The Electromagnetic Field Testing Technician course provides the theoretical and practical knowledge to conduct electromagnetic field testing of the built environment and provide strategies to address exposure and/or source control and abatement.
You will learn about the impact of AC magnetic fields and radiofrequencies on human health, identify and quantify the sources of electromagnetic fields that impact the built environment using the latest technological equipment, conduct EMF mapping, explain the inadequacies of the existing exposure standards, and provide recommendations to reduce exposure. The course consists of two subjects (Electricity Fundamentals and Electrobiology) and is approximately 260 hours in duration. Students must complete the Electricity Fundamentals subject (online) before they are eligible to attend the Electrobiology subject. The Electrobiology subject involves live online zoom sessions over 4 consecutive days PLUS 12 weeks of self-directed online learning PLUS two days of field training (see timetable below). Upon successful completion, students will receive a nationally accredited Statement of Attainment, the “Electromagnetic Field Testing Technician” certificate and ID card.
For more information, refer to the Unit of Competency: (NAT10913002) Conduct an electromagnetic field assessment (HERE).
You must be at least 18 years of age; apart from that there are no prerequisites and we assume no previous knowledge or experience in the building or electrical industry. Candidates are expected to have a high level of language and literacy skills sufficient to analyse and interpret exposure standards, be prepared to learn specialised vocabulary appropriate to the electrical industry, comprehend video lectures, participate in field training, adapt spoken language to a range of clients, use technical equipment, prepare written reports to provide precise meaning which meets audience purpose and use computer software.
Funding grants available to eligible students (click the link to determine conditions) include:
- Regional Skills Program. BHP is offering to fund the entire course for citizens living in Bowen Basin and Mackay in Qld, Upper Spencer Gulf and Roxby Downs in SA, the Pilbara and Goldfields region in WA or the Upper Hunter Region in NSW. Conditions apply. Click HERE. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Skills Checkpoint Program for older workers’ (40 years or older). Contact: Busy at Work (13 28 79).
- Centrelink (Services Australia). If you are receiving Centrelink payments, you maybe eligible to receive funds for this course via Job Services Provider or Workforce Australia.
|Subject||Cost||Online /On campus||Prerequisite|
|Electrobiology||$2,495||4 day online training (live) followed by 12 weeks of self-directed online learning PLUS field training.||Yes (Electricity Fundamentals)|
|Online live Zoom meeting (AEDT)||Field Training Option|
|Saturdays (9.15am to 5pm)
7th, 14th, 21st & 28th October
The assessments have been specifically designed to ensure you have the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct electromagnetic field testing for electromagnetic fields that impact the built environment. These include an online quiz, questionnaire, checklist and report. You will receive a Statement of Attainment following successful completion of the unit of competency.
Total cost is $3,390. Students must enrol and complete the Electricity Fundamentals subject first ($895), before they are eligible to enrol in the Electrobiology subject ($2495). The cost includes access to online learning materials (downloadable comprehensive manual, videos of the lectures, access to peer reviewed papers) PLUS 4 days live online training PLUS two days field training. Students are not required to buy any equipment to attend this training, however you will be required to purchase the Electrical Principles book (Peter Philips) and Healthy Home Healthy Family book ($40). Students will be provided with the contact details of their trainer for the duration of the course.
Successful completion of the Electricity Fundamentals and Electrobiology subjects will be credited towards the Advanced Diploma of Building Biology (10913NAT).