Electrotechnology

NONM0792A Test and Tag Using a Portable Appliance Tester (PAT)

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 PAC 3760 Plus Portable Appliance Tester.  Equipment found to be in safe working order is then tagged to comply with current Australian Standards. This enables employers to meet duty of care obligations under current state legislation.

This course includes the testing of simple 240V items such as:

  • Portable Appliances
  • Extension leads
  • Computers
  • Powered hand tools
  • Portable RCDs

People with this qualification work in areas such as construction, manufacturing, mining, maintenance, equipment hire, accommodation and stores management.

This course does not include repair of appliances or cords, or testing of 3 phase appliances.

Participants will learn:

  • The methods that are used to reduce the risk of fire and electric shocks in electrical appliances.
  • About the effects of electric shock on the body.
  • To test electrical appliances, identify insulation resistance and earth continuity faults using a portable appliance tester.
  • To apply the requirements of AS3760 to their workplace situation.
  • Tag tested cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies and document testing activities.

Please Note:

  • Courses will only proceed with sufficient numbers.
  • This unit is non accredited training and is recognised in Tasmania only, the certificate is not portable interstate. The course has been developed in conjunction with Electricity Standards & Safety (ESS).

Location, Dates and Times

TO ENROL AND BOOK OVER THE PHONE USING A CREDIT CARD CALL 1300 655 307

Before commencing your enrolment over the phone:

For all phone enrolments – proof of identity (50 points)  must be provided before any enrolment can proceed – see the list below – e.g.

  • Birth Certificate (70 points),
  • Passport (70 points),
  • Driver’s Licence (40 points),
  • Centrelink Concession Card (40 points)
  • Financial Institution Card/s (40 points)
  • Medicare Card (20 points)

When attending a campus you must bring your proof of ID with you.

Please Note:   Courses will run subject to reaching minimum class numbers.  Payment confirms your place in a class.

Please be aware that if you wish to continue into any further accredited study you will need a USI.
To create a USI, visit www.usi.gov.au and follow the prompts.

SOUTH
Campbell Street Campus, Level 5
2 days  –  8am to 4pm

  • 2019 dates to be advised

NORTH
Alanvale Campus, Block B
2 days – 8.30am to 4.30pm

  • 18 & 19 February 2019

NORTHWEST
Burnie Campus, D Block
2 days  –  8am to 4.30pm

  • 12 & 15 March 2019
  • 29 April & 3 May 2019
  • 2 & 5 July 2019
  • 26 & 30 August 2019
  • 5 & 8 November 2019

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.  For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Fees and Payments

2018:   $385 per person
Course prices for single employer groups are negotiable.

Funding assistance may be available from the Tasmanian Building & Construction Industry Training Board (TBCITB) for those that qualify under eligibility criteria. For more information see the TBCITB website.

What will I need to bring?

Students should bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notebook
  • Closed shoes (steel caps are compulsory in Burnie as the classroom is located within a workshop)
  • Sensible workshop clothing

You may bring your own Portable Appliance Tester (PAT) if it is compliant with current standards.

Work Placement, Licensing and Other Requirements

This course does not give you a licence or licence number, however the document number on your certificate is the number you will use on your tags. Please contact us for further details.

Essential Requirements

There are no essential requirements for this course. Please note, you do not need to be an electrician to participate in this course, however the course will only teach you to test for safety, not to conduct repairs or functional testing.

Suitability

Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available here www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/current/student-support/

Outcome

A Statement of Attendance.

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