3 day


Learn how to test, tag and report on portable/handheld low voltage electrical equipment using a portable appliance tester (PAT).

You'll develop skills in working safely on portable/handheld electrical equipment, using the portable appliance tester and testing electrical equipment (as per Australian Standard AS/NZS 3760).

These skills are in addition to those already gained in the relevant field where electrical work is incidental or a primary and regular function of the work.

Course contents

In order to be issued a Statement of Attainment, for UEESS00098 Restricted - Electrical safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies Skill Set, a student must complete the core units.


Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers

Previous completion of units at the Polytechnic or any other Registered Training Organisation and/or previous attainment of skills and knowledge may be credited towards this course.

Learn how to test, tag and report on portable/handheld low voltage electrical equipment using a portable appliance tester (PAT).

You will develop technical skills and knowledge that will ensure you are ready for work equipment as per Australian Standard AS/NZS 3760, including:

  • preparing to enter a work area;
  • applying safe working practices;
  • following workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control;
  • preparing to test cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies;
  • testing cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies, and;
  • documenting testing activities.

Licensing/Regulatory Information:
Please refer to your local workplace health and safety regulating authority for details concerning the jurisdictional conditions and requirements for people undertaking this type of work.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

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Applicants would be best placed if they had reading, writing and numeracy skills that align to Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). 

How to register

Registrations are currently closed.

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