Diploma of Electrical Supply Industry - Power Systems

A course and career with real power. Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of ESI (Electrical Supply Industry) - Power Systems will prepare you for a career in the high tech world of electricity supply


Be the bright spark everyone wants to hire

Sometimes call ‘Para-professional’ or ‘Technical Officer’, potential employment opportunities cover a broad range of work from the design of overhead and underground powerlines to installing and maintaining protection and control equipment or controlling the operation of the electricity supply system.

Surge ahead to a fulfilling career

Power is an essential resource for everyday life and your qualifications are needed to keep the industry generating. Our qualified, industry-experienced teachers give you the personal attention you need to ensure that you’re confident and skilled for your power career. You’ll build on current skills using the latest technology and methods.

Industry connections and resources

The Diploma of Electrical Supply Industry – Power Systems has strong industry recognition. As a result, you will have access to site visits and industry speakers.

Employment outcomes

Career options include:

  • distribution system designer
  • power systems operator
  • customer project adviser
  • control systems technician
  • project planner

Career and working opportunities are endless, from large electricity supply companies to smaller engineering and contracting firms.

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Full-time: 18 months

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Text books and other printed resource material will be required. You will be advised of the necessary by the teaching department at enrolment or course induction.

Entrance Requirements

There are no formal pre-requisite subject requirements for entry to this course. If you have maths, science or technology skills developed by VCE studies or by other study and work experience, you can enter this program

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course may qualify you for exemptions for further study in the electrical or engineering fields at other tertiary institutions.

Career Pathways

This course offers you opportunities to advance your power industry career. Further study could lead you to the field of electrical engineering.

Enrolment Intake

  • February

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.