This qualification provides competencies to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in buildings and premises. It includes the Electricity Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) requirements for an ‘Electrician’s licence’ or as it is known in NSW, a ‘Qualified Supervisor’s Certificate – Electrical’ as issued by Fair Trading NSW.

UEENEEC020B Participate in electrical work and competency development activities

Chris complies with and applies industry/enterprise policies in actively participating in work activities and in his own competency development. He complies with established industry/enterprise procedures regarding how work is conducted, understanding responsibilities and obligations under competency development plan, following activities for developing competency, self-monitoring competency development and meeting trainee obligations for periodic reporting of competency development activities.

UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits

Chris can determine the correct operation of magnetic circuits, electromagnetic devices and related circuits, providing solutions as they apply to electrical installations and equipment. He can work safely, address power circuit problems with appropriate problem solving processes, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices. Chris can provide solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits. Electromagnetic devices include - inductors, measuring instruments, d.c. generators, d.c. motors, LR timing circuits, relays, contactors, arc extinction devices, Hall effect and magnetostriction devices.

UEENEEG063A Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations

Chris can arrange and terminate circuits, control and protection devices and systems for electrical installations operating at voltages up to 1,000 V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. He can apply schemes for protection of persons and property, correct functioning, ensuring compatibility with the supply, arranging installation into circuits and selecting and arranging switchgear/control gear and protective devices to meet compliance requirements and documenting arrangement decisions. His duties include selection and installation of protection against direct and indirect contact, MEN system of earthing, protection against overload, short circuit, overvoltage, undervoltage, installation control, switchboards and distribution boards.

UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits

Chris can ascertain the correct operation of single and three phase a.c. circuits and solving circuit problems as they apply to servicing, fault finding, installation and compliance work functions. This encompasses safe working practices, multiphase circuit arrangements, issues related to protection, power factor and MEN systems and solutions to circuit problems derived from calculated and measured parameters. Chris can ascertain alternating current quantities, phasors and phasor diagrams, the effects of resistance, inductance and capacitance in a.c. circuits, RC, RL and RLC series circuits, parallel a.c. circuits, components of power and power factor improvement, harmonics and the effects of resonance, three phase star and delta connected systems, fault loop impedance.

UEENEEG106A Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits

Chris can terminate cables and cords and their conductors at accessories and current-using devices designed to operate at voltages up to 1,000 V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. He can prepare, terminate and test cables, cords and conductors. Chris is always working safely and to standards, understanding wiring system and cable types and applications, selecting appropriate termination accessories, preparing and terminating cables and cords, terminating cables/cord conductors and ensuring completed termination complies with requirements. Chris works with various cable types and terminations, cords, cables and plugs, TPI and TPS wiring systems, fire protection cabling, steel wire armoured cables, trailing cables and catenary systems.

UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications

Chris can interpret drawings, diagrams, cable schedules, standards, codes and specifications as they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. He can communicate using schematic, wiring and mechanical diagrams and equipment and cable/connection schedules, manuals, site and architectural drawings and plans showing the location of services, apparatus, plant and machinery and he understands the use and format of compliance standards and job specifications. Chris understands architectural drawings, electrical drawings, regulations for undertaking electrical work, Australian Standards (AS/NZS 3000 Wiring Rules), Service and Installation Rules, Codes of Practice and the Building Code of Australia.

UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

Chris can prepare to enter a work area, apply safe working practices and follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control. His duties include OHS legal requirements, manual handling procedures, workplace chemicals, working at heights, working safely with electricity, correct isolation procedures, CPR in the workplace.

UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components

Chris can perform basic fitting and fabrication techniques as they apply in the various utilities industry work functions. He can safely use hand, fixed and portable power tools, cutting, shaping joining and fixing using metallic and non-metallic materials, dismantling and assembling equipment, basic mechanical measurement and marking-out and reading drawings/diagrams. His duties include mechanical drawing interpretation and sketching, workshop planning, measuring and marking out, drills and drilling, tapping and threading, general hand tools, joining techniques, portable electric power tools, sheet metal work, low tolerance measurement using Vernier callipers and micrometers, dismantling and assembling electrical equipment.

UEENEEE137A Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work

Chris can identify occupational health and safety hazards and risks, and can document control measures. He can identify workplace hazards, assigning levels of risk, and developing control measures to eliminate and/or mitigate risks. He frequently reviews risk control measures and maintains documentation of hazards, risk control measures and their application in accordance with compliance procedures.

UEENEEG108A Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits

Chris can trouble-shoot and repair faults in electrical apparatus and interconnecting circuits and equipment operating at voltages up to 1,000 V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. Chris can carry out his working tasks safely, reading circuit diagrams, sketching diagrams from traced wiring, logically applying fault finding procedures, conducting repairs and completing the necessary service documentation. This applies to troubleshooting concepts and the troubleshooting of water heaters and associated components/circuitry, lighting circuits and associated components/circuitry, single phase motors and associated components/circuitry, three phase motors and associated components/circuitry, mains, sub-mains and final sub-circuits of electrical installations.

UEENEEG006A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines

Chris can ascertain the correct operation of single and three phase machines and solves machine problems as they apply to servicing, fault finding, and installation and compliance work functions. He always carries out safe working practices, machine connections circuit arrangements, addressing issues related to machine operation, characteristics and protection. Chris can come up with solutions to machine problems derived from calculated and measured parameters. His knowledge extends to transformer construction, operation, losses, efficiency, cooling, voltage regulation, impedance, parallel operation, auxiliary equipment, auto-transformers and instrument transformers. Three phase induction motor construction, principles of operation and characteristics. Single phase motors – split phase, capacitor shaded pole and universal motors construction, operations and characteristics. Microtherm, thermal and magnetic motor protection. Construction and operating principles of three phase synchronous machines – motor and alternator.

UEENEEG033A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits

Chris can ascertain correct operation of single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits; and solve circuit problems as they apply to servicing, fault finding, and installation and compliance work functions. He carries out safe working practices, apparatus circuit arrangements, addressing issues related to operation, characteristics and protection and comes up with solutions to apparatus/circuit problems derived from calculated and measured parameters. Chris works with lighting circuits, circuits for socket outlets, final sub-circuits including mixed circuits, electrical heating control devices, fixed electrical heating appliances, electric water heaters, alternative/back up supplies, battery installations, fire protection, emergency and evacuation lighting, low intensity discharge lighting and high intensity discharge lighting.

UEENEEK142A Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector

Chris undertakes methods of work practice that minimise energy and material usage, to seek energy reduction strategies in the energy sector workplace. He minimises negative impacts on the environment, applying and completing sustainable work practice.

UEENEEG107A Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations

Chris selects wiring systems and cables for electrical installations operating at voltages up to 1,000V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. He knows about the application of wiring systems and cable types, selecting wiring system compatible with the installation conditions, selecting cables that comply with required current-carrying capacity and voltage drop and earth fault-loop impedance limitations, coordination between protective devices and conductors and documenting selection decisions. Chris’s knowledge extends to maximum demand of mains, sub-mains and final sub-circuits, selecting devices for isolation and switching, switchboards with single phase single tariff whole current metering, multiphase single tariff whole current metering, multiphase multi tariff whole current metering, multi tenancy whole current metering and three phase CT metering.

UEENEEG103A Install low voltage wiring and accessories

Chris can install wiring enclosures, cable support systems, cables and accessories designed to operate at voltages up to 1,000 V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c in building and premises. He is always working safely and to installation standards, routing cables to specified locations, terminating cables and connecting wiring at accessories and completing the necessary installation documentation. Chris is familiar with the standards, codes and requirements applicable to the installation of wiring systems, installation in special situations – construction and demolition sites, relocatable installations, caravan parks, marinas, shows and carnivals, hazardous areas, damp situations and ELV installations, aerial cabling and underground cabling.

UEENEEE001B Apply OHS practices in the workplace

Chris is able to prepare to enter a work area; apply safe working practices; follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control, and comply with occupational health and safety guidelines and how they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. Chris carries out his responsibilities for health and safety, risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work

UEENEEG104A Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations

Chris installs appliance protection devices, switchgear, control gear, switchboards, and accessories designed to operate at voltages up to 1,000 V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. Chris is always working safely and to installation standards, matching appliances and accessories with that specified, making required circuit connections and completing the necessary installation documentation. He can report on all of his installation activities. Items Chris works on include appliances, switchgear and accessories include switchgear and control gear, switchboards, socket-outlets, lighting equipment and accessories, lamps and luminaires, smoke and fire detectors, cooking appliances, appliances producing hot water or steam, room heaters, electric heating cables for floors and ceilings, space heating, duct heaters, electricity converters, motors, transformers, capacitors, and batteries. He is aware of issues affecting electrical installations in heritage buildings.

HLTCPR201B Perform CPR

Chris is able to respond to signs of an unconscious casualty; perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines; and also communicate details of the incident. He has done this unit through TAFE NSW or another provider in the past 12 months.

UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits

Chris can determine the correct operation of single source d.c. series, parallel and series-parallel circuits, while providing solutions as they apply to various electrotechnology work functions. He is always working safely, carrying out problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in single and multiple path circuits. Chris is well aware of the basic electrical circuit and concepts, Ohm’s law, electrical power, four effects of electric current, energy conversion for production of an emf, resistance, resistors and resistance measurement, series circuits, parallel circuits and series-parallel circuits, four factors affecting the resistance of conductors, effects of meters in circuits, capacitance and capacitors, RC timing circuits, capacitors in series and in parallel.

CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry

Chris can undertake Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) induction training within the construction industry. He is able to identify OHS legislative requirements; identify construction hazards and control measures; identify OHS communication and reporting processes; and identify OHS incident response procedures

UEENEEG109A Develop and connect electrical control circuits

Chris can carry out tasks such as developing, connecting and functionally testing electrical power and control circuits that perform specific control functions. Chris always performs his work tasks safely; developing schematic/ladder diagrams and converting them to wiring diagrams; selecting and connecting contactors and control devices to perform a specific function. He can complete and document circuit development activities

UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment

Chris carries out fixing, securing and mounting techniques as they apply in the various electrotechnology work functions. He can safely use hand and portable power tools; possesses safe lifting techniques. He often makes a selection and performs the safe application of fixing devices and supporting accessories/equipment. Chris regularly fixes to hollow walls (wood screws, coach bolts, self-tappers, self-drilling, metal thread, hollow wall anchors, behind plaster brackets, stud brackets, plasterboard devices, toggle devices), solid walls (wall-plugs, expanding concrete fixing devices, gas powered fixing tools, powder actuated fixing tools, loxins, dynabolts, chemical devices), metal (coach bolts, self-tappers, metal thread bolts, hollow wall anchors, rivets) and fixing using adhesives and tapes.

UEENEEG105A Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations

Chris can carry out inspection and testing to verify whether an electrical installation is safe and complies with all requirements. He works safely, carrying out visual inspections and mandatory, optional and functional testing following verification procedures, identifying non-compliance defects and mandatory reporting requirements. Chris can report inspection and test findings.