High Voltage Switching – Recommended Course for Industrial Electrical Workers

High Voltage Switching – Recommended Course for Industrial Electrical Workers

Are you looking to secure an Industrial Electrician role within a major industry such as mining, power stations, refineries or coal seam gas production?  These roles are the cream as they usually provide better job security, benefits, pay rate (up to and more then $150k per year) and rosters with great work to play ratio. In today’s current job market it can seem hard to land one these jobs especially if you don’t have the suited experience. The trick is to stand out from the rest of the applicants, a smart way is by having the qualifications, skills and knowledge that suit the industry.  High Voltage Switching training is a very handy course that will definitely help open the resource industry door for you and keep it open for years to come.


High Voltage Switching Course

The High Voltage Switching training course is intended for Electrical workers and Engineers working with high voltage switch gear in industrial facilities and networks.  It is a full week course (5 days) with an emphasis on practical switching theory and exercises and the responsibilities of permit users and recipients.

Note : Completion of the High Voltage Switching training course does not in any way provide you with a trade qualification to work on HV distribution and transmission systems.  If you’re looking to move into this industry you will need to look further into Electrical Transmission / Distribution Linesman ( Certificate III in ESI Distribution – 4 year apprenticeship provided by energy suppliers).


Free funding for your High Voltage Switching Course

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Skills you will learn when sitting the High Voltage Switching course

UEPOPS349B – Operate Local HV Switchgear

UEPOPS428B – Develop High Voltage Switching Programs

UEPOPS456A – Perform Switching to a Switching Program

UEPOPS525A – Coordinate and Direct Switching Program

UETTDREL16A – Work Safely near Live Electrical Apparatus

UETTDRIS44A – Perfrom HV Field Switching Operation to a given Schedule

UETTDRSB39A – Perform Power System Substation Switching Operation to a Given Schedule

UETTDRIS48A – Develop High Voltage Switching Schedule

UETTDRIS50 A – Coordinate Power System Permit Procedures

UETTDRIS51A – Coordinate and Direct Power System Switching Schedule

UETTDRIS67A – Solve Problems in Energy Supply Network Equipment


Disclaimer: Cribhut provides this information with the best intentions, but purely as a guide.  Like most things in life, there are no guarantees.  Your lively hood is your own responsibility and even if following the above recommendations, it is still up to you to do your own research, to be patient, persistent and put in the hard work.

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