The Professional Certificate in Power systems design (PSD) has been designed to cover the key physical assets in the power supply industry

Designed and delivered in collaboration with Mitton ElectroNet, the Professional Certificate in Power Systems Design (PSD) is a suite of courses created for graduate engineers, paraprofessionals, and seasoned engineers to expose them to various aspects of power systems design in a New Zealand context.

The courses are designed to fit around full-time work, and are delivered online and in-person with industry subject matter experts.   This means a mix of self-directed learning, webinars and written and scenario-based assessments.

Professional Certificate in PSD Structure

The Professional Certificate in PSD has been designed to cover the key physical assets in the power supply industry.  While the eight courses can be undertaken individually (with students receiving a Completion Certificate at the end of each course), to be eligible for the Professional Certificate you will need to complete:

  • PSD-010 Power System Components (prerequisite)
  • Any one of:
    • PSD-020, PSD-030, PSD-040, PSD-050; and
  • PSD-080 Power System Optimisation

PSD-060 and PSD-070 are designed for specific parts of the distribution supply chain (high voltage installations and low voltage reticulation) and are optional only.

What you will learn?

At the successful completion of each course, participants will be able to:

  • PSD-010: Power System Components for Electricity Supply - Describe the functional requirements of a power system, and how technology and demand is changing the way electricity supply assets are configured in New Zealand.
  • PSD-020: Substation Design for Electricity Supply - Describe the equipment requirements for substations, evaluate a range of substation configurations and produce a substation layout to meet a given set of safety and performance requirements
  • PSD-030: Earthing Systems for Electricity Supply - Describe the purpose and objectives of earthing, explain how earthing system design decisions are made, identify, and resolve an earthing system design problem.
  • PSD-040: Protection Systems for Electricity Supply - Describe the purpose and objectives of protection systems, evaluate a range of protection devices, and design a protection scheme to meet a given set of safety and performance requirements.
  • PSD-050: Operating Systems for Electricity Supply - Describe the purpose and objectives of operating systems, evaluate a range of software-based communication and control tools, and participate in the design of a control centre.
  • PSD-060 High Voltage Plant for Heavy Industry - Describe the workings of high voltage equipment used in industrial settings and evaluate and optimise the safety and efficiency of an industrial power system.
  • PSD-070: Low Voltage Systems for Electricity Supply - Describe the workings of equipment used in low voltage reticulation for a variety of settings and design an interface between a low voltage system and a high voltage system.
  • PSD-080: Power System Optimisation for Electricity Supply - Evaluate the security, reliability and safety of a high voltage network configuration and make recommendations for improvement.

Professional Certificate in PSD Structure Prospectus

Registration and Pricing

The modules are run in cohorts, with most cohorts comprising 20 participants.  If you wish to enrol in any of the modules currently being run, visit Upcoming Events to check for availability.

Pricing for each course is as follows:*Prices shown are exclusive of GST.


PSD-010 Power System Components (Prerequisite)    
$1600.00* Member rate      $1800.00* Non-Member     
PSD-020: Substation Design for Electricity Supply
$1600.00* Member rate     
$1800.00* Non-Member     

PSD-030: Earthing Systems for Electricity Supply

$1600.00* Member rate     
$1800.00* Non-Member     

PSD-040: Protection Systems for Electricity Supply

$1600.00* Member rate       
$1800.00* Non-Member     

PSD-050: Operating Systems for Electricity Supply

$1600.00* Member rate     
$1800.00* Non-Member     

PSD-080: Power System Optimisation for Electricity Supply    

$1600.00* Member rate     
$1800.00* Non-Member     

PSD-060: High Voltage Plant for Heavy Industry*

$1600.00* Member rate     
$1800.00* Non-Member     

PSD-070: Low Voltage Systems for Electricity Supply*

$1600.00* Member rate     
$1800.00* Non-Member     

*Note:  PSD-060 and PSD-070 are designed for specific parts of the distribution supply chain (high voltage installations and low voltage reticulation) and are optional only.

To register your interest in these courses and/or require further information email to admin@eea.co.nz.

Subject: Professional Certificate in Power Systems Design - interest / query

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