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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: EEET7324C

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

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4348 - Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254815

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

Enforced pre-requisite

OHTH5851C Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
Course ID 050481: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/courses/c4348050481
 

Course Description

The ability to safety test electrical equipment and appliances (usually referred to as Testing and Tagging) is a skill which is highly valued by employers in the live event industry.
The purpose of this course is to provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to safely inspect, test and tag electrical appliances.

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for C4348 Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services. This course includes a WIL experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEP026A Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies

Element:

1. Prepare to test cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies.

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

2. Test cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies.

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

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


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

You will be able to conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord assemblies and cord connected equipment through:

  • working safely
  • using a portable apparatus tester
  • identifying faults
  • applying tagging


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include practical theory sessions, viewing Powerpoint presentation, written and oral question/answer sessions, practical assessment tasks.

Out of-class self-directed learner activities for this course include but are not limited to: private research at selected websites and revision of notes to reinforce classroom content. These activities will be monitored during class through question/answer sessions.


Teaching Schedule

 Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources. 
ClassClass Activities Assessment
1Focus: In this first class you will learn what the course is about and what the assessment requirements are. You will also learn about the Unit of Competency Element 1. Prepare to test cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies. You will learn how to inspect electrical appliances and use an Insulation/Continuity tester to test electrical appliances.
Includes: Principles of testing & tagging, Equipment Class I Class II identification. During this class you will read, highlight and work through the Australian/New Zealand Standard 3760:2010
 
2Focus: In this second class you will learn about the Unit of Competency Element 2: Prepare to test cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies.
Includes: You will learn how to use a Portable Appliance Tester to test electrical appliances. Overview of and practice with testing equipment.
During this class you will read, highlight and work through the Australian/New Zealand Standard 3760:2010
 
3Focus: In this third class you will learn about the Unit of Competency Element 3: Tag tested cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies and document testing activities.
Includes: In this class you will continue to practice inspecting electrical appliances and testing them with both an insulation/continuity tester as wel as a Portable Appliance Tester.
Assessment: Your knowledge and understanding of the required bckground theory will be assessed with an open-book theory test.
Your knowledge and understanding of inspecting and testing electrical appliances will be assessed in this class by completing an Individual open-book practical assessment task. During this class you will read, highlight and work through the Australian/New Zealand Standard 3760:2010
Individual, open-book theory test
Individual open-book practical assessment task (opportunity 1 of 3)
 
4

Focus: Prepare to test cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies, Test cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies
Includes: Practice with testing equipment. During this class you will read, highlight and work through the Australian/New Zealand Standard 3760:2010
Assessment: Individual open-book practical assessment task

Individual open-book practical assessment task (opportunity 2 of 3)
5Focus: Prepare to test cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies, Test cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies
Includes: Individual open-book practical assessment task, Practice with testing equipment, course review. During this class you will read, highlight and work through the Australian/New Zealand Standard 3760:2010
Assessment: Individual open-book practical assessment task
Individual open-book practical assessment task (opportunity 3 of 3)


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None


References

Australian/New Zealand Standard 3760:2010 (In service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment)
You will be given a copy of this standard in class and it is also available on Blackboard.


Other Resources

You should refer to Blackboard for resources for this course.

Your teacher will provide you with other resources in classes and you must bring note taking materials to classes. This may be a laptop, tablet, smart phone or note paper and pen.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester and will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing knowledge of underpinning theory .


Assessment Tasks

Assessment task # 1.Individual, open-book theory test. (This assessment will occur during class #3)

This assessment will cover the key theory concepts which were covered in class including: Electrical Theory, Electrical Safety and Testing & Tagging.

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

Assessment task #2.Individual open-book practical assessment task (The timing of this assessment will vary however as a rough guide, the assessment could occur during class #3, 4 or 5.)

This assment task will cover Electrical Equipment Safety Inspection and Testing & Tagging.
 

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

Grades that apply to courses delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment
 

You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of the assessment task.
The marking criteria is available on Blackboard.
Once you have demonstrated competency, your final assessment task will be graded (refer to MyRMIT for grading rubric).
You should refer to the Assessment Tool document which is available on Blackboard for full details of this assessment task.
 


Assessment Matrix

 The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency.

These are available through the course contact in program administration.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: rmit.edu.au/students

 

Attendance

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

Cover Sheet for Submissions

You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (web link)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process through which people can gain entry to, or credit in, recognised courses based on competencies gained. The competencies may have been gained through experience in the workplace, in voluntary work, in social or domestic activities or through informal or formal training or other life experiences. Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) applies if a student has previously successfully completed the requirements of a unit of competency or module and is now required to be reassessed to ensure that the competency has been maintained.

Assessment and Feedback (web link)

You will receive verbal feedback during scheduled class times, and written feedback from teachers on your work . Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress (web link)

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Special consideration for Late Submission(web link)

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. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism (web link)

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

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