Professional Certificate of Competency in Electrical Wiring Standards: AS 3000:2007 (Australia and New Zealand only)

Course at a Glance


Course Name - Professional Certificate of Competency in Electrical Wiring Standards: AS 3000:2007 (Australia and New Zealand only)

Course Code - CAW

Qualification - Professional Development

Duration - 3 Months

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EIT Professional Certificate of Competency in AS3000:2007 Electrical Wiring Rules endorsed by the International Society of Automation (ISA)

BY THE END OF THIS 3-MONTH INTERACTIVE LIVE ONLINE COURSE YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The requirements of the AS/NZS 3000 Wiring Rules and how to apply them
  • Updates and changes to the AS/NZS 3000 Wiring Rules
  • The importance of fulfilling the requirements for safe use of electrical equipment and systems
  • About earthing and its importance in safety
  • Simple methods of calculating to check the adequacy of conductors and protective earthing components to ensure safe operation
  • How to perform periodic checks and verification measures to be carried out in an electrical installation as mandated by the standard

 

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Details

Overview

This course covers the requirements laid down in the standard AS/NZS 3000, commonly known as the Australia - New Zealand Wiring Rules. For those installations covered in the scope of this standard, its provisions are mandatory and must be followed. Any engineer involved in planning and design of electrical systems, their installation or maintenance must have a clear idea about the various requirements contained in the standard.

The primary purpose of this standard, like many of its various other equivalent national standards, is to ensure the safety of personnel against the dangers arising from the use and handling of electrical equipment and appliances. The introductory modules of this course outline the basic principles that should be understood for a better appreciation of the standard. These include modules which illustrate the calculation for the power demand of a system and the computation of earth fault currents as discussed in the appendices of the standard. These are informative in nature and are very important in making an electrical system safe for operation. The actual provisions of the standard are then discussed in detail in the subsequent modules.
 

Course Outline

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

Brief scope and contents of Australian Wiring Rules (AS/NZS 3000)
Selection and installation of electrical equipment and safety considerations
Selection and installation of wiring systems
Earthing and its importance in safety
Testing and verification


MODULE 2: INSULATION OF ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND ITS ROLE IN SAFETY

Functions of electrical insulation
Air as an insulator
Solid and liquid dielectrics
Insulation class and temperature ratings
Role of electrical protection
Calculating the demand of electrical systems for proper conductor sizing (as per AS/NZS 3000 Appendix - C)


MODULE 3: EARTHING OF ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

The need for earthing of electrical systems
At the source (system earthing)
At the load (protective earthing)
Methods adopted for system earthing
Protective conductor
Equipotential bonding


MODULE 4: EARTH FAULT DETECTION AND PROTECTION

Earth fault sensing methods
Calculation of earth fault current
Earth fault loop impedance
Limits of LV feeder lengths for proper earth fault detection (as per AS/NZS 3000 Appendix - B)


MODULE 5: AS/NZS 3000 STANDARD - SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS

Definitions
Protection for safety
Design of an electrical installation
Selection of electrical equipment
Installation of electrical equipment


MODULE 6: SELECTION AND INSTALLATION OF SWITCHGEAR AND CONTROL GEAR

Devices for protection against indirect contact
Devices for protection against overcurrent
Protection against earth leakage current


MODULE 7: SELECTION AND INSTALLATION OF WIRING SYSTEMS - Part 1

Types of wiring systems
Current-carrying capacity
Sizing of conductors
Voltage drop considerations in sizing
Installation


MODULE 8: SELECTION AND INSTALLATION OF WIRING SYSTEMS - Part 2

Enclosure of cables
Aerial wiring systems
Busbar trunking systems and rising mains
Earth sheath return system


MODULE 9: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS OF INSTALLATION

Electrical equipment requiring protection against injury from mechanical movement
Protection against explosion
Connection of electrical equipment


MODULE 10: REQUIREMENTS FOR EARTHING IN ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

Earthing arrangements
Multiple Earthed Neutral (MEN) system
Equipment earthing and equipotential bonding


MODULE 11: TESTING AND VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD

Visual inspection
Testing


MODULE 12: REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIAL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS OR LOCATIONS

Locations containing baths, showers or other fixed water containers
Extra-low voltage electrical installations
High voltage electrical installations
Hazardous areas
Emergency areas

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