In this unit students will acquire advanced theoretical knowledge, critical analytical and practical skills which can be applied to investigation and resolution of complex problem solving scenarios. The unit material has been developed to enhance students' communication skills, individual and group project participation and other professional capabilities important to the national electricity market and regulation principles. The unit includes an overview of the regulation principles governing the management of electricity markets. Whilst the principles are general, they are demonstrated through the specifics of the National Electricity Market. The role of workplace OH&S regulations governing the supply and delivery of energy to the end user is considered. Students are exposed to authentic work relevant issues that underpin the regulation principles governing the management of electricity markets that supply and deliver energy to end users. Further, the unit covers the role and requirements of workplace Occupational, Health & Safety.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critical review the Role of the governments, COAG (Council of Australian Governments), and MCE (Ministerial Council on Energy);  
  2. Implement specialist recommendations by the regulators, AEMC (Australian Energy Market Commission), AER (Australian Energy Regulator), jurisdictional regulators;  
  3. Survey and critique the Objectives of electricity markets;  
  4. Conduct a specialist review of the role of market and system operators, AEMO (Australian Energy Market Operator);  
  5. Adhere to the Australian Energy Market Agreement and various legislative and regulatory instruments including the National Electricity Law and Rules (economic and technical requirements);  
  6. Employ specialist review of the Economic regulation of Network Service Providers including setting of revenues, incentives and network access regimes; and  
  7. Critical review of the Categories of Market Participants and compliance obligations.  


A pass must be achieved in each assessment item to complete the unit.
Assessment type Description Grade
Test In Class Test (2 hours) 25%
Assignment Assignment (7000 words) 30%
Examination Written Exam (3 hours) 45%
Examination requirements are normally explained in advance.

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