Design, Plan, Classify Hazardous Areas

Course Details

This five day course covers the explosion-protection aspects of designing electrical power, control and instrumentation systems and installations for hazardous areas. This course requires the ability to identify hazardous area zones from:

  • Classification diagrams
  • Examples of previously classified areas
  • Those given in Standards

Participants will need to select and locate explosion-protected equipment, wiring systems and other items that may influence the explosion-protection technique, and classify areas where flammable/combustible and potentially explosive materials may exist. Learners typically undertake this course in order to obtain accreditation required to perform work that meets requirements of AS/NZS 60079.14 and AS/NZS 60079.17.

Participants will gather and analyse data relative to explosion hazards, determine the extent of risk and establish and document zones. Assessment tasks are hands on, real world projects that require the establishment of design briefs and specifications for economical and effective design solutions.

The content of the course is directly equivalent to the Units 2 .16 Classify hazardous areas, 2 .17 Plan electrical installations for hazardous areas and 2 .18 Design explosion -protected electrical systems and installations in the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4761 .1 Competencies for working with electrical equipment for hazardous areas (EEHA).

Course Location

Our training centre is located near Newcastle, NSW, centrally located to Maitland, Central Coast and the Hunter Valley coalfields. We can also train at your site, any state in Australia. Ask us for a quote. (Ask about our wholesale bulk rates for courses at your site).


This 5 day course is held monthly. See training calendar for dates.


This course is for current electrical/instrumentation design professionals who wish to plan, design and classify electrical systems in a hazardous area.

Participants must:

  • Be a Diploma or degree qualified electrical/mechanical engineer OR
  • Be a qualified electrical/instrumentation technician who writes and executes design briefs as part of their job
  • Have a minimum 6 months experience completing design work of electrical systems

To ensure eligibility for enrolment into this course, students are required to provide:

  1. A copy of their engineering qualification OR instrumentation qualification
  2. A copy of their current job description, confirming details of the applicant’s electrical/instrumentation design duties
  3. Completed enrolment form, including supervisor signed verification of current work experience and details of design briefs executed by the candidate

If the applicant is a technician without an engineering qualification, they will need to provide items 2 and 3. In addition, they will need to complete a pre-enrolment process to ensure numeracy skills are adequate to undertake the course.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be given a Statement of Attainment for the units successfully completed.


Students will be provided with Assessment Workbooks outlining the assessment requirements, and tasks to be completed.

Assessment tasks include:

  • question and answer exam
  • three classification/design projects covering Group II and Group III environments


Successful participants receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.


$3,500 pp

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Upcoming Courses

Aug 02

AS3800 Initial August

2 August @ 7:30 am - 6 August @ 4:30 pm
Aug 23

EEHA Initial August

23 August @ 7:30 am - 27 August @ 4:30 pm
Aug 30

Hazardous Area Awareness August

30 August @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sep 20

EEHA Initial September

20 September @ 7:30 am - 24 September @ 4:30 pm