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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

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

Eddie Vanda

Phone: +61 3 9925 4456

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:


1.1 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

Learning Activities
You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.
• lectures
• Tutorials
• Practicals

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below: EA1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering
EA1.2. Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
EA1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
EA1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
EA2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
EA2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
EA2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
EA2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency UEENEEG033A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule


The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance criteria
1Introduction to the competency

 Troubleshooting concepts


2 Troubleshooting electrical installations1.1-1.7

 Troubleshooting water heater and appliance circuits/equipment

4 Troubleshooting water heater and appliance circuits/equipment1.1-1.7
5 Troubleshooting electrical appliance circuits/equipment
Assignment  handed out (worth 20% of total mark) due date end of week 16.
6 Troubleshooting electrical appliance circuits/equipment
7 Troubleshooting electrical appliance circuits/equipment1.1-1.7

 Troubleshooting electrical appliance circuits/equipment

(worth 40% of total mark)
10 Troubleshooting lighting circuits1.1-1.7
11 Troubleshooting lighting circuits1.1-1.7
12 Troubleshooting lighting circuits1.1-1.7
13 Troubleshooting lighting circuits
14 Troubleshooting single phase motor and control circuits1.1-1.7
15 Troubleshooting three phase induction motor encompassing1.1-1.7

Assignment due

 Practice Test and revision

17-18Final Test 
(worth 50% of total mark) 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Glyn James, Modern Engineering Mathematics, fourth edition, Pearson Education Australia



Croft A, Davidson R, Mathematics for Engineers, third edition, Pearson Education Australia


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

• Assignment, 20%
• Test, 40%
• Final Test, 40%
This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:

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.

Assessment Matrix


Assessment vs UEENEEG033A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEG033A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assignmentxx   x x   x  x   
Testxxxx xx xxxxxxxxxxx
Final Testxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
AssessmentsEA1.1EA1.2EA 1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Assignmentxxxx  xxxxx x x  x x
Testxxxx  xx        
Examxx  xx  x x x xxxxx
ALL ASSESSMENTS   UEENEEE126A3322112322122122
0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed.
1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element.
2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element.
3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element.

Other Information

• Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is 6 hours outside the class time.

Study and Learning Support:

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 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.

Special Consideration:

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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

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Email Communication:

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