MODULE DETAILS

Module 3: Mechanical Equipment and Technology (DPEMET603)

NOMINAL DURATION IN HOURS

6 weeks (72 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 gears, couplings, bearings, shaft alignment, rotor balancing, belt drives, chain drives, clutches, brakes, mixers, agitators, and materials handling.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of this module is for participants to gain necessary knowledge to evaluate the selection, design, performance and load considerations of gears, couplings, bearings, belts, chains, clutches and brakes as well as the operating principles of agitators and mixers.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Rev 3.1

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO-REQUISITE MODULES

N/A

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

1.    Identify the characteristics and application of gears, couplings and bearings

2.    Explain shaft alignment and rotor balancing

3.    Identify the attributes and selection criteria for belt and chain drives

4.    Outline the operation and performance criteria for brakes and clutches

5.    Describe the design and operation of agitators and mixers

6.    Identify the fundamentals and functions of materials handling systems

7. Describe commonly used materials handling equipment

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

Identify the characteristics and application of gears, couplings and bearings

1.1

Identify   the    (a)    attributes,    (b)    selection    and    (c) maintenance of the various types of gears

1.2

Explain the characteristics of the various types of couplings

1.3

Identify the (a) classification, (b) selection and (c) loading and (d) maintenance of the various types of bearings

2

Explain shaft alignment and rotor balancing

2.1

Explain shaft alignment principles and procedures

2.2

Explain rotor balancing concepts, methods and equipment

3.

Identify the attributes and selection criteria for belt and chain drives

3.1

Identify the types, selection, materials and service factors of belt drives

3.2

Identify the types, selection, maintenance and service factors of chain drives

4.

Outline the operation and performance criteria for brakes and clutches

4.1

Outline the classification and types of clutches

4.2

Outline brake attributes, performance and selection

5.

Describe the design and operation of agitators and mixers

5.1

Describe the types of mixers and their principle of operation

5.2

Describe agitator design and operation

6.

Identify the fundamentals and functions of materials handling systems

6.1

Discuss the fundamentals of materials handling

6.2

Examine the materials handling functions viz. (a) receipt,

(b) transport, (c) storage, and (d) distribution

7.

Describe commonly used materials handling equipment

7.1

Describe the attributes of commonly used materials handling equipment viz. (a) conveyors, (b) elevators, (c) hoists, and (d) cranes

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

Assessors must:

  • hold the appropriate assessor competency standards as outlined in regulations; and
  • be able to demonstrate vocational competencies at least to the level being assessed; and
  • be able to demonstrate how they are continuing to develop their VET knowledge and skills as well as maintaining their industry currency and assessor competence.

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 will be open book assessment and may be completed off campus. Iinvigilation 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

  •  DCACLAB 

Hardware

  • Online