UEECO0001 - Estimate electrotechnology projects

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Unit code: UEECO0001 | Study level: TAFE


This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to estimate material and labour costs for competitive quotation/tenders for electrotechnology work exceeding $AUD20,000.It includes reading and understanding job specifications, adjusting for material take-offs, determining labour and site requirements, costing and documenting.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes & 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:

  • adjusting estimates
  • applying relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements
  • checking and documenting estimates
  • creating, documenting, forwarding and filing quotations
  • dealing with unplanned events/situations in accordance with workplace procedures in a manner that minimises risk to personnel and equipment
  • documenting and submitting quotations
  • estimating completion dates
  • estimating electrotechnology project material and labour costs
  • estimating electrotechnology projects for a competitive quotation/tender for which the value must exceed $AUD20,000
  • identifying risk control measures
  • planning extent of projects
  • sourcing materials and human resources
  • working within timeframes.

Required reading

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

As part of a course

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