This unit covers inspection and testing to verify whether an electrical installation is safe and complies with all requirements. It encompasses working safely, visual inspections and mandatory, optional and functional testing following verification procedures, identifying non-compliance defects and mandatory reporting requirements.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


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

UEENEEE137A - Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work

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

UEENEEG101A - Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits

UEENEEG102A - Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits

UEENEEG103A - Install low voltage wiring and accessories

UEENEEG104A - Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations

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

UEENEEG107A - Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations

UEENEEG108A - Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits

UEENEEG109A - Develop and connect electrical control 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: - electrical safety; - legislated regulations; - visual inspection of installations for compliance with the Wiring Rules; - testing installations; - documentation; - effects of electric current; - single path practical circuit; - single-source multiple-path d.c. circuits; - alternating voltage and current generation, phase relationships, energy in an a.c. circuit; - fundamental safety principles of the AS/NZS 3000 Part 1 (Section 1) and deemed to comply solution given in Part 2; - electric motor selection, starting method and overload protection; - ability to apply AS/NZ 3000 requirements for protective and functional earthing; - MEN system and its application; - knowledge of the application of transformers; - ability to apply AS/NZ 3000 requirements for protection of circuit against overcurrent and abnormal voltages; - additional protection by use of RCDs and use of extra-low voltage for basic and fault protection; - ability to select cables for single and three phase mains and sub-mains for single and multiple installations that comply with requirements of AS/NZS 3000 and AS/NZS 3008.1; - ability to select cables for final sub-circuits that comply with requirements of AS/NZS 3000 and AS/NZS 3008.1;- ability to apply AS/NZS 3000 requirements for the installation of electrical equipment in given damp situations; - ability to install, modify and test electrical equipment for construction and demolition sites, complying with AS/NZS 3012 and applicable workplace safety legislation; - knowledge of AS/NZS 3000 requirements for the installation of aerial conductors and underground wiring; - knowledge of AS/NZS 3000 requirements for electrical installations in hazardous areas; - ability to perform effective safe isolation of any equipment; - ability to apply AS/NZS 3000 requirements to install and terminate thermoplastic insulated cables; elastomer sheathed cables; XLPE sheathed cables; and high temperature cables; armoured cables; and neutral screened cables in a wide range of applications; - ability to perform the circuit tests required for electrical cables in a range of installations and final sub-circuit; - ability to install final sub-circuit wiring into switchboards and connect to switchboard equipment in accordance with AS/NZS 3000 and electricity distributor's requirements; - ability to apply AS/NZS 3000 and electricity distributor's requirements for the installation and connect consumers mains; - ability to read, sketch and interpret electrical diagrams; - knowledge and understanding occupational safety and health; - knowledge and understanding of the requirements for personal safety in the workplace; - process in rescuing a person in contact with live electrical conductors or equipment and the primary importance of the safety of the rescuer; - application of emergency first aid requirements for an electric shock victim; - dangers of high voltage equipment and distribution systems; - systematic method of commissioning and decommissioning electrical equipment and installations, and; - diagnosing and rectifying faults in electrical apparatus and associated circuits.

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