TAFE NSW

Diploma of Electrical Engineering - UEE50411

TAFE NSW

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification is part of the Electrotechnology Training Package. It is aimed at those working as electrical engineering technicians. Students will learn how to develop, select, commission, maintain and diagnose faults / malfunctions on advanced electrical equipment and systems. This course meets the national Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) requirements for an unrestricted 'Electrician's License'.

Subjects

  • Conduct electrical tests on HV electrical machines
  • Assemble, mount and connect control gear and switchgear
  • Provide solutions to pneumatic-hydraulic system operations
  • Provide quotations for installation or service jobs
  • Use computer applications relevant to a workplace
  • Design grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems
  • Maintain operation of electrical marine equipment and systems
  • Align and install traction lift equipment
  • Assess energy loads and uses for energy efficiency in commercial facilities
  • Develop an electrical integrated system interface for access through a touch screen
  • Install and maintain field power and distribution systems with a low voltage demand up to 200 A per phase
  • Maintain operation of electrical mining equipment and systems
  • Install and maintain emergency lighting systems
  • Verify compliance and functionality of special LV electrical installations
  • Plan low voltage switchboard and control panel layouts
  • Design electrical installations with a low voltage demand greater than 400 A per phase
  • Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
  • Provide advice on the application of energy efficient lighting for ambient and aesthetic effect
  • Assess the fitness-for-purpose of hazardous areas explosion-protected equipment - coal mining
  • Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems
  • Install and replace low voltage current transformer metering
  • Set up and place LV electrical apparatus and associated circuits into service
  • Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in a.c. motor drive systems
  • Fault find and repair analogue circuits and components in electronic control systems
  • Rewind single phase machines
  • Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report
  • Rewind LV direct current machines
  • Develop and connect electrical control circuits
  • Conduct testing of hazardous areas installations - coal mining
  • Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan
  • Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
  • Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems
  • Attend to breakdowns in hazardous areas - pressurisation
  • Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems - coal mining
  • Provide engineering solutions to problems in complex polyphase power circuits
  • Solve problems in density/level measurement components and systems
  • Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems
  • Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems
  • Solve problems in d.c. circuits
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • Provide photometric data for illumination system design
  • Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations
  • Plan electrical installations with a low voltage demand up to 400 A per phase
  • Design effective and efficient lighting for residential and commercial buildings
  • Apply currency of safe working practices and compliance verification of electrical installations
  • Assemble, enter and verify operating instructions in microprocessor equipped devices
  • Develop detailed electrical drawings
  • Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
  • Design renewable energy (RE) heating systems
  • Provide advice on effective and energy efficient lighting products
  • Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems - gas atmospheres
  • Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
  • Maintain equipment in hazardous areas - coal mining
  • Apply compliance requirements to all aspects of electrical work
  • Place and connect electrical coils
  • Assemble and set up basic security systems
  • Plan the electrical installation of integrated systems
  • Facilitate continuous improvement
  • Maintain documentation
  • Maintain equipment in hazardous areas - dust atmospheres
  • Rewind three phase low voltage induction machines
  • Design micro-hydro systems rated to 6.4 kW
  • Supply effective and efficient lighting products for domestic and small commercial applications
  • Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Manage people performance
  • Use engineering applications software on personal computers
  • Conduct audit of hazardous areas installations - gas atmospheres
  • Develop strategies to address sustainability issues for electrical installations
  • Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
  • Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
  • Attend to breakdowns in hazardous areas - coal mining
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in traction lift systems
  • Develop, enter and verify programs in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • Wind electrical coils
  • Install low voltage wiring and accessories
  • Conduct compliance inspection of LV electrical installations with demand exceeding 100 A per phase
  • Analyse complex electronic circuits controlling fluids
  • Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers
  • Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems
  • Develop access control of electrical integrated systems using logic-based programming tools
  • Rewind HV three phase induction machines rated for voltages above 3.3 kV
  • Deliver a service to customers
  • Assess the fitness-for-purpose of hazardous areas explosion-protected equipment - gas atmospheres
  • Solve problems in polyphase electronic power control circuits
  • Estimate electrotechnology projects
  • Design effective and efficient lighting for public, open and sports areas
  • Conduct audit of hazardous areas installations - coal mining
  • Maintain equipment in hazardous areas - pressurisation
  • Develop interfaces for multiple access methods to monitor, schedule and control an electrical integrated system
  • Set up industrial field control devices
  • Develop detailed and complex drawings for electrical systems using CAD systems
  • Prepare quotations for the supply of effective and efficient lighting products for lighting projects
  • Build and sustain an innovative work environment
  • Troubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies
  • Evaluate performance of low voltage electrical apparatus
  • Conduct audit of hazardous areas installations - dust atmospheres
  • Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
  • Write specifications for electrotechnology engineering projects
  • Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
  • Develop electrical integrated systems
  • Conduct electrical tests on LV electrical machines
  • Manage an information or knowledge management system
  • Investigate and report on electrical incidents and causes
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in complex lift systems
  • Select and arrange equipment for special LV electrical installations
  • Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in servo drive systems
  • Configure and maintain industrial control system networks
  • Install and modify performance data communication copper cabling
  • Develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers
  • Develop and implement energy sector maintenance programs
  • Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures
  • Conduct a conformity assessment of explosion-protected equipment - dust atmospheres
  • Conduct a conformity assessment of explosion-protected equipment - coal mining
  • Maintain equipment in hazardous areas - gas atmospheres
  • Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems - dust atmospheres
  • Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs
  • Install, set up and commission interval metering
  • Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
  • Mount and wire control panel equipment
  • Overhaul and repair major switchgear and controlgear
  • Assess energy loads and uses for energy efficiency in residential, office and retail premises
  • Use instrumentation drawings, specification, standards and equipment manuals
  • Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems - pressurisation
  • Design wind energy conversion systems (WECS) rated to 10 kW
  • Install and maintain emergency safety systems
  • Install and maintain escalators, moving walks and treadways
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in digital controls systems
  • Conduct compliance inspection of single phase LV electrical installations
  • Attend to breakdowns in hazardous areas - gas atmospheres
  • Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services
  • Plan an integrated cabling installation system
  • Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations
  • Ensure team effectiveness
  • Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
  • Prepare tender submissions for electrotechnology projects
  • Rewind HV three phase induction machines rated for voltages to 3.3 kV
  • Repair and maintain mechanical components of electrical machines
  • Fabricate and assemble bus bars
  • Conduct mechanical tests on electrical machines and components
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • Carry out basic repairs to electrical components and equipment
  • Provide solutions to fluid circuit operations
  • Attend to breakdowns in hazardous areas - dust atmospheres
  • Develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues in the energy sector
  • Maintain and service traction lifts systems and equipment
  • Assess energy loads and uses for energy efficiency in industrial properties and enterprises
  • Assess the fitness-for-purpose of hazardous areas explosion-protected equipment - dust atmospheres
  • Develop and test code for microcontroller devices
  • Solve problems in single phase electronic power control circuits
  • Select effective and efficient light sources and luminaries for given locations and designs
  • Select low voltage power factor correction equipment
  • Provide solutions to problems in industrial control systems
  • Develop structured programs to control external devices
  • Develop compliance policies and plans to conduct a electrical contracting business
  • Conduct compliance inspection of special LV electrical installations
  • Report on the integrity of explosion-protected equipment in a hazardous area
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in d.c. motor drive systems
  • Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations
  • Conduct a conformity assessment of explosion-protected equipment - gas atmospheres
  • Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus
  • Find and repair faults in LV d.c. electrical apparatus and circuits
  • Carry out low voltage electrical field testing and report findings
  • Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems

Study pathways

Not applicable.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Granville College No
  • Part-time : 2 years
Newcastle Campus No
  • Part-time : 36 weeks
OTEN (Open Training Education Network) No
  • Flexible Delivery : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Granville College.

A fee applies for most TAFE NSW courses and must be paid when you enrol. The amount you pay depends on the type of course you study, and on your personal circumstances. Please click on the Smart and Skilled link http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/smartandskilled/prices_fees.html to work out what you will pay for this course based on your personal circumstances. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be eligible for a fee discount or fee exemption. Please contact 13 7974 for further information. If you do apply for a VET Student Loan you will need to have your Tax File Number (TFN) handy. If you do not have a TFN you can apply for one through most Australia Post outlets, and obtain a Certificate of Application for a TFN. Once you receive your TFN from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) you must contact your college so they can arrange for you to enter it into your VET Student Loan application.

Campuses: OTEN (Open Training Education Network).

**PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE**This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process. Find out more about [VET Student Loans](https://www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans).Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course. The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide the following resources which are retained on completion of study:- scientific calculator, Casio FX-100AU PLUS (preferred)- computer, printer/scanner and internet connection. - set texts for certain subjectsFor skills assessments: - PPE, boots with a "closed toe and sturdy upper", cotton clothing, (dressed as per workplace)- further PPE including clothing items may be specified for certain units of study by the Teaching Section

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