National Electricity Market Overview - elearning and face-to-face

With ongoing physical distancing restrictions in place nation-wide, all AEMO instructor-led courses will be delivered virtually until further notice.

The popular National Electricity Market (NEM) Overview course broadly covers the NEM and its operational requirements. The course runs for a full day (face-to-face) or for 2 half-day sessions in the same week (virtual).

Course content:
  • Introduction to the NEM
  • NEM regulatory regime and the National Electricity Rules
  • The network
  • The power system and how it operates
  • Market operation – spot pricing and dispatch
  • Ancillary services
  • Metering
  • Settlements
  • Financial markets and the NEM
  • Australia's energy future integrating Distributed Energy Resources (DER)
Face-to-face (single-day) class


Virtual (2 half-day) sessions 
  • The NEM: recap of e-learning
  • NEM network and the power system
  • NEM spot pricing and dispatch
  • Managing the power system using ancillary services
  • The specifics of metering
  • Settling the NEM – a case study
  • How participants manage risk in the NEM
Learning outcomes:

Attendees of the course will gain a broad understanding of how the NEM operates as a physical power system and a wholesale market for electricity.

Map of Eastern Australia showing Electricity transmission lines


$480 (plus GST) per person

Course dates:





15 & 17 June

AEST (both days)



13 & 15 July

AEST (both days)


Open for

The vital nature of e-learning

Please be advised that the NEM e-learning contains base information that is vital for you getting the most value from the follow up face-to-face sessions. We highly recommend that all attendees complete as many e-learning modules as possible before the face-to-face session to capitalise on the information provided on the day.

How to enrol
  • Visit the AEMO Learning Academy.
  • Click on the catalogue button to view courses.
  • Add the education course to the Cart.
  • Create an individual log in.

You will also be able to access the AEMO e-learning and education catalogues.

Attendee feedback:
  • "Excellent course - one of the best I have been to."
  • "Very well organised, presenters were top-notch and well-versed in their particular areas of experience."
  • "Was a great course and I got loads out of it – thank you."
  • "The presenters have excellent communication skills. Very impressive."

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