Date:          13-14 June 2024, 10am-6pm AEST

Delivery:   Hybrid Seminar (In-person | Online) 

Venue:      Rydges or Hilton Hotel Sydney | Live Streamed via ZOOM


Reliable protection systems are integral to electricity networks whether they be within industrial, distribution or transmission networks. The requirements of safety, minimisation of damage to faulted plant, minimisation of consequential damage to healthy plant and maintenance of a stable and secure supply of electricity are paramount to all protection designs. A reliable protection scheme needs to be both dependable and secure. A dependable scheme thus has a very high level of certainty of operating correctly for all faults within its zone of coverage. Conversely, a secure scheme has a very high level of certainty of not operating incorrectly under any circumstances, especially in the presence of faults and disturbances external to its zone of coverage. These two requirements of dependability and security are thus conflicting.

To meet both of these requirements, the protection systems need, simultaneously, to be coordinated, fast operating, secure and dependable. The provision of these conflicting requirements is fundamental to the National Electricity Rules (NER) which regulates the performance of protection systems and ensures inter-regional power flows are not constrained and that power system stability is maintained. Thus the task, not only of the protection engineer, but of all engineers and technicians associated with power systems, is to ensure that planning, design, coordination, implementation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of protection systems optimises both the dependability and security of these schemes.

What Will You Learn?

This is an “ Intermediate level ” protection course and is specifically designed to meet the learning requirements of those who presently only have some basic knowledge about protection principles and want to further acquire a solid and in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles of protection design. It is far more than a “ basic course, it provides valuable insights to those who are more experienced in the area of protection design.

This course will assist both those whose day-to-day work involves them in the application of protection design, coordination and relay setting, and also those in less directly associated areas of electricity system design. This course has been prepared specifically to meet the requirements of :

  • Planning Engineers, to identify the difficulties in providing protection for various power system configurations under review
  • Maintenance Engineers, to ensure that system protection is not compromised as plant is removed from service during maintenance
  • Circuitry Design Engineers, to ensure that protective schemes are implemented in a manner to provide optimum performance
  • Commissioning Engineers, to ensure the actual field installation of the protection scheme and associated relay settings meets the design requirements.
  • Field Technicians, to understand the importance of their role in installing, testing and maintaining effective, reliable, dependable and secure protection systems.
  • Protection Design Engineers, to identify protection implications and to ensure design, coordination and relay setting principles provide the necessary levels of speed, security, dependability and safety.

Topics to be covered

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  • Fault Calculations & Sequence Components
  • Over Current & Earth Fault Protection
  • Voltage and Current Transformers
  • Distance Protection : Fundamental Considerations
  • Protection Signaling
  • High Impedance Differential Protection
  • Transformer Protection
  • Low Impedance Busbar Differential Protection
  • Feeder Differential Protection
  • Auto Reclosing Concepts

About the Seminar Leader

Our seminar leader is the Principal Engineer of Power System Protection Training, a provider of professional development training seminars on the topics of power system protection. With over 39 years experience in the Queensland electricity transmission industry, he has been involved in the design, coordination and implementation of protection schemes associated with Queensland’s HV and EHV transmission systems since 1981. He also has extensive experience with the protection of large generating plants.

From 2000 to 2007, he filled the role of Senior Engineer Protection Design, with state-wide responsibility, leading a Protection Design Team in a reputable and large utility in Queensland. From 2007 to 2012, in the role of Principal Consultant Substation Protection, and then Principal Engineer-Investigations, he provided specialist Protection Design and Fault Analysis services to support the Asset Management and Operational Groups within the organisation. He has 20 years of experience within Australia and internationally in the provision of university post graduate training on the design and implementation of HV and EHV Transmission Protection Systems. He has presented a number of papers on specialized aspects of protection design at conferences both within Australia and internationally. He has been a member of CIGRE committee APB5, Power System Protection and Automation and has served as a corresponding member of Cigre and IEE working groups on Protection Systems.

Seminar Fees (2-Day Seminar)

  • Super Early-Bird Fee

    (If payment & registrations
    are received by 11 April 2024)

  • Online Attendee
    Registration Fees (Excl. GST):AU$1,280
  • In-person Attendee
    Registration Fees (Excl.GST):AU$1,380
  • Early-Bird Fee

    ( If payment & registrations
    are received by 9 May 2024 )

  • Online Attendee
    Registration Fees (Excl. GST):AU$1,330
  • In-person Attendee
    Registration Fees (Excl.GST):AU$1,430
  • Standard Fee

    ( per delegate )

  • Online Attedee
    Registration Fees (Excl. GST):AU$1,380
  • In-person Attendee
    Registration Fees (Excl.GST):AU$1,480


CPD International recognizes the value of learning in teams. Register 3 or more delegates and receive 5% off current fee. Group Discount will compound on the top of your early-bird discount fees where applicable