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

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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UEENEEE101A - Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

UEENEEE102A - Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry 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. circuits

UEENEEG106A - Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits


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 and knowledge: - transformer construction; - transformer operation; - transformer losses, efficiency and cooling; - transformer voltage regulation and percent impedance; - parallel operation of transformers and transformer auxiliary equipment; - auto-transformers and instrument transformers; - operating principles of three phase induction motors; - three phase induction motor construction; - three phase induction motor characteristics; - single phase motors - split phase; - single phase motors - capacitor and shaded pole types; - single phase motors - universal; - motor protection; - three phase synchronous machines- operation principles and construction, and; - alternators and generators.

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