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ANZ Electrical Services Engineering Training

Sydney Opera House

Register here for Sydney | 17, 18, 19 Jun 2024

Register here for Melbourne |  21, 22, 23 Aug 2024

Register here for Brisbane |  25, 26, 27 Sep 2024

Register here for Perth | 28, 29, 30 Oct 2024

About this Course:

CIBSE ANZ Electrical Services Training is a three-day course that forms part of a new building services series of face-to-face training that is launching in Australia and New Zealand.

This course introduces Electrical Services as a core discipline within building services engineering. This includes an overview of what Electrical Services are, their importance and design, and the vitality of how they integrate into the overarching building and construction process.

Who should attend:

This course is suited to:

  • Those in the early stages of their electrical services engineering career,
  • Those with international qualifications looking to understand local design requirements and framework, or
  • specialising in other areas of the construction and the building services industry, wishing to gain a better understanding of electrical services design principles in Australia.

Learning outcomes:

On completion of this course you will have an understanding of the following:

  • Statutory, Cost and Technical considerations for Electrical Services design and component selection
  • minimum standard requirements and best practices in Electrical Services design
  • key components of the electrical plant and systems
  • the complexities and interrelatedness of Electrical Services and other building services, which ensure/reflect a people-first approach, over a building-first mindset.
  • key aspects of Electrical Services including Generation, Distribution, Reticulation and Cabling, Load Demand Testing and Commissioning and Lighting
  • the importance comfort, health, wellbeing, and safety of the people who might occupy the building when considering design, and the appropriateness of the sustainability strategy in relation to those people.

Course Agenda:


1. Introduction to Electrical Services

  • Building Services Introduction 
  • Electrical Services Introduction 
  • Incoming power supply 
  • Power Distribution 
  • Emergency Power Supply 
  • Communications 
  • Regulations, Codes and Standards

2. Load Calculations

  • Understanding Maximum Demand
  • Calculating Maximum Demand
  • Power Factor Correction
  • Fault Current Assessment

3. Authority Mains Supplies and Private Generation

  • Introduction to the Grid
  • Electricity Generation
  • Transmission and distribution
  • Connecting to a Network
  • National Electricity Market
  • Private Generation
  • Standby/Emergency generation
  • Generator technology
  • Generator design issues
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
  • UPS Technology
  • UPS Power Quality

4. Supply Arrangement

  • Supply Arrangements – Introduction
  • Substation Types
  • Direct Feeder – HV Supply
  • Dedicated LV Supplies
  • Communal Supply
  • Alternate Sources of Supply
  • Metering
  • Earthing for LV Supply Arrangements
  • Earthing for HV Supply Arrangements

5. Sustainability and Energy Efficiency

  • Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD)
  • Sustainable Buildings
  • Energy Efficiency NCC (BCA) Section J
  • Section J Verification Methods
  • Section J DTS provisions – For J1P1
  • Building Energy Management

 DAY 2 

  1. Fundamentals of Lighting Design
  • Lighting Design Issues
  • Lighting Design Constraints
  • Lighting Design Process
  1. Daylighting
  • Benefits of Daylighting
  • Controlling Daylighting
  • Shading
  • Daylight Quantity
  • Daylight Solution
  1. Artificial Lighting Interior
  • Interior Lighting Sources
  • Interior Control Gear
  • Interior Luminaires
  • Interior Power to Lighting Systems
  • Interior Controls
  1. Artificial Lighting Exterior
  • Exterior Controls


10. Switchboards (Distribution)

  • Different types of switchboards and their key components
  • Protecting switchboards against faults and forms of separation
  • Switchboard design, specification and testing
  • Switchboard locations and restricted locations
    • Main switchboards
    • Any other switchboards
  • Electrical accessories
    • Transformers
    • Transfer switches
    • Socket outlets and ‘end user’ accessories

11. Conductor Arrangements

  • Cable Distribution
  • Voltage Drop

12. Associated Systems

  • Data and Communications Systems
  • Lightning protection
  • Security systems

13. Advanced Technologies

  • Smart Buildings
  • Building Management Systems
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Integration
  • Wireless Technologies
    • Wi-Fi Design
    • Cellular Reception in Buildings
    • Cellular Reception Enhancement

14. Electrical Testing, Commissioning and Maintenance

  • What is Electrical Testing and Commissioning
  • Factory Acceptance Testing
  • Site Acceptance Testing
  • Full Facility Black Start Test
  • Full Function Fire System test
  • Maintenance


Meet the Trainers:

Tommy Sailing

Tommy Sailing

B.Eng (Hons) Electrical Engineering (University of New South Wales)

Tommy is a visionary engineer specialising in innovative ways to pursue creative, artistic, and intelligent pursuits in building services engineering. With a decade of experience spanning traditional electrical engineering fields including power systems, lighting, and fire systems; Tommy also leads new-generation electrical building services including telecommunications, audio-visual and security, merging the innovations learned in the tech industry with construction to create smarter, safer and more sustainable buildings.

For his work in the smart buildings field, Tommy won the CIBSE Jack Pirie Award for Young Engineer of the Year in 2019.

He is currently the Group Manager and technical lead for ICT/Smart Buildings Engineering at JHA Consulting Engineers, currently applying his expertise to landmark projects including airports, rail, higher education and high-end commercial property.

Click here to read a recent interview with Tommy.

Trainer:  Crispin Rock

Crispin Rock

B.Eng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (University of Portsmouth)
M.ArchSc - Illumination Design (University of Sydney)

Crispin has worked in the lighting industry since graduating in 1988 and predominantly in the architectural lighting controls sector since 2002.

While based in Sydney since 1990, he has also lived worked in the UK, Europe, India, the Middle East and North Africa.

He has experience as a technical trainer with Philips and currently tutors undergraduate and postgraduate students in lighting at the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney.

Click here to watch a recording of the introductory session of this course.


What participants had to say    

All participants agreed or strongly agreed that:

  • The course provided useful ideas that can be applied in the field
  • The facilitators both covered content on technical topics in an interesting way
  • The facilitators encouraged questions and interaction through the day
  • They feel confident enough in what they have learnt to present a summary of their learning to their colleagues

"Tommy explained things really clearly and in a way that I understood easily. It was particularly valuable to hear from his personal experience and learnings from projects and how the course content could be applied in real life."

"I found this course to be a very helpful overview of the electrical side of building services engineering. It was particularly useful in filling in the gaps between what a university degree covers and what we need to know to design building services well."

"I went into this course with a reasonably strong knowledge on the topics being covered and I had hoped to use the course as guide as to what my strengths and weaknesses were. To this end, I found it very useful and both Tommy and Crispin were very forthcoming with knowledge to my questions."

"The presentation on Switchboards and Associated Systems is in the top list of favourites. Very well structured and presented."

"This course is beneficial for both new personnel entering the industry (like me) and for individuals from different industries."

Register here for Sydney | 17, 18, 19 Jun 2024

Register here for Melbourne |  21, 22, 23 Aug 2024

Register here for Brisbane |  25, 26, 27 Sep 2024

Register here for Perth | 28, 29, 30 Oct 2024

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