Learning Outcomes
During this course you will cover the following topics:
  • Legislation and Procedures
  • Basic Electrical Theory
  • The Power System
  • Substations
  • Rating, Fault Current and Earthing
  • Safety
  • Arc Flash
  • Basic Switching Programs
  • Permits
  • Fault Finding
  • Network Equipment
  • Protection and Control
  • Reclosers and Sectionalisers
  • Power Transformers
  • Ring Main Switchgear
  • Switching Programs
Units of Competency

On successful competition of this course you will receive a Statement of Attainment with the following units: 

UEPOPS349B Operate Local H.V. switchgear
UEPOPS456A Perform switching to a switching program
UEPOPS525A Coordinate and direct switching program
UEPOPS428B Develop H.V. switching Programs
Additional units issued on producing evidence of UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician.

For candidates who hold the UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician as part of the trade qualification, you may be eligible to obtain the following additional units on successful completion of this course.

UETTDRIS67A Solve problems in energy supply network equipment
UETTDRIS44A Perform HV field switching operation to a given schedule
UETTDRIS48A Develop high voltage switching schedule
UETTDRIS50A Coordinate power system permit procedures
UETTDRIS51A Coordinate and direct power system switching schedules
UETTDRSB39A Perform power system substation switching operation to a given schedules

Note: For candidates who hold a different Electrical Trade Qualification, please contact us for more information.

What is Included?
  • Course tuition from our experienced trainers
  • Comprehensive student manual
  • Fully catered morning & afternoon tea
  • Fully catered lunch
  • Free flowing tea, coffee and filtered water throughout the duration of the course
  • Complementary WiFi
  • Pens & notepad
  • Post course support
Entry Requirements

To receive all ten units of competency candidates must hold the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician or equivalent. Evidence of the required prerequisite will need to be provided before enrolment.

There are five units that do not have pre-requisites. See below for the full list of Units of Competency, including which units require fulfilment of pre-requisites.

Please note: Attending this course does not qualify you as a High Voltage Operator. You will learn the theory to be one, but authorisation belongs with the company.

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More Information

The Guidelines for the Safe management of high voltage electrical installations detail training requirements can be accessed here.

Assessments will include simulation exercises, structured assessment activities, written questions, work activities in a simulated workplace and activity sheets.


AVELING provides a two-day High Voltage Switching Operations Refresher course. There is no specified timeframe to complete the refresher and your company may give you guidance on when to enrol. However, it is commonly accepted that a refresher is beneficial every two years.

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At a Glance

Course Dates


Course Cost

$1980 (GST Free)


5 days



Intended for

Electrical workers and engineers working with HV switch gear in industrial facilities and networks.


Depending on the pre-requisites, on successful completion of the course, candidates will be issued with either:

  • a Statement of Attainment with the five units of competency listed (where no pre-requisites are required), or
  • a Statement of Attainment with all eleven units of competency (if pre-requisites have been met)

Additional Info

Unique Student Identifier
General Information
Cancellation Policy
Recognition of Prior Learning

Pre-Course Information