National Electricity Market (NEM) Overview

The popular National Electricity Market (NEM) Overview course broadly covers the NEM and its operational requirements. The course is delivered either in-person on a single-day, or virtually via Microsoft Teams over two half-day sessions in the same week.

Enrolment in this course includes automatic enrolment in an associated eLearning course which is designed to introduce learners to background information, as well as the concepts and information that are covered during the course. Completion of the eLearning prior to the instructor-led course is not compulsory but is highly recommended, especially for those new to the energy sector.

Course content:
eLearning
  • 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
  • How do I find out more?
In-person (single-day)
and
Virtual (two half-day)
  • 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

Cost: 

$480 (plus GST) per person

Course dates:

Date

Time

Location

Status

 7 & 9 May
2024

9:00am-12:45pm
(AEST) both days

Virtual

Closed

23 May
2024

9:00am-5:00pm
(AEST)

Melbourne

FULL

4 & 6 June
2024

9:00am-12:45pm
(AEST) both days

Virtual

Open for
enrolments

25 & 27 June
2024

9:00am-12:45pm
(AEST) both days

Virtual

Open for
enrolments

23 & 25 July
2024

9:00am-12:45pm
(AEST) both days

Virtual

Open for
enrolments

6 August
2024

9:00am-5:00pm
(AEST)

Brisbane

Open for
enrolments

3 & 5 September
2024

9:00am-12:45pm
(AEST) both days

Virtual

Open for
enrolments

8 & 10 October
2024

9:00am-12:45pm
(AEDT) both days

Virtual

Open for
enrolments

31 October
2024

9:00am-5:00pm
(AEDT)

Sydney

Open for
enrolments

14 November
2024

9:00am-5:00pm
(AEDT)

Melbourne

Open for
enrolments

26 & 28 November
2024

9:00am-12:45pm
(AEDT) both days

Virtual

Open for
enrolments

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 eLearning and education catalogues.

For more information, please contact energyeducation@aemo.com.au

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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