Unit of competency details

UEENEEI123A - Design electronic control systems (Release 3)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
3 (this release)Current 14/Aug/2013
(View details for release 2) Replaced06/Mar/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced16/Mar/2012

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to UEENEEI023B - Design electronic control systems 15/Mar/2012

Training packages that include this unit

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  07/Aug/2012 
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UEENEEI124A Fault find and repair analogue circuits and components in electronic control systems

Unit Descriptor

Unit Descriptor 

1) Scope: 

1.1) Descriptor 

This unit covers designing electronic control systems incorporating closed loop and digital and analogue elements. It encompasses working safely, following design brief, applying knowledge of digital and analogue devices, interpreting device specifications, constructing prototypes, using appropriate development software, applying programming techniques, testing developed system prototype operation and documenting design and development work.

Application of the Unit

Application of the Unit 

2) 

This unit is intended for competency development entry-level employment-based programs incorporated in approved contracts of training. It applies to any formal recognition for this standard at the aligned AQF 5 level 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. However, practice in this unit is subject to regulations directly related to occupational health and safety and where applicable contracts of training such as apprenticeships.

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.

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

Where pre-requisite pathways have been identified. All competencies in the Common Unit Group must be have been completed plus all the competencies in one (1) of the identified Pathway Unit Group(s):

Electrical

Instrumentation

Common Unit Group

UEENEEE101A

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

UEENEEE104A

Solve problems in d.c. Circuits

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. circuits

UEENEEI124A

Fault find and repair analogue circuits and components in electronic control systems

UEENEEI139A

Diagnose and rectify faults in digital controls systems

Electrical Pathway

UEENEEG006A

Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines

UEENEEG033A

Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits

UEENEEG063A

Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations

UEENEEG106A

Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits

UEENEEG108A

Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits

Instrumentation Pathway

UEENEEE119A

Solve problems in multiple path extra low voltage (ELV) a.c. circuits

UEENEEI101A

Use instrumentation drawings, specification, standards and equipment manuals

UEENEEI102A

Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems

UEENEEI103A

Solve problems in density/level measurement components and systems

UEENEEI104A

Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems

UEENEEI105A

Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems

UEENEEI106A

Set up and adjust PID control loops

UEENEEI110A

Set up and adjust advanced PID process control loops

UEENEEI112A

Verify compliance and functionality of instrumentation and control installations

UEENEEI113A

Setup and configure Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and industrial networks

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

5

Writing

5

Numeracy

5

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 design electronic control systems

1.1

OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood

1.2

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

1.3

The extent of the proposed electronic control system is determined from the design brief or in consultations with appropriate person(s)

1.4

Design development work is planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved on the work site

1.5

Materials and devices/components required for the work are determined on compatibility of their specifications with control system requirements and project budget constraints.

2

Design electronic control systems

2.1

OHS risk control work measures and procedures are followed.

2.2

Knowledge of digital and analogue elements used in control systems and compliance standards are applied to the design

2.3

Alternative arrangements for the design are considered based on the requirements outlined in the design brief.

2.4

Safety, functional and budget considerations are incorporated in the design.

2.5

Prototype devices and circuits are constructed, programmed and tested for compliance with the design brief and regulatory requirements.

2.6

Prototype malfunctions are rectified and retested to ensure effective operation of design.

2.7

Control system design is documented for submission to appropriate person(s) for approval

2.8

Solutions to unplanned situation are provided consistent with organisation policy.

3

Obtain approval for electronic control systems design

3.1

Control system design is presented and explained to client representative and/or other relevant person(s).

3.2

Requests for alterations to the design are negotiated with relevant person(s) within the constraints of organisation policy.

3.3

Final design is documented and approval obtained from appropriate person(s).

3.4

Quality of work is monitored against personal performance agreement and/or established organisational or professional standards.

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

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

Evidence shall show that knowledge has been acquired of safe working practices and designing electronic control systems.

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

KS01-EI123A 

Designing complex control systems 

Evidence shall show an understanding of complex control systems indicated by the following aspects:

T1

Control systems encompassing:

  • process controller and programmable controllers and personal computer
  • control peripherals suitable control

T2

Purpose built microprocessor controller multiple inputs resulting in different or changed outputs

T3

Different types and applications of system transducers and sensors

T4

Actuators and drive systems.

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 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. 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 everyday work influence 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 must be met.

Evidence for competence in this unit shall be considered holistically. Each Element and associated performance criteria must 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 required skills and knowledge 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:
  • Design electronic control systems as described in 10) and including:

A

Developing outlines of alternative designs,

B

Developing the design within the safety and functional requirements and budget limitations,

C

Documenting and presenting design effectively,

D

Successfully negotiating design alteration requests

E

Obtaining approval for final design

F

Dealing with unplanned events by drawing on required skills and knowledge 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 must 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, the 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 designing electronic control systems.

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 intended primarily for learning/assessment and incorporates all necessary equipment and facilities for learners to develop and demonstrate the required skills and knowledge 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 

10)  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 must be demonstrated in relation to an electronic control system incorporating closed loop control and digital and analogue elements and with at least five interacting control functions.

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)  

Instrumentation and Control

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