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Practical Testing (Switchboards and Circuits)

Non-accredited Short Course

Get practical installation testing experience in a safe simulated environment and refresh your knowledge of the Australian Standards.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Eagle Farm Start date: 06 Sep 2022 Duration: 2 weeks
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
Full Fee

Course overview

This course is designed to provide qualified and apprentice electricians, the practical installation testing experience in a safe simulated environment.

It covers cabling selection for main, sub-mains and final sub-circuits including, current requirements, division of circuits, voltage drop, short circuit parameters, and earth fault loop impedance requirements. It also applies Australian Standards 3000 and 3008 to the design of an electrical installation in a practical application.

Course outcome:

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Ways to study
Bracken Ridge
2 weeks
Part time 1 night per week
  • Full fee: $45
Acacia Ridge
2 weeks
Part time 1 night per week
  • Full fee: $45
Eagle Farm
06 Sep 2022
2 weeks
Part time 2 nights per week
Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Full fee: $45
Eagle Farm
25 Oct 2022
2 weeks
Part time 2 nights per week
Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Full fee: $45

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Practical Testing (Switchboards and Circuits) (NONAC03008)

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Practical Testing (Switchboards and Circuits)

Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

To participate in this course you must be currently employed in the electrotechnology trade either as an apprentice or tradesperson, or hold an Electrical Licence or appropriate work permit form the Queensland Electrical Safety Office.

Resources required

Personal protective equipment:

  • Protective footwear - Safety Toe, Leather upper, Non slip safety footwear must be worn. They must comply with AS2210 and be in good condition.
  • Protective clothing - Long sleeved cotton shirt and long pants (100% cotton work wear) must be worn at all times.
  • Eye protection - Clear safety glasses, (tinted or sunglasses not acceptable). These must conform to the Australian Standard AS 1336 or AS 1337.
  • Hair protection - long hair (i.e. hair below collar length) must be restrained (hat, headband, or hair tie).

Students failing to meet these minimum standards of dress will not be permitted entry in to practical classes.

Materials list:

  • scientific calculator (casio),
  • pencil HB and 2B
  • eraser
  • ruler
  • pen (four colours)
  • notebook
  • sharpener.
Need to know

In addition to this course, you can opt to enrol into NONAC03029 Electrical Installation and Design Theory, a four week theory course.

These practical testing nights are optional and can be done with or without the NONAC03029 Electrical Installation and Design Theory course.


University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

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