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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: EEET6781C

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

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6112 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jan Jia 

Phone: + 613 9925 4390


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

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
- Practical class exercises on technical standards, regulations and codes for extra low voltage work
Theory exercises and assignments 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 with a focus on cable selection rules

Teaching Schedule

Week and TopicCompetenciesAssignment
1 Introduction, OHSUEENEEE008B: 1.1 UEENEEE033B: 1.1 
2 Cable protection and support; Hazard identification xUEENEEE008B: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1 to 2.6 UEENEEE033B: 1.1, 1.2 
3 Cable accessories; Recording hazards and risk assessment methodUEENEEE008B: 1.1 to1.6, 2.4 UEENEEE033B: 1.1, 1.2Assignment 1 handout
4 Flexible cables, flexible cords, shielded cables; Assessment of risk in relation to various aspectsUEENEEE008B: 2.1 to 2.8 UEENEEE033B: 1.1 to 1.3 
5 Cable types and applications; Degree of riskUEENEEE008B: 2.1 to 2.8 UEENEEE033B: 2.1 
6 Wiring: Extra LV Lighting circuits with Master ON/ OFF switches’; Control measuresUEENEEE008B: 2.1 to 2.8 UEENEEE033B: 2.2Assignment 1 due; Assignment 2 handout
7 Wiring: Extra LV Lighting circuit with intermediate switches, control from two locations; Identify control measure to eliminate risk in various activities UEENEEE008B: 2.1 to 2.8 UEENEEE033B: 2.2 to 2.3 
8 Control circuit wiring exercise; simulated workplace activities in risk assessmentUEENEEE008B: 2.1 to 2.8 UEENEEE033B: 2.3Assignment 3 handout
9 Cables in buildings, structures and premises; Review and monitoring processesUEENEEE008B: 2.1 to 2.8; 3.1 to 3.2 UEENEEE033B: 2.1 to 2.3, 3.1 to 3.2 
10 Building terminology; Validate control measuresUEENEEE008B: 1.1 to 1.7 UEENEEE033B: 3.1 to 3.2Assignment 4 handout
11 Construction sequence; Promotion of principles and responsibilitiesUEENEEE008B: 3.1 to 3.3 UEENEEE033B: 3.1 to 3.3 
12 Basic cable and conductor terminations; Legal responsibilitiesUEENEEE008B: 2.7 to 2.8 UEENEEE033B: 3.1 to 3.3Assignment 3 due
13 Cable installations; managing and administering hazards and assessing risk in the workplaceUEENEEE008B: 1.1 to 1.7, 2.1 to 2.8, 3.1 to 3.3 UEENEEE033B: 1.3, 2.1 to 2.3, 3.1 to 3.3 
14 Technical standards, regulations, Environmental requirements; simulated workplace activities related to hazardsUEENEEE008B: 3.1 to 3.3 UEENEEE033B: All
Assignment 4 due
15 Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage circuits; Practices and processesUEENEEE008B: All UEENEEE033B: All 
16 Procedure overview of wiring and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage circuits; Implementing hazards identification and risk managementUEENEEE008B: All UEENEEE033B: AllAssignment 2 due
17 Closed book test (Centralised Exam in Week 17 or Week 18)UEENEEE008B: All UEENEEE033B: All 
18 Course review and student performance feedback  



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

RMIT Student workbook: Electrical Wiring ‘Low Voltage’ - Design & Installation - Available for download by students


Electrotechnology Practice - Keith Pethebridge, Ian Neeson


Electrotechnology Practice


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following 5 assessment tasks:

Assignment 1: Assigned week 3 due week 6
Assignment 2: Assigned week 6 due week 16
Assignment 3: Assigned week 8 due week 12
Assignment 4: Assigned week 10 due week 14
Closed Book Test: week 17 or 18 

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

This course is graded using the following course grades:

80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.

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Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task                percentage                            Element

  1. Assignment 1                            20%                                  UEENEEE008B: 2.1 to 2.8 
  2. Assignment 2                            20%                                  UEENEEE008B: 2.1 to 2.8, UEENEEE033B: 1 to 3 
  3. Assignment 3                            20%                                  UEENEEE033B: 1 to 3 
  4. Assignment 4                            20%                                  UEENEEE008B: 2.1 to 2.8 
  5. Final Test                                 20%                                  UEENEEE008B: 1 to 3, UEENEEE033B: 1 to 3

Other Information

This unit covers following 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

This course is delivered in a cluster (LV Wiring and Electrical Hazards) in conjunction with EEET6781C (Lay
wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage circuits) and COMM5464C(Document occupational hazards
and risks in electrical). All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of both competencies

In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 28 in addition to 32 scheduled teaching hours.
Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work,
individual student-teacher course-related consultation and writing lab reports.

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

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Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek
advice and support to complete your studies.

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Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less
(from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and
lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior
Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an
Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2
working days after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not
be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

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