This unit covers the setting up, adjustment, maintenance and modification to electronically controlled mechanically operated complex systems. It encompasses working safely, applying extensive knowledge of electronic circuits and the integration to mechanically operated equipment and systems, gathering and analysing data, applying problem solving techniques, developing and documenting solutions and alternatives.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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A student must have completed all the units in the Common Unit Group, as well as all units contained within one Pathway Group. Common Unit Group: 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; 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; UEENEEI127A Analyse complex electronic circuits controlling fluids, and; UEENEEI139A Diagnose and rectify faults in digital controls systems. Electrical Pathway Group: Please contact Victoria University Polytechnic, for the list of pre-requisites required and contained within this group. Instrumentation and Control Pathway Group: Please contact Victoria University Polytechnic, for the list of pre-requisites required and contained within this group.


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: - connection of sensors and actuators to an interface for communications with a discrete device electronic controller or programmable controller or computer for the operation of a process requiring continuously variable changes; - description of the logic sequence for the integrated system including: operator actions, input signals, output actions, interlocks and safety and emergency requirements; - transformation of the system logic into a program to carry out the desired task using a port address on a computer using programming software and codes; - commissioning systems and perform fault diagnosis using computer automation; - operation of circuits controlling hydraulics; - technical specifications and data for the selection of hydraulic components for machine control, and; - installation, commissioning and testing hydraulic systems.

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