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

AEMO has postponed all face-to-face energy education courses during the COVID-19 health alert. Webinars will proceed as planned, and e-learning continues to be available.

Some courses have now been adapted for virtual instructor led delivery and course schedules will be updated regularly to reflect their current status.

Where a course has not yet re-commenced via virtual delivery, please contact to be notified when registrations re-open, and include the name of the course(s) you are interested in.

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
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:





10 & 12 November 2020

9:00am - 12:45pm
(AEDT) each day


Open for enrolments

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."

For further information, please contact

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