Testing and Tagging of Portable Electrical Equipment


4 evenings or 2 full day s of training


Next course at Warrnambool:

Day 1: Monday 18 September 2023

Day 2: Wednesday 20 September 2023

Day 3: Monday 25 September 2023

Day 4: Wednesday 27 September 2023

Next course at Warrnambool:

Day 1: Monday 20 November 2023

Day 2: Wednesday 22 November 2023

Day 3: Monday 27 November 2023

Day 4: Wednesday 29 November 2023

Class Time: 6.00 pm (sharp) to 10.00 pm

Students must attend all 4 evening classes to complete this course

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.

PAT tester - if possible

Photo identification (including your date of birth).

Dress Code



Places Remaining
Date 20 Nov 06:00 PM to 29 Nov 10:00 PM
South West TAFE - Warrnambool Campus, 197/202 Timor St, Warrnambool VIC 3280, 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: Training revolves around the correct use of a Portable Appliance Tester (PAT tester).  Participants who wish to test and tag at the conclusion of this course will need to buy one.  SWTAFE will provide PATs during your training.   If you or your organisation already own a PAT tester, it is recommend to bring it for the duration of the course so you can train on the equipment you have.  If you do not own one, your teacher can give you advice regarding a purchase.”


  • 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