UEEEL0024 - Test and connect alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines

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Unit code: UEEEL0024 | Study level: TAFE
UEECD0007 - Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEECD0019 - Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEECD0020 - Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEECD0051 - Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEEEL0019 - Solve problems in direct current (d.c.) machines
UEEEL0020 - Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
UEEEL0021 - Solve problems in magnetic and electromagnetic devices
UEEEL0023 - Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
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 test and connect alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines. It includes safe working practices, ascertaining correct operation of a.c. machines and solving problems as they apply to servicing, fault finding, installation and compliance work functions
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) a.c. or 120 V direct current (d.c.).


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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 work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) workplace procedures, including:
  • identifying and assessing hazards and risks, and implementing control measures
  • checking circuits are isolated in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements
  • applying testing and connecting techniques in alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines, including:
  • connecting, running and reversing the direction of a single phase motor and a three phase motor
  • applying testing and connecting techniques in alternating current (a.c.) roatating machines, inculding:
  • connecting three phase induction motor in both star and delta connections
  • connecting, running and reversing the direction of a three phase motor
  • determining the operating parameters of existing machines
  • altering an existing machine connection or circuit to comply with specified operating parameters
  • developing machines/circuits to comply with a specified function and operating parameters
  • determining the cause of low efficiency in an existing machine
  • performing insulation resistance, continuity and winding identification tests
  • identifying faults/faulty components in single and three phase motors
  • testing insulation resistance of a three phase induction motor prior to connection to the supply
  • testing winding resistance (ohmic value and continuity) of a three phase induction motor prior to connection to the supply
    *applying sustainable energy principles and practices
    *completing problem-solving activities documentation.

Required reading

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.

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