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Post Trade Code: WPSACS

Western Power Service Apparatus Connection Scheme

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This course enables electrical contractors and authorised workers to qualify for connecting consumers to the Western Power Network, focusing on practical training in testing and service connections under the Service Apparatus Connection Scheme (SACS).


Course Fee: $375.00

Subsidised Fee: $127.00

Relevant Membership Discount Fee: $356.00

Fees are subject to change. Course fees do not incur GST.
*Relevant Membership discount will be applied to the full fee. CET will verify membership eligibility.

Course code


1 Day

Course content

This comprehensive training not only focuses on the technical aspects of service connections but also encompasses the administrative and regulatory requirements, ensuring that the contractors are well-versed in all facets of the SACS and capable of upholding Western Power’s standards.

Central to this training is the practical application of skills required for testing and connecting service connections under the Service Apparatus Connection Scheme (SACS).

The SACS plays a pivotal role in this course, allowing accredited contractors to undertake specific tasks such as connecting kWh meters and terminating consumer mains in energised Western Power pillars. However, the scheme sets clear boundaries, limiting these connections to single direct-wired metering installations that do not exceed 100 amperes. This includes both distributed and multi-master metering. Upon completion of such work, contractors are required to submit a notice of completion to Western Power.

Course requirements

Applicants must hold a current WA Unrestricted Electricians Licence, have a letter of approval from Western Power to enrol in this course and have a working knowledge of both written and spoken English.

Fully enclosed shoes must be worn at all times in CET buildings. Safety boots/shoes must be worn when working in the workshop.

Prior to course commencement the learner is required to review CET's Code of Conduct found at Terms & Conditions/Policies page

Course materials

Learners are required to obtain the following materials and equipment for reference and use during this course:

• AS/NZS 3000: latest edition (available for purchase from the CET) Course Equipment/PPE
• Long sleeved shirt and long pants
• Safety shoes
• Safety glasses
• Rubber gloves rated at least 500V ac
• Leather gloves
• Cotton gloves
• Hand tools required to make safe electrical connection
• Multi Meter
• Insulation Resistance Tester
• Earth Loop Tester capable of doing A-N Testing

Note: All testers are to have a current Calibration Certificate.

Candidates are encouraged to bring their own measuring equipment and tools. You will be trained to use this equipment. Meters, testers and tools are available for use on the course but you must supply your own PPE.

Course breakdown

Core Units of Competency

Code Description Nominal Hours
Not Applicable


No course dates have been scheduled. Please register your interest to find out more.

Certification & assessment

Upon successful course completion students will be provided with a Certificate of Completion.

Skills recognition

Not Applicable

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