The Wiring Rules apply to electrical installations in all types of premises and land that electricity consumers use. AS/NZS 3000 is mandatory. WHS legislation and its state equivalents mandate that all designs must be safe for the life of a product. The most recent updates to the standard aim to improve safety and efficiency.
In this course, you'll gain a detailed understanding of AS/NZS 3000's two parts:
- Part 1: Scope, application and fundamental principles
- Part 2: Installation practices (this section provides a 'deemed-to-comply' solution).
You'll also cover:
- the extensive changes made in the most recent edition of AS/NZS 3000
- how legislation requires the use of Australian Standards
- the concepts in The Wiring Rules and their practical application
- exercises that show electrical safety principles.
After completing this course, you'll understand the core electrical safety concepts in The Wiring Rules and related standards. You'll also be able to use a range of methods to ensure electrical safety when implementing The Wiring Rules.
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Please register at least two weeks before the scheduled course start date.
We can customise this course for groups of six or more.
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- Comply with Australian legislation
- Ensure designs are safe to implement
- Understand the core electrical safety concepts outlined in AS/NZS 3000 and associated standards
- Keep up-to-date with the latest edition of AS/NZS 3000
- Apply the standard in practice and use a range of methods to ensure electrical safety
- Understand the legislation that makes AS/NZS 3000 mandatory
Is this course for you?
This course is ideal for designers of electrical installations and electrical engineers across all industries. Architects and construction professionals will also find it useful.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Topics we'll cover
- Scope and application
- Definitions of terms used
- Fundamental principles
- Design requirements
- How to select electrical equipment
- High-level safety requirements
- Establishing the 'deemed to comply' status of AS/NZS 3000 Part 2 and AS/NZS 3001
- Providing a mechanism for acceptance of alternative designs
- Responsibilities, documentation and verification criteria for designers
- Changes in the most recent edition
- Methods specified in Part 2 of AS/NZS 3000 to achieve the safety requirements of Part 1
- Requirements for alterations, additions and repairs
- Discrimination and selectivity
- Residual current devices (RCDs)
- Achieving safety by using extra-low voltage (ELV)
- Size of neutral conductors
- Voltage drop
- Wiring protection
- Segregation of different circuits
- Preventing spread of fire
- Multiple earthed neutral (MEN) system
- Wet areas
- Arc faults and their mitigation
- Photovoltaic systems
- High-voltage installations and AS 2067
- Standards requiring compliance
- Earth fault loop impedance
- DC requirements
- Supply arrangements for transportable structures
- Electrical installations in transportable structures
- Electrical installations in tents and non-rigid annexes
- Connection to the site supply.
Take this course to build skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:
6. Identify, assess and manage risks
7. Meet legal and regulatory requirements
12. Advanced engineering knowledge
*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee a competency. However, you will gain the base knowledge you need to develop these specific Chartered competencies.
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.
The facilitator was very knowledgeable and maintained interest in the subject by many practical examples - surprising for a relatively dry subject! Understanding how the wiring rules have evolved and the introduction to the '5 part' format was most useful to me.
Very engaging presentation. In particular, earthing and circuit protection was most useful to me. Particularly good introduction to this very important standard - very practical explanation of how this is applied in practice.
Really enjoyed that the changes between the superseded standard were highlighted. Great experience and well-taught class. Difficult topic to keep engaging. John did a great job.