Courses

Certificate IV in Electrical Supply Industry (ESI) - Power Systems Substations

Surge ahead in your career in the power industry with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in ESI – Power Systems Substations. We’ll provide you with the skills you need to install and maintain substations and electrical systems.

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Power up and aim for career advancement

This course is suitable for electricians working in the power industry and is designed in response to industry demand.

Areas of study include:

  • sustainable energy
  • substation inspections
  • installing andmaintaining substation systems
  • circuit breakers
  • instrument transformers
  • switchgear
  • capacitor banks
  • onload tap changers and distribution field devices

Australian apprentices undertaking this course may be eligible for the Commonwealth Government’s Trade Support Loan (TSL) program.

Industry connections and resources

This course is taken from the UET12 Electricity Supply Industry Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package and is conducted in collaboration with Metro Trains.

Employment or course outcomes

You will be qualified to install and maintain substations and electrical systems. The course will provide opportunities for career advancement within the power industry.

Assessment

Assessments include assignments, examinations and practical tasks.

Local Students

Code

UET40512

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Engineering
03 9269 8400

Duration

Part-time: 3 years

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Assessments in this program are conducted by assignments examinations and practical tasks.

Materials

Students will be advised on appropriate text books and other materials at enrolment or course induction.

Entrance Requirements

You should have:
  • successfully completed the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
  • you must be employed in the electrical supply industry
  • you must have an employer agreement to undertake training

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to enrol in the Diploma of Electrical Supply Industry – Power systems. There are also opportunities for further study in the electrical and engineering fields.

Career Pathways

This course will provide opportunities for career advancement within the power industry.

Enrolment Intake

  • February

Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
UEENEEE101A APPLY OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATIONS, CODES AND PRACTICES IN THE WORKPLACE 20
UEENEEE102A FABRICATE, ASSEMBLE AND DISMANTLE UTILITIES INDUSTRY COMPONENTS 40
UEENEEE104A SOLVE PROBLEMS IN D.C. CIRCUITS 80
UEENEEE105A FIX AND SECURE ELECTROTECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT 20
UEENEEE107A USE DRAWINGS, DIAGRAMS, SCHEDULES, STANDARDS, CODES AND SPECIFICATIONS 40
UEENEEE137A DOCUMENT AND APPLY MEASURES TO CONTROL OHS RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH ELECTROTECHNOLOGY WORK 20
UEENEEG006A SOLVE PROBLEMS IN SINGLE AND THREE PHASE LOW VOLTAGE MACHINES 80
UEENEEG033A SOLVE PROBLEMS IN SINGLE AND THREE PHASE LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL APPARATUS AND CIRCUITS 60
UEENEEG063A ARRANGE CIRCUITS, CONTROL AND PROTECTION FOR GENERAL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS 40
UEENEEG101A SOLVE PROBLEMS IN ELECTROMAGNETIC DEVICES AND RELATED CIRCUITS 60
UEENEEG102A SOLVE PROBLEMS IN LOW VOLTAGE A.C. CIRCUITS 80
UEENEEG103A INSTALL LOW VOLTAGE WIRING AND ACCESSORIES 20
UEENEEG104A INSTALL APPLIANCES, SWITCHGEAR AND ASSOCIATED ACCESSORIES FOR LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS 20
UEENEEG105A VERIFY COMPLIANCE AND FUNCTIONALITY OF LOW VOLTAGE GENERAL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS 60
UEENEEG106A TERMINATE CABLES, CORDS AND ACCESSORIES FOR LOW VOLTAGE CIRCUITS 40
UEENEEG107A SELECT WIRING SYSTEMS AND CABLES FOR LOW VOLTAGE GENERAL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS 80
UEENEEG108A TROUBLE-SHOOT AND REPAIR FAULTS IN LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL APPARATUS AND CIRCUITS 80
UEENEEG109A DEVELOP AND CONNECT ELECTRICAL CONTROL CIRCUITS 80
UEENEEK142A Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector 20
UEETTDRIS47A SAMPLE, TEST, FILTER AND REINSTATE INSULATING OIL 20
UETTDREL16A WORK SAFELY NEAR LIVE ELECTRICAL APPARTUS 20
UETTDRIS62A IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR THE POWER SYSTEMS ORGANISATIONAL OHS POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND PROGRAMS 60
UETTDRIS63A IMPLEMENT & MONITOR POWER SYSTEMS ENVIRONMENTAL & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY MANAGEMENT POLICY & PROCEDURES 60
UETTDRSB21A DIAGNOSE AND RECTIFY FAULTS IN SUBSTATION ENVIRONMENT 20
UETTDRSB22A CARRY OUT POWER SYSTEMS SUBSTATION INSPECTION 20
UETTDRSB23A INSTALL AND MAINTAIN SUBSTATION DIRECT CURRENT SYSTEMS 20
UETTDRSB24A MAINTAIN HIGH VOLTAGE POWER SYSTEM CIRCUIT BREAKER 20
UETTDRSB25A MAINTAIN HIGH VOLTAGE AND INSTRUMENT TRANSFORMERS 20
UETTDRSB26A INSTALL HIGH CURRENT d.c. SWITCHGEAR AND EQUIPMENT 30

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.