Post Trade Code: HVS

High Voltage Switching Operations

High Voltage Switching Systems

Course Overview

This course is facilitated and certified by Coex Training (RTO code 41119) through an established partnership with CET. 

This industry endorsed course, derived from the UEP12 Electricity Supply Industry-Generator Sector Training Package and the UET12 Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package, is intended for electrical workers and electrical engineers working with HV switchgear in industrial facilities and networks. 


Please note, this course is delivered at the Coex Osborne Park facility.

74 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017

Fees

Course Fee: $2,100.00

Subsidised Fee: $1,108.00

Relevant Membership Discount Fee: $2,050.00

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

Duration

4 days

Course content

The course, in line with industry procedures and workplace practices, allows participants to experience control room scenarios and hands-on in-the-field switching operations, and aims to:

  • Provide understanding of hazards associated with switching high voltage equipment;
  • Highlight the dangers to personnel and the damage that can occur to equipment should correct procedures not be followed;
  • Provide participants with knowledge of fault levels and how these are effected by the operation of various high voltage equipment;
  • Provide participants with the knowledge to write switching programs to ensure that high voltage equipment can be safely isolated and earthed for access to work on that equipment.

The simulated switching scenarios will provide active test points and accurate responses from equipment, enabling participants to effectively carry out switching programs and scenarios set by the instructor. Participants will use a wide range of equipment within supervised scenarios providing real-world switching experience and exposure.

Course requirements

Applicants typically must hold a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (Electrical Licence or equivalent) to be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment for all units delivered. Non-Electricians would receive eight out of the total 12 units on their Statement of Attainment.

Participants are required to wear fully enclosed shoes at all times in the CET buildings.

Safety boots, long cotton trousers, long-sleeved cotton shirts and safety glasses will be required for the practical switching scenario on the final day of the course.

Course materials

Applicants will be provided with all required reference materials and resources

Course breakdown

Core Units of Competency

Code Description Nominal Hours
***** Non-Electrical Participants *****
UEPOPS116 Operate local H.V. switchgear
UEPOPS117 Operate local L.V. switchgear
UEPOPS036 Develop H.V. switching programs
UEPOPS021 Control permit to work operations
UEPOPS124 Perform switching to a switching program
UEPOPS022 Coordinate and direct switching program
UETDREL005 Working safely near live electrical apparatus
UETTDRRF09 Apply access procedures to work on or near electrical network infrastructure
***** Electrical Trade Participants
UEPOPS116 Operate Local H.V. switchgear
UEPOPS117 Operate local L.V. switchgear
UEPOPS036 Develop H.V. switching programs
UEPOPS021 Control permit to work operations
UEPOPS124 Perform switching to a switching program
UEPOPS022 Coordinate and direct switching program
UETDREL005 Working safely near live electrical apparatus
UETTDRRF09 Apply access procedures to work on or near electrical network infrastructure
UETDRIS001 Coordinate and direct power system switching schedules
UETDRIS002 Coordinate and direct power system switching schedules
UETTDRIS67 Solve problems in energy supply network equipment
UETDRSB001 Perform power system substation switching operation to a given schedule

Schedule

Date Location Availability
12 Mar 2024 Osborne Park 5 places left
18 Mar 2024 Osborne Park 9 places left
25 Mar 2024 Osborne Park 9 places left
2 Apr 2024 Osborne Park 10 places left
9 Apr 2024 Osborne Park 10 places left
15 Apr 2024 Osborne Park 9 places left
29 Apr 2024 Osborne Park 8 places left
7 May 2024 Osborne Park 12 places left
21 May 2024 Osborne Park 12 places left
27 May 2024 Osborne Park 12 places left
4 June 2024 Osborne Park 12 places left
10 June 2024 Osborne Park 10 places left
18 June 2024 Osborne Park 11 places left
24 June 2024 Osborne Park 12 places left

Certification & assessment

Graduates holding a current WA Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence or equivalent issued in an Australian State or Territory will be issued by Coex Training (RTO code 41119) with a Statement of Attainment for each UET and UEP unit of competency completed.

All graduates, including non-electricians, successfully completing the course will be eligible to receive all the UEPOPS units of competency and;  

  • UETDREL005 Working safely in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus
  • UETTDRRF09 Apply access procedures to work on or near electrical network infrastructure.

Skills recognition

The Coex Skills Recognition process benefits applicants who have undergone prior learning and recognises competencies obtained outside a formal educational or training environment, gained through life or work experience. Competencies currently held by applicants will be formally assessed against each applicable Unit of Competency and may be recognised regardless of how, when and where they were achieved. Skills Recognition is an assessment process and a cost recovery charge will apply.

Coex accepts and provides credit to learners for units of competency and/or modules (unless licensing or regulatory requirements prevent this) where these are evidenced by either AQF certification documentation issued by any other RTO or AQF authorised issuing organisation or an authenticated VET transcript issued by the Registrar.

If you believe you are entitled to Skills Recognition, we encourage you to complete the a skills recognition form, available from our CET Administration team

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