Short Courses

Testing and Tagging of Portable Electrical Appliances

Are your portable electrical appliances and extension leads safe? If you need to be able to correctly test and tag portable electrical equipment, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Testing and Tagging course covers the principle requirements specified in Australian Standard AS/NZS 3760:2010 and AS/NZS 3012.

Course Code: SET015

Many electrical accidents have been caused by damaged portable appliances and extension cords. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Testing and Tagging of Portable Electrical Appliances short course teaches techniques for making portable electrical appliances and extension leads safe. It will provide you with skills for in-service inspection and testing, plus cost-effective approaches to safety without excessive equipment downtime or jeopardising personnel safety.

For additional information on this short course and other courses associated with electrical certificates or upskill, please contact Melbourne Polytechnic’s Engineering Department.


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03 9269 8615


4 weeks
Total Hours: 16

Course Outline

  • personal safety
  • basic electrical terminology
  • Australian/New Zealand standard AS/NZS 3760 and AS/NZS 3012
  • inspecting and testing equipment
  • tagging and document control
  • insulation resistance and continuity test
  • using the Insulation Resistance and Continuity Tester and the Portable Appliance Tester

Course Outcomes

  • At the end of the course, successful candidates will receive a Statement of Attainment for: UEENEEP026A Conduct in service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies.

Recognising Organisations

Energy Safe Victoria, National


Please remember to bring your own copy of the AS/NZS 3760:2010 and AS/NZS 3012:2010 to the course.


Please note that the following unit will also be covered in this course – UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

Workplace Training

Consultancy - Training can be offered on-site or off-site

Course Cancellation or Postponement

Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled or delayed. You will be notified of this 48 hours prior to course commencement.
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