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

With reduced restrictions around the country, a selected number of AEMO instructor-led courses will be scheduled for in-person delivery. These will remain subject to any change to restriction levels, and participants will need to comply with all government requirements in order to attend.

The popular National Electricity Market (NEM) Overview course broadly covers the NEM and its operational requirements. The course runs for a full day (in-person) 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:





7 & 9 Jun

(AEST) both days


Open for




coming soon


The vital nature of eLearning

Please be advised that the eLearning component of the course contains fundamental information that is vital for you getting the most value from the instructor-led sessions. We highly recommend that all attendees complete the eLearning prior to the instructor-led session(s) to capitalise on the information provided during the course.

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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