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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

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

Marko Dumovic
Phone: +61 3 9925 4342


Eddie Vanda
Phone: +61 3 9925 4456

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

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:

EA 1.Knowledge and Skill Base

EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering
fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information
sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in
the area of practice.

EA 2.Engineering Application Ability

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.

EA 3.Professional and Personal Attributes

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 UEENEEG108A 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


2Troubleshooting electrical installations
RCD’s, MEN and Earthing

Troubleshooting water heater and appliance circuits/equipment
Earth Faults

4Troubleshooting water heater and appliance circuits/equipment
Circuit Breakers and fuses
Blackboard Test 1 10%
5Troubleshooting electrical appliance circuits/equipment
Assignment  handed out (worth 20% of total mark) due date end of week 16.
Control Circuits
start Project  20%
6Troubleshooting electrical appliance circuits/equipment
Control Circuits Latching
7Troubleshooting electrical appliance circuits/equipment
Control Circuits Interlocking

Troubleshooting electrical appliance circuits/equipment
Control Circuits Relays

9Troubleshooting lighting circuits
Control Circuits Lighting
10Lighting Principles
Troubleshooting lighting circuits
11Troubleshooting lighting circuits
Lux requirements
12Troubleshooting lighting circuits
Easy lux software
Fluorescent lamp operation
Blackboard Test 2 - 10%
13Troubleshooting heating circuits
thermostats, bimetal, heat transfer
14Troubleshooting single phase motor and control circuits
Transformers and  DC Motors
15Troubleshooting three phase induction motor
Testing and Tagging
Insulation Resistance
Ingress Protection

Assignment due
Practical Assessment 20%

17-18Final Test 
(worth 40% of total mark) 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Material available on Student Drive and Blackboard

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

• Blackboard Test, 20%
• Project, 20%
• Practical Test, 20%
• 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 UEENEEG108A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEG108A Elements & Performance Criteria
Blackboard Testxx   x x   x  x   
Projectxxxx xx xxxxxxxxxxx
Practical Testxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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
Blackboard testxxxx  xxxxx x x  x x
Projectxxxx  xx        
Practical Testxx  xx  x x x xxxxx
Final Testx x xx    x xx x
ALL ASSESSMENTS   UEENEEG108A3322112322122122
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.

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
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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 have a long term medical condition and/or disability you can apply for adjustments to your study and assessment (Reasonable Adjustments and Equitable Assessment Arrangements) by registering with the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU) at;ID=01daxmpd1vo4z

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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