Electrical Trade Principles,
5th Edition

Jeffery Hampson, Steven Hanssen

ISBN-13: 9780170412230
Copyright 2019 | Published
656 pages | List Price: USD $90.50

Electrical Trade Principles gives you the relevant industry knowledge that you need to progress through your course and complete the Capstone Assessment, so you can apply for an electrician’s licence. With a focus on student essentials, this text responds to the changing needs of electrocomms industries and includes more than 1000 illustrations to help you learn the subject material. Updated Trial Exam questions at the end of each chapter help you practice and prepare for the Capstone Assessment and Licensed Electrician's Assessment (LEA).   Addresses the units within the UEE30811 Electrotechnology Training Package for Cert II and Cert III, and references the new AS/NZS 3000:2018 Wiring Rules Standard.


1. Engineering mathematical fundamentals
2. Fundamental electrical principles
3. Direct current circuit principles
4. Electromagnetic principles
5. Alternating current principles – power 1
6. Alternating current principles – power 2
7. Alternating current rotating machines
8. Single- and three-phase transformers
9. Single-phase dc power supplies
10. Environmental and sustainable work practice
11. Telecommunications
12. Deliver a service to customers (MindTap chapter)
13. Maintain documentation (MindTap chapter)
14. Refrigeration fundamentals (MindTap chapter)
15. Prepare refrigerant tubing and fittings (MindTap chapter)

  • Jeffery Hampson

    Jeffery Hampson has more than 25 years of experience teaching electrical trades students in TAFE and has taught at SkillsTech Australia (TAFE) in Queensland. This is backed by extensive industry experience. Jeff has worked as an electrical fitter/mechanic for more than 45 years in a diverse range of fields including marine, commercial, industrial and domestic installations. Jeffery is now retired.

  • Steven Hanssen

    Steven Hanssen has worked in the VET sector for more than 45 years – the last 29 years with TAFE NSW. He is currently a Head Teacher of Electrical and Telecommunications in the Sydney Region. Steven is a licensed electrician and qualified electrical fitter who has worked in a broad range of industries including residential and industrial. He is also fully qualified in telecommunications and data cabling and has worked on a number of commercial projects. Steven has drawn on his broad experience and knowledge to develop many learning resources for TAFE NSW over several years. Steven is passionate about teaching and encourages students to be the best they can be.

  • Referenced to the new AS/NZS 3000:2018 Wiring Rules Standard (Electrical Installations)

  • Revised examples and updated Trial Exam questions to help learners practice and prepare for the Capstone Assessment and Licensed Electrician's Assessment (LEA)

  • Four additional chapters available digitally for online or blended course delivery via the MindTap platform: 'Deliver a service to customers', 'Maintain documentation', 'Refrigeration fundamentals', and 'Prepare refrigerant tubing and fittings'. MindTap also includes additional instructional videos and interactive trial exams for students.

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  • Mapped to the UEE30811 qualification, and referenced to the latest AS/NZS 3000:2018 Wiring Rules Standard (Electrical Installations), to assist instructors deliver training programs more effectively

  • Updated Trial Exam questions to help learners practice and prepare for the Capstone Assessment and Licence Electricians Assessment (LEA)

  • Practical, self-paced learning suitable for many modes of delivery and self-directed learning, this is a theoretical text that covers essential units of competencies in the two key qualifications in the UEE Electrotechnology Training Package: Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) and Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician.

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