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Competency in Arc Flash Protection

Engineering Institute of Technology

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Electrical safety is an important issue for those working on electrical facilities in utility networks and large industrial installations.  Learn more in the Competency in Arc Flash Protection programme at Engineering Institute of Technology.

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Arc flashes in electrical equipment are now considered one of the major causes of electrical accidents even surpassing the well known hazards of electric shock. Avoiding arc flash incidents and the resulting injuries is one of major challenges today facing electrical workers and requires adequate attention in the stages of system planning, design, installation, operation and maintenance.

The programme

Injuries due to arc flash can depend on many factors, one of which is the incident thermal energy on a worker exposed to a flash. Today, a considerable body of knowledge exists as a result of research efforts and is available to designers and maintenance engineers in the form of standards such as IEEE 1584 and NFPA 70E. This course will detail the basis of this approach and also the major advances that have been made in the area of PPE made of FR fabrics and rated for different levels of thermal exposure.

Prevention, however, still remains the best form of protection and switchgear manufacturers have made considerable design advances to ensure that the effect of arc flash incidents is contained within the enclosure of switchgear (often called arc flash resistant switchgear) and methods of testing such switchgear have also evolved simultaneously. 

Another important factor is the approach to avoid arc incidents within the switchgear by proper design and maintenance and techniques to reduce the severity of the flash should such incidents occur. These will form the key focus areas of this Competency in Arc Flash Protection course at Engineering Institute of Technology .


This qualification is officially accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework by the Training Accreditation Council (TAC), and EIT is approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) for delivery by EIT in all Australian states. EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Electrical Hazards
  • Arc flash and its effects
  • Fundamentals of power systems
  • Calculation of the power systems
  • Protection in power systems
  • Arc flash studies-codes and standards
  • Arc flash study detailed procedure
  • Data Collection and Systems Modeling
  • Determining arc flash hazard risk category
  • Reducing arc-flash hazards

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months
    • Flexible

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS Provider Number - 03567C


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