Electrical Trade Principles,
6th Edition

Steven Hanssen, Jeffery Hampson

ISBN-13: 9780170458856
Copyright 2023 | Published
656 pages | List Price: USD $87.75

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 practise and prepare for the Capstone Assessment and Licensed Electrician's Assessment (LEA). The text addresses the units within the Electrotechnology Training Package for Certificate III (UEE30820) , and references the new AS/NZS 3000:2018 Wiring Rules Standard.


1. Solving electrotechnology problems
2. Single path d.c. circuits
3. Multiple path circuits
4. Magnetic and electromagnetic devices
5. Direct current (d.c.) rotating machines
6. Single-phase low voltage a.c. circuits
7. Three-phase low voltage a.c. circuits
8. Alternating current (a.c.) rotating machines
9. Transformers
10. Single-phase input d.c. power supplies
11. Apply environmentally sustainable procedures
12. Cabling for telecommunications services
13. Deliver a service to customers
14. Maintain documentation
15. Refrigeration fundamentals
16. Prepare refrigerant tubing and fittings
Appendix 1. Provide solutions to routine electrotechnology problems

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Updated and aligned to meet the new Training Package requirements

  • Updated content on ‘Apply environmentally sustainable procedures in the energy sector', 'Accessories and materials for energy sector work activities’ and ‘Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment’

  • Inclusion of summary, activities, trial exams for online chapters

  • Includes more safety features demonstrated wherever appropriate.

  • Refreshed end-of-chapter exercises in every chapter

  • The text offers practical, self-paced learning suitable for many modes of delivery. 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. The text offers comprehensive coverage on Electives designed for higher level student cohorts to help them prepare for the assessment for 'Design, install and verify compliance and functionality of general electrical installations' (commonly known as the capstone assessment). Premium instructor teaching resources provide additional teaching support saving time and adding more depth to classes MindTap - 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. We partner with you to ease the transition to digital – we’re with you every step of the way. MindTap for Hampson and Hanssen: Electriotechnology: Principles & Practice is full of innovative resources to support critical thinking, and help your students move from memorisation to mastery! Includes: Electrical Trade Principles eBook; Instructional videos; Test Bank; Worksheets; Revision quizzes.

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