Course Title: Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: EEET6993C

Course Title: Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6121 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ted Bown
Phone: +613 9925 4694

Kenneth Falzon
Phone: +613 9925 4716

Luigi La Forgia
Phone: +613 9925 4864


Eddie Vanda
Phone: +613 9925 4456

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 basic fitting and fabrication techniques as they apply in the various utilities industry work functions. It encompasses the safe use of hand, fixed and portable power tools; cutting, shaping joining and fixing using metallic and non-metallic materials; dismantling and assembling equipment; basic mechanical measurement and marking-out and reading drawings/diagrams.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components


1 Prepare for dismantling, assembling and fabrication work.


2 Dismantle and assemble utilities industry apparatus.


3 Fabricate utilities industry components.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for the competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates
• Mechanical Drawing Interpretation used in the utilities Industry
• Lab exercise
• Workshop exercise
• Workshop practices
• Hand soldering

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:
EA1.1 Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA1.2 Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA1.3 In-depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA1.4 Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.
EA2.1 Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well defined engineering problems.
EA2.2 Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA2.3 Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA2.4 Application of systematic project management processes.
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 UEENEEE102A in the Assessment Matrix.

Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:
Week NumberTopic DeliveredElements / Performance criteria
1Introduction to Workshop Practice
OHS Regulations and Standards
 102A 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.4, 2.9-2.11, 3.1-3.3, 3.6-3.10

Mechanical drawing interpretation
Mark out metal work. Drilling and Cutting.

 102A 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.4, 2.9-2.11, 3.1-3.3, 3.6-3.10

Start sheet metal work.
Folding and correcting errors.
Check OHS hazards

 102A 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.4, 2.9-2.11, 3.1-3.3, 3.6-3.10
4Marking out lid from made box bottom dimensions.
Bend and cut accordingly.
 102A 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.4, 2.9-2.11, 3.1-3.3, 3.6-3.10
5Drill inside and outside holes for fasteners.
1. Assemble and hold rigid
2. Mark holes on lid
3. Drill 2 mm holes in both lid and box bottom at once.
4. Disassemble lid from box bottom.
5. Expand 2mm to 3mm holes in lid.
 102A 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.4 2.9-2.11, 3.1-3.3, 3.5, 3.6-3.10

Polish up and adjust and assemble box bottom and lid to present for assessment.


102A 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.4, 2.9-2.11, 3.1-3.3, 3.5, 3.6-3.10

Task 1: Aluminium box project completed and assessed 40%

7Soldering Lecture
Soldering process/PCB/Joint types
102A 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.4, 2.9-2.11, 3.1-3.3, 3.5, 3.6-3.10
8Soldering a PCB102A 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.4, 2.9-2.11, 3.1-3.3, 3.5, 3.6-3.10
9Soldering and desoldering a PCB.102A 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.4, 2.9-2.11, 3.1-3.3, 3.5, 3.6-3.10
10Surface Mount Components lecture

102A 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.11, 3.1-3.10

Task 2: Soldering exercise completed 20%

11Hand and Power Tool Theory.102A 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.11, 3.1-3.10
12Tool storage and maintenance
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
102A 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.11, 3.1-3.10
13Tool types and applications

102A 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.11, 3.1-3.10

Task 3: Hand and Power tools and assessment 20%

14BNC coaxial cabling Termination102A 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.11, 3.1-3.10
15Structured Cabling Termination102A 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.11, 3.1-3.10

102A 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.11, 3.1-3.10

Task 4: Practical assessment of cabling tasks 20%


Course review and feedback

102A 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.11, 3.1-3.10

Course review and feedback

102A 1.1-1.7, 2.1-2.11, 3.1-3.10

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Resource materials will be available on myRMIT>Studies>EEET6993C

Australian Government NBN Learner Guide for ICTTEN2140A: Use hand and power tools


Industry magazines

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: Assessment 1

Weighting towards final grade (%): 25

Assessment 2: Assessment 2

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

Assessment 3: Assessment 3

Weighting towards final grade (%): 35

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Element/Performance CriteriaAssessment 1
Assessment 2
 Assessment 3
1.4 XXX
1.5 XX
1.6 XXX
1.7 XX
1.8 XXX
2.1 XX
2.3 XXX
2.4 XXX
2.5 XX
2.6 XX
2.7 XX
2.8 XXX
2.9 XXX
2.11 XXX
2.12 XXX
3.3 XX
3.4 XX
3.5 XX
3.6 XX
3.7 XXX
3.8 XXX
3.10 XXX
3.11 XXX

Assessment Tasks

Practical assignment to demonstrate an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety to an extent indicated by the following aspects:
• basic legal requirements covering occupational health and safety in the workplace
• the requirements for personal safety in the workplace
• emergency procedures for the rescue of an electric shock victim equipment
• emergency first aid for an electric shock victim

Assignment: 20%

Project: 60%

Lab work: 20%


Assessment Matrix

 UEENEEE102A - Fabricate, assemble and dismantle
AssignmentX X  XX X  XXXXXX   XX    X X X

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

                               Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
Assignment X  X    X X X X X      
Project X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Lab Work X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
All Assessments 3 2 3 2 22 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2
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
3  Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element  

Other Information

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