Course Information

Checking and Testing Electrical Installations Course

Items for Testing a Workshop

  • General Legislation Requirements
  • Run through on exactly how the MEN earthing systems operate and their relationship with testing procedures
  • Some discussions and explanations on how and why electric shocks occur
  • Discussions on how RCD's operate and how to fault-find RCD problems, especially 'Nuisance' tripping
  • Discussions on how RCD cascading works and why it is necessary
  • Explanation of Loop Impedance theory, calculations and also some practical experiments
  • Explanation of designing in both 'Discrimination' and 'Insurance' with circuit breakers into electrical circuits
  • Explanation of Insulation (Megar), Loop Impedance and Line Impedance testing of installations, plus practical experiments
  • Explanation of Volt-Drop, some very basic calculations and how it affects cables etc and also some information on accumulated Volt-Drop in circuits

Course Materials

You need a personal copy of:

  • AS/NZS 3000 - $249.70
    (Wiring Rules)
    Containing latest amendments
  • AS/NZS 3008.1.1 - $287.89
    (Selection of Cables)
  • AS/NZS 3760 - $172.46
    (Electrical Equipment Testing)
  • AS/NZS 3017 - $207.35
    (Electrical Installation Testing)

These are available for purchase at this office.

You will need to supply your own notebook and pen.

Course Times

7.30 am - 4.00 pm

Times and dates can be adjusted for individual companies.

Course Fee

Total Cost $395

A CTF Subsidy may apply to your enrolment. Please see their website and refer to the “Levy & Funding Guidelines” for more information -

The CSTA wishes to acknowledge the continued support of the CTF as a positive encouragement for workers employed in this industry to expand their skills and knowledge.

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