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Unit of competency details

UEENEEH112A - Troubleshoot digital sub-systems (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to UEEEC0069 - Troubleshoot digital sub-systems 04/Oct/2020
Supersedes and is equivalent to UEENEEH012B - Troubleshoot digital subsystems 15/Mar/2012

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 14/Aug/2013
(View details for release 1) 16/Mar/2012

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnUsage RecommendationRelease
UEE40111 - Certificate IV in Computer SystemsCertificate IV in Computer SystemsSuperseded1-4 
UET50319 - Diploma of ESI - Power Systems OperationsDiploma of ESI - Power Systems OperationsSuperseded1-2 
UEE30911 - Certificate III in Electronics and CommunicationsCertificate III in Electronics and CommunicationsSuperseded1-5 
UEE31111 - Certificate III in Gaming ElectronicsCertificate III in Gaming ElectronicsDeleted1-4 
UEE30111 - Certificate III in Business EquipmentCertificate III in Business EquipmentSuperseded1-5 
UET60221 - Advanced Diploma of ESI - Power SystemsAdvanced Diploma of ESI - Power SystemsCurrent
UET50212 - Diploma of ESI - Power SystemsDiploma of ESI - Power SystemsSuperseded1-3 
UEE31511 - Certificate III in Rail - Communications and NetworksCertificate III in Rail - Communications and NetworksDeleted1-4 
UEE40711 - Certificate IV in Electronics and CommunicationsCertificate IV in Electronics and CommunicationsSuperseded1-4 
UET50321 - Diploma of ESI - Power Systems OperationsDiploma of ESI - Power Systems OperationsCurrent1-2 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031317 Electronic Equipment Servicing  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031317 Electronic Equipment Servicing  03/Sep/2012 
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Modification History

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Unit Descriptor

Unit Descriptor 

1) Scope: 

1.1) Descriptor 

This unit covers determining correct operation of digital sub-systems. 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 digital components circuits.

Application of the Unit

Application of the Unit 

2) 

This competency standard unit is intended for development of competency in either entry-level employment based programs incorporated in approved contracts of training or other approved training programs. It may also be used to augment formally acquired competencies.

This unit is intended to apply to any recognised development program that leads to the acquisition of a formal award at AQF level 3 or higher.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

License to practice 

3)  

The skills and knowledge described in this unit do not require a license to practice in the workplace provided equipment is not connected to installation wiring at voltage above 50 V a.c. or 120 V d.c. However other conditions may apply in some States/Territories subject to regulations related to electrical work.

Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to regulations directly related to occupational health and safety and where applicable contracts of training such as apprenticeships.

Note:

1. Compliance with permits may be required in various jurisdictions and typically relates to the operation of plant, machinery and equipment such as elevating work platforms, powder operated fixing tools, power operated tools, vehicles, road signage and traffic control, lifting equipment and the like. Permits may also be required for some work environments such as confined spaces, working aloft, near live electrical apparatus and site rehabilitation.

2. Compliance may be required in various jurisdictions relating to currency in First Aid, confined space, lifting and risk safety measures.

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisite Unit(s) 

4)  

Competencies 

4.1) 

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

UEENEEH102A

Repair basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components

Literacy and numeracy skills 

4.2)  

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

3

Writing

3

Numeracy

3

Employability Skills Information

Employability Skills 

5)  

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.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

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

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 troubleshoot digital sub-systems.

1.1

OHS procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.

1.2

OHS risk control work preparation measures and procedures are followed.

1.3

The nature of the fault 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 procedures.

1.6

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

2

Troubleshoot digital sub-systems.

2.1

OHS risk control work measures and procedures 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 are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.

2.4

Fault finding is approached methodically drawing on knowledge of digital components using measured and calculated values of parameters.

2.5

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

2.6

Fault finding activities are carried out efficiently without unnecessary waste of materials or damage to apparatus and the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.

3

Complete work and document troubleshooting 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 troubleshooting 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 

8)  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 troubleshooting digital subsystems.

All knowledge and skills detailed in this unit should be contextualised to current industry practices and technologies.

KS01-EH112A Digital sub-system 

Evidence shall show an understanding of digital sub-system troubleshooting, applying safe working practices and relevant Standards, Codes and Regulations to an extent indicated by the following aspects:

T1. Analogue and digital signals

  • Comparison between analogue and digital signals
  • Observing digital and analogue waveforms

T2. Numbering systems

  • The binary number system
  • The hexadecimal number system
  • Binary addition and subtraction

T3. Numbering systems - conversions

  • Conversion between numbering systems
  • Binary Coded Decimal (BCD)
  • Gray code
  • The American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII)
  • Unicode

T4. Combinational logic circuits

  • Precautions when handling electronic devices due to electrostatic discharge (ESD)
  • Truth tables
  • Basic operation and characteristics of logic gates
  • Logic probes
  • Verification of operation of logic circuits

T5. Digital displays

  • Seven segment LED displays
  • Drive requirements
  • Current limiting
  • Multiplexed displays
  • Seven segment Decoders
  • Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD)
  • Emerging display technologies
  • Verification of seven segment display circuit
  • Interfacing with logic circuits

T6. Digital subsystem building blocks

  • Encoders and Decoders
  • Multiplexers and Demultiplexers
  • Timing diagrams
  • Flip flops, Latches and registers
  • Ripple counters
  • MOD counters
  • Synchronous counters Multi-vibrators
  • Clocks
  • Verification and operation (eg. PLDs, ICs)

T7. Digital fault finding

  • General fault finding principles
  • Common digital faults
  • Digital test equipment
  • Digital test equipment (eg. Logic probes, Digital Oscilloscopes, digital trainers)

T8. Logic families and specifications

  • Input and output voltage characteristics
  • Comparison of logic families
  • Unit load
  • Noise margin
  • Interfacing different logic families
  • Tri-state logic devices

Overview and applications of A/D converter and D/A converter

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 the 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-preferred model for apprenticeships. However, where summative (or final) assessment is used it must 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 accord 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 everyday work influence decisions about how/how much 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 – UEE11’. Evidence shall also comprise:

  • A representative body of work performance 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:
  • Troubleshoot digital subsystems as described in 8) and including:

A

Using methodical problem solving methods.

B

Taking measurements correctly and accurately.

C

Calculating parameters correctly and accurately.

D

Providing solution to digital component/circuit problems.

E

Providing written justification for the solutions to problems.

F

Dealing with unplanned events by drawing on essential knowledge and skills to provide appropriate solutions incorporated in a holistic assessment with the above listed items.

Note:
Successful completion of relevant vendor training may be used to contribute to evidence on which competency is deemed. In these cases the alignment of outcomes of vendor training with performance criteria and critical aspects of evidence shall be clearly identified.

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.

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 that the specified essential knowledge and associated skills are assessed 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.

The resources used for assessment should reflect current industry practices in relation to troubleshooting digital subsystems.

Concurrent assessment and relationship with other units 

9.5) 

For optimisation of training and assessment effort, competency development in this unit may be arranged concurrently with unit:

UEENEEH102A

Repair basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components

UEENEEH116A

Find and repair microwave amplifier section faults of electronic apparatus

UEENEEH139A

Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits

The critical aspects of occupational health and safety covered in unit UEENEEE101A and other discipline specific occupational health and safety units shall be incorporated in relation to this unit.

Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

10)  This relates to the unit of competency 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 competency standard unit shall be demonstrated in relation to troubleshooting a digital subsystem with at least three types of basic digital components/circuits or functions.

The troubleshooting must be demonstrated on three types of faults.

Notes:

1. The range of faults may include: open/shorted signal lines, output loading, input-to-input connections and clock-related faults.

2. Troubleshooting may involve the alteration of an existing digital subsystem to comply with a specified function and operating parameters.

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

Competency Field 

11)  

Electronics