Kick start your career in electrical industry with this entry-level course and become an overhead powerline transmission worker.
UET30512 Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Transmission Overhead
Kick start your career in the electrical industry with this entry-level course. Develop the practical skills and knowledge needed to become an overhead powerline transmission worker. Get your foot in the the door to a growing industry with up to 5,000 jobs expected over the next five years for electrical distribution trades workers.
In this course you will learn how to safely install, inspect, and maintain towers, poles, structures, and equipment in the overhead powerline industry. You will also complete the required units to receive your licence to perform dogging, as well as your licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform. Our industry experienced teachers will provide you with the one-on-one support and guidance you need to succeed.
Upon successful completion you will be qualified to work as an overhead powerline transmission worker. You can also complete additional study to further your career prospects.
The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all units listed on your individual training plan.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME|
||Licence to perform dogging|
||Licence to perform rigging basic level|
||Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)|
||Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace|
||Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components|
||Solve problems in d.c. circuits|
||Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment|
||Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications|
||Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits|
||Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits|
||Apply sustainable energy and environmental procedures|
||Operate plant and equipment near live electrical conductors and apparatus|
||Working safely near live electrical apparatus|
||Install and maintain poles, structures and overhead conductors and cables|
||Install transmission structures and associated hardware|
||Maintain transmission structures and associated hardware|
||Install and maintain transmission overhead conductors and cables|
||Inspect transmission overhead structures and electrical apparatus|
||Test and verify transmission overhead installations|
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME|
||Install network infrastructure electrical equipment|
||Maintain network infrastructure electrical equipment|
||Install and maintain poles, structures and associated hardware|
||Conduct visual checking and treatment of power system poles and structures|
||Control vegetation whilst performing linework|
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There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
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.
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.
This program has been replaced by UET30519 - Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Transmission Overhead, as of March 2020. Please note: a 12 month transition period, from this date, applies to enable current students to complete their study. If required, enrolment will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.
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.
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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