Course Title: Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 250 Volt supply

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: EEET6842C

Course Title: Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 250 Volt supply

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4230 - Certificate IV in Audiovisual Technology

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: (03) 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Simon Embury
Phone:    (03) 9925 4345
Email: simon.embury@rmit.edu.au

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

None

Course Description

In this course you will learn to select and attach 240 volt flexible cords and plugs to equipment and perform safety tests as necessary.
On satisfactory completion of this course you will be able to:
- Attach 240 volt flexible cords and plugs to AV equipment.
- Check 240 volt cords and plugs for safety.
- Test 240 volt cords for correct operation and safety


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEP002B Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 250 Volt supply

Element:

1 Plan and prepare to attach flexible cord(s) and plug(s).

Performance Criteria:

Work is planned and prepared to ensure OHS policies and procedures are followed, and the work is appropriately sequenced in accordance with requirements.
Condition and ratings under which the flexible cords and plugs are to operate is determined from requirements and in consultation with appropriate personnel followed by written instruction.
Flexible cords and plugs are selected to comply with standards and requirements for the condition and rating to be determined.
Materials necessary to complete the work are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked against job requirements.
Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked for correct operation and safety.
Flexible cord(s) is prepared without damage to insulation and conductors and in accordance with requirements.

Element:

2 Attach flexible cord(s) and plug(s).

Performance Criteria:

OHS policies and procedures are followed.
Single insulated metal framed equipment is earthed in accordance with requirements.
The integrity of double insulated equipment is maintained in accordance with requirements.
Conductors are connected to terminals in accordance with requirements to ensure the required polarity is affected.

Element:

3 Test equipment for operation and safety.

Performance Criteria:

Appropriate tests of the cord(s) and plug(s) connected to the electrical equipment are conducted in accordance with requirements and to established procedures to ensure safe installation and operation.
Ongoing checks of the quality of work are undertaken in accordance with established procedures.

Element:

4 Locate and repair fault(s) in attached flexible cord(s) and plug(s).

Performance Criteria:

Electrical equipment and attached flexible cord(s) and plug(s) are isolated, where necessary, in accordance with established procedures.
Other OHS policies and procedures are followed.
Visual checks of the attached flexible cord(s) and plug(s) are carried out in accordance with established procedures to detect any abnormal or obvious damage or fault.
Fault(s) in attached flexible cord(s) and plug(s) are confirmed and components to be replaced are determined and details recorded in accordance with established procedures.
Fault(s) in attached flexible cord(s) and plug(s) are repaired in accordance with established procedures, where necessary.
Approval is obtained in accordance with established procedures from appropriate personnel before any contingencies are implemented.

Element:

5 Provide status report(s).

Performance Criteria:

Status report(s) are completed and notified in accordance with established procedures.


Learning Outcomes


On satisfactory completion of this course you will be able to:
 

  • Attach 240 volt flexible cords and plugs to AV equipment.
  • Check 240 volt cords and plugs for safety.
  • Test 240 volt cords for correct operation and safety


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of
•    demonstrations
•    workshops
•    practical exercises
•    reading set texts
You will be responsible for your learning and will be expected to engage in independent research, reading and study.


Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

ClassPlanned Class Activities Elements
11.    240 volt mains connector colour code & wiring.
2.    Power plug & cable selection
3.    Power plug replacement procedure
4.    Open-book practical assessment task #1:
240 volt mains connector attachment
1,2,3,4,5
2Complete 240 volt mains connector attachment as required.
Open-book practical assessment task #2:
240 volt power cord electrical safety test.
1,2,3,4,5


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

-    AV Repairs & Maintenance Study Resources notebook distributed in class.

-    Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician, Richard Cadena, RMIT University Carlton Library

621.31924 C12

-    Blackboard Online resources


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

Refer First Year Book and Materials List


Overview of Assessment

    Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and underpinning theory knowledge.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessments and a grade for the summative assessment. For further information on the assessements and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

Formative Assessment
1.    Open-book practical assessment task (Conducted during class#2)
240 volt power cable testing.
Each student will use both a multimeter and a portable appliance tester to test for electrical safety the 240 volt power cable that was constructed during this course and report on cable status.

Summative Assessment
2.    Open-book practical assessment task (Conducted during class#1)
240 volt connector attachment.
Each student will connect a male & female 240 volt connector to a length of three-core flexible cable. For this task you will be assessed both on your ability to attach the connectors as well as your ability to plan the task (obtain all necessary materials and tools)

The details on these assessments and the grading criteria for this competency can be found on the course blackboard site.
Grades used in this unit are as follows:

CA       Competency Achieved
NYC    Not Yet Competent
DNS    Did Not Submit For Assessment


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ATTACH A 240 VOLT AC POWER CONNECTOR UNLESS YOU HAVE RECEIVED TUITION/INSTRUCTION.




Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment on or by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extension and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

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