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Electronics

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Does this subject contribute to an ATAR? No  (VET Course)
How many credits does this subject contribute towards QCE? 4

What is  Electronics? 

Electronics is the study of how to control the flow of electrons. It deals with circuits made up of components that control the flow of electricity.  Discover an introduction to the world of electronics and gain knowledgeable and practical workshop skills.  Explore a variety of exciting high-tech products and systems enabled by electronics.


What makes a student suited to Electronics?

Students who achieve success in Electronics are those who like to:
assemble and replace electronic components learn about basic electronic components and use them to design simple electronic circuits manipulate voltages, currents and resistances in electronic circuits use  lead-free soldering techniques
use test equipment utilise workplace health and safety and sustainability practices

What prerequisites must students meet in order to take this subject?

Minimum C standard in Core Math and Science and minimum C in Core English

What is the cost of this subject?

Nil

What materials or equipment do I need for this subject?

Nil 

What do students study in this subject and how are they assessed?

  Unit OverviewsAssessment
Year 10
Semester 1
Fabricate, assemble and dismantle industry components
Solve problems in DC circuits
Apply occupational health & safety regulations
Examination (25%)
Report (25%)
 Semester 2Repair basic apparatus faults by replacement of components
Apply environmental and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
Project Folio (25%)
Project folio (25%)
Year 11Semester 1Assemble Electronic components
Modify Electronic sub assemblies
Use lead-free soldering techniques
Operate and maintain amateur radio communication stations
Conduct quality and functional tests on electronic apparatus

Formative internal assessment 1:

Project — folio (25%)
Formative internal assessment 2:

Examination (25%)

Semester 2Use computer application relevant to the workplace
Assemble, set up and test computing devices
Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
Fix and secure electro-technology equipment

Formative internal assessment 3:

Project — folio (25%)
Formative internal assessment:

Examination (25%)

Year 12Semester 1Electronic and digital circuits
Explore effects of energy on machinery and materials in energy sector
Examine voice and data communications
Set up and configure the wireless capabilities of communications

Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1):

Project — folio (25%)
Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2):

Examination (25%)

Semester 2 Examine basic computer equipment faults
Set and test residential video and audio equipment
Assemble and install reception antennae and signal distribution equipment
Assemble, enter and verify operating instructions in microprocessor equipped devices

Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3):

Project — folio (25%)
Summative external assessment (EA):

Examination (25%)




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Last reviewed 03 December 2019
Last updated 03 December 2019