This unit covers selecting wiring systems and cables for electrical installations operating at voltages up to 1,000V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. It encompass knowledge and application of wiring systems and cable types, selecting wiring system compatible with the installation conditions, selecting cables that comply with required current-carrying capacity and voltage drop and earth fault-loop impedance limitations, coordination between protective devices and conductors and documenting selection decisions

Unit details

Location:
Industry
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
UEENEEG107A

Prerequisites

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

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

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

Assessment

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: - performance requirements - design and safety; - final subcircuit arrangements; - factors affecting the suitability of wiring systems; - maximum demand on consumer's mains/submains; - cable selection based on current carrying capacity requirements; - cable selection based on voltage drop requirements; - cable selection based on fault loop impedance requirements; - selecting protection devices; - selecting devices for isolation and switching, and; - switchboards.

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As part of a course

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