This unit covers selecting and using basic electro-measuring devices to check variables and the ability to maintain the devices.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - setting and using electro-measuring devices; - obtaining and interpreting specified electrical measurements; - selecting appropriate measuring devices; - performing arithmetic operations required to convert measurements into appropriate units of measurement; - maintaining and storing electro-measuring devices, and; - reading and interpreting information on standard operating procedures.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - terminology and concepts relating to electrical/electronic measurement; - the selection of different measuring devices for particular applications within the scope of this unit; - specifications of selected electro-measuring devices; - the application of the settings on each electro-measuring device; - the procedures for obtaining electrical/electronic measurements; - procedures for connecting electro-measuring devices to circuitry; - the correct scale for each setting on the electro-measuring device; - the scale factor to be applied to readings taken from the electro-measuring device; - the units applying to electrical and electronic measurements; - maintenance and storage requirements for a range of electro-measuring devices; - that devices can impact on the circuit condition; - relevant State/Territory or Commonwealth legislative and regulatory requirements, industry standards, NOHSC guidelines and code of practice; - hazards and control measures associated with electrical/electronic measurement; - safe work practices and procedures, and; - use and application of personal protective equipment.

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