This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to fix, secure and mount electrotechnology equipment to hollow walls, solid walls and metal fixings.It includes the safe use of hand and portable tools/ power tools and the selection and safe application of fixing devices and supporting accessories/equipment.
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 relevant workplace health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements
*applying sustainable energy principles and practices
*communicating effectively with relevant stakeholders
*completing fixing and support work to electrotechnology equipment
*completing workplace documentation
*ensuring exposed and/or conductive parts, plant or machinery are isolated by an authorised person
*installing a fixing device and accessory capable of supporting up to 20 kilograms (kg) on the metal plate
*using appropriate fixing methods, tools and devices to install fixings to hollow walls, solid walls, brick, concrete and steel
*installing, aligning and adjusting fixing devices in accordance with manufacturer instructions and load limits, including installing relevant fixing support accessories/equipment
*maintaining a clean worksite and equipment
*selecting relevant fixing devices suitable for the environment they are being installed for loads, including:
*less-than 5 kg
*selecting the correct device for supporting, fixing and protecting wiring/cabling/piping and functional accessories
*using fixing adhesives and tapes safely in accordance with manufacturer instructions and load limits
*using power drills, including selecting and changing drill bits and drill speeds.
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):