Verification of Competency

This course not only covers a refresher in knowledge of extracting information from Australian Standards, it also requires applicants to find faults by practically analysing, assessing and determining a fault on apparatus where numerous faults can be simulated.

Course Aims and Performance Criteria
The objective of this course is to refresh and assess personnel on electrical trade competencies:

  • Use Australian Electrical Standards to select and determine the requirements for installing electrical cables for industry.
  • Use Australian Electrical Standards in the selection of cables to comply with earth loop impedance requirements.
  • Describe how to terminate cables.
  • Describe the importance of polarity and phasing.
  • Have an understanding of Fault Loop Impedance.
  • Have an understanding of Arc Flash Hazards.
  • Have an understanding of Risk Assessment and Job Safety Analysis.
  • Be able to select appropriate PPE for a task.
  • Have an understanding of duty of care.
  • Have an understanding of isolation tagging.
  • Use drawings to assist in fault finding.
  • Demonstrate the use of a Multifunction Tester.
  • Demonstrate and document their ability to safely find faults in an electrical circuit.

Pre-requisites
The prerequisite for course participants is an Electrical Workers License or equivalent.

Course Overview

Western Australian Regulations
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the requirements of Western Australian Regulations in regards to Duty of Care.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the requirements of Western Australian Regulations to Operate High Voltage equipment.

Australian Standards
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Australian Electrical Standards by selection of appropriate cable sizes to install for a given electrical load.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Australian Electrical Standards to install appropriately sized cables and circuit breakers to comply with the selection of earth loop impedance requirements.
  • Identify minimum size of main earthing conductors as required under Australian Standards.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Fault Loop Impedance.

Electrical Drawings
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the ability to red line electrical drawings ready for correction.
  • Use electrical drawings to assist in fault finding.

Basic Polarity, Phasing, Fault Current and Fault Levels
Learning outcomes:

  • Identify a high energy situation.
  • Understand faulty current ratings and units of measurement.
  • Identify and correct incorrect polarity and three phase motor rotation.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess the amount of let through (Fault) current of a power transformer.

Basic Arc Flash Appreciation
Learning outcomes:

  • Identify an arc flash hazard situation.
  • Demonstrate the ability to select the appropriate PPE required to work in an arc flash hazard zone.

Risk Assessment and PPE
Learning outcomes:

  • Identify electrical risks.
  • Select appropriate PPE for a task.
  • Demonstrate the use of Job Safety Analysis process.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and tag isolation points.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a rick matrix to assess risk levels.

Testing a Single Phase Circuit
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the use of a multifunction installation tester.
  • Select the appropriate PPE for the task.

Fault Finding on a Single Phase Circuit
Learning outcomes:

  • Identify the correct instruments and tools for fault finding on a single-phase circuit.
  • Select the appropriate PPE for the task.
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely find a fault on a single-phase circuit.
  • Demonstrate the ability to document the procedure used to find a single-phase circuit fault.

Fault Finding on a Three Phase Circuit
Learning outcomes:

  • Identify the correct instruments and tools for fault finding on a three-phase circuit.
  • Select the appropriate PPE for the task.
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely find a fault on a three-phase circuit.
  • Demonstrate the ability to document the procedure used to find a three-phase circuit fault.

Assessment
Applicants will complete an assessment on;

  • Safety, by use of risk assessments and Job Safety Analysis.
  • Using Australian Standards to show their ability to install new electrical loads.
  • Using Legislative Documents and Guides to ascertain the requirements for working in an industrial/mining situation.
  • Identifying incorrect polarity of single phase installations.
  • Changing phase rotation and phasing out three phase installations.
  • Testing and recording results for RCD’s to statutory requirements.
  • Fault finding on single and three phase faults, simulated on a test board.
  • Documenting the procedures used to find single and three phase faults simulated on a test board.

For the practical session in the course the following test equipment is required by each course participant:

  • Multimeter
  • Rated LV Gloves
  • Safety Glasses

Assessment will be based on similar standards to National Competencies.

Notes:

Certificate of Completion:
On successful completion of the course the participant will be awarded a certificate of completion showing that he/she has been assessed as having the knowledge of regulations, basic circuits and hazards of high current and arc flash.

Course Cost

Onsite 1 day

  • $3,000 - Plus travel, meals, car hire & accommodation costs outside of the Perth metropolitan area
  • Maximum of 10 per course

Fees can be paid through a credit card, via an invoice from PayPal or a company purchase order can be accepted.

Payments by credit card must be received in full, prior to the start of the course. Purchase orders must be received 3 working days prior to the start of the course.