Course Title: Use hand and power tools

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: MIET7572C

Course Title: Use hand and power tools

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2220 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Cabling

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Eddie Vanda
Telephone: +613 9925 4456

Kenneth Falzon
Telephone: +613 9925 4716

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 describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to safely use hand and power tools in the workshop and on the worksite.

It involves preparing for work, selecting, using and maintaining hand and power tools and cleaning up.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement but users should confirm requirements with the relevant federal, state or territory authority.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTTEN2140B Use hand and power tools


1. Prepare for work activity

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify the type of work to be performed from work instructions
1.2 Select appropriate hand and power tools for the work to be performed
1.3 Set up and check tools for use according to available information
1.4 Examine work environment and plan work with tools to maximise safety and productivity
1.5 Clear and clean work area to make it free of obstructions and allow clear access to tools


2. Prepare work piece for tool use

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Mount, support or align work piece correctly to the tool or machine to be used
2.2 Anchor work piece securely where necessary to prevent movement


3. Operate hand and power tools

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Use hand and power tools according to industry and enterprise safe working practices
3.2 Use safety equipment during tool operation according to industry and enterprise safe working practices
3.3 Monitor tool operation continuously and discontinue use if abnormal operation occurs
3.4 Clean the work area on completion of work


4. Maintain hand and power tools after use

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Clean and store tools according to industry and enterprise safe working practices
4.2 Report abnormal tool operation or other problems according to established procedures
4.3 Perform programmed maintenance of tools according to work role
4.4 Arrange inspection of power tools according to regulatory requirements

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion and work on assignment.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1. Identify any hazards and occupational health and safety (OHS) issues
Week 2. Introduction to Use hand and power tools
Week 3. Hand tool theory
Week 4. Power tool theory
Week 5. Criteria required for proper tool selection
Week 6. Set and check tools for use for safe tool use
Week 7. Safe working conditions and practices
Week 8. Practical exercise Safe use of a range of hand tools
Week 9. Prepare work piece for tool use
Week 10. Personal protective equipment
Week 11. PPE required when operating hand
Week 12. PPE required when power tools
Week 13. Set tool operation for material used
Week 14. Practical exercise Safe use of a range of power tools
Week 15. Monitor tool operation
Week 16. Clean store tools
Week 17. Clean work area
Week 18. Reporting faults
Week 19. Performing routine maintenance
Assignment Issued this week, due Friday 5 pm In week 23 blackboard
Week 20. Practical exercise Safe use of a range of hand tools
Week 21. Practical exercise Safe use of a range of power tools
Week 22. Coax cable theory
Week 23. Practical exercise Coax termination
Week 24. Structured cable theory
Week 25. Practical exercise structured cable
Week 26. Tools that make up a useful toolkit
Week 27. Soldering theory
Week 28. Soldering PC board
Week 29. Soldering wires
Week 30. Working at heights
Week 31 Ladder safety
Week 32. Fixing devices
Week 33. Additional tools
Week 34. Revision
Week 35. Closed Book test
Week 36. Closed Book test Resits 

* In this course, minimum student directed hours are 6 in addition to 34 scheduled teaching hours.
* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, and oral presentation preparation.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

A soft copy of Use hand and power tools ,workbook will be issued


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment 1: Practical Test
Assessment 2: Closed book Test

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix


Performance Criteria Covered

Practical TestClosed Book Test
1.1 x x
1.2 x x
1.3 x x
1.4 x x
1.5 x x
2.1 x x
2.2 x x
3.1 x x
3.2 x x
3.3 x x
4.1 x x
4.2 x x
4.3 x x
4.4 x x


Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:

1. Assignment  - issued week 19, due week 23
2. Closed book Test - Week 37
3. Practical  - Week  8,14, 20, 21, 23, 25,

All assessment tasks need to be successfully completed to demonstrate competence.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

CA  Competency Achieved
NYC Not yet Competent
DNS Did not Submit

Assessment Matrix

Assignment TaskElement
AssignmentElement 1,2,3,4
Closed book testElement 1,2,3,4
Practical testElement 1,2,3,4


Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
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Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

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Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

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Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:

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Email Communication:

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