The Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution Cable Jointing will teach you about laying, installing and maintaining de-energised low voltage (LV) and high voltage (HV) underground polymeric cables, installing and maintaining electrical equipment, and jointing and maintaining energised LV underground paper insulated and polymeric cables.
The course is designed to fit in with workplace and licencing needs and incorporates training in the competencies required for high-risk work licences: CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more).
Career opportunities, include:
- Powerline Cable Jointer in the electricity transmission and distribution sector.
Pathways to further study:
- The program provides a pathway into the ESI Industry as a Cable Jointing or related tradesperson in ESI.
- Apprentices who have completed the qualification continue with Industry Skills training to gain the specialised skills required for their Industry Skills Passport and meet the refresher training requirements for their job role.
- Apprentices may also choose to continue formal study and complete a post-trade qualification, to move into specialist roles within the industry. A common study pathway includes UET40109 Certificate IV in ESI – Power Systems.
To receive this qualification, you must complete
19 core units
5 elective units
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
||Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
||Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
||Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
||Apply sustainable energy and environmental procedures
||Working safely near live electrical apparatus
||Licence to perform dogging
||Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
||Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
||Solve problems in d.c. circuits
||Operate plant and equipment near live electrical conductors and apparatus
||Inspect overhead poles-structures and electrical apparatus
||Lay ESI electrical cables
||Install and maintain de-energised low voltage underground polymeric cables
||Install and maintain de-energised high voltage underground polymeric cables
||Solve problems In electromagnetic devices and related circuits
||Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
||Install and maintain low voltage underground services
||Install network infrastructure electrical equipment
||Maintain network infrastructure electrical equipment
||Joint and maintain energised low voltage underground polymeric cables
||Perform low voltage field switching operation to a given schedule
||Perform straight through high voltage paper insulated to polymeric transition joint
||Locate faults in power system underground power cables
||Test and verify distribution cable jointing installations
| Code || Name |
|UEENEEE101A||Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace|
|UEENEEE102A||Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components|
|UEENEEE105A||Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment|
|UETTDREL11||Apply sustainable energy and environmental procedures|
|UETTDREL16||Working safely near live electrical apparatus|
|CPCCLDG3001A||Licence to perform dogging|
|TLILIC0005||Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)|
|UEENEEE107A||Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications|
|UEENEEE104A||Solve problems in d.c. circuits|
|UETTDREL12||Operate plant and equipment near live electrical conductors and apparatus|
|UETTDRDP11||Inspect overhead poles-structures and electrical apparatus|
|UETTDRCJ21||Lay ESI electrical cables|
|UETTDRCJ26||Install and maintain de-energised low voltage underground polymeric cables|
|UETTDRCJ27||Install and maintain de-energised high voltage underground polymeric cables|
|UEENEEG101A||Solve problems In electromagnetic devices and related circuits|
|UEENEEG102A||Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits|
|UETTDRIS55||Install and maintain low voltage underground services|
|UETTDRIS41||Install network infrastructure electrical equipment|
|UETTDRIS42||Maintain network infrastructure electrical equipment|
|UETTDRCJ28||Joint and maintain energised low voltage underground polymeric cables|
|UETTDRIS43||Perform low voltage field switching operation to a given schedule|
|UETTDRCJ25||Perform straight through high voltage paper insulated to polymeric transition joint|
|UETTDRIS58||Locate faults in power system underground power cables|
|UETTDRCJ99||Test and verify distribution cable jointing installations|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
This course has been designed as an apprenticeship program in the Electrical Supply Industry (ESI) sector.
Holmesglen requires all learners to be employed with an ESI provider, and registered in an ESI Distribution - Cable Jointer Apprenticeship agreement. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age to meet the minimum age requirement set by Energy Safe Victoria for training and working in the Electrotechnology field.
Note: the Training Package qualification for this program was superseded as of 19 September 2021. Apprentices who are not expected to complete by the teach-out date will be transferred to the new training package.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training, you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
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Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, apprentices will receive UET30819 Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution Cable Jointing
How to apply
A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment.
An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice.
Visit australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:
1300 639 888
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship||$6,396|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession