Add to your skill set with this test and tag course. This course is perfect for people who are self-employed or need to be able to inspect, test and tag equipment in their workplace.
Add to your skill set with this test and tag course. You'll be able to inspect, test and tag equipment in your workplace or as a self-employed worker to ensure yours and others' safety.
Employers must ensure specified electrical equipment is regularly and properly inspected, tested and tagged as safe and required certified workers to undertake this task.
You'll learn how to inspect and test portable, hand-held electrical equipment using a portable appliance tester, and test electrical equipment as required by the Australian Standard AS/NZS 3760.
You will learn how to conduct standard in-service safety inspection, testing and tagging of electrical equipment in accordance with the electrical safety regulations. You will apply your skills to a range of 3-phase/multiphase electrical equipment including extension leads, portable workshop equipment and electrical portable outlet devices (EPODs).
Successful completion of this course will allow you to test and tag equipment in your workplace.
At TAFE Queensland, we understand your time is precious. You can complete most components of this course online at a time convenient to you. You'll only need to complete a short duration of practical training in one of our workshops or in your workplace.
The units of competency in this course are an essential part of all electrotechnology qualifications. Continue your training with a Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) to get started or seek an apprenticeship in electrical, refrigeration and air-conditioning, electronics or appliance servicing to complete a Certificate III.
The successful achievement of this skill set requires you to complete 2 units, as per the list below.
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There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
Entry into this program will be limited to those employed or intending to be employed to carry out testing and tagging procedures on a routine basis. For further information, see the information contained on the Electrical Safety Office web site or please phone the Electrical Safety Office 1300 362 320.
No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.
Please be aware that a person who is awarded a Statement of Attainment for this course is not permitted to perform any electrical repairs on equipment that is found to be faulty when tested.
Completion of this course also does not permit applicants to set up a private business for testing and tagging electrical equipment. An application can be made to the Electrical Safety Office for a Restricted Contractors Licence to perform this work as a business (an additional business unit and public liability insurance will also be required).
For further information please call the Electrical Safety Office on 1300 650 662 or visit the website https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/electricalsafety
Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.
All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.
Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.