Competency Training’s High Voltage Switching Operations course provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to perform the role of an authorised High Voltage Switching Operator.
Our purpose-built high voltage training facilities contain a range of high voltage equipment. The ELV interconnection system provides active test points and real responses from the equipment, thereby providing opportunities for simulated switching in a safe environment.
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.
$1,800 GST Excluded.
With funding available, you may be eligible to complete this course at a fraction of our regular price. Student co-contribution varies across funding providers. Eligibility criteria apply.
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This nationally recognised High Voltage Switching Operations course is intended for workers who will be performing the role of an authorised High Voltage Switching Operator. It covers the following topics:
- Legislation and standards
- Electrical hazards and risk management
- Safety procedures and personal protective equipment
- Requirements for working in a high voltage area, including safe approach distances
- Precautions that must be taken when performing high voltage switching
- Switching program writing
- Permit procedures
This course also includes practical switching activities to a switching program, which includes:
- Remote switching operations using our customised interactive network diagram
- Manual switching activities in our high voltage switching training facilities
UNITS OF COMPETENCY
Operate Local H.V. switchgear
Operate local L.V. switchgear
Develop H.V. switching programs
Control permit to work operations
Perform switching to a switching program
Coordinate and direct switching program
Working safely near live electrical apparatus
Apply access procedures to work on or near electrical network infrastructure
Perform HV field switching operation to a given schedule
Perform power system substation switching operation to a given schedule
Develop high voltage switching schedule
Coordinate power system permit procedures
Coordinate and direct power system switching schedules
Solve problems in energy supply network equipment
All course participants are eligible to attain the following units of competency, which have no prescribed prerequisites:
- 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 Co-ordinate and Direct Switching Program
- UETTDREL16A Working safely near live electrical apparatus
- UETTDRRF09B Apply access procedures to work on or near electrical network infrastructure
An Electrical Trade qualification is required to attain the following additional units of competency:
- UETTDRIS44A Perform high voltage field switching operation to a given schedule
- UETTDRSB39A Perform power system substation switching operation to a given schedule
- UETTDRIS48A Develop high voltage switching schedule
- UETTDRIS50A Coordinate permit procedures
- UETTDRIS51A Coordinate and direct switching schedules
- UETTDRIS67A Solve problems in energy supply network equipment
The most common electrical trade qualification that we see is the UEE30811 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician. If you hold a different electrical trade qualification, please contact us for more information.
Who should attend?
This High Voltage Switching Operations course is intended for personnel who will be carrying out the role of an authorised High Voltage Switching Operator. This role includes:
- Performing switching to a switching program
- Writing, checking and authorising switching programs
- Issuing access permits
- Coordinating switching schedules and permit procedures
A High Voltage Switching Operations – Refresher course is available.
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.