Course Title: Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: EEET7341C

Course Title: Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply

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 safely undertake basic repairs and maintenance of technical equipment used within the live production industry is a skill which is highly valued by employers.
In this course you will learn to select and attach  flexible cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to supplies up to 230V a.c. and perform safety tests as necessary.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEP024A Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

1.1
Work is planned and prepared to ensure OHS policies and procedures are followed, and the work is appropriately sequenced in accordance with requirements.
1.2
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.
1.3
Flexible cords and plugs are selected to comply with standards and requirements for the condition and rating to be determined.
1.4
Materials necessary to complete the work are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked against job requirements.
1.5
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.
1.6
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:

2.1
OHS policies and procedures are followed.
2.2
Single insulated metal framed equipment is earthed in accordance with requirements.
2.3
The integrity of double insulated equipment is maintained in accordance with requirements.
2.4
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:

3.1
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.
3.2
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:

4.1
Electrical equipment and attached flexible cord(s) and plug(s) are isolated, where necessary, in accordance with established procedures.
4.2
Other OHS policies and procedures are followed.
4.3
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.
4.4
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.
4.5
Fault(s) in attached flexible cord(s) and plug(s) are repaired in accordance with established procedures, where necessary.
4.6
Approval is obtained in accordance with established procedures from appropriate personnel, before any contingencies are implemented.

Element:

5. Provide status report(s).

Performance Criteria:

5.1
Status report(s) are completed and notified in accordance with established 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 work safely and:

  • Identify plug configurations
  • Select and use testing and measuring devices,
  • Attach 230 volt flexible cords and plugs to AV equipment.
  • Check 230 volt cords and plugs for safety.
  • Test 230 volt cords for correct operation and safety


Details of Learning Activities

•Practical theory sessions
• Practical demonstrations set-up in classroom as a simulated work environment.
•Group discussions

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 and assessed during class through question/answer sessions.


Teaching Schedule

ClassClass Activities (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.Assessment
1Focus: In this first class you will learn what is covered in the course and the assessment requirements. You will also learn about the Unit of Competency Element 1. Plan and prepare to attach flexible cord(s) and plug(s), Element 2, Attach flexible cord(s), Element 4 Locate and repair fault(s) in attached flexible cord(s) and plug(s).
You will learn how inspect faulty cords and plugs, plan for their re attachment and attached a cord and/or plug.
Material required for each class:
Each student must bring to class One clear 240 volt 10 amp. three pin mains power plug, One clear 240 volt line 10 amp. three pin mains power socket, 2 metres (or length as required) of three core 240 volt mains flex, sidecutters, screwdriver to match the connector screws.
Includes: Discussion of underpinning theory, practical demonstrations and practical assessment activities.
 
2Focus: In this first class you will learn about what the course is about, what the assessment requirements are. You will also learn about the Unit of Competency Element 2, Attach flexible cord(s), Element 4 Locate and repair fault(s) in attached flexible cord(s) and plug(s), Element 5, Provide status report(s).
You will learn how inspect faulty cords and plugs, plan for their re attachment and attached a cord and/or plug and provide a status report.
Includes: Discussion of underpinning theory, practical demonstrations and practical assessment activities.
 First opportunity for completing individual open-book practical assessment task: 240 volt connector attachment and testing
3 Review of course information and assessment. Second opportunity for completing individual open-book practical assessment task: 240 volt connector attachment and testing


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 is ongoing throughout this course and will involve consistent demonstration of practical tasks and testing of underpinning theory knowledge.


Assessment Tasks

This unit of competency is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of the assessment task.

You should refer to the assessment brief which is available on Blackboard for full details of this assessment task.

Assessment: Individual open-book practical assessment task: 240 volt connector attachment and testing.
1. 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).
2. Connector 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.


Opportunities for this assessment will be available in classes 2 and 3.

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

 



 


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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