MODULE DETAILS

 

Energy Efficiency and Energy Use DEEEEU614

 

NOMINAL DURATION IN HOURS

50 hours total time commitment

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

This module covers using an energy savings toolkit and checklist in the workplace to reduce greenhouse gases and improve the environment, application of proven key principles of energy savings techniques, collecting data to conduct a simple energy audit of the workplace, reading and interpreting data from different types of measurement equipment, identifying opportunities to set demand–side energy management strategies, organisational choices with energy suppliers, interpretation and analysis of case study data.

MODULE PURPOSE

 

The purpose of the module is for participants to develop energy savings strategies for workplaces, develop practical energy efficiency plans that will save money and improve employee working conditions and productivity with minimal outlay.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Ver 4.0

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

Basic Electrical Engineering DEEBEE603

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

N/A

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1.   Explain forms of energy and energy generation and efficiency of usage

2.   Plan energy saving strategies

3.   Solve and interpret energy efficiency calculations

4.   Review energy audit principles and processes

 

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Explain sources of energy and energy generation and efficiency of usage

1.1

Summarise forms of energy

1.2

Outline the concept of energy efficiency

1.3

Explain the relative efficiencies of electrical energy generation scenarios

1.4

Explain electrical energy usage in relation to maximising efficiency

2

Plan energy saving strategies

2.1

Explain energy efficiency in processes using fuel

2.2

Compare alternative energy sources in terms of efficiency

2.3

Outline environmental and sustainable energy management policies and procedures for planning efficient power systems

3

Solve and interpret energy efficiency calculations

3.1

Analyse energy efficiency practices in electricity use using calculations

3.2

Analyse energy efficiency in climate control applications

3.3

Explain energy cost structures

4

Review energy audit principles and processes

4.1

Explain the basic principles of energy audits

4.2

Evaluate energy audit instruments

4.3

Identify areas suitable for inclusion in an energy audit

4.4

Explain financial and costing elements associated with an energy audit

4.5

Conduct an energy audit of a workplace

DELIVERY MODE

 

Online and/or face-to-face

SPECIALISED RESOURCES

N/A

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

 

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessor Requirements:

Assessors must satisfy the assessor requirements in the standards for registered training organisation (RTOs) current at the time of assessment.

 

Assessors must also hold a tertiary qualification in engineering or related field.

 

The RTO must also ensure that trainers and assessors keep their industry knowledge up to date through ongoing professional development.

Assessment Conditions:

 

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

 

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

 

Assessments may be open book assessment and may be completed off campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

 

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • Power Quality Teaching lab

Hardware

  • Remote Lab