Those gaining this qualification will be able to acquire the skills and knowledge needed for a career in the Electricity Supply Industry. The scope of this qualification covers: Rail Traction industry such the installation, maintenance and inspection of overhead poles/structures, conductors and cables and rail traction wiring systems including associated equipment used on these structures. The installation and maintenance of the overhead traction configuration and the installation and maintenance of bonds as well as the operation of the rail traction height access equipment is also included in this job function.

CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging

Nick is able to perform slinging techniques, including the selection and inspection of lifting gear and/or the directing of the crane operator in the movement of the load when the load is out of view of the crane/ operator for licensing purposes.

AHCARB205A Operate and maintain chainsaws

Nick is able to do the process of maintaining, preparing and operating hand-held chainsaws in a work environment and defines the standard required to: select, use, maintain and store suitable personal protective equipment; carry out routine checks and maintenance on chainsaw; apply appropriate chainsaw technique and cutting methods according to manufacturer's specifications and documented low risk work procedures; assess and minimise environmental impacts of chainsaw use; maintain records of chainsaw training and certification, risk assessment and use.

TLILIC2005A Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

Nick is able to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more) for licensing purposes, and involves the operation of a telescoping device, hinged device, or articulated device or any combination of these used to support a platform on which personnel, equipment and materials may be elevated to perform work. The 11 metre boom length shall be taken to mean the greater of the following: (a) The vertical distance from the floor of the platform to the surface supporting the elevating work platform with the platform at its maximum height; or (b) The nominal reach, measured horizontally from the centre point of rotation to the outer edge of the platform in its most extended position.

UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

Nick has the mandatory requirements of occupational health and safety and how they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses responsibilities for health and safety, risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.

UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components

Nick is able to do basic fitting and fabrication techniques as they apply in the various utilities industry work functions. It encompasses the safe use of hand, fixed and portable power tools; cutting, shaping joining and fixing using metallic and non-metallic materials; dismantling and assembling equipment; basic mechanical measurement and marking-out and reading drawings/diagrams.

UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits

Nick can determine correct operation of single source d.c. series, parallel and series-parallel circuits and providing solutions as they apply to various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in single and multiple path circuits.

UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment

Nick can fix, secure and mount techniques as apply in the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses the safe use of hand and portable power tools, safe lifting techniques, safe use of ladders and elevated platforms and the selection and safe application of fixing devices and supporting accessories/equipment.

UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications

Nick can use drawings, diagrams, cable schedules, standards, codes and specifications as they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses the rudiments for communicating with schematic, wiring and mechanical diagrams and equipment and cable/connection schedules, manuals, site and architectural drawings and plans showing the location of services, apparatus, plant and machinery and understanding the use and format of compliance standards and job specifications.

UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits

Nick can determine the correct operation of electromagnetic devices and related circuits and providing solutions as they apply to electrical installations and equipment. It encompasses working safely, power circuit problems solving processes, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits.

UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits

Nick can ascertain the correct operation of single and three phase a.c. circuits and solving circuit problems as they apply to servicing, fault finding, installation and compliance work functions. It encompasses safe working practices, multiphase circuit arrangements, issues related to protection, power factor and MEN systems and solutions to circuit problems derived from calculated and measured parameters

UETTDREL11A Apply sustainable energy and environmental procedures

Nick can implement the relevant environmental procedures to specific projects/sites. It includes the identification of possible environmental risks and impacts, the undertaking of work in accordance with sustainable energy and energy conservation principles, the provision of re-cycling materials and the recording and reporting of environmental incidents. It also encompasses the process of reviewing and participating and contributing in environmental procedures according to established enterprise requirements.

UETTDREL12A Operate plant and equipment near live electrical conductors and apparatus

Nick can safely operate plant and equipment near live electrical conductors and/or apparatus. It encompasses plant and equipment relevant to the enterprise and is in addition to any Commonwealth, State/Territory or Local Government legislation and or regulatory requirements regarding the operation of that plant and or equipment. It includes maintenance the conducting of operational checks, the correct positioning of road signs, barriers and or warning devices. It also encompasses the completion of log books and job completion documentation.

UETTDREL16A Working safely near live electrical apparatus

Nick is able to work safely up to the defined “safe approach distance” near energised electrical apparatus (inc. electrical powerlines) for electrical worker. It includes work functions that may be performed, such as vegetation control, scaffolding, rigging, painting, and/or any other activity that requires working safely and complying with requirements and/or established procedures near live electrical apparatus by an electrical worker. Also included is the preparation of risk assessment control measures that encompass job safety assessment. It does not include any work that is or may be performed by other competent operatives within the defined “safe working zone”. The defined “safe working zone” is that so defined by relevant State or Territory regulatory agencies/bodies, local government legislation, Industry bi-partite body – Guidelines/Codes of Practices or other related requirements for Safe work and access near live Electrical and Mechanical Apparatus

UETTDRIS52A Install and maintain poles, structures and associated hardware

Nick can install and mainten poles and/or structures and associated hardware, other than towers, which may consist of wood, steel, concrete or composite type material. It includes the fixing and or securing of hardware associated as well as the repair and or replacement of poles and or structures used in the distribution and or rail traction industry sectors. It encompasses the implementation of a suitable traffic management plan.

UETTDRRT99A Test and verify rail traction installations

Nick can inspect and test to verify whether a Rail Traction Installations is safe and complies with all requirements. It encompasses working safely, visual inspections and mandatory, optional and functional test procedures, identifying non-compliance defects and mandatory reporting requirements.

UETTDRIS54A Install and maintain poles, structures and overhead conductors and cables

Nick can install and maintain of overhead conductors and cables used on poles and structures (excluding towers) which includes the stringing, tensioning and terminating of the conductor/cable, as well as the cleaning of insulators (de-energised), the securing of the conductor to the insulators or supports and the undertaking of the electrical connections. It also covers maintenance work associated with the diagnosing of faults, the conducting of visual inspections, the confirmation of phasing and the completion of other enterprise tests. It also encompasses the isolation of systems and circuits, the procedure of issuing/accepting electrical access permits and the updating of system data/maintenance records according to requirements and established procedures.

UETTDRRT22A Maintain traction overhead wiring systems

Nick can maintain and repair of overhead traction wiring systems to ensure their serviceability, in particular the correct registration of the contact wire with respect to the current collectors. It includes the undertaking of safe working practises on or about the running line/track, the preparation needed for stringing and profiling including the isolation of systems and circuits for safe working according to work plans, the diagnosis of faults and the modification and re-adjustment to appropriate standards. It may also encompass the correct positioning of road signs, barriers and or warning devices and the procedure of issuing/accepting electrical permits, the re-commissioning tests as required to ensure the integrity of the traction system prior to returning to service and, the updating of system data and/or maintenance records.

UETTDRRT27A Install overhead traction components and equipment

Nick can install overhead traction electrical equipment and components as well as associated hardware including ancillary equipment. It includes the undertaking of safe working practices on or about the running line/track. It also encompasses the isolation of systems and circuits for safe working according to work plans and the correct positioning of road signs, barriers and or warning devices and the procedure of issuing/accepting electrical permits. It also includes the visual inspection and necessary checks to confirm that equipment, components and associated hardware have been correctly installed according to design and are in a safe condition to test prior to putting to service, the undertaking of pre-commissioning tests as required to ensure the integrity of the traction system prior to putting back into service and the updating of installation data and relevant quality assurance documentation.

UETTDRRT28A Maintain overhead traction components and equipment

Nick can maintain and repair of the overhead traction electrical equipment and components as well as associated hardware including ancillary equipment. It includes the repair or replacement of “like for like” electrical components/equipment and associated hardware and the undertaking of safe working practices on or about the running line/track. It also encompasses the isolation of systems and circuits for safe working according to work plans and the correct positioning of road signs, barriers and or warning devices and the procedure of issuing/accepting electrical permits. It also includes the visual inspection and necessary checks to confirm that equipment; components and associated hardware are in a safe condition to test and/or return to service, the re-commissioning tests of the electrical equipment, components and associated hardware and the updating of system data/maintenance records.

UETTDRRT21A Install traction overhead wiring systems

Nick can install overhead traction wiring systems to ensure proper installation, in particular the correct registration of the contact wire with respect to the current collectors. It includes the undertaking of safe working practices on or about the running line/track and the preparation needed for stringing and profiling including the isolation of systems and circuits for safe working according to work plans. It may also encompass the correct positioning of road signs, barriers and or warning devices, and the procedure of issuing/accepting electrical permits. It also includes the visual and other necessary checks to confirm that equipment and associated hardware have been correctly installed according to design and are in a safe condition to undertake pre-commissioning tests prior to, putting into service, and updating of, installation data such as as-built drawings and relevant quality assurance documentation.

UEENEEG106A Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits

Nick can terminate cables and cords and their conductors at accessories and current-using devices designed to operate at voltages up to 1,000 V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. It encompasses working safely and to standards, understanding wiring system and cable types and applications, selecting appropriate termination accessories, preparing and terminating cables and cords, terminating cables/cord conductors and ensuring completed termination complies with requirements.

UETTDRRT25A Install overhead rail traction configurations

Nick can install overhead traction configurations, which include overlaps, cross-overs, turnouts, crossings and/or train/tram crossing. It includes the undertaking of safe working practices on or about the running line/track. It also encompasses; the isolation of systems and circuits for safe working according to work plans, the correct positioning of road signs, barriers and/or warning devices and the procedure for issuing/accepting electrical permits. It also includes the visual inspection and necessary checks to confirm that equipment and associated hardware have been correctly installed according to design and are in a safe condition to test prior to putting into service, as well as the undertaking of pre-commissioning tests and the updating of installation data and relevant quality assurance documentation.

UETTDRRT26A Maintain overhead rail traction configurations

Nick can maintain and repair of overhead traction configurations, which include overlaps, cross-overs, turnouts, crossings and/or train/tram crossings. It includes the repair and/or replacement of “like for like” electrical equipment and associated hardware according to requirements and the undertaking of safe working practices on or about the running line/track, including the correct positioning of road signs, barriers and/or warning devices and the procedure for issuing/accepting electrical permits. It also encompasses the isolation of systems and circuits for safe working according to work plans and the visual inspection and necessary checks to confirm that equipment and associated hardware are in a safe condition to test and/or return to service as well as the undertaking of re-commissioning tests to ensure the integrity of the traction system prior to a return to service and the updating of system data and/or maintenance records.

UETTDRRT30A Perform to a given schedule rail traction switching operations

Nick can operate circuit breaking and isolation devices associated with energy reticulation systems/networks, which applies to rail systems in field situations according to established procedures. It also encompasses the procedure of; communicating with the Switching Control Officer or Electrical Control Officer, isolating the electrical equipment and the line or work site, as well as proving that the area is de-energised and earthed or rail-connected, the issuing/accepting or holding of electrical permits and the returning of the affected circuits to service