Learn to test a range of portable 240V items to maintain a safe working environment.

This short course provides training in the inspection and testing of single phase portable electrical appliances as well as single phase extension cords using a Portable Appliance Tester.

In this short course, you will test basic 240V items such as portable appliances, extension leads, computers, powered hand tools and portable safety switches, and learn about the effects of electric shocks on the body.

You will also learn about the methods used to reduce the risk of fire and electric shocks in appliances, how to test electrical appliances, and identify insulation resistance and earth continuity faults using a Portable Appliance Tester, as well as tag tested cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies, and how to comply with the Standard AS/NZS3760.

On successful completion of this short course, you will receive a Statement of Attendance for the unit undertaken.

Note– this short course has been developed in conjunction with Electricity Standards and Safety (ESS) and is only recognised in Tasmania.

This short course does not cover three-phase or fixed appliances.

Locations, dates & times

CampusDateAttendance/DurationStudy typeApply
North
Alanvale31 May 2021 -
1 Jun 2021
Short course

Monday & Tuesday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

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South
Campbell Street21 May 2021 -
28 May 2021
Short course

Friday May 21st & 28th - 8:00am - 4:00pm

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Campbell Street11 Jun 2021 -
18 Jun 2021
Short course

Friday Jun 11th & 18th - 8:00am - 4:00pm

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Campbell Street23 Jul 2021 -
30 Jul 2021
Short course

Friday July 23rd & 30th - 8:00am - 4:00pm

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Campbell Street13 Aug 2021 -
20 Aug 2021
Short course

Friday August 13th & 20th - 8:00am - 4:00pm

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Campbell Street17 Sep 2021 -
24 Sep 2021
Short course

Friday September 17th and September 24th - 8:00am - 4:00pm

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Campbell Street27 Oct 2021 -
10 Nov 2021
Short course

Friday October 29th & November 5th - 8:00am - 4:00pm

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Campbell Street19 Nov 2021 -
26 Nov 2021
Short course

Friday November 19 & 26 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

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North West
Burnie7 May 2021 -
14 May 2021
Short course

Attendance is for two full days, Friday 7 May and Friday 14 May, 8am to 4.30pm each day, in room D1-56, D Block on the Burnie Campus. Please bring a pen and paper and safety boots with you to classes.

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Burnie23 Jul 2021 -
30 Jul 2021
Short course

Attendance is two full days, Friday 23 July and Friday 30 July, 8am to 4.30pm each day, in room D1-56, D Block on the Burnie Campus. Please bring a pen and paper and safety boots with you to classes.

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Career opportunities

  • Testing and Tagging Technician

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Career opportunities

  • Testing and Tagging Technician