AS/NZS 3000 - The Wiring Rules

Engineering context

The Wiring Rules apply to electrical installations in all types of premises and land used by electricity consumers, not just domestic installations. AS/NZS 3000 is called up in the legislation of all Australian states and territories and is therefore mandatory. In 2018 a significant update was made to the standard, aimed at further improving safety and efficiency.

AS/NZS 3000 is divided into two parts:

Part 1: Scope, application and fundamental principles

Part 2: Installation practices (this section provides a deemed to comply solution)

This course examines Part 1 and Part 2 in detail, the extensive changes made in the 2018 edition and how the legislation mandates the use of Australian Standards. (The WH&S Legislation mandates that all designs must be safe for the whole of life of a product).

The course concentrates on the concepts embodied in The Wiring Rules and how these are to be applied in practice. Included in the course are several exercises designed to demonstrate electrical safety principles.

Upon completion, participants will have gained an understanding of the core electrical safety concepts contained in The Wiring Rules and associated standards. They will also be able to use a range of implementation methods to ensure electrical safety.

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This training course builds skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

 6. Identify, assess and manage risks
 7. Meet legal and regulatory requirements
12. Advanced engineering knowledge

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*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee a competency, it provides participants with the underpinning knowledge required to develop specific Chartered competencies.

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This course can be delivered online as part of our Virtual Workshop program. Adapted for the online learning environment, our Virtual Workshops are interactive and outcomes-based.

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AS/NZS 3000 - The Wiring Rules


"The facilitator was very knowledgeable and maintained interest in the subject by many practical examples - surprising for a relatively dry subject! Understanding how the wiring rules have evolved and the introduction to the '5 part' format was most useful to me." - Peter, 2020

"Very engaging presentation. In particular earthing and circuit protection was most useful to me. Particularly good introduction to this very important standard - very practical explanation of how this is applied in practice." - Luciano, 2020

"Really enjoyed that the changes between the superseded standard were highlighted. Great experience and well taught class. Difficult topic to keep engaging. John did a great job." - Zoe, 2020

"Facilitator was engaging and there was sufficient opportunity to ask and discuss questions." - participant, 2019

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Is this course for you?

This course is ideal for designers of electrical installations and electrical engineers across all industries. Architects and construction professionals will also find it useful.

Your facilitator for this course

John Giles is a highly experienced electrical engineer with a detailed understanding of all aspects of electrical engineering. He has a broad understanding of civil, structural and mechanical engineering principles and practices gained from experience in the infrastructure project industry. His experience spans more than 40 years.

John’s varied experience includes hydro-electric, diesel and gas turbine power generation, HV power transmission systems, HV power distribution, water and wastewater treatment, water distribution, control and instrumentation, railway power distribution, microwave and communications networks, building services, and process automation.

John was chief engineer for UGL Infrastructure for 30 years where he lead and maintained the high standard of engineering service produced for the company’s infrastructure projects.

John led the development of 'Safety In Design' approaches within UGL Infrastructure, introducing tools such as the CHAIR process and HAZOP/CHAZOP reviews. He has conducted over 100 SID workshops for electricity and water/wastewater infrastructure projects.

He is Principal of his own company, Appleseed Engineering, a member of Standards Australia Committees EL43 (AS2067) and EL52 (AS7000), and a Fellow of Engineers Australia.

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