Course Title: Provide basic sustainable energy solutions for energy reduction in domestic premises

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: EEET6835C

Course Title: Provide basic sustainable energy solutions for energy reduction in domestic premises

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2169 - Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre-vocational)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

ext. 54480

Nominal Hours: 40

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


Course Description

This unit covers monitoring energy use and providing basic
sustainable energy options to reduce the energy consumption
in domestic residences. It encompasses working safely and
providing basic sustainable energy solutions for energy
reduction in domestic premises.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEK012B Provide basic sustainable energy solutions for energy reduction in domestic premises


1. Prepare to monitor energy usage and provide basic solutions
for energy reduction.
2. Undertake monitoring of energy usage and provide basic
solutions for energy reduction.
3. Complete monitoring activities and provide and provide
reports where necessary.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Monitoring activities are planned and prepared for to ensure OHS policies and procedures are followed with the work appropriately sequenced in accordance with requirements
1.2 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others involved
1.3 Materials are obtained and checked in accordance with established procedures and to comply with requirements
1.4 Location in which monitoring activities are to be undertaken is determined from job requirements
1.5 Materials necessary to complete the work are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked against job requirements
1.6 Materials needed to carry out the monitoring are obtained in accordance with established procedures
2.1 OHS policies and procedures for undertaking monitoring activities are followed
2.2 Monitoring activities are undertaken in accordance with requirements, without damage or distortion to the surrounding environment or services
2.3 Unplanned events or conditions are responded to in accordance with established procedures
2.4 Approval is obtained in accordance with established procedures from appropriate personnel before any contingencies are implemented
2.5 Ongoing checks of the quality of the work are carried out in accordance with established procedures
3.1 Documentation/reports are completed to ensure administrative requirements are met
3.2 Work completion is notified in accordance with established procedures

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Details of Learning Activities

This unit covers determining correct operation of electromagnetic circuits and providing solutions as they apply to electrical installations and equipment. It encompasses working safely, power circuit problems solving processes, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in multiple path circuit.

Classroom tutorial activities: to consolidate the concepts of electromagnetism, and electromagnetic applications. This includes calculations for electromagnetic quantities, voltage generation, motor torque, efficiency and power calculation.

Following topics will be covered: magnetism, electromagnetism, magnetic units, magnetization curve, electromagnetic induction, Inductance, Electromagnetic applications, relays, contactors, rotating machines, generators, motors, motor loads, DC series, shunt and compound motors, motor loads, speed torque characteristics,

Practical exercises: to demonstrate an understanding topics related electromagnetic quantities, inductors, transients and transformers

Work simulated activities: to construct of DC motor control starting, reversing and braking circuits.

It is expected that students would require approximately 20% of course hours to be allocated for independent study to do project research, design, construction, testing and problem solving activities.

Teaching Schedule

Session  NumberTopic DeliveredAssessment Task

The Earth’s Atmosphere

The Greenhouse Effect

Energy Creation Alternatives


Energy Consumption

P.V. installation (How To)

The working of Wind Turbines

 Practical – Hands on P.V


Practical – Hands on P.V

Review and monitoring

Validate control measures

 Task 1: Document a workplace scenario 1-30%

Promotion of principles and responsibilities

Base understanding of Emission Trading

Introduction to Geothermal energy

 Task 2: Document a workplace scenario 2-30%

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written,oral, practical tasks and activities.
You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.

Assessment Tasks

This course is part of the Workshop Practice cluster. The assessment tasks include:

Task 1 (Written assignment) Quiz 1, 2, and 3 Sustainable Energy 60%

Task 2 (Practical) P.V. in Series & Parallel 10%

Task 3 (Written assignment) Test (At the End) 30%

Assessment Matrix

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