Operate and Monitor DC Electrical Systems

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 UEPOPS406A, 'Operate and Monitor DC Electrical Systems'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate and Monitor DC Electrical Systems' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria




Plant and prepare for switching operations


Safety issues are identified to comply with enterprise/site and legislative requirements


Work requirements are identified from relevant personnel and documentation


Documentation to determine plant status is assessed and evaluate


Localised plant/equipment inspection, pre- operational checks and field preparation for service are carried out in accordance with manufacturer's and enterprise/site procedures


Switchboard/equipment operational prerequisites are established in accordance with manufacturer's and enterprise/site procedures


Sequence for switching is determined to suit existing circumstances in accordance with enterprise/site requirements


Where appropriate, the teams and individuals roles and responsibilities within the team are identified and, where required, assist in the provision of the on-the-job training


Conduct switching operations


Switching operations are carried out in accordance with enterprise and manufacturer's operating procedures and programmes


Paralleling/balancing requirements are assessed and met to ensure system stability


Switchboard, system and rectifier loads are monitored to prevent overloading during switching operations


Carry out local operation of switchgear, switchboards and rectification systems


Local operation of switchgear is carried out in accordance with manufacturer's and enterprise/site procedures and programmes


Isolation, removal and reinstatement of switchgear is carried out in accordance with manufacturer's and enterprise/site procedures


Rectification system is operated, isolated and reinstated in accordance with manufacturer's and enterprise/site procedures


Test switchgear and rectification equipment operation


Tests are performed in accordance with defined procedures applicable to the operational test


Switchgear and/or rectification equipment is observed for correct operational response


Corrective action is taken when response is not in accordance with documentation, system integrity or personnel safety requirements


Switchgear and/or rectification equipment is returned to required operational status upon completion of test


Analyse system, switchgear and rectification equipment faults


Causes of abnormal system/switchgear operating conditions are identified by analysing the technical and operational information in a logical and sequential manner


Operation of protection systems is identified and assessed to evaluate the nature and cause of fault conditions


Corrective action taken is in accordance with enterprise/site procedures


System/switchgear/plant integrity and personnel safety are maintained through consultation with appropriate personnel, and reference to plant, technical and operational documentation


Inspect and monitor system, switchboards and protection systems


System/switchgear/equipment to be monitored/ inspected is physically identified


System/switchgear/equipment is monitored /inspected for normal operation or to detect deviations


Corrective action taken is in accordance with enterprise/site procedures


Appropriate personnel are notified when defects and abnormal operating conditions are detected


Complete documentation


Documentation is updated and equipment problems, abnormalities and status are reported and logged in accordance with enterprise/site procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

UEPOPS406A appears in the following qualifications:

  • UEP40206 - Certificate IV in ESI Generation (Operations)