Courses & Units

High Voltage JNE245



This unit is a 4 day short course and may be delivered multiple times in each semester. In order to complete 12.5% load it should be combined with enrolment or credit in the following units: JVD244 Shipboard Electronics.


This provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage the high voltage generation and distribution installations found on modern ships and other offshore installations.  This includes the design, installation, construction, trouble shooting, maintenance, commission, and calibration of the HV propulsion machinery, ancillary machinery, and related systems in line with statutory and operational requirements.  The unit also deals with planning operation and electrical maintenance functions during routine operations and maintenance cycles, manage and allocate the required procedures and resources to sustain the operation of the vessel, and plan and carry out HV switching operations for repairs including Propulsion systems.  This also includes liaisons and reporting to shipping, industry and statutory stakeholders.


Unit name High Voltage
Unit code JNE245
Credit points 8.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring
Teaching staff


Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston AMC MT Main Block 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston AMC MT Main Block 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston AMC MT Post Block 4 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
AMC MT Main Block 1 4/2/2019 14/6/2019 15/6/2019 16/6/2019
AMC MT Main Block 3 17/6/2019 15/11/2019 16/11/2019 17/11/2019
AMC MT Post Block 4 18/11/2019 27/12/2019 28/12/2019 29/12/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. plan operations and communicate with industry and statutory stake holders.
  2. plan and carry out High Voltage switching operations for repairs/maintenance including ship propulsion systems.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2019: $795.00 2019: $1,857.08 031301

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

4 day short course


Written assessment

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