Power Awareness - Initial

Course Code
ICT20310 & UET30612
Course Type
Short Course
Course Level
Skills Creation
Chadstone Campus
Course Location
Course Duration
Part Time: 5 Sessions
Course Cost
Study Modes
On Campus; Part Time (Day)
8.00am - 4.00pm
Chadstone Campus
Phone: 1300 309 966
Email: chadrecept@federationtraining.edu.au
Fax: 1300 094 661
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

This course is aimed at people who may be required to work in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus while running or maintaining communication cables on electricity supply structures.

At the completion of training, participants will have the knowledge and skills required to safely and effectively:

  • Climb and work aloft
  • Work in the vicinity of live conductors and apparatus
  • Work on conductive structures.

What you will learn
In this course you will learn about safe working practices and procedures, especially those applicable to:

  • Climbing and working aloft in general (greater than 2 metres)
  • Working in the vicinity of live conductors (power industry)
  • Working on conductive structures
  • Adjacent communication networks
  • Correct identification of distribution line structures, apparatus and voltages
  • Minimum safe working clearances from live conductors and apparatus, personal and equipment
  • Electricity generation and distribution principles
  • Pole/strand rescue techniques
  • First aid for the Electrical Industry
  • CPR, EAR, wound management
  • Treatment for burns, bleeding and electric shock
  • Release from live electrical contact
  • Traffic management Awareness
  • Confined Space Recognition

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon completion of this course, students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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Entry Requirements

To undertake this course you must:
  • Be reasonably fit
  • Have the ability and be prepared to work at heights.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


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

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Name
Work safely near power infrastructure
Follow Occupational Health and Safety and environmental policy and procedures
Perform CPR 
Working safely near live electrical apparatus as non electrical worker
UETTDRRF10B First aid in an ESI environment
UETTDRRF08B EWP controlled Descent Escape
UETTDRRF02B Pole to Rescue
HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support

Course Times

Campus Time Date
Chadstone 8.00am-4.00pm 19 - 23 January
Chadstone 8.00am-4.00pm 23 - 27 February
Chadstone 8.00am-4.00pm 23 - 27 March
Chadstone 8.00am-4.00pm 20 - 24 April
Chadstone 8.00am-4.00pm 25 - 29 May
Chadstone 8.00am-4.00pm 22 - 26 June
Chadstone 8.00am-4.00pm 27 - 31 July