Course Title: Electrical Industrial Practices

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: BUSM6033L

Course Title: Electrical Industrial Practices

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, Teacher

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

To develop in learners an up to date knowledge of the way in which the electrical and electronic industry bodies perform a vast range of duties such as customer service calls, installations, preventative maintenance schedules and workshop repairs
Enable learners to also participate in the day to day activities for their chosen career path. In so doing learners should be able to develop and apply their knowledge and skills. Learners should also gain a working knowledge of the actual duties and communications/customer relations skills requires in the workplace.
To set up a communications bridge so that learners and the industry representatives have an opportunity to evaluate each other in terms of possible employment.

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:

Students are expected to

· Meet only basic performance requirements of the competency (and its elements) at this level, i.e.UTE NES 008A – Provide technical leadership in the workplaceo 008.1

. Demonstrate standards of performanceo 008.2

. Maintain personal competenceo 008.3 Organise personal work priorities·

. Demonstrate analytical skill in basic mathematical concepts, practical skills in planning and organising work to meet time-line and quality standards. Ability to work and communicate information clearly with the team, provide problem solving concepts to the team.

. Demonstrate application of the following generic or Key Competencies within the practical activities and work performance simulations.

. Collect, analyse and organise information (measurement data).

.  Communicate ideas and information (testing & evaluation procedures)o Plan and organise activities (lab & simulation activities)o Work with others and in teams (lab & simulation activities).

. Apply mathematical ideas and techniques (calculations & measurement)

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

It is a students duty to find host employer. Before starting the work placement an Indemnity Agreement has to be signed by host employer, RMIT, and Student.
Student is supposed to provide RMIT with exact dates of workplace activities.

An integrated theory/practice approach should be used, where learners learn by experimentation, by discussion and through research and laboratory reports. Depending of the host company profile, some of following topics will be covered:

1. Company Structures and Personnel.
2. Safety procedures
3. Electrical/Electronic Equipment in the Industry.
4. Duties of the person in this discipline.
5. Servicing and fault diagnostic techniques.
6. Design procedures.
7. Installation Procedures.
8. Commissioning procedures.
9. Customer relations and communications.
10. Tools of the “trade”.
11. Workshop Facilitation.
12. Project management techniques
13. Writing reports

During the module following has to be addressed:
1. Regular work placements for the learner in the related industry.
2. Learners should be placed in and/or visit different companies, small and large and be involved in installation, manufacturing, repair and service etc at centres and on site.
3. Organised industry visits.
4. Assignments and reports associated with the work placement.
5. The industry representatives should submit reports on the learner.
6. Coordinated classroom activities relating to the work placement experience. These classes, where possible, should also include lectures on the subject topics by industry representatives.
7. The teacher may carry out regular visits to the work placement companies to ensure that the learners are placed in an appropriate environment to meet the objectives of this subject.
8. In conjunction with other subjects, include as much as possible, the knowledge/experience gained on the work placement outing into the relevant topics being taught in the classroom.

It is recommended that learning and assessment are facilitated to best meet group and individual learner needs. This may require a learning outcome sequence other than indicated in the body of this document.

Teaching Schedule

As per Student Share-drive S:\

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

1. Access to library resources for completing assignments and reports.
2. Other resources that the work placement provider may make available to the learner.

Student can use any resource he likes to assist in study. The web is especially rich in information that will assist student in understanding the work he is doing. To access this information student will need to use a search engine. Student should get into the habit of using these regularly to expand learning horizons beyond the resource material found in this module.

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

Engineering employment requires the capacity to work effectively in teams, to communicate effectively in both oral and writing an to learn effectively. In order to prepare students for employment as graduates they will be provided a quality assured teaching and learning environment which is conductive to the development of adult learning. Adult learning is characterised by the student accepting responsibility for their own learning and actively participating in the learning process as individuals and as contributors to the teams. Adult learning is a hallmark of a professional. The specific responsibilities as adult learners in respect of this subject are:
. to be aware of and to observe the regulations related to OHS issues,
. to submit (on time) all work for assessment as required ,
. to effectively use the academic staff resources provided (consultation time, class time, e- mail etc),
. to participate as an effective and honest member of a learning team,
. to contribute effectively to a group of peers in a climate of mutual respect and to
question each other and the academic staff when uncertain.

The overall assessment of the subject is made up as follows:
90% Workplace activity.
10% Written report on work experience activities
Student has to present Record Booklet for Industrial Placement .program endorsed by supervisor from the workplace.

Workplace log book , at the end of industrial practice program has to be submitted to the teacher for assessment.

Students with relevant industrial experience are entitled for RPL. In order to get a grant for RPL student are supposed to provide evidence of prior learning to Teacher, Senior Educator or Program Leader.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Learners are to be made aware of the appropriate occupational health and safety issues encountered during this learning unit. They are to demonstrate safe working practices at all times.

Plagiarism may occur in oral or written presentations. Plagiarism is the presentation of another person’s work, idea or creation as one’s own; without appropriate referencing. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which may result in cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.

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