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AS/NZS 3000 – The Wiring Rules

Learn how to apply the mandatory electrical standards to your designs for safety and efficiency.
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Learn how to apply the mandatory electrical standards to your designs for safety and efficiency.

Just like electricians, engineers and architects must comply with electrical safety standards. Enforceable AS/NZS 3000 wiring rules apply to all premises and land. Your compliance keeps everyone safe. 

In this self-paced course, you'll look at the two parts of the AS/NZS 3000 standard for electrical installations:

  • Part 1 covers the main regulatory requirements for a safe installation.
  • Part 2 covers how to comply with the requirements of Part 1.

Part 2 includes a 'deemed-to-comply' guide.

Using easy-to-follow webinars with practical examples, you'll cover:

  • how legislation requires the use of Australian Standards
  • how electricity regulators oversee safety and standards in each state and territory
  • the concepts in AS/NZS 3000 such as earthing, fault protection and testing
  • how to demonstrate you've met WHS requirements.

You'll also look at the enhancements added to AS/NZS 3000 in 2018. You'll see how these extras aim to protect the general population and animals, and ensure infrastructure is not destroyed during an emergency.

After completing the course, you'll understand the core electrical safety concepts in the wiring rules and related standards. You'll also be able to use several methods to ensure safety when designing electrical solutions.

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8 Hours, self-paced
Location & dates

1 January - 31 December

Additional Information

Once you register, you will be provided with access to the EEA Online platform to start this course.

We can arrange bulk registration packages for corporate clients.

This includes the option to set up an access code for your organisation, allowing your team to register for courses on demand, avoiding the need to request individual Purchase Orders.

We can also customise this course to align to your business objectives or L&D needs.

Find out how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.

Learning outcomes
  • Core electrical safety concepts outlined in AS/NZS 3000
  • Mandatory requirements of AS/NZS 3000 and Australian legislation
  • How to implement, operate and maintain safe electrical designs
  • Details from the latest edition of AS/NZS 3000
  • Methods to ensure electrical safety
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

This course suits:

  • designers of electrical installations 
  • electrical engineers across all industries
  • architects 
  • construction professionals.

You must read the current AS/NZS 3000 before starting the course. Ask your employer for access under their licence.

Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

  • The legislation and standards for electrical safety
  • Scope, application, and fundamental principles of AS/NZS 3000 Part 1
  • Installation practices of AS/NZS 3000 Part 2, including a deemed-to-comply guide
  • Practical compliance for systems and equipment, such as:
  • residual current devices
  • voltage drop
  • earthing
  • arc faults
  • generators
  • photovoltaic systems
  • high-voltage installations
  • earth fault loop impedance
  • Changes to the most recent edition, AS/NZS 3000:2018
John Giles FIEAust CPEng
How you'll learn

This course is delivered through EEA Online, our new digital learning platform.

You'll learn using a mix of practical case studies, quizzes and reading, audio and video materials. You'll also apply your knowledge in practice with a variety of assessment tasks.

It will take approximately 8 hours to complete.

As it is self-paced, you can start anytime and save your progress as you finish each module.

Once you register for the course, you have 90 days to complete it.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a digital badge as evidence of your achievement. Learn more about Engineering Education Australia’s digital badges including how to claim and share on our Frequently asked questions page.

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Once you register for a course, you will be provided with access to the EEA Online Canvas platform to start this course.

If you are registering for your first EEA Online course, you will receive an email from [email protected] inviting you to set up your EEA Online account. 

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Provides a good overview of electrical standards and wiring rules. The videos were a great addition and the pointers to where further information is available was very useful.


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EEA Online, the online learning platform this course is delivered through, has received three LearnX awards for best practice education design and online learning. 

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