Testing and Tagging of Portable Electrical Equipment


4 evenings or 2 full day s of training


Next course at Warrnambool:

Day 1: Monday 27 March 2023

Day 2: Wednesday 29 March 2023

Day 3: Monday 3 April 2023

Day 4: Wednesday 5 April 2023

Class Time: 6.00 pm (sharp) to 10.00 pm

Students must attend all 4 evening classes to complete this course

Hamilton dates: 

Day 1 Monday 17 April 2023; 

Day 2 Monday 24 April 2023 - Students must attend the 2 full days of training

Class time:  8.00 am to 4.30 pm

Please refer to the dates tab on our website for upcoming dates or 'Register your Interest' to be notified of more upcoming dates as they are published.


Photo identification (including your date of birth).

QUALIFICATION CARD  Students will receive a business sized card which confirms their qualification.     The initial issuing of this card is covered in the course fees.   There is a $10.00 fee  if a replacement card is required. 

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.

Non Accredited Training

This course is non-accredited which means no Unit of Competency is completed, no assessment is required and no Statement of Attainment will be issued.    Students will receive a Certificate of Attendance to acknowledge their participation.

Materials to Bring

Pen and notepaper.

Photo identification (including your date of birth).

Dress Code



Places Remaining
Date 17 Apr 08:00 AM to 24 Apr 04:30 PM
South West TAFE - Hamilton Campus - Ballarat Road Site, 200 Ballarat Rd, Hamilton VIC 3300, Australia
Places Remaining


QUALIFICATION CARD Students will receive a business sized card which confirms their qualification.     The initial issuing of this card is covered in the course fees.   There is a $10.00 card fee for any replacement card requests. 


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