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EEHA Course – Electrical Equipment In Hazardous Areas DARWIN

EEHA Course – Electrical Equipment In Hazardous Areas – DARWIN

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Our Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas – EEHA Training Course is a natural progression for Electricians wanting to upskill and work in the Oil and Gas Manufacturing Industry. EEHA gives you a statement of attainment (this is not a full qualification) and enables a person to work in Hazardous areas. If you are after a full qualification please check Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas


Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Area – EEHA is a 4-day intensive course which consists of 3–days of theory and 1 – day of practical. During this training, you will be using the latest standards and gaining hands-on practical knowledge from our trainers with over 20 years of experience.

Theory Assessments:

You will cover knowledge from AS 60079 series for various explosion techniques like Ex d, Ext, Ex e, Exp, Ex m and Ex I in Gaseous and Dust atmospheres. At the end of the theory assessments, you will have sound knowledge of the Hazardous area classifications, purpose, installation, maintenance aspects of the equipment and explosion techniques.

Practical Assessment:

Practical should be pre-booked with our support team ( which can be done after completing your theory assessments. A full-day intensive practical comprises the following tasks:

  • Installation of barrier glands based on the type of cables, selecting appropriate glands for given cables.
  • Inspecting different equipment in a HA site located in the workshop.
  • Planning and preparing HA documents.
  • Installing HA equipment in HA environment in the workshop
  • Documenting/Creating a HAVD.

On completion of this EEHA Course, you will receive a Nationally recognized qualification.

This qualification provides competencies to:

  • Supervise selection, installation, commissioning and testing of explosion-protected equipment and systems for control and monitoring of plant and processes.
  • Work with explosion protection techniques with elections in how they apply to gas and dust atmospheres.
  • Select, plan, Install, test, fault find, repair, and maintain equipment located in Hazardous areas.

Refer to the “Study Pathways” listed on the home page of the Ausinet website for future study pathways.


There is no funding currently available for this course


4 Days


Option 1: In-class Training – Email or call to check availability.
Option 2: Hybrid Training – Ongoing, enrol and start any time.


Option 1: In-class Training – Theory with practicals (self-paced).
Option 2: Hybrid Training – Self-paced theory to be completed online and practical to be completed in class.
Email or call to check availability.
Throughout the course, you will have access to your trainer via phone or email during normal business hours.
The ‘chat with trainer’ function is available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Click on the book now button and follow the prompts


In order to enrol in the EEHA course you must have:

  • Computer Literacy
  • Access to personal laptop/desktop with a webcam (Company laptops with firewalls may not work)
  • Reliable internet connection
  • Headset for video conferencing and video lectures (Headset = Mic + Speakers)
  • You will need a Gmail account to gain access to Google Drive to participate in this course
  • A Valid Photo ID (e.g. Drivers licence)
  • Australian Passport /Birth Certificate / Medicare Card
  • Protective footwear with safety toe cap and non-slip soles to AS2210
  • 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing required for all practicals
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as used gloves and safety glasses can be borrowed
  • Students must demonstrate an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge to undertake a course at this level.
  • A Valid Unrestricted Australian Electrical licence.
  • One must be physically fit to enrol into this course as it involves the use of tools, ladders, step ladders, use of harness and maneuvering through tight spaces and working outdoors.

A soft copy of the learner resource book or lecture notes is free, and we will provide it as a Google Drive link only and not as a PDF.
If you require a hard copy, a printing charge of $150 for each copy and a $100 binding charge per copy will be collected from the student.
Australian standards cannot be printed due to copyright restrictions but are available for borrowing for the duration of the course with a refundable deposit of $250 per copy. Soft copies are free to use on Ausinet laptops while in class.

You must have access to the below resources to enrol into the course or you can borrow them by paying a deposit:
AS/NZS 3008:2017
AS/NZS 3000:2018


You will need to bring :

  • A wired headset or headphones
  • A laptop
  • A pen and notepad

You will also need to have an email address and a reliable internet connection in order to use our online LMS platform if you are doing some parts of the course online.

Enclosed footwear must be worn at all times when you are on the premises.


You will receive a Nationally Recognised Certificate upon successful course completion.

CodeUnit of CompetencyPoints
UEEHA0020Conduct detailed inspection of electrical installations for hazardous areas40
UEEHA0038Conduct visual and close inspection of electrical installations for hazardous areas40
UEEHA0022Determine the explosion-protection requirements to meet a specified classified hazardous area40
UEEHA0004Enter a classified hazardous area to undertake work related to electrical equipment40
UEEHA0025Install explosion-protected equipment and associated apparatus and wiring systems60
UEEHA0026Maintain equipment associated with hazardous areas60
UEEHA0029Plan electrical installations for hazardous areas20

Ausinet, as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other Australian RTO. You are encouraged to submit requests for credit from previous studies when enrolling to ensure that you are not enrolling in units you may not need to undertake. If you have completed units at other RTO and you think they may count towards the award requirements of the course you are enrolled in at Ausinet, submit an official copy of your results for the units you have undertaken. Credit transfer may fast-track your course.


Recognition of prior learning, also referred to as RPL, is the formal acknowledgement of a person’s current skills and knowledge experience gained throughout life – regardless of how they have been acquired.

This is an important assessment pathway, particularly for working people who are considering doing a course. The recognition gained may considerably reduce the study time needed to get a qualification.

The RPL assessment may include workplace observation, interviews and professional conversations, work samples and documented evidence.


Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas Electrical


Job roles associated with EEHA (Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas) relate to instrumentation, manufacturing and process control. Possible job titles and roles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Instrument Fitter
  • instrument technician
  • Plant Instrument technician
  • E&I technician
  • I&E Technician
  • Instrument technician
  • Plant operator
  • Process Technician
  • Maintenance Technician


” I have just recently completed my cert IV EEHA training with Kevin and Ausinet and found the entire experience was a positive one. The teaching methods and course flexibility meant I was able to obtain my certification without having to take any time off work and still get through the theory at my own p

ace. The pricing of the course was extremely good and I later found that the course is supported through the trade union jetco fund which was an added bonus. I will be using Ausinet in the future for additional training for sure.” –

Vinny S


” A bit like the HA courses that have rapidly became common place in the gas industry today so to is the need & focus now to up skill within the instrumentation field. This is where Kevin excels and sits apart from other training providers, with his informative, patient and thorough knowledge that comes from his years of experience in the field and a course structure that comes from listening to what people want from their training provider, I am happy to recommend Ausinet and Kevin for both the training i have undertaken and working alongside him in the field, great effort” –

Alan H

*This is competency based training duration is subjective and varies with an individual’s experience, intellect, and tenacity.


What is the difference between EEHA and Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas?

You can check this article on our blog  Some Human Resources departments are fine with an EEHA certificate (Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas) only but some ask for a full Certificate. It is always better to get a full Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas as it is a higher qualification and only takes one more day to complete compared to the EEHA course. EEHA is a skill set that is part of Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas. Having Certificate IV will also enable you to work in Supervisory positions.

Recruiters might favour applicants with a Cert IV HA compared to EEHA. If they get several similar profiles, this would be what sets you out from the others and give you more chances to get the job compared to someone who just has an EEHA Certificate.