Protection system basics for electricians

Provision of basic knowledge of protection equipment and schemes

Course Duration

1 day

Who Should Attend

Employees and contractors who require a basic knowledge of protection equipment and schemes used in transmission and sub-transmission environments. Recommended for HV switching operators.


The prerequisites for attendance at this course are:

  • Western Australian Electricians Licence (preferred)
  • Network Authority Card NAC (preferred)

Note: All prerequisites need to be current.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this course participants should be able to:

  • Identifying non-differential and differential type protection schemes
  • Understanding the concept of discrimination and grading
  • Identifying different types of mechanical protection schemes and their application
  • A basic understanding of digital, circulating current, opposed voltage and impedance measuring protection schemes
  • Identifying key components of protection schemes

PPE/PPC & Equipment Requirements

PTSWA training room standards apply:

  • smart casual attire (no shorts)
  • enclosed footwear

Note: Power Training Services does not provide PPE, PPC and tools for training courses.


Written assessments are included in the course.
Participants will need to demonstrate the required knowledge and the necessary practical skills in line with the learning outcomes.
Participants will not be considered to have completed this course until all assessments have been completed to a satisfactory level.

h2. Certification

Certificate of Attendance


This course is a pre-requisite for PTS 775 – Restricted Secondary System Isolations

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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