Topic outline

  • Electrical Maintenance of Automation

    This unit of learning is part of the following learning pathways:

  • Duration




    Lessons hours: 25

    Self-study hours:

    Hands-on hours:

    Other (please specify):

    Assessment hours:

    • Electrical Maintenance

      The learner will be able to perform the procedures involved with the safe electrical maintenance on industrial automation systems


      • Understand and carry out safe electrical maintenance on industrial automation systems.


      • Describe the electrical hazards associated with industrial automation
      • Explain common problems with electrical systems
      • State the operating principles and wiring of AC and DC motors


      • Read, design and evaluate basic electrical circuits
      • Perform maintenance on automated systems and ancillary components

      • Assessment methods

        As specified by the Awarding organization, assessment is by ‘Centre Set Assessment’ which should use a combination of the following methods:

        • Written exercises and tests
        • Oral examination and exercises
        • Practical assignment under supervision
        • Practical assignment autonomously and responsibly

        • Assessment criteria

          Timing as set out in the Assessment Plan. This plan should be established by the centre prior to the commencement of delivery