No Go Zone Spotter - Initial and Refresher

Course Code
Course Type
Short Course
Unit Code
VU20834 - Observer for the safe operation of plant and equipment around overhead and underground assets
Chadstone Campus
Course Location
Course Duration
Part Time: Initial: 1 Session
Refresher: 4 hours
Course Cost
Initial: $225
Refresher: $135.
Study Modes
Part Time (Day)
8.00am - 4.00pm (Initial)
8.00am - 12.00pm (refresher)
Chadstone Campus
Phone: (03) 9251 3000
Fax: 1300 094 661 (att: Chadstone)
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

This course provides initial training in accordance with the requirements of Energy Safe Victoria for people required to be authorised as a ‘No Go Zone’ Spotter. This course will help you develop competency in the task of observing and warning personnel operating mobile plant and equipment against unsafe approach to overhead and underground power lines and other electrical apparatus. This course must be refreshed every 3 years in order for the ticket to remain valid.

What you will learn:
  • Regulations, Codes of Practice and Standards
  • OH&S requirements and personnel responsibilities
  • Role, function, duties and responsibilities of the Spotter
  • “No Go Zone” approach limit distances
  • Electrical hazards workplace incidents and procedures to be followed in the event of contacting electrical conductors
  • Pre start job safety considerations and Safe Work Method Statement
  • Operating characteristics of plant and equipment.
  • Factors affecting the operation of plant and equipment.
  • Practical site training exercises. This course must be refreshed every 3 years in order for the ticket to remain valid.

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Employment Prospects

No Go Zone Spotter

Entry Requirements

Energy Safe Victoria has set the minimum age for a person to be registered as a Spotter with ESV to be 18 years of age to align with WorkSafe requirements.


Participant MUST have current First Aid and CPR certificate. Must have plant operator licence.

For Refresher course participant Must have completed No Go Zone Spotter Initial course.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Assessment consists of:
  • Practical assessment (observation/demonstration) in a simulated environment
  • Written assessments

Course Times

No Go Zone Spotter Initial (1 day)

Campus Time Date
Chadstone 8.00am-4.00pm 14 January
Chadstone 8.00am-4.00pm 11 February
Chadstone 8.00am-4.00pm 11 March
Chadstone 8.00am-4.00pm 8 April
Chadstone 8.00am-4.00pm 6 May
Chadstone 8.00am-4.00pm 10 June
Chadstone 8.00am-4.00pm 8 July


No Go Zone Spotter Refresher (1/2 day)

Campus Time Date
Chadstone 8.00am-12.00pm 21 January
Chadstone 8.00am-12.00pm 18 February
Chadstone 8.00am-12.00pm 18 March
Chadstone 8.00am-12.00pm 15 April
Chadstone 8.00am-12.00pm 13 May
Chadstone 8.00am-12.00pm 17 June
Chadstone 8.00am-12.00pm 15 July