NEM Basics: short video course

This short video course gives a high level summary of the National Electricity Market (NEM) and is ideal for anyone new to the energy industry.

This is a self-paced course available on demand. The entire course runs for approximately 1hr15mins and comprises a series of modules that run between 5 to 15 minutes each.

Course content:
  • Energy regulatory structure and responsibilities
  • How the power system operates
  • Market fundamentals
  • How AEMO balances supply and demand
  • What happens when things go wrong
  • AEMO’s initiatives in the new energy landscape
Learning outcomes:

On completion of this course, participants will have gained a broad overview of the fundamental structure and workings of the NEM.


$30 (plus GST) per person
Users retain access to this course for 12 months from initial enrolment, and can revisit the video content at any time during this period.

How to enrol:
  • Visit the AEMO Learning Academy.
  • Click on the catalogue button to view the NEM Basics course, and the full AEMO instructor-led and eLearning energy education catalogue.

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