Apply basic principles of marine electrotechnology

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Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver MARL010, 'Apply basic principles of marine electrotechnology'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.


Explain how material properties affect resistance of electrical conductors


Terms and symbols used in the formula for resistivity are used correctly


How resistance varies with changes in conductor length and cross sectional area is outlined


How resistance varies with temperature is outlined


Calculations are performed that illustrate how material properties affect resistance of electrical conductors


Apply Ohm’s Law to electrical circuits


Main sources of EMF are identified


Terms and symbols used in Ohm’s Law are used correctly


Calculations are performed using Ohm’s Law to solve problems involving internal, external and variable resistances in both series and parallel circuits


Calculations are performed to determine power required and /or energy expended by electrical devices


Circuits for a wheatstone bridge and a slide wire bridge are sketched and their application on a ship is outlined


Calculations are performed dealing with resistances, currents and voltage drops in bridge circuits under null or balanced conditions


Apply principles of electrolytic action to electrical cells


How the theory of electrolytic disassociation when applied to common electrolytic solutions and electrode materials explains the generation of EMF from chemical sources, is outlined


Primary cells are distinguished from secondary cells


Calculations are performed to solve problems involving currents, voltage drops and terminal potential difference of cells connected to form batteries in series and in parallel


How capacity of a battery is measured is explained


Construction of typical batteries used in marine environments is outlined


Apply principles of electromagnetism to EMF generation


Form and properties of the magnetic fields surrounding single conductor and multi-turn solenoid coils when carrying an electrical current are compared and contrasted


Terms and symbols used in Faraday’s and Lenz’s laws of electromagnetic induction are used correctly


Calculations are performed using Faraday’s and Lenz’s laws of electromagnetic induction to solve problems related to electromagnetism and EMF generation


Fleming’s Right Hand Rule is outlined


Explain operation of direct current rotating machinery


Construction and methods of maintaining and repairing typical direct current (DC) machines are illustrated


Principle wiring arrangements used with DC machines are outlined


Action of the commutator in DC generators is outlined


Significance of Back EMF (Eb) in the operation of DC motors is outlined


Mathematical formula are applied to show relationships between operational parameters of DC motors


Calculations are performed to solve simple problems relating to power output and efficiency in DC motors


Explain operation of AC rotating machinery


How three-phase AC may be developed out of simple single phase AC is explained


Difference between Star and Delta connections is outlined


How a three-phase supply can generate a rotating magnetic field is explained


Construction of an AC synchronous generator is outlined


Construction of an AC induction motor is outlined


Calculations are performed to show how driving torque is produced in an induction motor


Explain parallel operation and load sharing of generator


Load/voltage curves of AC and DC generators are compared


Main requirements for satisfactory power sharing between both AC and DC generators are outlined


Sequences that occur when load changes on two DC generators working in parallel without an equaliser connection are outlined


Effect of varying power factors on the load/voltage curve of an AC generator is outlined