This Certificate III in ESI – Power Systems – Distribution Overhead powerline training course provides the skills needed for the installation and maintenance of overhead power line structures and associated hardware.
Career opportunities, include:
Pathways to further study:
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Studying the Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution Overhead at Holmesglen
During this course you will learn about the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment, conductors and cables, customer services and the inspection of overhead poles/structures and electrical apparatus. As well as, the use of support plant and equipment for working safely on live low voltage electrical apparatus.
Learners who complete the Apprenticeship, continue working as Electrical Linesworkers in the distribution overhead powerline industry, carrying out installation, maintenance and inspection of poles, structures and associated hardware used on; poles and structures, electrical equipment, conductors and cables.
To receive this qualification you must complete 21 core units and 3 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 operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
||Operate and maintain chainsaws
||Licence to perform dogging
||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
||Install and maintain poles, structures and overhead conductors and cables
||Solve problems In electromagnetic devices and related circuits
||Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
||Maintain overhead energised low voltage conductors and cables
||Install and maintain low voltage overhead services
||Install network infrastructure electrical equipment
||Maintain network infrastructure electrical equipment
||Perform low voltage field switching operation to a given schedule
||Perform HV field switching operation to a given schedule
||Install and maintain power system public lighting
||Test and verify distribution overhead 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|
|TLILIC0005||Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)|
|AHCMOM213||Operate and maintain chainsaws|
|CPCCLDG3001A||Licence to perform dogging|
|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|
|UETTDRIS52 ||missing title|
|UETTDRIS54||Install and maintain poles, structures and overhead conductors and cables|
|UEENEEG101A||Solve problems In electromagnetic devices and related circuits|
|UEENEEG102A||Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits|
|UETTDRDP12||Maintain overhead energised low voltage conductors and cables|
|UETTDRIS56||Install and maintain low voltage overhead services|
|UETTDRIS41||Install network infrastructure electrical equipment|
|UETTDRIS42||Maintain network infrastructure electrical equipment|
|UETTDRIS43||Perform low voltage field switching operation to a given schedule|
|UETTDRIS44||Perform HV field switching operation to a given schedule|
|UETTDRIS53||Install and maintain power system public lighting|
|UETTDRDP99||Test and verify distribution overhead 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.
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.
This program has been designed as an Apprenticeship program for Distribution Overhead - Powerline Industry Apprentices;
Holmesglen requires all learners entering this course must be employed by a provider in the Electrical Supply Industry, Powerline Industry sector, and registered as an Apprentice working with an ESI provider.
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, you will attain the UET30619 Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution Overhead
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 Australian apprenticeships.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.
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables 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 may apply to your 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