Just like electricians, engineers and architects must comply with electrical safety standards. Enforceable AS/NZS 3000 wiring rules apply to all premises and land. Your compliance keeps everyone safe.
In this self-paced course, you'll look at the two parts of the AS/NZS 3000 standard for electrical installations:
- Part 1 covers the main regulatory requirements for a safe installation.
- Part 2 covers how to comply with the requirements of Part 1.
Part 2 includes a 'deemed-to-comply' guide.
Using easy-to-follow webinars with practical examples, you'll cover:
- how legislation requires the use of Australian Standards
- how electricity regulators oversee safety and standards in each state and territory
- the concepts in AS/NZS 3000 such as earthing, fault protection and testing
- how to demonstrate you've met WHS requirements.
You'll also look at the enhancements added to AS/NZS 3000 in 2018. You'll see how these extras aim to protect the general population and animals, and ensure infrastructure is not destroyed during an emergency.
After completing the course, you'll understand the core electrical safety concepts in the wiring rules and related standards. You'll also be able to use several methods to ensure safety when designing electrical solutions.
1 January - 31 December
Once you register, you will be provided with access to the EEA Online platform to start this course.
We can arrange bulk registration packages for corporate clients.
This includes the option to set up an access code for your organisation, allowing your team to register for courses on demand, avoiding the need to request individual Purchase Orders.
We can also customise this course to align to your business objectives or L&D needs.
Find out how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.
- Core electrical safety concepts outlined in AS/NZS 3000
- Mandatory requirements of AS/NZS 3000 and Australian legislation
- How to implement, operate and maintain safe electrical designs
- Details from the latest edition of AS/NZS 3000
- Methods to ensure electrical safety
Is this course for you?
This course suits:
- designers of electrical installations
- electrical engineers across all industries
- construction professionals.
Topics we'll cover
- The legislation and standards for electrical safety
- Scope, application, and fundamental principles of AS/NZS 3000 Part 1
- Installation practices of AS/NZS 3000 Part 2, including a deemed-to-comply guide
- Practical compliance for systems and equipment, such as:
- residual current devices
- voltage drop
- arc faults
- photovoltaic systems
- high-voltage installations
- earth fault loop impedance
- Changes to the most recent edition, AS/NZS 3000:2018
John Giles has more than 40 years' experience as an electrical engineer and design manager. His expertise ranges from component design, manufacturing, and project engineering to commissioning and detailed systems design. He is a member of the Standards Australia EL43 (AS2067) committee (since 1997) and the EL52 (AS7000) committee (since 2007).
John’s varied experience includes power generation, HV power transmission systems, HV power distribution, water and wastewater treatment, control and instrumentation, microwave and communications networks, building services, and process automation.
In his 30 years as chief engineer for UGL Infrastructure, John led the development of 'Safety In Design' approaches within the organisation. He introduced tools such as the CHAIR process and HAZOP and CHAZOP reviews.
As a consultant, he has conducted more than 100 Safety in Design workshops for electricity, water, and wastewater infrastructure projects.
John holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, a Bachelor of Science (Physics), and a Master of Engineering Science.
He is Principal of his own company, Appleseed Engineering, and a Fellow of Engineers Australia.
This course is delivered through EEA Online, our new digital learning platform.
You'll learn using a mix of practical case studies, quizzes and reading, audio and video materials. You'll also apply your knowledge in practice with a variety of assessment tasks and learning checks.
It will take approximately 8 hours to complete.
As it is self-paced, you can start anytime and save your progress as you finish each module.
Once you register for the course, you have 90 days to complete it.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a digital badge as evidence of your achievement. Learn more about Engineering Education Australia’s digital badges including how to claim and share on our Frequently asked questions page.
This will also count towards the number of Engineers Australia Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours you can claim.
EEA Online access
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Provides a good overview of electrical standards and wiring rules. The videos were a great addition and the pointers to where further information is available was very useful.
It's well-structured and gives the right amount of information and guidance to find further information as required. I liked that I could complete the course in my own time.
Very valuable knowledge shared by the instructor, presented in an easy to understand format. The course can be completed in a few hours if wanted, however [more time should be spent to investigate all resources provided] including all links, extended activities, and fully reading AS/NZS 3000.