Course at a Glance
Schedule Start Date: 2nd October 2018
Code: CAW
Course Length: 3 Months

In this interactive 3 month 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

       Please Note: Students will need to provide their own copy of the AS/NZS 3000:2018 Standards


Course 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: GENERAL ARRANGEMENT, CONTROL AND PROTECTION

Arrangement of electrical installation
Control of electrical installation
Fault protection Protection against overcurrent
Additional protection by residual current devices Protection against overvoltage
Protection against undervoltage
Protection against fire hazards due to arcing faults
Switchboards


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: SELECTION AND INSTALLATION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

Protection against thermal effects
Connection of electrical equipment
 


MODULE 10: EARTHING ARRANGEMENTS AND EARTHING CONDUCTORS

Earthing Functions 
Earthing arrangements 
Multiple Earthed Neutral (MEN)
Earthing of equipment
Equipotential Bonding
Earth fault loop impedance


MODULE 11: DAMP SITUATIONS

Baths, showers, fixed containers
Pools, tubs
Fountains
Saunas


MODULE 12: SPECIAL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

Locations containing baths, showers or other fixed water containers
Extra-low voltage electrical installations
High voltage electrical installations
Hazardous areas, emergency areas
Visual inspection
Testing
 

 

Learning and Teaching

Benefits of eLearning to Students

  • Cost effective: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Interactive: live, interactive sessions let you communicate with your instructor and fellow students
  • Flexible: short interactive sessions over the Internet which you can attend from your home or office. Learn while you earn!
  • Practical: perform exercises by remotely accessing our labs and simulation software
  • Expert instructors: instructors have extensive industry experience; they are not just 'academics'
  • No geographical limits: learn from any location, all you need is an Internet connection
  • Constant support: from your instructor(s) and a dedicated Learning Support Officer for the complete duration of the course
  • International insight: interact and network with participants from around the globe and gain valuable insight into international practice 


Benefits of eLearning to Employers

  • Lower training costs: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Less downtime: short webinars (60-90 minutes) and flexible training methods means less time away from work
  • Retain employees: keep staff who may be considering a qualification as full time study
  • Increase efficiency: improve your engineering or technical employees’ skills and knowledge
  • International insight: students will have access to internationally based professional instructors and students

 

How Does it Work?

EIT eLearning courses involve a combination of live, interactive sessions over the Internet with a professional instructor, set readings, and assignments. The courses include simulation software and remote laboratory applications to let you put theory to practice, and provide you with constant support from a dedicated Learning Support Officer.


Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories

As part of the groundbreaking new way of teaching, our online engineering courses use a series of remote laboratories (labs) and simulation software, to facilitate your learning and to test the knowledge you gain during your course. These involve complete working labs set up at various locations of the world into which you will be able to log to and proceed through the various practical sessions.

These will be supplemented by simulation software, running either remotely or on your computer, to ensure you gain the requisite hands-on experience. No one can learn much solely from lectures, the labs and simulation software are designed to increase the absorption of the materials and to give you a practical orientation of the learning experience. All this will give you a solid, practical exposure to the key principles covered and will ensure that you obtain maximum benefit from your course.

 

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Endorsed by ISA

School of Electrical Engineering