Electrical Trade Practices,
3rd Edition

Ralph Berry, Frank Cahill, Phillip Chadwick

ISBN-13: 9780170458467
Copyright 2023 | Published
720 pages | List Price: USD $81.25

Electrical Trade Practices is for pre-apprenticeship and apprentice electricians undertaking the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician. It addresses the core practical units of competency from the UEE Electrotechnology Training Package (UEE30820), and is designed to use alongside the Phillips, Electrical Principles text. The text uses simple explanations and clear diagrams to make it easier to understand technical concepts, and covers AS/NZS 3000:2018, Electrical installations (Wiring Rules).


1. Work health and safety principles
2. Environmentally sustainable procedures
3. Document and apply measures to control WH&S risks
4. Fixing and support devices/techniques
5. Hand and power tools and their application
6. Drawings, diagrams and schedules
7. Electrical control devices and circuits
8. Introduction to regulations, compliance standards and codes
9. Wiring systems types, application and terminations
10. Electrical apparatus and circuits
11. Electrical installations – arrangement, control and protection
12. Electrical installations - cable selection and coordination
13. Installation of wiring systems
14. Electrical installations - verification and testing
16. Introduction to cabling for telecommunication services
17. Introduction to low voltage grid-connected photovoltaic power systems

  • Ralph Berry

    Ralph Berry has worked as an electrician in the transport, mining and construction industries, and has taught electrical apprentices at TasTAFE in Launceston. He has assisted with the introduction of electronic learning for apprentices and managed two development projects for the flexible learning framework. He coached the electrical competitor for the national world skills contest in Perth in 2014.

  • Frank Cahill

    Frank Cahill, an education management professional, was most recently Faculty Director, Electrical Trades at SW Sydney Institute of TAFE and previously Phillip Chadwick’s manager. Frank has worked on the training curriculum for electrical trades with EE-OZ and has been a World Skills judge.

  • Phillip Chadwick

    Phillip Chadwick has twenty-two years' teaching experience as an Electrical Trades Teacher, having taught at TAFE NSW at North Sydney, Granville and Miller campuses. He has taught a wide range of subjects across all areas of Electrical Trades – theory, practical and electronic. In 2010 Phillip was appointed NSW Teachers Federation delegate to the NSW Board of Studies, and currently holds the office of post-schools organiser of the NSW Teachers Federation.

  • New chapter on Introduction to cabling for telecommunication services.

  • NEW chapter, 'Introduction to low voltage grid-connected photovoltaic power systems'

  • Updated material on working on or near live electrical equipment. Covering the risks, control and sample documentation to assist in this area.

  • Increased number of wiring diagrams related to simple wiring (e.g. two-way light switching, three-way light switching, socket outlet wiring, DOL starters, simple solar array).

  • Improved content on outcomes of poor results, e.g. fire etc

  • More real-life/scenario-based examples to be included in all the chapters.

  • Refreshed end-of-chapter exercises.

  • Variety of clear and colour images/illustrations with simple explanation allows greater understanding of technical concepts related to circuits and systems 'Health & Safety Tip' boxes draw out important and critical information points Up-to-date content on sustainability and environmental work practices Premium online teaching and learning tools are available on the MindTap platform—the personalised eLearning solution. MindTap is a flexible and easy-to-use platform that helps build student confidence and gives you a clear picture of their progress. MindTap for Berry/Chadwick's Electrical Trade Practices is full of innovative resources to support critical thinking and help your students move from memorisation to mastery! Includes: Electrical Trade Practices eBook; Auto-graded questions ending each reading section, ensuring students have a basic understanding of material before coming to class; Downloadable worksheets that encourage students to work through questions and activities, enabling them to put their learning into practice and check their understanding of key chapter concepts; Revision quizzes for students to test their understanding. MindTap is a premium purchasable eLearning tool. Contact your Cengage learning consultant to find out how MindTap can transform your course. Instructor Resource Pack - Premium resources that provide additional instructor support are available for this text, including PowerPoints, Test Banks, and artwork from the text. These resources save you time and are a convenient way to add more depth to your classes, covering additional content and with an exclusive selection of engaging features aligned with the text.

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