Course Title: Locate and rectify faults in low voltage composite appliances using set procedures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3295 Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration

Course Title: Locate and rectify faults in low voltage composite appliances using set procedures

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

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.

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

VE 2018 (All)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit covers locating and rectifying fault(s) in composite appliances intended to operate to a connected supply up to 1,000 volts a.c. or 1,500 volts d.c. This may be incidental to or a primary and regular function in the workplace. It encompasses following prescribed procedures, working safely, reading circuit diagrams, isolation procedures, identifying faults according to procedures, identifying like for like replacement/repair components according to procedures, selecting and using testing and measuring devices, terminating and connecting cables and conductors, safety testing and reporting.
Note: Limitations of this unit.
This unit does not cover installations:
a) Where high fault currents are possible,
b) Comprised of complex electrical apparatus and circuits,
c) Associated with fixed wiring other than disconnecting and reconnecting electrical equipment, circuits at a switchboard or to general electrical accessories (including switches, socket outlets, circuit protective devices etc); or installation of or alteration to any part of the fixed electrical wiring system (defined as electrical installing work).listed in the Range Statement of the unit,
d) In hazardous areas or on electrical equipment that is part of an explosion protection technique.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEP017A Locate and rectify faults in low voltage composite appliances using set procedures


1. Prepare to identify fault(s)

2. Locate fault(s) in the electrical composite equipment.

3. Rectify fault(s).

4. Provide status report(s).

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Overview of Assessment

 Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent. 


Task 1


Task 2

Theory test: Electrical fault finding

Task 3


Task 4

Project Drawings

Task 5

Report: (5)

Task 6

Prac: (4)

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

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To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.