Just completed my electrical practical test today and thought id share what was involved . As the vetassess website gives you a list a mile long on what to revise and it can scramble your brain if you havent been in a classroom for years .
Once you have followed their instructions and completed a PES form etc you are given a date for your prac test .
I did mine at kangan , the assessor was really nice . He was helpful and gave small hints on if he saw you making a minor mistake .
So , we had to
Follow a plan and wire up a 2 way lighting circuit in conduit using singles .
Gives you measurments on the plan on how long to cut the conduit and where to mount the mounting blocks etc .
Wire up 1 x socket outlet
Install both circuits into a switchboard you have to mount .
Select correct cable size for both circuits
Select correct rcbos
Install a earth stake ( just mounted to the wall )
While you are doing your booth wiring the assessor will ask you to go to another booth and you have to do abit of motor control wiring.
You have a chart with 5 symbols
N O contact
You have to match the symbols to what it is .
Then draw how you would wire a simple dol starter with the symbols all in a line .
Then you have to wire the circuit using the push in lead things into makeshift start button / stop button etc .
Then once he is happy you test see if it works .
Then he flicks a fault in . Mine was a the normally open contact wasnt connected so when you pushed the start button it just pulsed and wouldnt hold in .
Then we did Swp disconnect re connect ( watch youtube for that one )
You have to choose 1 elective and i was scared of this one because out of the electives there wasnt one that i was completely clued up on . Only a few basics .
I chose the data one because i pull data points for new houses etc .
He literally sat me down and asked 3 questions , what the tool was called to make connections ( krone tool . I use to call it a bt pusher )
What a rj45 plug was
And asked what cable i use . ( cat 5 / 6 / 6e )
And then that was it . No wiring or anything .
Once all that was over we tested the circuit
Cont main earth
Cont earth on light circ
Cont earth on socket
IR on whole installation ( he put a fault in on this one , pretty obvious he had because he plugged a plug into the outlet and said keep that in then you do your IR for whole installation and record the reading .
Then IR of your light circ
Then IR of socket
( the ones you just wired so they are fine , they dont do anything to trip you up )
Then polarity of switches .
Once that is done there is a 24 question multiple choice test . Dont worry about memerising every formula for power , ohms law , rms etc . Because it literally gives you them all on the last page of your book , and he points that out to you before you start .
Other than that cant really tell you much else . Hope this helps