MODULE DETAILS

Module 4: Fluid Power Systems and Components - (DPEFPS604)

NOMINAL DURATION IN HOURS

7 weeks (84 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 fundamentals of fluid power systems, hydraulics (sources, applications, pumps, actuators, cylinders, valves), and pneumatics (sources, applications, actuators, valves, and auxiliary components).

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of this module for participants to gain an understanding of a detailed examination of the basic hydraulic and pneumatic system principles and ways and means to design, install and troubleshoot such systems.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Rev 3.1

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO-REQUISITE MODULES

Module 3: Mechanical Equipment and Technology (DPEMET603)

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

1.    Identify and explain the fundamentals of fluid power systems

2.    Describe the components and application of hydraulic systems

3.    Describe the components and application of pneumatic systems

4.    Interpret basic hydraulic and pneumatic circuits

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 and explain the fundamentals of fluid power systems.

1.1

Identify the advantages and applications of fluid power

1.2

Explain the various hydraulic fluids and their properties

1.3

Identify and explain the laws and phenomena related to fluid power

2

Describe the components and application of hydraulic systems

2.1

Identify the sources and application of hydraulic power

2.2

Describe the pumps and actuators used in hydraulic systems

2.3

Describe the types and construction of hydraulic cylinders

2.4

Describe the hydraulic valve types and their respective symbols

2.5

Explain the auxiliary components used in hydraulic systems

3.

Describe the components and application of pneumatic systems

3.1

Identify the sources and applications of pneumatic power

3.2

Describe linear and rotary pneumatic actuators

3.3

Describe the pneumatic valve types and their respective symbols

3.4

Explain the auxiliary components used in pneumatic systems

4.

Interpret basic hydraulic and pneumatic circuits

4.1

Identify and explain hydraulic and pneumatic circuits in terms of (a) symbols, (b) basic rules, (c) basic principles and (d) setting of circuit diagrams

4.2

Interpret basic hydraulic or pneumatic circuits

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. 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

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Hardware

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