This unit describes the skills required to conduct fault finding and repairs to the simulator power distribution and control systems. This includes analysing fault reports, identifying and rectifying faults, conducting functional tests and the documentation and certification processes. In the context of this unit, simulators are used to replicate land, air, sea and undersea systems to facilitate training and development.
Power distribution systems include power distribution software interfaces, programmable logic controllers, uninterruptible power supplies and control systems, power distribution cabinets/units, circuit breakers, emergency power/communication systems, emergency stop circuits and fire protection systems.
Simulator control systems include
This unit was developed in a Defence environment but may be relevant to others who work in this field.
The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
Those undertaking this unit would work independently, or as part of a team, with minimal supervision, while performing complex tasks, including complex problem solving, in a limited range of contexts. They would use discretion and judgement and take responsibility for the quality of their outputs.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Elements and Performance Criteria
Elements describe the essential outcomes
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.
1. Receive and analyse fault report
1.1 Receive and analyse simulator power distribution and/or control system fault report.
1.2 Identify and select appropriate fault finding method(s) that will apply across the range of power distribution and control systems.
1.3 Prepare the simulator power distribution and/or control system for fault finding, including the isolation of all energy sources.
2. Identify and find fault
2.1 Apply fault finding method(s).
2.2 Identify and analyse fault indicators.
2.3 Identify the power distribution and/or control system fault.
2.4 Confirm that the fault is the one initially reported.
3. Repair fault
3.1 Identify and confirm cause of fault.
3.2 Identify and confirm repair method(s).
3.3 Complete power distribution and/or control systems repair.
3.4 Conduct post repair safety check.
3.5 Restart simulator power distribution and/or control system.
4. Conduct functional test
4.1 Test simulator power distribution and/or control systems to ensure operational integrity.
4.2 Confirm operational parameters.
5. Finalise repair process
5.1 Finalise simulator power distribution and/or control system
5.2 Report the operational status of the simulator power distribution and/or control system.
Evidence of Performance
Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the candidate must demonstrate evidence of performance of the following on at least one occasion.
undertaking research and analysis related to simulator power distribution and control systems
following logical complex fault finding techniques
using measuring instruments such as megaohmeters, multimeters, cathode ray oscilloscopes (CRO), 240-415v portable appliance testers, 240-415v phase angle meters and 240-415v clamp meters
applying simulator power distribution and control systems repair methodologies
following configuration management processes
using appropriate information technology and software including general online diagnostic tools and proprietary simulator management databases
identifying, reviewing and analysing information that may impact on the simulator power distribution and control systems fault finding
conducting simulator power distribution and control systems functional testing
negotiating and communicating with key stakeholders
Evidence of Knowledge
Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the depth of knowledge demonstrated must be appropriate to the job context of the candidate.
operational capabilities and limitations of the relevant simulator
operational capabilities and limitations of the relevant simulator power distribution and control systems
simulator operating modules comprising the simulator system being worked on
fault indicators related to the simulator power distribution and control systems being worked on
repair methodologies related to the simulator power distribution and control systems being worked on
legislative and regulatory requirements related to the simulator being worked on
organisational policy and procedures related to the relevant simulator power distribution and control systems
configuration management related to the simulator power distribution and control systems being worked on
product knowledge related to systems and/or equipment in service
Competency should be assessed in an actual workplace or in a simulated environment, with access to equipment and infrastructure appropriate to the outcome. Competency should be demonstrated over time to ensure the candidate is assessed across a variety of situations.
Assessors must satisfy the NVR/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.
The foundation skills demands of this unit have been mapped for alignment with the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). The following tables outline the performance levels indicated for successful attainment of the unit.
ACSF levels indicative of performance:
Further information on ACSF and the foundation skills underpinning this unit can be found in the Foundation Skills Guide on the GSA website.