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EEHA Refresher

EEHA Refresher (Hazardous Areas) DARWIN

EEHAREF – EEHA Refresher (Hazardous Areas) – DARWIN



EEHA Refresher for Hazardous Area is prepared for licenced Australian electricians who are required to attend a refresher program for electrical equipment in hazardous areas (EEHA) to refresh their skills and knowledge to match current industry standards on competencies that they have already gained.

The EEHA refresher program is intended to bring current Australian licenced electricians who have been previously trained in hazardous areas up to date on any changes to hazardous area standards and legislation.


Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Area Refresher (EEHA -Ref) is a 3-day intensive course offered to license electricians who hold an EEHA full certificate or for people who intend to refresh their skills to the current standards. The course consists of 2 – days of theory and 1 – day of practical. During this refresher 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 the HA environment in the workshop 

– Documenting/Creating a HAVD.

On completion of this EEHA-Refresher 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


3 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 this EEHA Refresher 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.
  • EEHACertificate IV in Hazardous Areas – Electrical (Completed within the last 5 years).
  • USI Transcript

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.


How often do I need to do my EEHA Hazardous Area Refresher course?

According to the Australian Standards ” Appropriate continuing education or training shall be undertaken by personnel on a regular basis”.

Most Oil and Gas employers will get their employees to do this refresher every 2 years.  As per the standards this duration must not exceed 5 years. This could be formal training or on the job training. 


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

CodeUnit of Competency
UEEHA0020Conduct detailed inspection of electrical installations for hazardous areas
UEEHA0038Conduct visual and close inspection of electrical installations for hazardous areas
UEEHA0022Determine the explosion-protection requirements to meet a specified classified hazardous area
UEEHA0004Enter a classified hazardous area to undertake work related to electrical equipment
UEEHA0025Install explosion-protected equipment and associated apparatus and wiring systems
UEEHA0026Maintain equipment associated with hazardous areas
UEEHA0029Plan electrical installations for hazardous areas

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 (if you only have EEHA). 



” Just completed my HA refresher with Kev. Course was very well set out. Kev is very knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommend using Ausinet when looking to upskill or maintain competencies”



” The courses are set out very well and easy to follow. Definitely recommend Ausinet as the training provider for anyone looking to enrol.”



“I just completed a EEHA Refresher with Kev, the course was instructed very well. With very short notice I was able to complete this course with flexible class times.”


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


Can I get RPL for EEHA Refresher if I have been working in the field for a long time?

It is easier to do the refresher course. We understand that you are experienced and competent but doing RPL requires you to submit lots of evidence. The trainer then goes through the evidence and will ask you for any shortcomings. This process could take a month and the cost of RPL is more than the cost of the refresher course. The refresher can be done online.