High Voltage Switching Operations – Refresher

Course Overview

This refresher course provides participants with up-to-date information on legislation and a review of important safety and procedural details relating to high voltage switching operations.

Attending regular refresher training helps to meet industry best practice standards, and in WA, this will also ensure compliance with the Guidelines for the safe management of high voltage installations.


2 days


Students have the option to choose between Blended Training (Partly delivered online) or Complete Face-to-Face Training delivered at one of Competency Training’s national training centres, or at a client’s facility.


$990 GST Excluded

Funding available for Construction workers in WA. Learn more


Upcoming Dates

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This refresher course provides a review of the following topics:

  1. Legislation and standards
  2. Electrical hazards, risk management and safety procedures
  3. Writing and checking switching programs
  4. Permit procedures

This course involves practical switching activities to a switching program, which includes:

  1. Remote switching operations using our customised interactive network diagrams
  2. Manual switching activities in our high voltage switching training facilities



Participants are only eligible to be awarded a Statement of Attainment for units of competency which they have previously attained.

UEPOPS349 Operate local H.V. switchgear
UEPOPS357 Operate local L.V. switchgear
UEPOPS428 Develop H.V. switching programs
UEPOPS430 Control permit to work operations
UEPOPS456 Perform switching to a switching program
UEPOPS525 Coordinate and direct switching program
UETTDREL16 Working safely near live electrical apparatus
UETTDRRF09 Apply access procedures to work on or near electrical network infrastructure
UETTDRIS44 Perform HV field switching operation to a given schedule
UETTDRSB39 Perform power system substation switching operation to a given schedule
UETTDRIS48 Develop high voltage switching schedule
UETTDRIS50 Coordinate power system permit procedures
UETTDRIS51 Coordinate and direct power system switching schedules
UETTDRIS67 Solve problems in energy supply network equipment

  • Evidence of prior attainment of units of this course.
  • Relevant electrical trade qualification, if applicable.

Participants who meet prerequisites for the course will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for all nationally recognised units of competency which they have previously attained.

Students who do not meet these prerequisites will be issued a Statement of Completion for the course.

Contact us for more information or to discuss your eligibility to enrol in the course.

Who should attend?

This High Voltage Switching Operations – Refresher course is This course is intended as a periodic refresher for electrical workers who have previously completed equivalent training.

Evidence of prior training is required to be awarded a Statement of Attainment for nationally recognised units of competency.


In accordance with industry Best Practice, Competency Training recommends that this high voltage training course be refreshed every 2-3 years.

In WA, this will also ensure compliance with the Guidelines for the safe management of high voltage installations, which states:

HV switching operators are required to be assessed as being competent, and maintain currency, in units of switching contained in Industry Training Packages delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) approved to deliver Nationally Recognised Training within the Australian Qualifications Framework.

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COVID-19 Update: COVID-19 Update: Our team is working hard to ensure that there is minimal disruption to training courses during these times. Please adhere to social distancing rules at all times and follow your local government guidelines when attending training courses at our facilities. If you have any questions, please contact us on 1300 872 585 for more information