This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to solve problems in multiple path circuits.It includes working safely; applying problem-solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices; and providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in multiple path circuits.
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 and workplace procedures, including:
*identifying and assessing hazards and risks
*implementing control measures
*safely measuring the parameters for the whole or any part of a d.c. circuit
*working safety with electric circuits in the electrotechnology sector, including:
*checking circuits are isolated in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements
*applying protections against the physiological effects of electrical currents
*calculating values of voltage, current and resistance in single source series/parallel circuits given any two of these quantities
*calculating power in single source series/parallel circuits from known values of voltage, current and/or resistance
*connecting a parallel circuit: power supply, protection device, switch and loads
*connecting a series/parallel circuit: power supply, protection device, switch and loads
*measuring values of voltage and current in single source ELV series/parallel circuits
*measuring values of resistance, including insulation resistance and continuity/no continuity
*measuring values of capacitance
*testing capacitors to determine serviceability
*altering an existing circuit to comply with specified operating parameters
*developing circuits to comply with a specified function and operating parameters
*using methodical techniques to solve circuit problems from measured and calculated values
*ensuring compliance 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):