- Accredited Course; Apprenticeship
- Study mode
- On Campus
- Part Time
- Part Time: 4 years
- Industry defined
- Starting Date
- February 2018
Those gaining this qualification will be able to acquire the skills and knowledge needed for a career in the Electricity Supply Industry. The scope of this qualification covers:
Distribution overhead powerline industry such as installation, maintenance and inspection poles, structures and associated hardware used on poles and structures. The work also encompasses the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment, conductors and cables used in the powerline industry.
The use of support plant and equipment to undertake these tasks and environmental concerns also play a part in this job function.
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Electrical Supply Industry (ESI) - Power Systems - Distribution Overhead.
Opportunities for Further Study
- UETTDRIS55A - Underground Services
- UETTDRIS44A - HV Operating
- UET30812 - Cable Jointing pathway opportunities
To undertake this course you must be employed within the electrical lineworker industry and be registered as an approved apprentice
VET Student LoansNot Applicable
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
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To attain this qualification a total of 24 units must be achieved; comprising 21 core units and 3 electives.
Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
Apply sustainable energy and environmental procedures
Working safely near live electrical apparatus
Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
License to Operate a Boom Type Elevating Work Platform (Boom Length 11 Metres or more)
Operate and maintain chainsaws
Solve problems in d.c. circuits
Licence to perform dogging
Operate plant and equipment near live electrical conductors and apparatus
Inspect overhead poles/structures and electrical apparatus
Install and maintain poles, structures and associated hardware
Years 2 & 3
Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
Install and maintain poles, structures, overhead conductors and cables
Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
Maintain overhead energised low voltage conductors and cables
Install and maintain low voltage overhead services
Install and replace power system energy meters and associated equipment
Install network infrastructure electrical equipment
Maintain network infrastructure electrical equipment
Perform low voltage field switching operation to a given schedule.
Install and maintain power system public lighting
Test and verify distribution overhead installations
Essential knowledge and skills are assessed through written and practical observations in simulated conditions