Certificate IV Hazardous Areas

Certificate IV Hazardous Areas Program

Program Information

This qualification provides competencies to supervise selection, installation, commissioning maintenance and testing of explosion-protected equipment and systems for control and monitoring of plant and processes.

The qualification provides competencies in working with explosion protections techniques with elections in how they apply to coal mining, gas and dust atmospheres. It includes ERAC requirements for an ‘Electrician’s licence’ and competencies to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain stand alone renewable energy equipment and systems.

Hazardous Areas


Course Pathway

Program Content



Who is this Program for?

This program is intended for electrical workers, technicians and engineers that install & maintain electrical equipment in areas where there is a likelihood of an explosive atmosphere being present i.e. hazardous area.

How is this Program delivered?

Program delivery is split into 3 parts. Competency is assessed by completion of all of the following parts:

  1. Understanding of the underpinning knowledge required to perform a particular task. There are two knowledge based training & assessment options available for you to choose from; Self-paced via a “Cloud Based” system or Classroom style delivery and assessment.
  2. Practicing the performance skills required to complete a particular task, the learning that results helps improve the problem-solving process as well as your confidence. During the face to face sessions you will be challenged to undertake a series of activities and practical skills assessments.
  3. Longitudinal collection of evidence of workplace experience is also required. Participants will complete an e-logbook, the e-logbook allows for video, photos, text, documents etc. to be verified and uploaded.

How long will this Program take to complete?

If you select the “Cloud based” delivery, the theory is self-paced. Alternatively, the face-to-face instructor led delivery will require 5 days to complete.

As you are obligated to complete an e-logbook of workplace experience the time required to complete is dependent on your ability to complete the required workplace experience.


Hazardous Areas Course Overview

Are there any pre-requisites?

A Certificate III in Electro-technology is required as several units are credit-transferred from this to contribute to the Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas.

You are also required to have access to standards AS/NZS60079.14 and AS/NZS60079.17 to complete this course.

What will I attain on completion of this program?

On completion of the course you will receive a full Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas – Electrical.

A Statement of Attainment for the Units of Competency as per the Installation and Maintenance of Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas course will be issued, plus the following:

UEENEEE038B – Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan

UEENEEE117A – Implement and monitor OHS procedures and policies

UEENEEE124A – Compile and produce an electrotechnology / utilities report

UEENEEK145A – Implement and monitor energy sector policies and procedures for environmental and sustainable work practices

What type of work is included in the course?

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