Course Title: Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2017

Class Number: 1334

Class Section: E3F

Course Code: EEET7122C

Course Title: Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3296 - Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 60

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 inspection and testing to verify whether an electrical installation is safe and complies with all requirements. It encompasses working safely, visual inspections and mandatory, optional and functional testing following verification procedures, identifying non-compliance defects and mandatory

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEG105A Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations


1. Prepare to inspect and test an electrical installation.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS measures for the site are identified, obtained and understood.

           1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures in preparation for the work are followed.

           1.3 Safety hazards, which have not previously been identified, are noted and established risk control measures are implemented.

           1.4 Documentation or deemed to comply standard on which installation is based is reviewed and understood.

           1.5 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others involved on the work site.

           1.6 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to verify compliance are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked for correct operation and safety.

           1.7 Preparatory work is checked to ensure no damage has occurred and complies with requirements.


2. Visually inspect and conduct safety testing on the installation.

Performance Criteria:

 2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.

           2.2 The need to test or measure live is determined in strict accordance with OHS requirements and when necessary conducted within established safety procedures.

           2.3 Circuits/machines/plant are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.

           2.4 Wiring is checked for suitability for the environments in which they are installed and suitably protected from damage or overheating.

           2.5 Cable conductor sizes are confirmed as meeting current-carrying capacity requirements and voltage-drop and fault-loop impedance limitations.

           2.6 Protection methods and devices are validated as meeting co-ordination requirements for overload and short-circuit protection.

           2.7 Switchgear and control gear is validated as being appropriately rated and meeting functional requirements.

           2.8 Evidence that electrical equipment complies with safety requirements is cited.

           2.9 Earthing system components are checked that they are correctly located and conductors correctly sized.

           2.10 Marking on switchboards are checked for accuracy and clarity and comply with requirements.

           2.11 Mandatory tests are conducted to verify that: earthing conductor resistance is sufficiently low; insulation resistance is sufficiently high; all polarities are correct; and circuit connections are correct as per AS/NZS3000.

           2.12 Testing is conducted to verify that: fault-loop impedance is sufficiently low and residual current devices operates as intended as per AS/NZS3000.


3. Report inspection and test findings

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS risk control work completion measures and procedures are followed.

           3.2 Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.

           3.3 Non-compliance defects are identified and reported in accordance with established procedures.

           3.4 Recommendations for rectifying defects are made in accordance with established procedures.

           3.5 Mandatory documentation is completed in accordance with established procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Students will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency:

- Face to Face classes

- Simulated Workplace Learning

- Online learning via blackboard

- Other forms of structured teaching and learning

Students will be observed and assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course.

Teaching Schedule

Please refer to your class timetable

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.

Overview of Assessment

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

 Assessment Tasks 


Task 1

Practical – Test  an Installation

Task 2

Practical – MEN Fault System

Task 3

Practical – Visual Defects

Task 4

Theory: Max demand calculation

Task 5

Theory Exam

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

Assessment  Mapping Matrix  

Elements/Performance Criteria Covered Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5
1.1  X        X
1.2  X        X
1.3  X        X
1.4  X        X
1.5  X        X
1.6  X        X
1.7   X        X
2.1    X  X  X  X
2.2    X  X  X  X
2.3    X  X  X  X
2.4    X  X  X  X
2.5    X  X  X  X
2.6    X  X  X  X
2.7     X   X   X  X
2.8   X X X X
2.9   X X X X
2.1   X X X X
2.11   X X X X
2.12   X X X  X
3.1       X  
3.2       X  
3.3       X  
3.4       X  
3.5       X  

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.


Assessment Tasks

Task 1

Practical – Test  an Installation

Task 2

Practical – MEN Fault System

Task 3

Practical – Visual Defects

Task 4

Theory: Max demand calculation

Task 5

Theory Exam

Assessment Matrix

Please refer to the above matrix.

All assessment tasks must be successfully completed 

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


Please refer to  to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.


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  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  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 seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete 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 two 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 seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two 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:

Please refer to  to find more information about special consideration.



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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