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  • UET30612

Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution Overhead

At a glance

At a glance

Kick start your career in the electrical industry with this entry-level course and become an electrical powerline distribution worker.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Electrical Distribution Trades Worker
  • Electrical Powerline Worker - Distribution
COURSE OUTCOME

UET30612 Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution Overhead

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Course overview

Course overview

Kick start your career in the electrical industry with this entry-level course. Develop the practical skills and knowledge needed to become an electrical powerline distribution worker.

Take this opportunity to enter a growing industry with up to 5,000 jobs expected in the next five years for electrical distribution trades workers.

In this course you will learn how to safely install, inspect, and maintain overhead power lines, poles and structures. You will also develop skills and knowledge covering the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment, conductors, and cables used in the powerline industry. Our industry experienced teachers will provide you with the one-on-one support and guidance you need to succeed.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be qualified to work as an electrical powerline distribution worker. You will also be prepared to enhance your career prospects by completing additional studies in this area.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all units listed on your individual training plan.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AHCARB205A
Operate and maintain chainsaws
CPCCLDG3001A
Licence to perform dogging
TLILIC2005A
Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
UEENEEE101A
Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEE102A
Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEE104A
Solve problems in d.c. circuits
UEENEEE105A
Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEENEEE107A
Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEENEEG101A
Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
UEENEEG102A
Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
UETTDRDP11A
Inspect overhead poles-structures and electrical apparatus
UETTDRDP12A
Maintain overhead energised low voltage conductors and cables
UETTDRDP99A
Test and verify distribution overhead installations
UETTDREL11A
Apply sustainable energy and environmental procedures
UETTDREL12A
Operate plant and equipment near live electrical conductors and apparatus
UETTDREL16A
Working safely near live electrical apparatus
UETTDRIS41A
Install network infrastructure electrical equipment
UETTDRIS42A
Maintain network infrastructure electrical equipment
UETTDRIS52A
Install and maintain poles, structures and associated hardware
UETTDRIS54A
Install and maintain poles, structures and overhead conductors and cables
UETTDRIS56A
Install and maintain low voltage overhead services

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
TLILIC2001A
Licence to operate a forklift truck
UEENEEE108A
Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage (ELV) circuits
UETTDRIS43A
Perform low voltage field switching operation to a given schedule
UETTDRIS53A
Install and maintain power system public lighting
UETTDRVC29A
Control vegetation whilst performing linework

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, leather gloves to AS2161, and hair protection. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing.

If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

Need to know

Year 12 graduates start trade training fee free, here’s how.
To be eligible to access fee-free training, you must:
• have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certificate that confirms you have completed Year 12 in Queensland
• enrol and start training with an approved training provider by the end of the calendar year following the completion of Year 12
• live permanently in Queensland.

For more information visit Training Queensland.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees.  Visit the Australian Apprenticeship Centre for more information.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland