Course Title: Evaluate performance of electrical apparatus

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: EEET6804C

Course Title: Evaluate performance of electrical apparatus

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

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Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit covers testing of electrical apparatus for compliance with a standard and regulation for the purpose of certification, approval and/or product quality maintenance. The unit encompasses safe working practices, determining performance requirements, inspecting, setting up performance tests, evaluating inspection and test results and documenting test outcomes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEG031B Evaluate performance of electrical apparatus


1. Prepare to evaluate electrical apparatus
2. Evaluate electrical apparatus
3. Complete work and document evaluate results

Performance Criteria:


1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures in preparation for the work are followed.
1.3 Examination and testing area is checked for safety hazards and risk control measures implemented in strict accordance with safety policy and procedures.
1.4 Relevant documentation is obtained and read to determine the certification/approval specifications for which the equipment is to be assessed.
Examples of documentation are those specifying safety requirements, technical standard, as marketed technical performance and product quality endorsement standards.
1.5 Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others.
1.6 Tools, testing devices, and materials needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.

2.1 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/plant are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures
2.4 In depth knowledge of the performance requirements of electrical apparatus and testing methods are applied to the assessment process.
2.5 Apparatus examination and tests are set up in accordance with established test methods and procedures for each particular parameter under
2.6 Apparatus examination and tests are carried out methodically and results and comments systematically noted.
2.7 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person.
2.8 Assessment is carried out without damage to systems, circuits, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.

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 Examination and test results are evaluated and noncompliance issues identified.
3.4 Examination, test results and comments on noncompliance issues are documented and reported to appropriate person(s) in accordance with established procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory of safety concepts, performance standards and regulatory requirements for electrical equipment.

Activities involve applications of standards and regulations applicable to electrical equipment to an extent indicated by the following aspects:
- Standards philosophy and format
- How to read and apply a standard
- Performance standards encompassing safety requirements and machine efficiency
- Regulations
- Appliance safety testing and tagging
- Insulation and classification of electrical apparatus
- Earth Resistance testing
- Insulation Resistance testing
- Electrical continuity testing
- Leakage current testing
- Polarity testing
- Residual current devices ( RCD) testing

Practical activities to develop skill in appliance safety testing and tagging .
The skills and knowledge described in this unit may require a license to practice in the workplace subject to regulations for undertaking of electrical work.

Research activities on regulation requirements for testing of electrical apparatus.

Teaching Schedule


Week Number  and Topic Delivered                                                            Assessment Task
1 Introduction
2 Performance standards and regulatory requirement for electrical equipment
3 Safety requirements
4 Safety Regulations
5 Appliances Safety Testing                                                                    Practical assessment
6 Appliances Safety Testing and Tagging                                            Practical assessment
7 Machinery performance
8 Electrical apparatus energy consumption parameters
9 Electric Machine parameters
10 Machinery testing principles
11 Short circuit tests for electrical machinery
12 Open circuit tests for electrical machinery
13 Efficiency testing                                                                                 Practical Assessment
14 Testing motor speed torque characteristics
15 Appliance Testing
16 Revision
17 Final assessment                                                                                    Test
18 Feedback and catchup assessment

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Frank Zahra, Damien Vieriux , “Best Practices in Testing and Tagging of Electrical Equipment to AS/NZS 3760, PHYWE Australia, 2007


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Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks


Practical exercises 40%
These will be assessed progressively according to following range of tasks:
A. Appliance Safety Testing and Tagging
B. Setting up and conducting appropriate examinations and tests.
C. Identifying and reporting non-compliance issues.
D. Dealing with unplanned events by drawing on essential knowledge and skills to provide appropriate solutions incorporated in the holistic assessment with the above listed items.

All practical exercises must be:
- Undertaken according to safe working practice as specified by the School.
- Perform according to relevant Australian standards and practice including calibration, measurement and accurate reading.

Class participation and performance ( 20%)
Assessment requirements include:
- attendance and satisfactory completion of prescribed practical exercises , which may be scheduled during the day or evening depending on the demand.
- evidence of participation in and satisfactory completion of work simulation projects.
• satisfactory completion of class assignment work
• progressive assessments
• timely submission and standard presentation for all assessment material / documentation

When performing class activities , students must demonstrate ability to:

o Organise and manage the tasks within the activity requirements
o Cope with any contingencies that arise during the simulations and solve inherent problems
o Perform tasks autonomously and/or as a member of a team as task proscribes
o Perform task and manage work environment/equipment according to safe working practice and OH&S requirements.

Written Assessment 40%
Theoretical concept underpinning appliance safety testing and tagging procedures and interpreting compliance documents will be tested towards the end of the unit.

Assessment Matrix

                                                                                                            Assessment Types

Competency National CodeCompetency TitleAssignment Practical Exercises Test
UEENEEG031B Evaluate performance of electrical apparatus                                                                               XX

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