52888WA Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Power Industry)

Course Overview


This applied industry focused advanced diploma covers a variety of skills such as electrical technology fundamentals, rotating machinery and transformers, energy efficiency, earthing and safety regulations, operation and maintenance of electrical equipment, power supply systems, quality ,network protection and operation. Upon completion of this program, you will gain skills and knowledge in the latest and developing technologies in electrical engineering.

What you will gain:

• Skills in the latest electrical system and power industry technologies
• Practical guidance from experts in the field
• Global networking contacts in the industry
• Improved career prospects and income
• A world class Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Power Industry)

At a glance

  • 24 Months
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online
8 March 2022, 4 July 2022, 5 September 2022
Course Type
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Electrical Engineering

Program Details

Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to contribute to the capacity of electrical engineering and related industries, particularly the power supply industries, to maintain their competitiveness in a global marketplace through the application of latest technologies, value adding to existing products, process and services and the development of new, sustainable and innovative solutions.

Seven threads run through the program to give students maximum, functional coverage in the broad field of electrical engineering. These threads comprise electrical technology fundamentals, distribution equipment and protection, rotating machinery and transformers, energy efficiency, earthing and safety regulations, operation and maintenance of electrical equipment, and power supply maintenance, protection and control.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Evaluate contemporary issues in electrical systems engineering
  • Differentiate and justify appropriate electrical distribution equipment and network protection systems
  • Assess and implement relevant earthing and safety regulations
  • Develop appropriate procedures necessary to operate and maintain electrical equipment
  • Formulate engineering solutions to scenarios related to electrical and instrumentation systems in the industry.
  • Prepare complex technical information and concepts to plan, communicate and implement solutions to a range of engineering environment and contexts
  • Analyse, diagnose, plan, design and manage solutions with respect to electrical engineering and environmental and energy management
  • Prepare technical information and concepts to plan, communicate and implement solutions to a range of engineering issues relevant to the power industry
  • Support the maintenance, protection and control of power supply equipment
  • Assist with the management of network operations
  • Manage complex projects on time and within budget
  • Manage self-autonomy to achieve objectives within organisation that have outputs based on engineering application
  • Communicate professionally and effectively

The course includes 18 modules and 2 units of competency. These modules cover a range of aspects to provide you with maximum practical coverage in this field.

Module Code  Module Name Duration
DCSBME604 Use basic mathematics in engineering 6 Weeks
DEEECS602 Electrical Circuits 3 Weeks
DEEBEE603 Basic Electrical Engineering 3 Weeks
DPEFPE619 Apply the fundamentals of professional engineering practice (Unit of competency imported from 52857WA) 4 Weeks
DEEEDR605 Electrical Drawings 3 Weeks
DEEEPD606 Electrical Power Distribution 5 Weeks
DEETCB607 Transformers, Circuit Breakers and Switchgear 5 Weeks
DEEEMC608 Electrical Machines 4 Weeks
DEEPCA609 Power Cables and Accessories 3 Weeks
DEEELS610 Earthing and Lightning / Surge Protection 5 Weeks
DEEPSP611 Power System Protection 6 Weeks
DEEESW612 Electrical Safety and Wiring Regulations 5 Weeks
DEETTM613 Testing, Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Electrical Equipment 4 Weeks
DEEEEU614 Energy Efficiency and Energy Use 4 Weeks
DEEPQU615 Power Quality 4 Weeks
DEPPSS616 Power Supply System Equipment and Installations 7 Weeks
DEPNPR617 Network Protection 7 Weeks
DEPMCN618 Electrical Network Controls 7 Weeks
DEPDSP619 Switching Programs for Transmission and Distribution Networks 5 Weeks
DEPMNO620 Network Operations 6 Weeks

Student applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and the following minimum entry requirements are to be strictly adhered to:

  • Applicants must have at least a Year 12 or Cert III trade qualification or equivalent in a related field;


  • They must have at least 2 years’ work experience in a related field


  • At least 4 years’ work experience in a related field – subject to acceptance of an application for Credit to Entry


  • Satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in a Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent;


  • A specified level of achievement in a recognised English language test such as: IELTS (or equivalent) at a score of at least 5.5 (with no individual band score less than 5.0); or equivalent;


  • Satisfactory completion of another course offered by EIT, or by another tertiary institution, in English.

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This qualification is officially accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework by the Training Accreditation Council (TAC), and EIT is approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) for delivery by EIT in all Australian states. EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.

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  • Automation technician
  • Engineering Associate
  • Project Supervisor
  • Senior technician
  • Field service technician
  • Electrical Supervisor
  • Industrial field service technician

You are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending weekly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This program is run online on a part-time basis and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take 24 months to complete.

We understand that sometimes work commitments and personal circumstances can get in the way of your studies, so if at any point you feel that you are struggling with the pace of the course or finding a particular module challenging, you are encouraged to contact your designated learning support officer for assistance.

Applications are open for our upcoming intakes. Please ensure your application is submitted at least one week before the start date of the program.

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  This course has a lot to do with my everyday job. This has broadened my knowledge in the HV power industry which will help me out to further my career.  
  The content was very relevant to my work.  
  Useful practical information that doesn't get bogged down with calculations  
  I enjoyed interacting with the instructors - Very helpful and understanding  

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