ELEC306 – Electricity Supply and Distribution

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Module code
ELEC306
Module title
Electricity Supply and Distribution
Prescription
To provide students with knowledge of the New Zealand electricity supply system and devices used to ensure the safety and protection of users and installations.
Programmes
  • TC1702
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
105
Self directed hours
45
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Apply knowledge of temporary supplies, electrical protection and testing.
Demonstrate knowledge of New Zealand electricity generation, transmission and distribution systems.
Describe 3 phase systems.
Demonstrate knowledge of special electrical installations.
Content
-Electrical protection for people and property
-Electricity generation, transmission and distribution in New Zealand
-Line and phase voltages
-Mains fuse protection
-Multiple electricity supply
-Power factor
-Safety protocols for electricity applications
-Earthing and bonding
-Special Electrical installations
-Temporary supply
-Three-phase alternating current
Teaching and Learning Strategy
The primary method of delivering the learning material is Project-based Learning. The teaching and learning material may incorporate workshop activities, laboratory tasks, lectures, online research, training videos, tutor directed learning, student managed learning, individual and group work.

Assessments will be a mix of formal and informal, conducted in group and individual settings. Observational assessments will also be used where appropriate.

Regular feedback to students will be provided including assessment results.

Over the course of a series of projects, it is anticipated that students will develop the skills and knowledge to meet or exceed the learning outcomes. These projects will provide the students with the opportunity to progressively develop their confidence and proficiency.
Assessment Criteria
Portfolio of evidence100
Assessment in this module is mixed mode. The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. To pass this module, the student must complete and submit all components and gain a mark of at least 50 for each achievement-based component within the portfolio. Students must also meet all of the requirements of the competency-based tasks to be eligible for a final grade for this module. The final grade will be based on the marks achieved in the achievement-based tasks.