Course Title: Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: EEET7025C

Course Title: Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6120 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical

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
Phone: +61 3 9925 4456

Kenneth Falzon
Phone: +61 3 9925 4716

Andrew Kim
Phone: +61 3 9925 4925

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 the arrangement and termination of circuits, control and protection devices and systems for electrical installations operating at voltages up to 1,000 V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. It encompass knowledge and application of schemes for protection of persons and property, correct functioning, ensuring compatibility with the supply, arranging installation into circuits and selecting and arranging switchgear/controlgear and protective devices to meet compliance requirements and documenting arrangement decisions.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEG063A Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations


1. Prepare to arrange electrical installations circuits, control and protection.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 The extent and nature of the electrical installation is determined from job specifications.
1.2 Safety and other regulatory requirements to which the electrical installation shall comply are identified, obtained and understood.
1.3 Load requirements for individual current-using equipment is determined from job specifications or from consultation with appropriate persons.


2. Arrange electrical installations circuits, control and protection.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Circuits, control and protective devices are arranged to ensure safe and functional operation of the installation and to comply with technical standards and job specifications and requirements.
2.3 Earthing is arranged and terminated to comply with the MEN system requirements.
2.4 Protective devices are selected to meet the required switching and tripping currents, co-ordination and discrimination for overload and short-circuit protection.
2.5 Residual current devices are selected to meet the required circuit, switching and tripping currents required.
2.6 Switchgear/control gear is selected to meet current, voltage and IP ratings and functional requirements.
2.7 Switchboards are arranged to accommodate control and protective devices, links, safety services, and other distributor equipment in accordance with requirements.



3. Document electrical installation circuits, control and protection arrangements.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Evidence is obtained from manufacturers/suppliers that electrical equipment selected complies with safety requirements.
3.2 Reasons for selections made, including calculations, are documented in accordance with established procedures.
3.3 Electrical installation arrangement and specifications for all selected items are documented in accordance with established procedures and forwarded to appropriate person(s).

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Learning Activities
You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.
• lectures
• Tutorials
• Practicals

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below: EA1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering
EA1.2. Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
EA1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
EA1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
EA2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
EA2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
EA2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
EA2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency UEENEEG063A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule


The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
1Introduction to the competency



2 Safety principles to which electrical systems in building and premises shall comply1.1-1.3

 Switchboards / distribution boards

4 Circuit and control arrangements1.1-1.3
5 Circuit and control arrangements
Assignment  handed out (worth 20% of total mark) due date end of week 16.
6 Protection against overload and short circuit current1.1-1.3
7 Protection against overload and short circuit current1.1-1.3

 Alternative supplies

(worth 40% of total mark)
10 Devices for automatic disconnection of supply1.1-1.3
11 Devices for automatic disconnection of supply1.1-1.3
12 Protection against over voltage and under voltage1.1-1.3
13 Protection against over voltage and under voltage1.1-1.3
14 Control of an electrical installation and circuits1.1-1.3
15 Control of an electrical installation and circuits1.1-1.3

Assignment due

 Practice Test and revision

17-18Final Test 
(worth 50% of total mark) 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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: Blackboard Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

Assessment 2: Project
Weighting towards final grade (%): 10

Assessment 3: Practical Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

Assessment 4: Final Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

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

 Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance CriteriaBlackboard TestProjectPractical TestFinal Test
 1.3 xxx
 2.1x xxx
 2.2 xxx
 2.4 xxx
 2.6 xxx
 3.2 xxx
 3.3 xxx

Assessment Tasks

• Assignment, 20%
• Test, 40%
• Final Test, 40%
This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:

80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.

Assessment Matrix


Assessment vs UEENEEG063A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEG063A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assignmentxx xxxx x x
Testxxx xxxxxxxxxx
Final Testxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
AssessmentsEA1.1EA1.2EA 1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Assignmentxxxx  xxxxx x x  x x
Testxxxx  xx        
Final Testxx  xx  x x x xxxxx
ALL ASSESSMENTS   UEENEEG063A3322112322122122
0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed.
1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element.
2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element.
3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element.

Other Information

• Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is 1 hour outside the class time.

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

Please Refer to find more information about Study and learning Support

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.

Please Refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

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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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

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Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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