Course Title: Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: EEET7024C

Course Title: Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6120 - 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

Zoran Savic
Phone: +613 9925 4996

Eddie Vanda

Phone: +613 9925 4456


Andrew Kim
Phone: +613 9925 4295

Nominal Hours: 60

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 ascertaining correct operation of single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits and solving circuit problems as they apply to servicing, fault finding, installation and compliance work functions. It encompasses safe working practices, apparatus circuit arrangements, issues related to operation, characteristics and protection and solutions to apparatus/circuit problems derived from calculated and measured parameters.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEG033A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits


1. Prepare to solve single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus/ circuit problems.

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 Safety hazards, which have not previously been identified, are noted and established risk control measures are implemented.
1.4 The nature of the apparatus/circuit(s) problem is obtained from documentation or from work supervisor to establish the scope of work to be undertaken.
1.5 Advice is sought from the work supervisor 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 procedures.
1.7 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.


2. Solve single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus/circuit problems.

Performance Criteria:

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 procedures.
2.3 Apparatus/circuits/plant is checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
2.4 Established methods are used to solve apparatus/circuit problems from measure and calculated values as they apply to single and three-phase low voltage apparatus/circuit.
2.5 Established methods for dealing with unexpected situations are discussed with appropriate person or persons and documented.
2.6 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person.
2.7 Problems are solved without damage to apparatus, circuits, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.


3. Complete work and document problem solving activities.

Performance Criteria:

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 Justification for solutions used to solve apparatus/circuit problems is documented.
3.4 Work completion is documented and an appropriate person or persons notified in accordance with established procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials, practicals, class discussion, group/individual work on projects, audio-visual presentations, and interaction with individuals and groups within the Electrotechnology industry.

It is expected that students will require at least 3 hours per week for independent study (in addition to the scheduled sessions) to do program development work.

Teaching Schedule

1. Fault finding. MCB/RCD opeartion
2. Lighting circuits.
3. Lighting circuits.
4. Circuits for socket outlets.
5. Final sub-circuits and segregation.
6. Electrical heating control devices.
7. Fixed electrical heating appliances.
8. Electrical water heater operation.
9. Test
10. Alternative supplies.
11. Batteries.
12. Fire protection.
13. Emergency and evacuation lighting and lighting control.
14. Lighting concepts and incandescent lighting.
15. Flourescent low intensity discharge lighting
16. High intensity discharge lighting.
17. Final Test.
18. Feedback on assessment.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Hampson, Jeffery. Electrotechnolgy Practice, Second Edition



Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:


Assessment 1: Blackboard Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20


Assessment 2: Project

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20


Assessment 3: Practical Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20


Assessment 4: Final Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria CoveredTestProjectPractical TestFinal Test
1.3x xx
1.4x xx
1.5x xx
1.7x xx
2.2x xx
2.3x xx
2.4x xx
2.6x xx
2.7x xx
3.2x xx
3.3x xx
3.4x xx



Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following four assessment tasks:

1. Practical Test (40%)
2. Assignment (10%) - Week 9
3. Written Test (50%)

All assessment tasks need to be successfully completed to demonstrate competence.
Assessment tasks have additional requirements for post competence performance.
Percentages shown apply to post competence grading only.

This course is graded using the following course grades-
CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment

Assessment Matrix

Assessment taskElement       
Practical Test1, 2, 3
Assignment1, 2, 3
Final Test1, 2, 3

Other Information

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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 lodgement 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.

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