UEECD0030 - Prepare electrotechnology/utilities drawings using manual drafting and CAD equipment and software

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Unit code: UEECD0030 | Study level: TAFE
UEECS0033 - Use engineering applications software on personal computers
UEECD0007 - Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEECD0019 - Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEECD0051 - Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEECD0031 - Prepare engineering drawings using manual drafting and CAD for electrotechnology applications; and
UEECD0043 - Solve problems in direct current circuits; or
UEECD0044 - Solve problems in multiple path circuits
UEECD0046 - Solve problems in single path circuits
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to prepare electrotechnology/utilities drawings using manual drafting and computer-aided design (CAD) equipment and software.It includes preparing, planning and completing electrotechnology/utilities drawings using manual drafting and CAD equipment and software. It also includes preparation and modification of preliminary electrotechnology/utilities drawings and diagrams using manual drafting methods, techniques, procedures, devices and CAD equipment and software from specifications, layouts, sketches or verbal instructions.


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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:

  • applying modifications to original drawings and resubmitting for approval
  • applying relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements, including implementing risk control measures
  • checking drawings for accuracy and compliance with job specifications
  • completing electrotechnology/utilities drawings using manual drafting and computer-aided design (CAD) equipment and software
  • determining job specifications from designs, drawings and layouts
  • filing completed drawings
  • obtaining specifications from design information, customer requirements, sketches, preliminary layouts and/or field investigations
  • planning and preparing electrotechnology/utilities drawings using manual drafting and CAD equipment and software
  • preparing and modifying preliminary electrotechnology/utilities drawings and diagrams using CAD equipment and software
  • responding to unplanned situations
  • submitting completed drawings
  • using CAD equipment and related computer commands
  • working with relevant person/s.

Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
architectural and site plan drawings for electrotechnology/utilities applications, including:

  • principles, purpose, terms and conventions usage in basic architectural drawings
  • typical scales
  • base plan symbols and labels
  • electrotechnology/utilities site plan symbols and labels
  • signing and markings site plan symbols and labels
  • architectural design and planning principles
  • elevation drawings
  • architectural symbols and abbreviations usage
  • floor plans layout and production
  • basic construction terminology and materials
  • perspectives and pictorials
  • typical wall and building sections with necessary details
  • applicable building codes
  • as-built floor plan measurement, sketching and drafting
  • usage of schedules in freehand architectural style lettering
  • styles of architecture
  • fundamentals and design function in residential design
  • site plans production
  • foundation plan production
  • AutoCAD basics for electrotechnology utilities applications, including:
  • operating system fundamentals encompassing principals, concepts and applications of CAD hardware; terms, conventions and codes related to CAD hardware; CAD hardware type and variation; system specifications interpretation and usage; input/output (I/O) devices identification; computer components installation and configuration arrangements and applications
  • CAD filing and naming conventions
  • opening program, closing and saving drawings
  • basic drafting commands encompassing line, circle, spline and rectangle
  • basic modification commands encompassing erasing, copy, mirror, block, trim and extend
  • layout and plotting
  • design centre encompassing electrical symbols and electronic symbols
  • AutoCAD and lists
  • components and symbols in CAD
  • mass storage and file compression
  • network operating systems, protocols, and cabling systems
  • researching hardware and software
  • installation and configuration of operating systems
  • plotting solutions
  • security issues
  • system maintenance
  • user interface
  • object creation and modification
  • editing
  • layers
  • properties
  • paper space and model space concepts
  • dimensioning and dimensioning variables
  • blocks
  • attributes
  • three-dimensional construction
  • solid modelling and scripts
  • library construction
  • database manipulation
  • data extraction
  • circuit simulation
  • wiring symbols - motor and generator; alternating current (a.c.) and direct current (d.c.) ; wiring junctions; grounds; distinguishing power and control conductors; normally open and normally closed contacts; series and shunt coils; circuit protection devices - overload relay w/thermal element; fuse and circuit breakers; push button - disconnect switches; momentary contact; maintained contact; meters; resistors; transformers - power, current, potential and auto-transformers

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.

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