UEENEEM022A - Attend to breakdowns in hazardous areas - pressurisation

Unit code: UEENEEM022A | Study level: TAFE
A student must complete the following pre-requisite: UEENEEM080A Report on the integrity of explosion-protected equipment in a hazardous area; AND Competencies in attending to breakdowns in general electrical or instrumentation equipment mechanical plant/equipment service and maintenance at least at AQF 3 or equivalent.
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit covers the explosion-protection aspects of attending to a breakdown in a hazardous area or of explosion-protected and associated equipment. It requires the ability to ascertain the nature of a breakdown, the extent of repairs required and the personnel needed to repair the breakdown.


For Melbourne campuses

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:

  • explosion-protection equipment - ex certification schemes;
  • flameproof (ex ‘d’) explosion-protection technique;
  • increased safety (ex ‘e’) explosion-protection technique;
  • non-sparking (ex ‘n’) explosion-protection technique;
  • intrinsic safety (ex ‘i’) explosion-protection technique;
  • pressurization (ex ‘p’) explosion-protection technique;
  • enclosures for dusts (ex ‘td’) - explosion-protection technique, and;
  • common characteristics of explosion-protection techniques.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

As part of a course

This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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