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Explain basic atomic principles as applied to the electrotechnology industry

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5909 Unit Standard 1 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: - describe the atomic and electrical relationship between protons, electrons, and neutrons; - describe the formation of ions and molecules; and - describe movement of electrons.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Explain basic electrolytic action as applied to the electrotechnology industry
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

5910 Unit Standard 1 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: define the term electrochemistry; and describe the operation of common cells.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Explain basic magnetism and electromagnetism as applied to the electrotechnology industry

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5911 Unit Standard 1 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: - explain magnetic theory; and - describe electromagnetism.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Level 2

Follow safe practices in an electrical workplace

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1178 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard covers general safety practices for workers in the electrical and related industries. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of evacuation procedures; - identify and report dangerous situations; - use safety clothing and equipment; - demonstrate knowledge of fire prevention and control procedures; - maintain correct posture to avoid injury; - demonstrate knowledge of hazardous substances and associated procedures; - use ladders safely; - employ the safety tag system; - recognise responsibilities for providing, maintaining, and using associated equipment for safety in electrical work.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of magnetism and electricity
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 25070, unit standard 25071, and unit standard 25072. This unit standard replaced unit standard 741, unit standard 742, unit standard 744, unit standard 746, unit standard 747, and unit standard 756.

15843 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard covers knowledge of basic magnetism and electricity which underpins all technical careers in the electrical and electronic industries. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of electrical conductors, insulators, and semiconductors, resistance, resistivity, and resistors; compare calculated with measured values in resistive circuits; demonstrate knowledge of electrical power and energy; analyse resistive circuits; and demonstrate knowledge of electromotive force (e.m.f.) production, electrochemistry, magnets and magnetism, and direct current (d.c.) and alternating current (a.c.) generation.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Draw and explain simple electrical diagrams
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2021.

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Version 6 This unit standard replaced unit standard 743 and unit standard 745. This unit standard and unit standard 15845 have been replaced by unit standard 29479 and unit standard 29480.

15845 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard covers drawing practice for electricians and related trades. People credited with this unit standard are able to draw: - and explain simple electrical circuit diagrams; - electrical location diagrams; - single-line diagrams for electricity distribution; - a schematic circuit diagram from inspection of a given electrical product; - an electrical block diagram of a given electrical product; - an electrical wiring diagram of a given electrical product.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of capacitors and semiconductor diodes

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Version 5 This unit standard replaced unit standard 751.

15846 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard provides for a basic appreciation of capacitors, and semiconductor diodes for trainees in the electrical industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of capacitors; - demonstrate knowledge of semiconductor diodes; and - test semiconductor diodes.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of mathematics and mechanics for electrical trades

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Version 5 This unit standard replaced unit standard 1176 and unit standard 5912.

15847 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard covers basic mathematics and mechanics for electricians and related trades. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of mathematics for electrical trades; - demonstrate knowledge of mechanical terms and their units; and - demonstrate knowledge of lever systems and mechanical drives.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safeguards for use with portable electrical appliances

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Version 7 This unit standard replaced unit standard 1183.

15848 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard covers knowledge of safeguards used in conjunction with electrical tools and appliances to prevent electrical accidents. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of basic electrical protection; - demonstrate knowledge of the regulations covering portable electrical appliances safeguards; - demonstrate knowledge of isolating transformers; - demonstrate knowledge of double insulation for the purpose of protection; and - inspect portable electrical appliances for defects.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Perform manual soldering and de-soldering procedures for electrotechnology work

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Version 6 This unit standard replaced unit standard 5923.

15849 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard covers basic soldering for people working in the electrical and related trades. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of soldering procedures for electrical work; - prepare and maintain soldering and de-soldering equipment; - solder and de-solder electrical components; and - perform soldering and de-soldering on printed circuit boards (PCBs).

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of electrical safety and safe working practices for electrical workers
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2021.

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Version 6 This unit standard and unit standard 15852 replaced unit standard 1179. This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 29465.

15851 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is designed to meet the requirements of first-time tuition in safe working practices for electrical workers as required by the Electrical Workers Registration Board. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of the hazardous nature of electricity; - demonstrate elementary knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015; - demonstrate knowledge of the safety management of electrical hazards; - demonstrate knowledge of general safety practices in the workplace; - demonstrate knowledge of special hazards; - demonstrate knowledge of safe use of tools and test equipment; and - analyse electrical incidents.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Isolate and test low-voltage electrical subcircuits

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15852 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard is designed to meet the requirements of first-time tuition in safety testing for electricians as required by the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB). It does not cover testing of complete installations, nor testing in specialist areas such as work on overhead power lines, high voltage systems, or works as defined in the Electricity Industry Act 2010. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - isolate electrical circuits from the supply of electricity; and - test electrical circuits to ensure safety prior to reconnection.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Explain the properties of conductors, insulators, and semiconductors and their effect on electrical circuits

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Version 4 This unit standard, unit standard 25071, and unit standard 25072 replaced unit standard 15843.

25070 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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This unit standard covers knowledge of the properties of conductors, insulators, and semiconductors and the concepts of voltage, current, and resistance in electrical circuits, which underpins all technical careers in the electrical and electronic industries. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of electrical conductors, insulators, and semiconductors; - demonstrate knowledge of resistance, resistivity, and resistors; - demonstrate knowledge of resistor characteristics; - compare calculated with measured values in resistive circuits; - demonstrate knowledge of electrical power and energy; and - analyse resistive circuits.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of electromotive force (e.m.f.) production

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Version 5 This unit standard, unit standard 25070, and unit standard 25072 replaced unit standard 15843.

25071 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard covers knowledge of electromotive force (e.m.f.) production which underpins all technical careers in the electrical and electronic industries. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: - methods for electromotive force (e.m.f.) production; and - electrochemistry.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Apply electromagnetic theory to a range of problems

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Version 5 This unit standard, unit standard 25070, and unit standard 25071 replaced unit standard 15843.

25072 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard covers knowledge of electromagnetism theory and is intended for people working in or intending to work in the electrotechnology industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: - magnets and magnetism; - a.c. generation; - d.c. generation; and - the simple d.c. motor.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Select and install flexible cords and cables

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29469 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people in the electrical and related industries, who need to make up and connect flexible cords to appliances and accessories. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of flexible cords and cables; - identify flexible cords and cables and their characteristics; - identify and select flexible cords and cables and connect to accessories; - select flexible cords and cables, connect to appliances, and test connections; and - identify and select cables for mains and submains circuits.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Isolate low-voltage electrical subcircuits and perform basic checks and tests to confirm isolation

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30657 Unit Standard 1 Credits

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This unit standard is part of a suite of standards used for introductory safety training for any person intending to work at a site where there are potential electrical hazards. This unit standard also contributes to the EWRB requirements for award of the Trainee Limited Certificate (TLC), which all people training towards an electrical licence must hold. Requirements to meet the TLC must be completed within the first three months of an apprenticeship or traineeship. This unit standard does not cover testing of complete installations, nor testing in specialist areas such as work on overhead power lines, high voltage systems, or works as defined in the Electricity Industry Act 2010. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - isolate electrical circuits from the supply of electricity; and - carry out basic checks and tests to confirm circuit isolation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental electrical safety in the workplace

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30658 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard is part of a suite of standards that can be used for introductory safety training for any person intending to work at a site where there are potential electrical hazards. This unit standard also contributes to the EWRB requirements for award of the Trainee Limited Certificate (TLC), which all people training towards an electrical licence must hold. Requirements to meet the TLC must be completed within the first three months of an apprenticeship or traineeship. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: - the hazardous nature of electricity; - limits and responsibilities imposed on electrical workers and non-electrical workers in terms of prescribed electrical work, which involves electrical hazards; - basic safety requirements when handling electrical equipment supplied by a flexible cord or connecting device in accordance with AS/NZS 3760; and - basic fire safety around electrical equipment.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Work safely with electrical equipment

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5907 Unit Standard 1 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who use electrical equipment and tools in a domestic or industrial environment, and who need to recognise potentially dangerous equipment and situations, and know how to respond to them. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - inspect electrical equipment for safe use; - inspect and use flexible cords and extension sets; - fit a plug to a cord; - use electrical isolation and protective devices; and - describe potentially harmful situations related to the use of electrical equipment.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Recognise the impact of electrical regulations and codes of practice on consumers and users
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

5908 Unit Standard 1 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who need to have a basic understanding of how electrical regulations and codes of practice affect them as consumers or users of electricity, and what they may and may not do in relation to electrical wiring and equipment. People credited with this unit standard are able to identify legislation, codes of practice, and organisations, and interpret regulations and codes of practice, of relevance to consumers and users of electricity.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of protection of circuits from static electricity and magnetic interference

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5932 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of electrostatic discharge precautions for semiconductors; - explain magnetic interference; and - describe procedures to protect circuits from static electricity and magnetic interference.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of electrical and electronic components

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6626 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard covers basic knowledge about resistors and capacitors, the use of capacitors for suppression of radio interference, and the identification of components widely used in the electrical and electronic industries. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - explain terminology used in conjunction with electrical and electronic components; - demonstrate knowledge of linear resistance and resistors; - demonstrate knowledge of non-linear resistors; - demonstrate knowledge of capacitance and capacitors; - demonstrate knowledge of the use of capacitors for suppression of radio and television interference; and - identify electrical and electronic components.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of electrical test instruments and take measurements

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750 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard is for people needing to make basic electrical measurements of voltage, current, resistance, continuity, and insulation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of electrical test instruments; and - select and use four electrical test instruments.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Level 3

Demonstrate knowledge of electrical theory for Electrical Service Technicians - A

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10933 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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'Electrical Service Technician - A' (EST - A) refers to a class of electrical registration for people who need to service electrical appliances and equipment designed to connect to a single-phase supply by flexible cord and plug, and rated at no more than 230 volts, 10 amps. Registration is the responsibility of the Electrical Workers Registration Board. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: - alternating current (a.c.) and direct current (d.c.) systems of supply; - the multiple-earthed neutral (MEN) system of supply and associated earthing requirements; - electrical fittings and components, and their uses; - electronic components; flexible cords; electrical appliances; and - electrical power, energy, and efficiency.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of safety, protection, and testing for Electrical Service Technicians - A

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10934 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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'Electrical Service Technician - A' (EST - A) refers to a class of electrical registration for people who need to service electrical appliances and equipment designed to connect to a single-phase supply by flexible cord and plug, and rated at no more than 230 volts, 10 amps. Registration is the responsibility of the Electrical Workers Registration Board. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of electrical safeguards for portable appliances; - demonstrate knowledge of circuit protection; - describe the dangers and requirements when working on and near live electrical equipment; and - demonstrate knowledge of electrical appliance testing.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of regulations and codes of practice for Electrical Service Technicians - A

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10935 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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'Electrical Service Technician - A' (EST - A) refers to a class of electrical registration for people who need to service electrical appliances and equipment designed to connect to a single-phase supply by flexible cord and plug, and rated at no more than 230 volts, 10 amps. Registration is the responsibility of the Electrical Workers Registration Board. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of the responsibilities and limitations pertaining to holders of EST - A registration; and - identify and apply Electricity Regulations, Codes of Practice, and relevant standards.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate practical skills required for Electrical Service Technicians - A

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10936 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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'Electrical Service Technician - A' (EST - A) refers to a class of electrical registration for people who need to service electrical appliances and equipment designed to connect to a single-phase supply by flexible cord and plug, and rated at no more than 230 volts, 10 amps. Registration is the responsibility of the Electrical Workers Registration Board. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - identify electrical fittings, cables, and flexible cords; - demonstrate electrical safety and safe working practices; - select and replace fuses; - connect and test single-phase flexible cord fittings; - terminate flexible cords; - connect lamp switching and control circuits; - test single-phase electrical appliances; - connect and test metal framed appliances; and - connect and test single phase motors.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of electrical theory for Electrical Service Technician - B

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10937 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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'Electrical Service Technician - B' (EST - B) refers to a class of electrical registration for people who need to work on electrical appliances directly connected to fixed wiring, and rated at no more than 460 volts. Registration is the responsibility of the Electrical Workers Registration Board. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: - electricity supply systems; - common cables and their termination requirements; - alternating current (a.c.) motors; and - direct-on-line motor starters.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of appliance isolation, connection, and testing procedures for EST - B

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10938 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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'EST - B' refers to 'Electrical Service Technician - B', a class of electrical registration for people who need to work on electrical appliances directly connected to fixed wiring, and rated at no more than 460 volts. Registration is the responsibility of the Electrical Workers Registration Board. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of isolation procedures for use with electrical appliances; - describe methods of connecting appliances to the electricity supply; and demonstrate knowledge of testing appliances.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of regulations and codes of practice for Electrical Service Technicians - B

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10939 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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'Electrical Service Technician - B' (EST - B) refers to a class of electrical registration for people who need to work on electrical appliances directly connected to fixed wiring, and rated at no more than 460 volts. Registration is the responsibility of the Electrical Workers Registration Board. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - identify and apply Electricity Regulations and relevant standards; - demonstrate knowledge of the responsibilities and limitations pertaining to holders of EST-B registration; - demonstrate knowledge of the requirements for electrical apparatus in damp situations; and - demonstrate knowledge of the requirements for electrical apparatus in in hazardous areas.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate practical skills required for Electrical Service Technicians - B

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10940 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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'Electrical Service Technician - B' (EST - B) refers to a class of electrical registration for people who need to work on electrical appliances directly connected to fixed wiring, and rated at no more than 460 volts. Registration is the responsibility of the Electrical Workers Registration Board. People credited with this unit standard are able to: connect and test - three-phase flexible cord plugs and sockets; fluorescent lights; electric motors; three-phase direct-on-line motor starters; disconnect and reconnect permanently connected appliances; and test electrical appliances.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Disconnect and reconnect fixed wired electrical appliances or equipment

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1174 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people wishing to qualify as electricians, electrical service technicians, and related trades, and is concerned with the safe disconnection and reconnection of fixed wired appliances or equipment to the mains power. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - disconnect fixed wired appliances or equipment; and - reconnect fixed wired appliances or equipment.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Select and install flexible cords

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Version 7

15844 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard is for people in the electrical and related industries, who need to make up and connect flexible cords to appliances and accessories. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - identify colour codes and terminal abbreviations applicable to flexible cords; - select flexible cords and connect to accessories; - select flexible cords and connect to appliances; and - test flexible cord connections.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of single-phase transformers
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2021.

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Version 6 This unit standard replaced unit standard 1203. This unit standard and unit standard 15857 have been replaced by unit standard 29473 and unit standard 29445.

15850 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard covers knowledge of single-phase transformer theory for electricians and related trades. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of construction and operating principles of transformers; - solve problems involving transformers; - determine transformer characteristics by measurement; - demonstrate knowledge of transformer applications; and - demonstrate knowledge of instrument transformers.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Draw and interpret electrical diagrams
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2021.

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Version 6 This unit standard replaced unit standard 1208. This unit standard and unit standard 15845 have been replaced by unit standard 29479 and unit standard 29480.

15854 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for electricians and related trades, who need to draw and to understand electrical installation and control diagrams. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of electrical symbols and terminology; - design, draw, and explain control circuits; - design, draw, and explain lighting circuits; and - prepare drawings for an electrical installation.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of the New Zealand electricity supply system
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2021.

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Version 6 This unit standard replaced unit standard 748. This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 29477

15856 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard covers the generation and distribution of electricity in New Zealand and is intended for people in the electrical and related trades. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of the New Zealand electricity generation, transmission, and distribution system; and - demonstrate knowledge of the multiple earthed neutral (MEN) system of supply.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of direct current (d.c.) power supplies

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Version 5 This unit standard replaced unit standard 1210.

15861 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard covers the theory and measurement of d.c. power supplies, and is intended for people in the electrical and related trades. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of d.c. power supply principles; - demonstrate knowledge of d.c. power supply filters; - demonstrate knowledge of voltage regulators; - demonstrate knowledge of a variable d.c. power supply; and - take measurements on a regulated d.c. power supply and compare with expected values.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Use and maintain hand and power tools for electrical work

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Version 7 This unit standard replaced unit standard 1175 and unit standard 5919.

16407 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard covers the use and maintenance of hand and power tools commonly used during installation and maintenance work in the electrical and related industries. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - use hand tools safely for electrical work; - maintain hand tools; - use power tools safely for electrical work; and - maintain power tools.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate and apply fundamental knowledge of electrical circuit engineering principles

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Version 3

22721 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard covers general fundamental electrical circuit theory and testing principles, and skills needed for electrotechnology engineering. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate: - and apply knowledge of basic d.c. circuit theory; - and apply knowledge of d.c. circuit theory as applied to capacitors; - and apply knowledge of elementary magnetic fields and electromagnets; - knowledge of basic a.c. circuit theory; and - apply knowledge of electrical measuring instruments.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Write electrical industry service reports

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Version 1

29425 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to write electrical industry service reports.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Apply knowledge of electrical safety and safe working practices for electrical workers

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 15851.

29465 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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The purpose of this unit standard is to meet the requirements of first-time tuition in safe working practices for electrical workers as required by the Electrical Workers Registration Board. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of the hazardous nature of electricity; - demonstrate elementary knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act; - demonstrate knowledge of the safety management of electrical hazards; - demonstrate knowledge of general safety practices in the workplace; - demonstrate knowledge of special hazards; - demonstrate knowledge of safe use of tools and test equipment; - analyse electrical incidents; - describe safety and emergency procedures, equipment, and known hazards in the electrical workplace; and - demonstrate knowledge of fire safety.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of single-phase and three-phase transformers

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Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 29445 replaced unit standard 15850 and unit standard 15857.

29473 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for people in the electrical and related trades and covers the theory of single-phase and three-phase transformers. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of construction and operating principles of single-phase transformers; - determine single-phase transformer characteristics by measurement; - demonstrate knowledge of single-phase transformer applications; - demonstrate knowledge of instrument transformers; - describe the construction of three-phase power transformers; - describe three-phase transformer applications; and - demonstrate knowledge of single-phase and three-phase transformer safety requirements.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of electronics

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29475 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard covers basic knowledge of electronic engineering for electrical workers. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - identify 15 different types of electronic components either by inspection of given components, or by selection from a physical or pictorial display; - demonstrate knowledge of capacitors; - demonstrate knowledge of semiconductor diodes; - test semiconductor diodes; - demonstrate knowledge of semiconductor power devices; - demonstrate knowledge of semiconductor power applications; - demonstrate knowledge of d.c. power supply principles; - demonstrate knowledge of voltage regulators; and - demonstrate knowledge of a variable d.c. power supply.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of capacitance, inductance, power factor, and power factor correction

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29476 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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This unit standard covers an introduction to alternating current principles for electrical workers. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of capacitors; - demonstrate fundamental knowledge of inductance and inductors; - demonstrate fundamental knowledge of vector and phasor quantities; - demonstrate fundamental knowledge of reactive components and power in a.c. circuits; - demonstrate knowledge of inductance and capacitance in a.c. circuits; - demonstrate knowledge of electrical power, energy, and cost of consumption in single phase circuits; - demonstrate knowledge of a.c. power factor; and - calculate capacitance required to correct lagging power factor.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of the New Zealand national electricity grid and associated electrical protection

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 15856.

29477 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard covers the generation, transmission, distribution, and electrical protection as applied in New Zealand national grid and is intended for people working in the electrical and related trades. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: - the New Zealand electricity generation, transmission, and distribution system; - the MEN system of supply; - alternate earthing systems; - national grid electrical circuit protection; and - the causes and effects of faults on distribution networks.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Draw and explain electrical diagrams

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Version 1 This unit standard and unit standard 29480 replaced unit standard 15845 and unit standard 15854.

29479 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for electricians and related trades, who need to draw and to understand electrical installation and control diagrams. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of electrical symbols, labelling techniques, and terminology; and - draw, label, and explain diagrams of simple electrically functional systems.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of electric circuit design, control, and protection

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Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 29479 replaced unit standard 15845 and unit standard 15854.

29480 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for electricians and related trades, who need to design, draw, and understand electrical installation, control, and electrical protection diagrams. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - design, draw, and explain control circuits; - design, draw, and explain circuits used to protect electrical circuits from static electricity and magnetic interference; - design, draw, and explain electrical protection circuits; - design, draw, and explain lighting circuits; and - prepare electrical functional drawings for an electrical installation to a given specification.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of single-phase and three-phase rotating machines

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Version 1

29483 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard covers theory of single-phase rotating machines for electricians and related trades. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of single-phase and three-phase generation; - demonstrate knowledge of single-phase motors; - apply knowledge of single-phase motors; - diagnose single-phase motor faults; - demonstrate knowledge of three-phase induction motors; - apply knowledge of three-phase motors; and - diagnose a three-phase motor fault.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Apply fundamental techniques for identifying and locating faults in electrical fittings or systems

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Version 1

29557 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard covers the basics of logical and systematic fault finding techniques for electrical fittings or systems. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - describe fundamental techniques to identify the location and cause of faults in electrical fittings or systems; and - apply five fundamental techniques to identify the location and cause of faults in electrical fittings or systems.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Level 4

Demonstrate knowledge of a.c. power and power factor

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Version 6

1206 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people in the electrical industry who need to understand and calculate power and power factor in alternating current (a.c.) circuits. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of a.c. power; - demonstrate knowledge of a.c. power factor; and - calculate capacitance required to correct lagging power factor.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of alternating current (a.c.) theory

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Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 1201 and unit standard 1202.

15853 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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This unit standard covers knowledge of basic a.c. theory for electricians and related trades. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: - vector quantities; - phasor quantities; - inductance in a.c. circuits; - capacitance in a.c. circuits; - reactive circuit calculations; - resonance in series and parallel a.c. circuits; and - harmonics in a.c. circuits.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of three-phase transformers
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2021.

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Version 5 This unit standard replaced unit standard 1703. This unit standard and unit standard 15850 have been replaced by unit standard 29473 and unit standard 29445.

15857 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard covers the theory and measurement of three-phase transformers for people in the electrical and related trades. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - describe the construction of three-phase power transformers; - demonstrate knowledge of transformer losses; - demonstrate knowledge of three-phase transformer theory; and - make and verify three-phase transformer measurements.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of industrial process control

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Version 5 This unit standard replaced unit standard 1711 and unit standard 2026.

15862 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard covers the basic concepts of the control of industrial processes, and is intended for people in the electrical and related trades. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of common transducers; - demonstrate knowledge of open-loop and closed-loop control; and - demonstrate knowledge of control actions and three-term controllers.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of semiconductor power devices

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Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 1712.

15864 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard covers knowledge of semiconductor power devices for electricians and related trades. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - identify and describe semiconductor power devices; - demonstrate knowledge of semiconductor power applications; - demonstrate knowledge of semiconductor device cooling; - demonstrate knowledge of electrostatic discharge precautions for semiconductors; and - test power semiconductors.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Describe and apply direct current concepts in electrical engineering
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

16964 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe direct current concepts in electrical engineering, and apply direct current concepts in given applications of electrical engineering.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Describe and apply alternating current concepts in electrical engineering
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

16965 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe alternating current concepts in electrical engineering, and apply alternating current concepts in given applications of electrical engineering.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Describe and use complex electrical instruments

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Version 6

2017 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard is for people in the electrical and related trades, who need to use and interpret the more complex types of instruments. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - describe complex electrical instruments; and - use complex electrical instruments.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of three-phase theory

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Version 6

2031 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard covers three-phase theory for electricians and related trades. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of three-phase generation; - demonstrate knowledge of three-phase load connections; and - demonstrate knowledge of neutral current in three-phase loads.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of special electrical installations
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2021.

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Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 29478.

20961 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard covers essential basic knowledge relating to electrical installations in special situations, i.e. hazardous areas, pleasure vessels and marinas, medical areas, caravans and caravan parks, and high voltage installations, for use in the training of electricians. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: - electrical installations and equipment in hazardous areas; - electrical requirements for relocatable premises and their site supplies; - electrical requirements for marinas and pleasure craft; - electrical requirements for patient treatment areas; - electrical requirements for electric security fences; and - requirements for high voltage installations.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate and apply introductory knowledge of electrical circuit engineering principles

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Version 3

22722 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard covers general intermediate circuit theory principles and skills needed for electrotechnology engineering. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of electromagnetism and magnetic circuits; - demonstrate knowledge of induction and inductance; - demonstrate and apply knowledge of a.c. circuit theory; and - use electrical measuring and test instruments.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe practices in an electrical workplace

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Version 2

29429 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard covers general safety practices for workers in the electrical and related industries. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of evacuation procedures; - identify, communicate, and report dangerous situations; - demonstrate knowledge of and use safety clothing and equipment; - demonstrate knowledge of fire prevention and control procedures; - maintain correct posture to avoid injury; - demonstrate and apply knowledge of hazardous substances and associated procedures; - use ladders safely; - employ the safety tag system in accordance with safe working practice; and - demonstrate knowledge of the responsibilities for providing, maintaining, and using associated equipment for safety in electrical work.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of cable coding, colours, characters, applications, and capacity

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Version 1

29441 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for the training and assessment of people engaged in the manufacture of electric switchboards and covers knowledge of electric switchboard circuits. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - describe the construction, specifications, colour coding, and application of various types of cords and cables; - select cables for mains and submains circuits using AS/NZS 3000 and AS/NZS 3008; and - select cables for final subcircuits using AS/NZS 3000 and AS/NZS 3008.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of renewable energy electricity generation systems

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Version 1

29442 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard covers renewable energy systems and associated equipment and is for people in the electrical and related trades. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate: - knowledge of renewable energy electricity generation systems; and - and apply knowledge of renewable energy electricity generation system installations.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of single-phase and three-phase transformers

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Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 29473 replaced unit standard 15850 and unit standard 15857.

29445 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people in the electrical and related trades and covers single-phase and three-phase transformer calculations. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - solve problems involving single-phase transformers; - determine single-phase transformer characteristics by measurement; - demonstrate knowledge of single-phase transformer applications; - demonstrate knowledge of three-phase transformer losses; - demonstrate knowledge of three-phase transformer theory; - take and verify three-phase transformer measurements; and - demonstrate knowledge of single-phase and three-phase transformer safety requirements.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of electrical installations in special situations

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 20961.

29478 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people working in the electrical industry and covers essential basic knowledge relating to electrical installations in special situations. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of electrical requirements for: - electrical installations and equipment in explosive atmospheres; - electrical installations in damp situations; - relocatable premises and their site supplies; - marinas and pleasure craft; - patient treatment and electro-medical areas; - high voltage installations; - electrical installations for construction and demolition sites; and - other special electrical installations,

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLCs)

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Version 6

5926 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard covers a basic knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), including the ability to design and implement a simple program on any one type of PLC. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of PLC principles; and - design, write, and store a PLC program.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of hazardous areas and their electrical requirements

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Version 5

5929 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard covers background knowledge relating to hazardous areas, for use in training electrical workers. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - identify hazardous areas; - explain the properties of hazardous materials; - identify and describe sources of ignition; and - demonstrate knowledge of the standards and codes of practice relating to hazardous areas.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of electrical equipment for use in hazardous areas

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Version 5

5930 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard covers background knowledge relating to electrical equipment used in hazardous areas, for use in training electrical workers. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of explosion protection; and - identify electrical equipment for use in hazardous areas.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Install and maintain electrical equipment in hazardous areas
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

5933 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for electricians who need to install and maintain electrical equipment in hazardous areas. Such work requires the application of special knowledge and skills to guard against disastrous explosions. People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare for installation of, install, inspect and maintain, and maintain documentation for electrical equipment in hazardous areas.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Level 5

Describe and apply electric motor technology
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 22724.

11564 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the given concepts in electric motor technology, and apply electric motor technology in given applications. This unit standard applies to a person in a technician type of role and represents the cognitive capability needed in terms of knowledge and application of electric motor technology.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Describe and apply electrical power technology
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 22723.

11565 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the given concepts in electrical power technology, and apply electrical power technology in given applications. This unit standard applies to a person in a technician type of role and represents the cognitive capability needed in terms of knowledge and application of electrical power technology.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate advanced knowledge of capacitance, inductance, and magnetism in direct current circuits

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Version 4

18997 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for use in the training and assessment of electricians beyond trade level. It covers theory of capacitance, inductance, and magnetism, at a level more advanced than the requirements for the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrician for Registration) (Level 4) [Ref: 1195]. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: - capacitance-resistance timing circuits; - inductance-resistance timing circuits; - integrator and differentiator circuits; - the properties of magnetic materials; and - uses for magnetic core materials.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate advanced knowledge of alternating current and three-phase theory

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Version 4

18998 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for use in the training and assessment of electricians beyond trade level. It covers alternating current (a.c.) and three-phase power theory, at a level more advanced than the requirements for the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrician for Registration) (Level 4) [Ref: 1195]. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: - resonant alternating current circuits; - power system harmonics; - alternating current voltage dividers and phase-shift circuits; - power in three-phase balanced loads; and - three-phase unbalanced star-connected loads.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate advanced knowledge of electrical power transformers

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Version 4

19000 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for use in the training and assessment of electricians beyond trade level. It covers theory of power transformers at a level more advanced than the requirements for the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrician for Registration) (Level 4) [Ref: 1195]. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: - the construction of high voltage power transformers; - connections and phase displacements of three-phase transformers; - phasor diagrams applied to transformer performance; - transformer calculations; - the treatment of transformer insulating oil; - transformer cooling and accessories; and - power transformer tap changing.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate and apply intermediate knowledge of the elements of power engineering

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Version 3 This unit standard replaced unit standard 11565.

22723 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard covers general three-phase circuit theory principles with the focus on power engineering. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate and apply knowledge of three-phase circuit theory; - perform calculations using power in a.c. circuits; and - describe electricity distribution industry meters and metering methods.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of electrical machines

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Version 3 This unit standard replaced unit standard 11564.

22724 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard covers knowledge and the application of d.c. and a.c. electrical machines for engineers. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of d.c. motor and generator operation; - demonstrate knowledge of transformer theory; - demonstrate and apply knowledge of induction motor theory; - demonstrate knowledge of and apply the theory of synchronous machines; and - describe the requirements and characteristics of selected motors and generators for a given application.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Level 6

Demonstrate and apply advanced knowledge of power system engineering

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Version 3

22725 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard covers knowledge of three-phase power systems with an emphasis on distribution systems. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of and compare various methods of earthing; - demonstrate knowledge of power cables; - perform fault calculations on electrical systems; - describe the process of current interruption; - demonstrate knowledge of protection devices; and - describe key components in a protection system.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation

Data as at 29 January 2020