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This Competency in Power Distribution course from the Engineering Institute of Technology is designed for engineers and technicians who need to gain a practical understanding of power distribution, switchgear, power cables, transformers, power factor correction, earthing, lightning protection, and network studies. 

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This is a practical course in power distribution, focusing on medium voltage (1kV- 36kV) power considerations, switchgear, power cables, transformers, power factor correction, earthing, lightning protection, and network studies.

This Competency in Power Distribution  course from the Engineering Institute of Technology  will help you understand practical power distribution fundamentals, determine short-circuit ratings quickly and effectively, and assess the influence of fault levers on switchgear ratings. 

We will cover how to select the correct type of switchgear for the right application, and evaluate the advantages of modern state-of-the-art switchgear protection for your applications, including preventative maintenance information. You will also learn how to identify the different applications for various cable insulation types and how to specify correct power cable installation methods.

This course will also help you understand when and how to use single core cables versus three-core cables, as well as how to use and protect power transformers correctly. We will cover the ways of assessing and specifying correct grounding/earthing throughout your electrical network, and how to determine the need for Power Factor Correction (PFC) for your environment.

On top of this, you will learn how to assess the economic justification for installing PFC equipment, correctly specify PFC equipment and be aware of practical consequences, and confidently use computer simulation software to solve and predict power network problems.


To obtain a certificate of completion for EIT’s Professional Certificate of Competency, students must achieve a 65% attendance rate at the live, online fortnightly webinars.  Detailed summaries/notes can be submitted in lieu of attendance.  In addition, students must obtain a mark of 60% in the set assignments which could take the form of written assignments and practical assignments. Students must also obtain a mark of 100% in quizzes.  If a student does not achieve the required score, they will be given an opportunity to resubmit the assignment to obtain the required score.


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

Courses include:

  • Distribution System Planning
  • In-plant Generation and its Integration with Plant Power Systems
  • Transformers
  • Switchgear
  • Circuit breakers 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Please ensure you book your place at least one week before the start date of the program.





Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider Number - 03567C 

Tuition Fee

  • Tuition fees depend on your country of origin. 
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