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Unit of competency details

UEENEEG033A - Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits (Release 3)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
3 (this release) 14/Aug/2013
(View details for release 2) 16/Mar/2012
(View details for release 1) 29/Jul/2011

Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
UET12 - Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training PackageTransmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package 2.1 
UEP - Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector Training PackageElectricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector Training Package 1.0 
UEE11 - Electrotechnology Training PackageElectrotechnology Training Package 1.2-1.5 

Qualifications that include this unit

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UET40612 - Certificate IV in ESI - Power Systems Network InfrastructureCertificate IV in ESI - Power Systems Network Infrastructure 1-2 
UET40512 - Certificate IV in ESI - Power Systems SubstationsCertificate IV in ESI - Power Systems Substations 1-2 
UEP50418 - Diploma of ESI Generation Maintenance - Electrical ElectronicDiploma of ESI Generation Maintenance - Electrical Electronic 
UEP50412 - Diploma of ESI Generation Maintenance - Electrical ElectronicDiploma of ESI Generation Maintenance - Electrical Electronic 1-3 
UEP50318 - Diploma of ESI Generation (Maintenance)Diploma of ESI Generation (Maintenance) 
UEP40618 - Certificate IV in Large Scale Wind Generation - ElectricalCertificate IV in Large Scale Wind Generation - Electrical 
UEP40612 - Certificate IV in Large Scale Wind Generation - ElectricalCertificate IV in Large Scale Wind Generation - Electrical 1-2 
UEP40518 - Certificate IV in ESI Generation Maintenance (Mechanical)Certificate IV in ESI Generation Maintenance (Mechanical) 
UEP40512 - Certificate IV in ESI Generation Maintenance - Electrical ElectronicsCertificate IV in ESI Generation Maintenance - Electrical Electronics 1-3 
UEP40418 - Certificate IV in ESI Generation Maintenance (Fabrication)Certificate IV in ESI Generation Maintenance (Fabrication) 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031313 Electrical Fitting, Electrical Mechanics  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031313 Electrical Fitting, Electrical Mechanics  03/Sep/2012 
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Modification History

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Unit Descriptor

Unit Descriptor 

1 )

1 .1 ) Descriptor 

This unit covers ascertaining correct operation of single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits and solving circuit problems as they apply to servicing, fault finding, installation and compliance work functions. It encompasses safe working practices, apparatus circuit arrangements, issues related to operation, characteristics and protection and solutions to apparatus/circuit problems derived from calculated and measured parameters.

Application of the Unit

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

1 .2 ) License to practice 

During Training : Competency development activities are subject to regulations directly related to licencing, occupational health and safety and where applicable contracts of training such as apprenticeships.

In the workplace : The application of the skills and knowledge described in this unit require a license to practice in the workplace where work is carried out on electrical equipment or installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 V a.c. or 120 V d.c.

Other conditions may apply under State and Territory legislative and regulatory requirements.

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisite Unit (s )

2 )

2 .1 ) Competencies 

Granting competency in this unit shall be made only after competency in the following unit(s) has/have been confirmed.

UEENEEE101A

Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

UEENEEE102A

Fabricate, dismantle, assemble of electrotechnology components

UEENEEE104A

Solve problems in d.c circuits

UEENEEE105A

Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment

UEENEEE107A

Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications

UEENEEG101A

Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits

UEENEEG102A

Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuit

UEENEEG106A

Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits

Employability Skills Information

Employability Skills 

3 )

This unit contains Employability Skills

The required outcomes described in this unit of competency contain applicable facets of Employability Skills. The Employability Skills Summary of the qualification in which this unit of competency is packaged will assist in identifying Employability Skill requirements.

Application of the Unit 

4 )

4 .1 ) General Application 

This unit applies to all qualifications, competencies and/or Skill Sets which require an electrical licence.

4 .2 ) Importation 

RTOs wishing to import this unit into any qualification under the flexibility provisions of NQC Training Package Policy

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

6 ) Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency

Performance criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the Element. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1

Prepare to solve single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus/ circuit problems.

1.1

OHS procedures for a given work area 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

The nature of the apparatus/circuit(s) problem is obtained from documentation or from work supervisor to establish the scope of work to be undertaken.

1.5

Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others.

1.6

Sources of materials that may be required for the work are established in accordance with established procedures.

1.7

Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.

2

Solve single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus/circuit problems.

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

Apparatus/circuits/plant is checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.

2.4

Established methods are used to solve apparatus/circuit problems from measure and calculated values as they apply to single and three-phase low voltage apparatus/circuit.

2.5

Established methods for dealing with unexpected situations are discussed with appropriate person or persons and documented.

2.6

Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person.

2.7

Problems are solved without damage to apparatus, circuits, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.

3

Complete work and document problem solving activities.

3.1

OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.

3.2

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

3.3

Justification for solutions used to solve apparatus/circuit problems is documented.

3.4

Work completion is documented and an appropriate person or persons notified in accordance with established procedures.

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

7)  This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

Evidence shall show that knowledge has been acquired of safe working practices and solving problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits.

The knowledge and skills shall be contextualised to current industry standards, technologies and practices.

KS01-EG033A Electrical apparatus and circuits 

Evidence shall show an understanding of electrical apparatus and circuits to an extent indicated by the following aspects:

T1 Lighting circuits – looping at the light/switch encompassing:

  • the “loop at the light” method of wiring lighting circuits.
  • the “loop at the switch” method of wiring lighting circuits
  • wiring diagrams for the lighting circuit of an installation that incorporates one-way, two-way and two-way and intermediate switching of light points using the loop at the light/switch methods of TPS wiring.
  • TPS cabling requirement for the loop at the light/switch circuit.
  • installation methods of accessories and wiring for a lighting circuit incorporating one-way, two-way and two-way and intermediate switching of lighting points using the loop at the light/switch method of TPS wiring.
  • correct operation of the install circuits including testing for correct compliance with Australian Standards.

T2 Circuits for socket outlets encompassing:

  • the purpose of socket outlets.
  • requirements concerning the polarity of switched socket outlets.
  • correct cable size to supply 10 A, 15 A and 20 A socket outlets (single and three phase), for given installation conditions.
  • number of socket outlets connected to a 16 A and 20 A circuit breaker.
  • installation methods of a single phase socket outlet circuits.
  • correct operation of the installed circuits including testing (dead testing only) for correct compliance with Australian Standards.

T3 Final sub-circuits and segregation encompassing:

  • purpose of mixed circuits.
  • circuit loading for a mixed circuit.
  • purpose of segregation of circuits and the AS/NZS3000 requirements.
  • Installation methods a single phase mixed circuits.
  • correct operation of the installed circuits including testing for correct compliance with Australian Standards.

T4 Electrical heating control devices encompassing:

  • methods of manual heat control.
  • methods of automatic heat control.
  • types and application for common thermostats.
  • operation of common thermostats.
  • sensitivity and differential of thermostats.
  • testing of a thermostat (including differential and correct operation)
  • applications of simmerstats (infinite controls).
  • operation of a simmerstat.
  • electronic heat control (phase control and zero voltage switching).

T5 Fixed electrical heating appliances encompassing:

  • Terms: heat energy, temperature, specific heat capacity, thermal conductivity and thermal stability.
  • determining the heat energy in joules and kWh in a simple heating process.
  • methods of heat transfer.
  • Determining the heat energy input and output of a heating process.
  • connections to a two phase stove.
  • operation of reverse cycle air conditioning.

T6 Electrical water heater operation encompassing:

  • types of water heaters (instantaneous and storage) and their methods of control.
  • intrinsic safety (pressure relief and thermal cut-out).
  • testing of over temperature cut-out point of a thermostat.
  • switchboard requirements to supply a controlled load water heater.
  • internal circuit of a twin element water heater, and supply connections.
  • tariffs employed by local supply authorities.
  • solar heating system and its integration into an installation.

T7 Alternative supplies encompassing:

  • reasons for the installation of alternative supplies.
  • types of alternative supply systems.
  • characteristics and operation of UPSs.
  • Australian Standards and local requirements for safety services supply systems.

T8 Installation of batteries encompassing:

  • common types of primary cells and secondary batteries and typical applications.
  • terminal voltage of common primary cells and secondary cells.
  • correct storage, handling and disposal techniques for cells and batteries.
  • charge/discharge cycle for a secondary cell.
  • effect of internal resistance on a secondary cell.
  • state of charge of a secondary cell.
  • installation of batteries as per AS/NZS3011
  • commissioning procedures for various secondary batteries.
  • safe working procedures when working with secondary cells and batteries.

T9 Fire protection – residential fire and smoke alarms encompassing:

  • types of fire and smoke alarms.
  • regulations and standards requirements regarding residential fire and smoke alarms.
  • locations for residential fire and smoke alarms.
  • wiring methods for residential fire and smoke alarms.
  • operation of typical residential fire and smoke alarms

T10 Emergency and evacuation lighting and lighting control encompassing:

  • factors and requirements of emergency and evacuation lighting concerning illumination levels, luminaire positioning and operating period.
  • characteristics of maintained, non maintained and sustained emergency lighting systems.
  • arrangement of batteries in point and central bank emergency lighting supply systems.
  • lighting control methods

T11 Lighting concepts and incandescent lighting encompassing:

  • basic concepts of lighting.
  • terminology, principles and standards relevant to lighting (energy efficiency as per BCA new lamp types and permitted replacements and their efficacy)..
  • basic types of luminaries.
  • operation of an incandescent lamp.
  • types of incandescent lamps.
  • expected lamp life, colour rendering and efficacy for typical incandescent lamps.
  • lighting layout in terms of visual comfort and relevant Australian standards

T12 Fluorescent low intensity discharge lighting encompassing:

  • types of low intensity discharge lamps.
  • expected lamp life, colour rendering and efficacy for typical types of low intensity discharge lamps.
  • operation of low intensity discharge luminaires including their control equipment.
  • Australian Standard and local requirements for low intensity discharge lighting.
  • methods for satisfying Australian Standards and local supply authority requirements regarding low intensity discharge lighting.

T13 High intensity discharge lighting encompassing:

  • types of high intensity discharge lamps.
  • expected lamp life, colour rendering and efficacy for typical types of high intensity discharge lamps.
  • operation of high intensity discharge luminaires including their control equipment.
  • Australian Standard and local requirements for high intensity discharge lighting.
  • methods for satisfying Australian Standards and local supply authority requirements regarding high intensity discharge lighting.
  • LED lighting and its applications.
  • Neon, Argon and Xenon lighting and their applications.
  • comparison of incandescent, low intensity discharge, high intensity discharge, LED and other types of lighting

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

9 ) The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge, the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package.

The Evidence Guide forms an integral part of this unit. It must be used in conjunction with all parts of this unit and performed in accordance with the Assessment Guidelines of this Training Package.

Overview of Assessment 

9 .1 )

Longitudinal competency development approaches to assessment, such as Profiling, require data to be reliably gathered in a form that can be consistently interpreted over time. This approach is best utilised in Apprenticeship programs and reduces assessment intervention. It is the Industry's preferred model for apprenticeships. However, where summative (or final) assessment is used it is to include the application of the competency in the normal work environment or, at a minimum, the application of the competency in a realistically simulated work environment. It is recognised that, in some circumstances, assessment in part or full can occur outside the workplace. However, it must be in accordance with industry and regulatory policy.

Methods chosen for a particular assessment will be influenced by various factors. These include the extent of the assessment, the most effective locations for the assessment activities to take place, access to physical resources, additional safety measures that may be required and the critical nature of the competencies being assessed.

The critical safety nature of working with electricity, electrical equipment, gas or any other hazardous substance/material carries risk in deeming a person competent. Sources of evidence need to be 'rich' in nature to minimise error in judgment.

Activities associated with normal every day work have a bearing on the decision as to how much and how detailed the data gathered will contribute to its 'richness'. Some skills are more critical to safety and operational requirements while the same skills may be more or less frequently practised. These points are raised for the assessors to consider when choosing an assessment method and developing assessment instruments. Sample assessment instruments are included for Assessors in the Assessment Guidelines of this Training Package.

Critical aspects of evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

9 .2 )

Before the critical aspects of evidence are considered all prerequisites shall be met.

Evidence for competence in this unit shall be considered holistically. Each element and associated performance criteria shall be demonstrated on at least two occasions in accordance with the 'Assessment Guidelines - UEE07'. Evidence shall also comprise:

  • A representative body of performance criteria demonstrated within the timeframes typically expected of the discipline, work function and industrial environment. In particular this shall incorporate evidence that shows a candidate is able to:

  • Implement Occupational Health and Safety workplace procedures and practices including the use of risk control measures as specified in the performance criteria and range statement
  • Apply sustainable energy principles and practices as specified in the performance criteria and range statement
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the essential knowledge and associated skills as described in this unit. It may be required by some jurisdictions that RTOs provide a percentile graded result for the purpose of regulatory or licensing requirements.
  • Demonstrate an appropriate level of skills enabling employment
  • Conduct work observing the relevant Anti Discrimination legislation, regulations, polices and workplace procedures

  • Demonstrated consistent performance across a representative range of contexts from the prescribed items below:

  • Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits as described as described in 8) and including:

A

Determining the operating parameters of existing apparatus/circuits.

B

Altering an existing apparatus/circuit to comply with specified operating parameters.

C

Developing apparatus/circuits to comply with a specified function and operating parameters.

D

Determining the cause of low efficiency in an existing apparatus/circuit.

E

Determining conditions causing an existing apparatus/circuit to be unsafe.

F

Dealing with unplanned events

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

9 .3 )

This unit should be assessed as it relates to normal work practice using procedures, information and resources typical of a workplace. This should include:

  • OHS policy and work procedures and instructions.
  • Suitable work environment, facilities, equipment and materials to undertake actual work as prescribed by this unit.

These should be part of the formal learning/assessment environment.

Note:

Where simulation is considered a suitable strategy for assessment, conditions must be authentic and as far as possible reproduce and replicate the workplace and be consistent with the approved industry simulation policy.

The resources used for assessment should reflect current industry practices in relation to solving problems in electromagnetic circuits.

Method of assessment 

9 .4 )

This unit shall be assessed by methods given in Volume 1, Part 3 'Assessment Guidelines'.

Note: Competent performance with inherent safe working practices is expected in the industry to which this unit applies. This requires assessment in a structured environment which is primarily intended for learning/assessment and incorporates all necessary equipment and facilities for learners to develop and demonstrate the essential knowledge and skills described in this unit.

Concurrent assessment and relationship with other units 

9 .5 )

There are no concurrent assessment recommendations for this unit.

Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

8 ) This relates to the unit as a whole providing the range of contexts and conditions to which the performance criteria apply. It allows for different work environments and situations that will affect performance.

This unit shall be demonstrated in relation to any four types of problems for both single and three-phase apparatus and circuits and three types of circuit/equipment as listed below.

Type of problems

  • Determining the operating parameters of existing apparatus/circuit
  • Altering an existing apparatus/circuit to comply with specified operating parameters
  • Developing apparatus/circuits to comply with a specified function and operating parameters

Note:
Operating parameters include voltage, current, efficiency, power, energy and power factor

  • Determining the cause of low efficiency in an existing apparatus/circuit.
  • Determining conditions causing an existing apparatus/circuit to be unsafe.

Note:
Examples of unsafe circuits includes electric shock hazard from indirect contract with conductive parts, insufficiently low impedance of a fault current path and inadequate fault protection

Types of circuits/equipment

  • Lighting circuits
  • Power circuits
  • Rotating machines
  • Electrical heating
  • Lighting

Generic terms used throughout this Vocational Standard shall be regarded as part of the Range Statement in which competency is demonstrated. The definition of these and other terms that apply are given in Volume 2, Part 2.1.

Unit Sector(s)

Not Applicable

Competency Field

2 .2 ) Literacy and numeracy skills 

Participants are best equipped to achieve competency in this unit if they have reading, writing and numeracy skills indicated by the following scales. Description of each scale is given in Volume 2, Part 3 'Literacy and Numeracy'

Reading

4

Writing

4

Numeracy

4

2.2) Literacy and numeracy skills

Competency Field 

5 )

Electrical