MODULE DETAILS

 

Switching Programs for Transmission and Distribution Networks DEPDSP619

 

NOMINAL DURATION IN HOURS

48 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 the preparation of transmission, sub transmission and distribution (MV and LV) switching programs, evaluation of the impact of switching on the respective systems and methods for ensuring safety during switching operations. Procedures for unplanned switching will also be covered.

MODULE PURPOSE

 

The purpose of the module is for participants to gain fundamental knowledge required when developing switching plans to maintain continuous supply to customers.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Nil

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

DEPMCN618 Electrical Network Controls

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.    Outline the need for switching programs in electrical networks

2.    Explain roles of typical equipment used in network switching

3.    Outline requirements for writing and checking switching programs for HV, LV and secondary circuits isolation

4.    Outline common types of work permits and unplanned switching events

 

 

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

Outline the need for switching programs in electrical networks

1.1

Explain the meaning of switching in a network context

1.2

Summarise situations in which switching is needed

1.3

Explain steps involved in switching starting from a request through to issue of approved switching program

1.4

Explain steps involved in switching for operational control/emergency handling

2

Explain roles of various equipment used in network switching

2.1

List and explain equipment used in HV networks for switching

2.2

List and explain equipment used in MV networks for switching

2.3

List and explain the equipment used in LV networks for switching and isolation

2.4

Outline with examples the meaning of secondary isolation and its role in safe working

3

Outline requirements for writing and checking switching programs for HV, LV and secondary circuits isolation

3.1

Explain the general structure of switching programs

3.2

Outline factors to be observed while planning for switching, such as:

(a) safety

(b) conflicts between different requests overloading

(c) loss

(d) voltage variations

3.3

Identify standard abbreviations in examples of switching programs

3.4

Explain the need for switching diagrams

3.5

Explain:

(a) the need for checking of switching programs, and

(b) the need for approval for execution

4

Outline common types of work permits and unplanned switching

4.1

Explain the use of electrical access permits and effective steps to ensure safety of workers

4.2

Outline the application of vicinity work access for work near live equipment

4.3

Outline procedures for the use of testing permits for testing of equipment

4.4

Explain, using example, the application of operating agreements for work on third party equipment

4.5

Evaluate unplanned switching for system emergency resolution

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 organisations (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

  • Citect

  • LanFlow

Hardware

  •  N/A