Course Title: Apply electrotechnology principles in an engineering work environment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: OENG7313

Course Title: Apply electrotechnology principles in an engineering work environment

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6069 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Andrew Kim
Location: City, 57.5.20
Telephone: 9925 4295
Fax: 9925 8099

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to select, set-up and use a range of test equipment to measure voltage, current and resistance. This involves testing for continuity, insulation and identifying commonly used electrical/electronic devices for the supply of power and for the control of machines and plant in an engineering environment.

It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in multiple path circuit.

This learning unit is designed to show an understanding of the safe use and care of portable voltage testers (voltmeters), ammeters and resistance measuring instruments
Also it shows an understanding of the Australian Standard quality assurance requirements for test equipment calibration and certification.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBN771 Apply electrotechnology principles in an engineering work environment

Learning Outcomes

Student will gain skills and knowledge of,

• Basic electricity
• Simple practical circuits
• Series, parallel and series-parallel DC circuits - (no more than three resistors)
• Electrical distribution in buildings and premises - single and three phase systems
• Electrical/electronic systems

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of learning methods such as lectures, tutorials, practical, classroom discussion and assessment tasks.

NOTE: This unit of competency is taught in conjunction with EEET6716C.

Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the materials in the schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.

Week 1
Basic Electrical Concepts voltage, charge, current, resistance, conductance, power, losses and efficiency.

Week 2
Basic Electrical Concepts Work, energy and power Resistor’s colour code fixed and variable resistors Resistor power rating.

Week 3
Practical electric circuits Ohm’s law Series resistive circuit connection Parallel resistive circuit connection.

Week 4
Practical electric circuits Circuit power calculation Kirchoff’s voltage and current law.

Week 5
Capacitor, Capacitance, Voltage, charge and capacitance Capacitors in series and parallel Capacitor Types.

Week 6
Practical electric circuits Ohm’s law Series and Parallel circuit connection.

Week 7
Electromagnetic induction, Inductance Faraday’s Law Practical application of electromagnetic induction.
Assignment Part A - Due (OENG7313).

Week 8
AC Fundamentals and Introduction to single and three phase connections and appliances.

Week 9
Fault Diagnosis and Practical electric circuits.

Week 10
Fault Diagnosis and Practical electric circuits.

Week 11
Fault Diagnosis and Practical electric circuits.

Week 12
Fault Diagnosis and Practical electric circuits.

Week 13
Practical assessment (OENG7313 and EEET6716C).
Assignment Part B - Due (EEET6717C).

Week 14

Week 15
Final Examination - closed book (OENG 7313 and EEET6716C).

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


NBB14 Introduction to Electricity and Electronics Module Workbook

NUE052 Applied Electricity 1 Module Workbook

Jenneson, J. 5th edition. Electrical Principles for the Electrical Trades. McGraw-Hill

Other Resources

Course Materials and Assignment are uploaded in the Blackboard under folder name course
material and assignment.

Hand tools, Electronic Whiteboard, Multimeter and Insulation Tester.

Overview of Assessment

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.

Evidence of student’s competence can be gathered through a variety of ways including:
• observation of processes and procedures;
• oral and/or written questioning on required knowledge and skills;
• testimony from supervisors, colleagues, clients and/or other appropriate
• inspection of the final product or outcome;
• a portfolio of documentary evidence.

Graded Assessment out of 100 Marks will be based on the results obtained for Assignment, Practical  & Final Exam.
Students must gain a pass in ALL forms of assessment in order to gain this competency.

Assessment Tasks

Students are required to pass each of the following assessment tasks to complete this unit

Assessment 1 - Practical (OENG7313 - 10% and EEET6716C - 10%)

Assessment 2 - Assignment (Part A, OENG7313 - 30% and Part B, EEET6716C - 30%)

Assessment 3 - Final Examination - Closed book (OENG7313 - 60% and EEET6716C - 60%)

Assessment Matrix

 OENG7313Element% of Assessment
Assessment 1 1, 2 and 3 10
Assessment 2 (Part A)1, 2 and 3 30
Assessment 31, 2 and 3 60

Other Information

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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 lodgment 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.

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