This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to determine correct operation of electromagnetic devices and related circuits and provide solutions as they apply to electrical installations and equipment.
It includes working safely; applying power circuit problem-solving processes, including the use of testing and measuring devices; and providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits.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) requirements, including:
*identifying hazards and assessing risks and applying control measures
*confirming isolation of circuits
*using methodological techniques to solve problems in circuits with an electromagnetic device from measured and calculated values
*determining the operating parameters of an existing circuit with an electromagnetic device, including:
*the direction of magnetic field around a current-carrying conductor and a coil
*a current-carrying conductor under the influence of a magnetic field
*modifying an existing circuit with an electromagnetic device to comply with specified operating parameters
*connecting electromagnetic devices to comply with a specified function and operating parameters
*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):