This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and modify low voltage (LV) socket outlets circuits.
It includes working safely, identifying and repairing/replacing faulty socket outlets, ensuring all work complies with relevant Australian Standards and legislation, and completing work and documenting activitie
The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace where work is carried out on electrical installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 volt (V) alternating current (a.c.) or 120 V direct current (d.c.).
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, incl 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:
*applying work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) workplace procedures, including:
*identifying hazards, assessing risks and implementing control measures
*checking circuits are isolated in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements
*determining the operating parameters of existing socket outlets circuits
*altering existing socket outlets circuits to comply with specified operating parameters
*developing socket outlets circuits to comply with a specified function and operating parameters
*determining conditions causing existing socket outlets circuits to be unsafe
*installing circuits supplying a combination of socket outlets and equipment
*installing, terminating and testing of supported pendant outlets
*verifying correct operation of the installed circuits, including dead testing to comply with industry standards
*verifying the polarity of switched socket outlets
*identifying faulty socket outlets from visual inspection and/or test results
*ensuring all work complies with relevant Australian Standards and legislation
*completing work and documenting activities.
The qualified trainer and assessor will advise students of class notes, reading materials produced by VU Polytechnic and further support via VU Polytechnic e-learning system and/or in person.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):