Unit of competency: UEENEEE107A - Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications


Retrieved from: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/UEENEEE107A 12/02/2020


Unit Descriptor

Unit Descriptor 

1 )

1 .1 ) Descriptor 


This unit covers the use of drawings, diagrams, cable schedules, standards, codes and specifications as they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses the rudiments for communicating with schematic, wiring and mechanical diagrams and equipment and cable/connection schedules, manuals, site and architectural drawings and plans showing the location of services, apparatus, plant and machinery and understanding the use and format of compliance standards and job specifications.

Application of the Unit

Not Applicable


Licensing/Regulatory Information

1 .2 ) License to practice 

During Training : Competency development activities are subject to regulations directly related to licencing, occupational health and safety and where applicable contracts of training such as apprenticeships.

In the workplace : The application of the skills and knowledge described in this unit require a license to practice in the workplace where work is carried out on electrical equipment or installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 V a.c. or 120 V d.c.

Other conditions may apply under State and Territory legislative and regulatory requirements.


Prerequisite Unit (s )

2 )


2 .1 ) Competencies 


Granting competency in this unit shall be made only after competency in the following unit(s) has/have been confirmed.



Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace


Employability Skills Information

Employability Skills 

3 )

This unit contains Employability Skills

The required outcomes described in this unit of competency contain applicable facets of Employability Skills. The Employability Skills Summary of the qualification in which this unit of competency is packaged will assist in identifying Employability Skill requirements.

Application of the Unit 

4 )


4 .1 ) General Application 

This unit applies to competency development entry-level employment based programs incorporated in approved contracts of training.

4 .2 ) Importation 

RTOs wishing to import this unit into any qualification under the flexibility provisions of NQC Training Package Policy

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

6 ) Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency

Performance criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the Element. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.


Elements and Performance Criteria




Prepare to use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals.


Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed.



The need for drawings, diagrams, schedules or manuals is determined from the nature of the work to be undertaken.



Established routines and procedures are followed to obtain drawings, diagrams, schedules or manuals required for the work to be undertaken.


Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals to obtain job information.


Drawings, diagrams, schedules and/or manuals are selected, appropriate to the work being undertaken.



Drawings, diagrams and schedules are interpreted using knowledge of drawing layouts, conventions and symbols.



Dimensions are extracted from drawings and diagrams for application to work undertaken.



Location of equipment is determined from equipment schedules and location diagrams.



Manuals are reviewed to ascertain their format and where information relevant to the work to be undertaken is located.



Information given in manuals is interpreted in relation to the work to be undertaken.


Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals to convey information and ideas.


Drawing conventions are used in neat freehand drawings to convey information and ideas to others involved in the work to be undertaken.



Drawing conventions are used to neatly correct freehand original job drawing to show final 'as-installed' arrangement.



Corrected drawings are forwarded to appropriate person(s) in accordance with established procedures.


Prepare to use compliance standards, codes and specifications.


Compliance Standards and Codes that apply to particular disciplines are sought and obtained.



The format of compliance Standards and Codes that apply to particular disciplines are reviewed and understood.



The purpose and format and typical content of job specifications are reviewed and understood.







Required Skills and Knowledge


7)  This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

Evidence shall show that knowledge has been acquired of safe working practices and using drawings, diagrams, cable schedules, standards, codes and specifications.

The knowledge and skills shall be contextualised to current industry standards, technologies and practices.

KS01-EE107A Drawings, diagrams and schedules 

Evidence shall show an understanding of drawings, diagrams and schedules used in electrotechnology work to an extent indicated by the following aspects:

T1 Architectural drawings encompassing:

·         site plans, floor plans detailed drawings and standard drawings

·         architectural floor plan to determine the power and lighting or communications / audio/ video layouts required in a domestic installation

·         site plan to locate the service point, consumers mains, communication services, main switchboard, distribution boards and/or builders supplies.

·         standard drawing scales to determine the actual lengths represented by dimensions on an architectural drawing.

·         reading and interpretation of floor plans to determine the location of the electrical/ communication/audio accessories and appliances.

·         Australian standard symbols used on floor plans to show the location of the accessories and appliances as detailed in an electrical schedule.

T2 Electrical drawings encompassing:

·         types of electrical drawings: block, circuit, wiring and ladder diagrams

·         purpose and application of block, circuit, wiring diagrams and ladder diagrams

·         Australian standard symbols used to represent components on electrical diagrams.

·         conventions used in and the features of circuit diagrams

·         converting a circuit diagram to a wiring diagram

·         identification of cable type, origin and route from a cable schedule.

·         developing a cable schedule for a given installation.



T3 Circuit diagrams encompassing:

·         purpose of circuit diagrams in the electrotechnology industry

·         conventions used in and the features of circuit diagrams

·         sketching basic circuit diagrams

·         common symbols used in circuit diagram (Australian Drawing Standard AS/NZS 1102)

·         developing switching charts to identify the terminals of various types of switches

·         connecting equipment using circuit diagrams.

T4 Wiring diagrams encompassing:

·         purpose of wiring diagrams in the electrotechnology industry

·         conventions used in and the features of wiring diagrams

·         sketching basic wiring diagrams

·         common symbols used in wiring diagram (Australian Drawing Standard AS/NZS 1102)

·         connecting equipment using wiring diagrams.

T5 Building construction drawings and diagrams encompassing:

·         building types: timber frame, brick veneer, double brick and metal frame.

·         identification of different types of: footings, floors, external walls, roofs, interior walls

·         typical cable routes through buildings, structures and premises

·         sequence of each constructional stage for brick, brick veneer and timber cottages

·         identification of the stages at which the electrical/communications - first and second fixing occurs in the constructional sequence

·         areas of cooperation between electrical/communications and other building trades


KS02-EE107A Introduction to regulations, compliance standards and codes 

Evidence shall show an understanding of regulations, compliance standards and codes that apply to electrical work to an extent indicated by the following aspects:

T1 Regulation for undertaking electrical work encompassing:

·         scope of work covered by licensing in the electrotechnology industry (Electrical licensing)

·         legislative requirements for ensuring electrical or electronic equipment is safe i.e. compliance requirements of electrical installations

T2 Standards philosophy and format encompassing:

·         performance verses prescriptive requirements

·         purpose of technical standards and their development

·         role of standards Australia/New Zealand, International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

·         how standards are used in compulsory and accreditation compliance schemes.

·         arrangement and use of technical standards in relation to electrical and electronic work

·         how to read and apply a standard.

·         Standards and codes that apply to all types of electrical installations

·         Standards include Standards mandated under regulation (e.g. Wiring Rules) or by an authority, deemed-to-comply standard and local service requirements (e.g. Service rules).

·         Codes include those applicable to electrical safe working practices and some aspects of the Building Code of Australia.

T3 Purpose, format and content of typical job specifications encompassing:

·         NATSPEC specification system - provide the most common templates on which job specification are written.

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