MODULE DETAILS

 

Module 1: GREFGD801 - Fundamentals and General Distribution/Interconnection Components

Nominal duration: 4 weeks (approx.48 hours total time commitment)

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, 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 common topics such as electricity basics, power electronic and common ‘Balance-of-Plant’ (BoP) components (i.e. distribution and interconnection components) such as mini-distribution grids and transformers.

 

MODULE PURPOSE

 

In view of the depletion of coal reserves and public resistance to nuclear power generation, the move towards environmentally friendly electrical power is inevitable. The use of renewable energy resources is also often the only viable solution for isolated individuals or communities.

The purpose of the module is for participants to get an introduction to the sustainable and renewable energy resources, as well as electricity and power basics.  

 

PRE-REQUISITES MODULE, UNITS /OR 

CO-REQUISITES

 

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 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.

 

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

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

  1. Identify and explain the characteristics of sustainable and renewable energy sources.
  2. Identify and explain the basics of electrical power generation
  3. Analyse the generic distribution and interconnection components related to renewable energy systems

 

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 characteristics of sustainable and renewable energy sources

1.1

Explain the characteristics of a sustainable energy source

1.2

Compare between the renewable and non-renewable sources of energy

2 Identify and explain the basics of electrical power generation 2.1 Perform dc calculations on complex passive circuits
2.2 Perform ac calculations on complex single-phase and 3-phase passive circuits
2.3 Identify the key characteristics and application of key Power Electronics components
2.4 Identify and explain the basics of ac/dc single-and 3-phase power generation
3 Analyse the generic distribution and interconnection components related to renewable energy systems 3.1 Design a simple mini-grid
3.2 Explain the concepts related to metering of electrical consumption
3.3 Identify the switchgear and cabling used for electrical distribution
3.4 Compare the attributes of power- and distribution transformers

 

 

Delivery mode

 

Online and/or face-to-face

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • N/A

Hardware

  •  N/A