Course Title: Plan electrical projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: EEET6805C

Course Title: Plan electrical projects

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: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit covers development and documentation of electrical project proposals, milestones and completions. The unit encompasses, establishing budgets, critical path analysis, development of workflow strategies, documenting, presenting and negotiating budgets and timelines.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEG070B Plan electrical projects


1. Prepare to plan project
2. Develop project plan
3. Obtain approval for project plan

Performance Criteria:



1.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
1.2 The extent and nature of the electrical installation is determined from job specifications.
1.3 Safety and other regulatory requirements to which the electrical installation shall comply are identified, obtained and understood.
1.4 Electricity tariffs required are discussed with appropriate person(s) to ascertain control and metering needs of the installation.

2 2.1 Circuits are arranged to ensure safe and functional operation of the installation.
2.2 Circuits are arranged to comply with technical standards and job specifications and requirements.
2.3 Control and metering of the installation is arranged in accordance with regulatory and local requirements and consumer needs.
2.4 Earthing is arranged to comply with the standards and local energy supplier’s requirements.

3.1 Fault levels at each relevant point of the installation are determined from calculations and/or information from the local energy supplier’s.
3.2 Suitability of the wiring systems selected is determined to meet requirements for protection against environmental factors and job specifications.
3.3 Cable conductor sizes are determined to meet current-carrying capacity requirements and voltage drop and fault-loop impedance limitations and short
circuit performance.
3.4 Protection methods and devices are specified to meet co-ordination requirements for overload and short-circuit protection.
3.5 Switchgear and control gear are specified to meet fault levels, current, voltage and IP ratings and functional requirements.
3.6 Earthing system components are specified to meet requirements of the earthing system used.
3.7 Evidence is obtained that electrical equipment selected complies with safety requirements.

4.1 Equipment specified for the installation is documented together with supporting calculations in accordance with established procedures.
4.2 Electrical installation arrangement, equipment locations, cable routes and schedules and requirements are documented in accordance with established procedures and forwarded to appropriate person(s).

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory of concepts planning low voltage electrical installations covering following topics:

Electrical metering equipment and arrangements
Electrical installations, safety principles and requirements
Electrical installations – protection methods and devices
Electrical installations, circuit arrangements and cable selection

Project based activities on general electrical installations plan will be undertaken throughout the unit.

Teaching Schedule

Week Number and  Topic Delivered                                                                          Assessment Task
1 Electrical metering equipment and arrangements
2 Electrical installations, safety principles and requirements
3 Earthing arrangements
4 Wring rules requirements
5 Circuit breakers, fuses                                                                                                       Project
6 Protection discrimination                                                                                                   Project
8 Fault loop impedance                                                                                                        Project
9 Overvoltage and undervoltage protection                                                                       Project
10 Ingress Protection
11 Maximum Demand                                                                                                         Project
12 Cable selection                                                                                                               Project
13 Circuit arrangements                                                                                                     Project
14 Electrical schedule                                                                                                         Project
15 Underground wiring, Aerial wiring, Catenary support                                             Project
16 Plan electrical installations with a LV demand up to 400A per phase                Project
17 Plan electrical installations                                                                                          Project
18 Document electrical  installation plan.                                                                      Project

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Keith Pethbridge & Ian Neeson "Australian Electrical Wiring Practice - Volumes 1&2" McGraw Hill

0 074 71053 2


Australian Standard AS3000 - Wiring Rules

Australian Standard AS3008 - Electrical Installations, Selection of Cables

Theodore Wildi “Electrical Machines, Drives and Power Systems”, Prentice Hall ISBN: 0-13-082460-7

Other Resources

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Overview of Assessment

This course will be assessed through a range of exercises, assignments and project.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment task : Project 100
-  Project to produce a plan and electrical schedule of electrical installations with a LV demand up to 400A per phase of the metering, erathing , protection and power requirements for the installation accordance with the relevant Australian Standards, most notably AS/NZ1102, AS/NZ 3000 and AS/NZ 3008.

Particular emphasis in general installation planning process will be on:
A. Arranging electrical installations to comply with control, metering, safety and other regulatory and functional requirements.
B. Specifying appropriate type and size of cables.
C. Specifying protection methods and devices that meet co-ordination requirements for overload and shortcircuit protection.
D. Specifying switchgear and control gear that meet fault level, current, voltage and IP ratings and functional requirements.
E. Selecting appropriate earthing system components.
F. Documenting installation plan, specifications of equipment, equipment locations, cable routes and schedules and supporting calculations.
G. Arranging electrical installations to comply with control, metering, safety and other regulatory and functional requirements

Assessment Matrix

                                                                                                                                                                           Assessment Types

Competency National Code Competency Title AssignmentProject/
UEENEED025BPlan electrical installations with a LV demand up to 400A per phase            X 

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