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Circuit Breakers

Terms and conditions


  1. These terms and conditions describe how applications to take part in the ‘Circuit Breakers – Engineering outreach program’ (“Program”) are made, assessed and notified. The terms and conditions also explain how the Program will operate.
  2. The facilitator of the Program is the Electricity Networks Corporation (trading as Western Power) of 363 Wellington Street, Perth, Western Australia, ABN 18 540 492 861 (“Western Power”).


  1. An applicant to the Program must be a school (as defined in the School Education Act 1999) who:

    1. is located in the geographic area serviced by Western Power network,
      (an “Applicant”). For the purposes of clarity, an Individual is not eligible to apply to the Program.
    2. A school is entitled to make only one application to the Program. If a school makes multiple applications to the Program then the school’s first valid application will be included in the Program assessment process.

  2. A school is entitled to make only one application to the Program. If a school makes multiple applications to the Program then the school’s first valid application will be included in the Program assessment process.

Application Process

  1. Up to thirty (30) Applicants will be selected by Western Power to take part in the Program.
  2. Entries to the Program can be made between 12:00 (WST) on 1 May 2019 until at 23:59 (WST) on 2 June 2019 (“Entry Period”).
  3. An entry to the Program is deemed to have been received at the time it is received by Western Power and not at the time of transmission by the Applicant.
  4. To enter the program, the school must:
    1. visit Western Power's website at;
    2. answer all of the required questions; and
    3. supply Western Power with their contact details (including email). Note: Contact details will be used for the purposes of contacting successful Applicants and to distribute materials relating to the Program.


  1. The assessment and selection of the successful Applicants will occur at Western Power’s head office at 363 Wellington Street, Perth, Western Australia within two (2) weeks of the end of the Entry Period.
  2. Valid applications received within the Entry Period will be assessed by Western Power against assessment criteria determined by Western Power and available on the program website.
  3. Successful Applicants will be notified as soon as possible following their selection via their contact details included in their application .
  4. The name of successful Applicants may be published on Western Power’s Facebook page (, Twitter feed (@westernpowerwa) and website (

The Program - Equipment

  1. The Program will comprise ten (10) lessons over ten (10) weeks provided by Western Power. Resources supplied by Western Power to compliment the lessons will include:
    1. 35 x Micro:bit microcomputer packs ;
    2. all tools and consumables required for completion of the program
    3. access to lesson plans and digital resources.
  2. Micro:bits, consumables and tools will remain property of Western Power until the successful completion of the Program.
  3. Resources supplied as part of the Program are not transferable, exchangeable or redeemable for cash.
  4. Each successful Applicant will be paired with an engineer provided by Western Power who will assist with delivery of Program course materials and act as a source of expert information for students and teachers.
  5. To complete the Program, the successful Applicants must participate in each of the ten (10) lessons provided by Western Power and present as a class at the Program closing event.
  6. Western Power does not accept any responsibility for maintenance of any Resources or technical support outside of the Program delivery period.
  7. Western Power does not provide any representation or warranty in respect of any hardware or software provided to a successful Applicant.
  8. The Program closing event will be held on 1 November 2019 (or at another date nominated by Western Power) at Scitech, City West (or other venue nominated by Western Power).

The Program - Participation

  1. Students who wish to participate in the Program lessons must be currently enrolled at school in years four (4), five (5) or six (6).
  2. Up to thirty five (35) students may take part in the Program for a school and are to be selected as the successful Applicant sees fit, but should seek to be representative of the gender and ethnicity of the relevant school.
  3. Each successful Applicant will determine the day and time of their weekly lesson in consultation with their allocated engineer, ensuring that each lesson is completed in consecutive school weeks.
  4. A teacher employed by each Applicant must deliver the lessons at all times with support from the engineer supplied by Western Power.


  1. Western Power accepts no responsibility and shall not be held legally liable or responsible for any accident, loss, injury or damage to any individual or property whether direct or indirect, whether in contact, tort, negligence or otherwise arising out of or in connection with the Program, before, during or after the Program.
  2. Without limiting clause 27, Western Power makes no representations or warranties as to the quality, suitability or merchantability of the resources offered as part of the Program. This clause does not affect any rights a consumer may have which are unable to be excluded under Australian law. To the fullest extent permitted by law, any liability of Western Power or its employees or agents for breach of any such rights is limited to supply of course materials again.


  1. If for any reason beyond the reasonable control of Western Power, the Program is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated, Western Power reserves the right, to:
    1. withdraw any applications; or
    2. cancel, suspend, modify or terminate the Program.
  2. Each successful Applicant consents to Western Power using their and their students’ name without remuneration for the purpose of promoting the Program (including any outcome), Western Power and/or products/services supplied by Western Power.
  3. These terms and conditions are governed exclusively by the laws of Western Australia.has submitted a valid application in accordance with these terms and conditions; and