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Hazardous Area Classification

Course Overview

This Hazardous Area Classification training is an advanced course, intended for technicians, engineers, and senior engineers involved with the design of electrical installations in hazardous areas and in area classification.

After this Hazardous Area Classification course, you will be able to competently determine where hazardous zones exist within a facility, outline materials properties, and identify practical solutions to classification problems considering impacts on the installation, overall risk management, and costs/benefits of mitigation measures to reduce the classified areas.

Engineers will be able to select hazardous area compliant equipment and complete hazardous area installation design, including intrinsically safe circuit evaluation and design, maximum dissipating power calculations, electrical protection, dossier development, cable and entry system selection, understanding the operating theory and practical requirements for each protection technique, equipment certification, nomenclature, inspection, auditing and legislative requirements to name a few.

This course is aligned with the latest Classification and Design Standards AS/NZS IEC 60079.10.1:2022, AS/NZS IEC 60079.10.1:2022 SUP 1:2022 and AS/NZS 60079.14:2022.


3 days


At competency training sites around the country or at clients sites if numbers permit.


Classification (two units of competency): $2,500 GST exempt

PaymentPlease note that until payment is received, your booking is not fully secured.

Payment Options include:

Bank Transfer/Direct Deposit, or Credit Card (up to $1,500) or;
A valid Purchase Order for the total Course Fee amount (with the full amount listed).
Competency Training will hold an initial deposit of $1,500. The remaining balance of the course fee is to be paid in the following installment upon the course commencement date as stipulated within this course booking confirmation and your invoice.


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The Hazardous Area Classification course covers the following topics:

  • Legal requirements and Australian Standards
  • Properties of explosive gases and vapours
  • Properties of combustible dusts
  • Hazardous area classification procedures and techniques, including the gathering and analysis of data relevant to the explosive hazard
  • Gas groups
  • Temperature ratings / classes of explosion-protected electrical equipment
  • Determination of the extent of the risk
  • Documentation of the hazardous areas zones
  • Overview of explosion-protection techniques

Relevant industries include:

  • Aviation
  • Fuel storage and dispensing
  • Marine material handling and storage
  • Mining
  • Petrochemical
  • Food processing and storage


UEEHA0017 Classify areas where a combustible dust hazard may arise
UEEHA0018 Classify areas where flammable gas or vapour hazards may arise

Student must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering or scientific discipline.  

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