This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to use drawings, diagrams, cable schedules, industry standards, codes of practice and specifications as they apply to various electrotechnology work functions.It includes interpreting schematic, wiring and mechanical diagrams, equipment and cable/connection schedules and manuals; and the use and format of compliance standards, codes and job specifications used in the electrotechnology industry. It also includes the use of site and architectural drawings/plans to show the location of services, apparatus, plant and machinery.
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 work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements, including:
*implementing and monitoring control measures
*dealing with unplanned events in accordance with workplace procedures
*extracting dimensions from drawings and diagrams
*reading and interpreting drawings, diagrams and plans to determine the location of electrical/communication/audio accessories and appliances
*using drawings, diagrams, cable/connection schedules, industry standards, codes of practice and specifications used in electrotechnology work, including:
*giving correct information in freehand drawings
*identifying and selecting drawings, diagrams, site plans, cable/connection schedules and manuals relevant to the work to be undertaken
*interpreting drawings, diagrams, cable/connection schedules and manuals correctly
*obtaining compliance standards and codes applicable to particular disciplines
*reviewing and understanding the format of compliance standards and codes that apply to particular disciplines
*reviewing the format and content of typical job specifications
*using correct conventions in freehand drawings
*sketching and marking up basic circuit diagrams
*developing switching charts to identify the terminals of various types of switches
*using drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals to:
*convey information and ideas
*obtain job information.
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):