Course Title: Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord assemblies and cord connected equipment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: EEET6843C

Course Title: Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord assemblies and cord connected equipment

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: 20

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

No pre-requisites or co-requistes are required.

Course Description

In this course you will learn elements of electrical theory safety and theory and practical aspects of testing and tagging of mains-powered electrical equipment.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEP008B Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord assemblies and cord connected equipment

Element:

1.    Prepare to test cord assemblies and cord connected apparatus

Performance Criteria:

Performance Criteria: OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
OHS risk control work preparation measures and procedures are followed
Advice is sought from an appropriate person to minimise disruption to the work place.
Cord assemblies and cord connected apparatus to be tested are obtained.
Portable apparatus testing device is checked for correct operation and safety

Element:

2.    Test cord assemblies and cord connected apparatus.

Performance Criteria:

Performance Criteria: OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed.
Measures are followed to ensure that cord assemblies and cord connected apparatus to be tested are not connected to the electrical supply
Knowledge of electrical safety requirements and parameters are applied to safety testing to ensure correct interpretation of test results.
Visual checks of the cord assemblies and cord connected apparatus are carried out in accordance with established procedures to detect any abnormal or obvious damage or fault.
Approval is obtained in accordance with established procedures from appropriate personnel, before any contingencies are implemented.
Established PAT routines are followed to test cord assemblies and cord connected apparatus.
Unsafe cord assemblies and cord connected apparatus are identified from test results
Testing is undertaken effectively with minimum waste of energy and damage to apparatus.

Element:

3.    Test cord assemblies and cord connected apparatus and document testing activities. 

Performance Criteria:

Performance Criteria: OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.
Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
Cord assemblies and cord connected apparatus are tagged according to their safety status
Arrangements are made for unsafe cord assemblies and cord connected apparatus to be repaired by a recognised competent person
Safety testing activities are documented in accordance with requirements and established routines procedures.


Learning Outcomes


In this course you will learn how to conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord assemblies and cord connected equipment


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

 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.
 
  
Class #Planned Class ActivitiesElements 
11. Standard AS/NZS 3760:2010
2. Electrical theory safety and theory and testing & tagging process
Bring a copy of Standard AS/NZS 3760:2010 to every class
11.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
21. Standard AS/NZS 3760:2010
2. Electrical theory safety and theory and testing & tagging process
Open book theory test covering electrical theory safety and Testing & Tagging
2-32.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
31. Standard AS/NZS 3760:2010
2. Electrical theory safety and theory and testing & tagging process
Open book practical test covering Testing & Tagging for some students to be advised.
1-33.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
4Open book practical test covering Testing & Tagging for some students to be advised.1-3

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

- Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 3760:2010, In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment. (Available for download from either the RMIT University Central Library or from Blackboard)


References


Other Resources

- Best Practices in Testing & Tagging of Electrical Equipment to AS/NZS 3760 , Frank Zahra, Damien Virieux, RMIT University Carlton Library, one copy moved to short-term-loan, additional copies located at: FOL 621.310420287 S785
- Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician, Richard Cadena, RMIT University Carlton Library, 621.31924 C122
- AV Repairs & Maintenance Study Resources notebook distributed in class.
- Blackboard Online resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of 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.

For further information on the assessments and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

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.

You will be assessed using the following methods:

Formative Assessment
Open-book theory test covering electrical theory safety and Testing & Tagging.
(Conducted during class #2)
Note: You may refer to a copy of Standard AS/NZS 3760:2010 during this assessment.
The pass mark for this assessment task is 90%



Summative Assessment
Open-book practical test covering electrical equipment safety inspection, testing & tagging. (Conducted during either class #3 or class #4)

Note: Demonstration of competency of this assessment requires that you must have available a copy of Standard AS/NZS 3760:2010 available for reference during the assessment.
The pass mark for this assessment task is 90%

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

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.

Plagiarism - RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

Copyright
All students have access to the myRMIT copyright shell. The myRMIT copyright shell contains information on copyright, plus also examples on how to use copyright works as part of your projects and assignments.

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 by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration/online

Student Progress Committee
This committee promotes the early identification of students who are not achieving acceptable academic performance. The committee provides identified students with assistance and seeks to ensure such students are aware of the range of support services available to them at the University. Student Progress Committee (SPC)

Student Feedback
Students are offered opportunities to provide feedback through a variety of mechanisms including online surveys conducted at the end of each course or semester, student complaints and Student Staff Consultative Committees
 

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