Course Title: Electrical Power 1

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: BUSM6028L

Course Title: Electrical Power 1

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6050 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical Engineering

Course Contact : William Lau

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4703

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Craig Tooke
+61 3 9925 4468

Nominal Hours: 60

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

Circuit Theory 1, Circuit Theory 2 and Calculus and Vector

Course Description

This course is designed to assist the students in gaining the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for understanding the broad principles of operation of all of the elements which make up a modern power system.

This learning unit is one of a group of units designed to collectively meet underpinning skill & applied knowledge essential for developing the following Core Competency –

UTE NES 008A – Provide technical leadership in the workplace

Which is contained in the National Electrotechnology Training Package UTE99

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES008A Provide technical leadership in the workplace


o 008.1 Demonstrate standards of performance
o 008.2 Maintain personal competence
o 008.3 Organise personal work priorities

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Work demonstrated follows OH&S policies and procedures with the work is appropriately sequenced in accordance with requirements
1.2 Work demonstrated is co-ordinated effectively with others involved on the work site
1.3 Work demonstrated meets requirements
1.4 Unplanned events or conditions are responded to in accordance with established procedures

2.1 Personal competence is assessed against requirements to determine personal training needs
2.2 Feedback on competence is used to develop personal training needs in accordance with established procedures
2.3 Participation in technical programs to enhance competence are undertaken in accordance with established procedures

3.1 Work priorities are organised in accordance with established procedures
3.2 Work is managed effectively to accomplish requirements
3.3 Technology is used to improve efficiency in the management of information in accordance with established procedures
3.4 Personal training within the workplace is managed in accordance with established procedures

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate face to face in

• Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the following theory:
• The operation principle of Three phase and Single phase AC system
• Transformers construction and operation
• The concepts of Electrical Energy transmission
• LV distribution systems
• Practical activities to develop skill in using computer software to numerically evaluate various underground cable parameters and simulate single and three phase problems. Develop testing procedure to verify the performance, diagnosis and debug of faults in the program.

• Work simulation projects focus in technical leadership activities, which include: team building, identify team member’s work task, clear and concise dissemination of ideas and information, planning and organising work to meet quality standards, time-line, personnel requirements and contingencies. Demonstrate leadership characteristic, such as: conflict resolution and problem solving, ability to conduct and participate in meetings, keeping records and documenting tasks.

Project may be undertaken as part of a team or individual basis.

Teaching Schedule

Teaching schedule is available from the student network drive S:\\

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Craig Tooke “ Power Systems”, RMIT 2002


Theodore Wildi “Electrical Machines, Drives and Power Systems”, Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0-13-082460-7
Keith Pethbridge & Ian Neeson "Australian Electrical Wiring Practice - Volumes 1&2"
McGraw Hill, ISBN 0 074 71053 2
B M Weedy "Electric Power Systems"
J. Jenson “Electrical Principles For The Electrical Trades”
Australian Standard AS3000 - Wiring Rules
Australian Standard AS3008 - Electrical Installations, Selection of Cables

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment requirements include

• Attendance and satisfactory completion of prescribed practical exercises, which may be scheduled during the day or evening depending on the demand.
• Evidence of participation in and satisfactory completion of work simulation projects.
• Satisfactory completion of class assignment work
• Progressive tests
• Timely submission and standard presentation for all assessment material / documentation

Assessment Tasks

• Assignment/ work performance simulations projects (30%)

• Accumulative practical/laboratory tasks (20%)

• Written test/assessment. (50%)

Assessment Matrix

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