurrently with other units.

1. Ass 1 Review Qs on Non-technical Issues 5%
2. Ass 2 Cumulative Chapter Review Qs 25%
3. Labs 1 & 2 PV 5%
4. Exam 65%

Achieving competency for the Performance Criteria (PC) aspects of this unit are predominantly based on passing(competent) in the following units:
1. UEENEEE001B Apply OHS practices in the workplace
2. UEENEEE002B Dismantle, assemble and fabricate electro technology components
3. UEENEEE003B Solve problems in single path extra low voltage circuits
4. UEENEEE004B Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits
5. UEENEEE007B Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals

Important notes about assessment:
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit, requires the assessors gathering a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Assessors must be satisfied that the candidate can competently and consistently perform all elements of the unit as specified by the criteria, including required knowledge, and to be capable of applying the competency in new and different situations and contexts (i.e. Range Statement/s) within the timeframes typically expected of the discipline, work function and industrial environment.

Evidence must also comprise:
• A representative body of work performance demonstrated within the timeframes typically expected of the discipline, work function and industrial environment. In particular this must incorporate evidence that shows a candidate is able to:
• Implement Occupational Health and Safety workplace procedures and practices including the use of risk control measures as specified in the performance criteria and range statement (Assessed thru UEENEEE001B Apply OHS practices in the workplace)
• Apply sustainable energy principles and practices as specified in the performance criteria and range statement (Assessed thru and inherent in the 4 assessment items)
• Demonstrate an understanding of the essential knowledge and associated skills as described in this unit. (Assessed thru the 4 assessment items)
• Demonstrate an appropriate level of skills enabling employment
• Conduct work observing the relevant Anti-Discrimination legislation, regulations, polices and workplace procedures
• Demonstrated consistent performance across a representative range of contexts from the prescribed items below:
• Carry out basic repairs to renewable energy apparatus by replacement of components as described in 8) and including:
A Following manufactures service instructions for access to components
B Removing at least three different types of components specified in the work instructions
C Replacing components to manufacturer requirements
D Reassembling the apparatus correctly
E Testing apparatus operation
F Dealing with unplanned events by drawing on essential knowledge and skills to provide appropriate solutions incorporated in a holistic assessment with the above listed items
Competent performance in the above dot point is done thru the concurrent units.

Note:
Successful completion of relevant vendor training may be used to contribute to evidence on which competency is deemed. In these cases the alignment of outcomes of vendor training with performance criteria and critical aspects of evidence must be clearly identified

Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including:
1. observation of processes and procedures
2. oral and/or written questioning on required knowledge and skills;
3. testimony from supervisors, colleagues, clients and/or other appropriate persons;
4. inspection of the final product or outcome;
5. A portfolio of documentary evidence.

Consistency of performance
Assessors must be satisfied that the candidate can competently and consistently perform all elements of the unit as specified by the criteria, including required knowledge and skill.


Assessment Matrix

ElementCompetency in the units
1. Prepare to repair renewable energy apparatus.

UEENEEE001B
UEENEEE002B
UEENEEE007B

2. Repair renewable energy apparatus.UEENEEE001B
UEENEEE002B
UEENEEE007B
3. Complete and report repair work activities.UEENEEE001B
UEENEEE002B
UEENEEE007B

Other Information

Teaching hours.
16 hours of student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments,project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation and writing lab reports.
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