Course Title: Carry out basic repairs to electronic apparatus by replacement of components

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: EEET6750C

Course Title: Carry out basic repairs to electronic apparatus by replacement of components

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: Gita Pendharkar

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254701

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Gita Pendharkar
Phone: +613 99254701


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

UEENEEE002B Dismantle, assemble and fabricate Electrotechnology components

Course Description

This unit deals the replacement of electronic components, cabling and sub systems of electronic apparatus. It encompasses safe working practices, following written and oral instruction and procedures, basic testing and techniques, dismantling and assembling apparatus and disconnecting and reconnecting components.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH002B Carry out basic repairs to electronic apparatus by replacement of components


1. Prepare to repair electronic apparatus.
2. Repair electronic apparatus.
3. Complete and report repair work activities.

Performance Criteria:

Prepare to repair electronic apparatus.
1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood through established routines and procedures.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 The nature of the repair is obtained from documentation or from work supervisor to establish the scope of work to be undertaken.
1.4 Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others.
1.5 Sources of materials that may be required for the work are established in accordance with established routines and procedures.
1.6 Tools, apparatus and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.

2 Repair electronic apparatus.

2.1 Established 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
2.3 Circuits/apparatus are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
2.4 Apparatus is dismantled in accordance with manufacturer’s guide and supervisor’s instructions.
2.5 Component parts are tagged during the dismantling to help ensure correct and efficient reassembly and stored to protect them against loss or damage.
2.6 Repairs are affected efficiently without damage to other components, apparatus or circuits.
2.7 Apparatus is assembled in an appropriate sequence with all components parts placed, secured and connected in accordance with manufacturer’s guide or industry practice.
2.8 Procedures for referring non-routine events to immediate supervisor for directions are followed.
2.9 Repairs are carried out efficiently without waste of materials or damage to apparatus and the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.

3. Complete and report repair work activities.

3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Repaired apparatus is prepared and forwarded to appropriate person(s) for testing. Complete and report repair work activities.
3.3 Work area is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
3.4 Work supervisor is notified of the completion of the repair work in accordance with established procedures

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Classroom tutorial activities are as follows:

• Identifying various electronic components, for example resistors, inductors, capacitors, diodes, transistor, integrated circuits, printed circuit boards, sub-assemblies, and mounting/enclosing, connection and termination hardware.

• Selecting appropriate components and connection devices in accordance to their specification and handling static sensitive components.

• Practical exercise in electronic soldering techniques, for example, lead free soldering
• Practical work/ project in replacing electronic components or repair associated cabling correctly and making reliable terminations and connections in accordance with industry standards.
• Evaluating reliability of termination and connection work.
• Documenting activities accurately

Teaching Schedule

The topics covered for this course are mentioned below.

1. Introduction to the Course & OHS
2. OH&S Fundamentals
3. Identifying electronic components
4. Manual handling
5. Theory on Handling Static sensitive components like transistors, testing trasistors
6. Handling and identifying ICs
7. Developing PCB
8. continued
9. Soldering Skills
10. Operating laboratory Equipments such as DC Power Supply, Multimeter, AC Power Supply, CRO

11. Replacing components in practical circuits
12. Testing circuits
13. Fault finding & Testing circuits
14. Connecting circuits
15.  Revision
16. Practical Assessment

17. Exam Week

18. Exam Week

Teaching schedule for individual groups will be available on the School’s local S drive.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Lecture notes will be available on the local S-drive and DLS .

Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
A. Practical laboratory assesment 
B. Demonstrations, reports 

Assessment Tasks

This is a progressive assessment consisting of the following assessments:
35% is allocated to practical exercises (labs)
30% is allocated to written test (theory)
35% is allocated to project (presentation, report and technical understanding of the circuit). Details will be given to the students prior to the project.
Total mark = 100 %

Assessment Matrix

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