Course Title: Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4371 Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

Course Title: Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 20

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term2 2017,
Term2 2018,
Term2 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2020,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Rebekha Naim

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4849

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The ability to safety test electrical equipment and appliances (usually referred to as Testing and Tagging) is a crucial skill which is highly valued by employers in the live production, event and audiovisual industries.
This course will provide you with the competency, skills and knowledge necessary to safely inspect, test and tag electrical appliances.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced pre-requisite

UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, Codes and Practices in the Workplace

Course ID 050481


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEP026A Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies


1 Prepare to test cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies

2 Test cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies

3 Tag tested cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies and document testing activities

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

You will be able to conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord assemblies and cord connected equipment through:

  • Working safely.
  • Physically and visually inspecting appliances.
  • Using a portable appliance tester to electrically test appliances.
  • Identifying faulty appliances.
  • Apply Test Tags.
  • Log records of inspections and tests.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of your knowledge.