Course Title: Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: EEET7032C

Course Title: Trouble-shoot and repair faults in 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

Andrew Kim
Phone: +613 9925 4295

Ken Falzon
Phone: +613 9925 4716

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 trouble-shooting and repairing faults in electrical apparatus and interconnecting circuits and equipment operating at voltages up to 1,000 V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. It encompasses working safely, reading circuit diagrams, sketching diagrams from traced wiring, logically applying fault finding procedures, conducting repairs and completing the necessary service documentation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEG108A Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits


1. Prepare to trouble-shoot and rectify faults.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 The extent and nature of the electrical installation is determined from job specifications.
1.2 Safety and other regulatory requirements to which the electrical installation shall comply area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.3 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.4 OHS risk control measures and procedures in preparation for the work are followed.
1.5 The likely extent of work to be undertaken is envisaged from fault/breakdown reports and/or discussions with appropriate person(s).
1.6 Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others.


2. Trouble-shoot and repair faults.

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 Circuits/machines/plant are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
2.4 Safety hazards resulting from the fault or breakdown are documented and risk control measures devised and implemented in consultation with appropriate personnel.
2.5 Trouble-shooting is approached methodically drawing on knowledge of electrical circuits and apparatus using measured and calculated values of circuit/apparatus parameters.
2.6 Circuit/apparatus components are dismantled where necessary and parts stored to protect them against loss or damage.
2.7 Faulty circuits/components are rechecked and their fault status and acquired.
2.8 Materials/replacement parts required to rectify faults are sourced and obtained in accordance with established procedures.
2.9 Effectiveness of the repair is tested in accordance with established procedures.
2.10 Apparatus is reassembled, finally tested and prepared for return to service.
2.11 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person.
2.12 Trouble-shooting and repair activities are carried out without damage to apparatus, circuits, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.


3. Completion and report trouble-shoot and repair activities.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Work area is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
3.3 Written justification is made for repairs to apparatus.
3.4 Work completion is documented and an appropriate person or persons notified in accordance with established procedures.

Learning Outcomes

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. Introduction to course, course guide, assessment, topics breakdown, resources, OHS issues.
2. Open circuit.
3. Short circuit.
4. Fault finding techniques.
5. Methodical fault finding techniques.
6. Control circuit.
7. Control circuit.
8. Fixed appliances/accessories.
9. Fixed appliances/accessories. Lighting.
10 Control devices.
11. Earth resistance measurement.
12. Insulation resistance measurement.
13. Appliance safety testing and tagging.
14. Appliance safety testing and tagging.
15. Control devices Fixed appliances/accessories.
16. Lighting
17. Final Test . 
18. Feedback on assessment.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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 section of Course Guide Part B.

Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:

1. Class participation (10%)
2. Practical exercises (40%)
3. Final Test (50%) - Week 17

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 task Element       
Class participation  1, 2, 3
Practical exercises  1, 2, 3
Final Test  1, 2, 3

Other Information

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Late submission:

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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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