Testing and Tagging of Portable Electrical Equipment


2 days or 4 evenings


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Photo identification (including your date of birth).

What You Learn

How to test, inspect, tag and keep records for portable electrical equipment.

What You Get

Skills, knowledge and certification to test and inspect portable electrical appliances to the required Australian Standard.

Materials to Bring

Pen and notepaper.

Photo identification (including your date of birth).

Dress Code




Learn to test portable electrical appliances and equipment

In many workplaces, portable electrical appliances and equipment must be tested and inspected on a regular basis. Having the necessary skills to do this is essential in certain workplace roles. Designed for non-electrical tradespeople, this course will give you hands-on training so that you can maintain, test and tag portable electrical appliances yourself.

Note: You may need to buy a Continuity and Insulation Resistance Tester (or Leakage Current Tester) and Safety Switch Tester to perform this work, depending upon the type of equipment being tested. This equipment is available from electrical wholesalers.


  • Frequency of inspection and tests
  • Visual inspection
  • Electrical testing
  • Tagging and record keeping

Student Support

At South West TAFE we’re here to help you complete your studies happily and successfully.

From the moment you start thinking about course options until you finish, you’ll have access to a range of student support options, covering enrolment, education, social and personal issues, including:

  • Education Pathway Officers who can help you with information sessions, fee payment options, TAFE and university pathways, career pathways and campus tours

  • A DHHS registered Disability Support Team

  • Koorie Liaison Officer

  • Student Wellbeing Officer supporting your personal and social needs

  • Library and Research Centre

  • Bookshop supplying a range of textbooks and stationery

  • Student Learning Support including literacy and numeracy