UET50212 Diploma of ESI - Power Systems and UET60212 Advanced Diploma of ESI - Power Systems

Course at a Glance


Course Name - Diploma of ESI - Power Systems and Advanced Diploma of ESI - Power Systems

Course Code - ESI & DSI

VET Code - UET50212

VET Code - UET60212

Qualification - Advanced Diploma

Duration - 18 Months

CEU/CPD* - on enquiry

*CEU/CPD hours vary according to your professional body.

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Each qualification is made up of a series of core and elective units.

The 3 elective streams of each course allow students to specialize and develop careers in one of the following challenging and exciting fields:

  1. Electrical protection and testing – network protection systems, control systems, power communication equipment
  2. Electrical engineering design – overhead, underground, substations and public lighting systems
  3. Power system operations – LV and HV distribution systems, transmission systems, sub-transmission networks

 

Duration and Requirements
Each qualification is made up of a series of core and elective Units. The requirements for granting the qualification will be met when competency is demonstrated and achieved for:

  1. All the Core Units relevant to the qualification (diploma or advanced diploma), and
  2. A combination of available Elective Units. Elective units must add up to a weighting of 900 points (diploma) and 1340 points (advanced diploma)
  3. All of any prerequisite requirements

 

Who Should Complete these Programs

Students will probably already be employed in the electrical supply industry and may need to formalise much of the on-the-job experience that they have already gained.

These qualifications are ideal for those who want to move into a para-professional role with greater challenge and perhaps responsibility for supervising others. Most students will have a trade or technical qualification and relevant work experience. While there are no formal educational requirements for entry to this course, students must either be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate workplace environments to achieve the competency standard units required for completion.

 

The next intakes start as follows:

  • UET50212 Diploma of ESI - Power Systems will start on the week of June 26, 2017.
  • UET60212 Advanced Diploma of ESI - Power Systems will have new dates scheduled soon. Contact us for more information.

 

EIT is the only provider delivering this program online. You can apply for individual units at any time depending on the schedule.

There are limited places. Register today and payment is not required until 2 weeks before the start date.


 

Details

What Will You Gain?

Each qualification is made up of a series of core and elective units.

Core units are as follows:

  • UEENEED104A: Use software for engineering applications
  • UEENEEE124A: Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report
  • UEENEEE125A: Provide engineering solutions for problems in complex multiple path circuits problems
  • UEENEEE126A: Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems
  • UEENEEG149A: Provide engineering solutions to problems in complex polyphase power circuits
  • UETTDRIS62A: Implement and monitor the power systems organisational OHS policies, procedures and programs
  • UETTDRIS63A: Implement and monitor power systems environmental and sustainable energy management policies and procedures
  • UEENEEE101A: Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEE102A: Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • UEENEEE104A: Solve problems in D.C. circuits
  • UEENEEE107A: Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • UEENEEG101A: Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
  • UEENEEG102A: Solve problems in low voltage A.C. circuits
  • UETTDREL11A: Apply sustainable energy and environmental procedures
  • UETTDREL16A: Working safely near live electrical apparatus
  • UEENEEE083A (Advanced Diploma Unit): Establish and follow a competency development plan in an electrotechnology engineering discipline 


The 3 elective streams of each course allow students to specialize and develop careers in one of the following challenging and exciting fields:

  1. Electrical protection and testing – network protection systems, control systems, power communication equipment
  2. Electrical engineering design – overhead, underground, substations and public lighting systems
  3. Power system operations – LV and HV distribution systems, transmission systems, sub-transmission networks

It is possible to combine units from these 3 streams to develop a more general background; this will be dependent upon your own work circumstances and is determined case-by-case.

Elective Units offered by the EIT are listed in the brochure which can be downloaded from this page.


Nationally Recognized Training

The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) delivers the Diploma and Advanced Diploma in accordance with the nationally endorsed ESI-Power Systems qualifications. Comprehensive training materials have been developed by EIT to support these courses. The materials have been created to meet the requirements of the UET12 National Training Package developed by EE-Oz Training Standards for the National Electricity Supply Industry.

This course uses a blended learning format, comprising live, online presentations combined with on-the-job training at your own workplace as required by the national training standards. The qualifications are nationally recognized within the Australian Qualifications Framework and EIT (as a registered training organization) has the qualification in its “scope” for delivery nationally.

Please note that all the standards described in this document and the descriptions of the units of competency are copyright of the ElectroComms and Energy Utilities Industry Skills Council Ltd (trading as EE-OZ Training Standards Australia).


Who Should Complete these Programs

Students will probably already be employed in the electrical supply industry and may need to formalise much of the on-the-job experience that they have already gained. These qualifications are ideal for those who want to move into a para-professional role with greater challenge and perhaps responsibility for supervising others. Most students will have a trade or technical qualification and relevant work experience. While there are no formal educational requirements for entry to this course, students must either be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate workplace environments to achieve the competency standard units required for completion.


Diploma/Advanced Diploma

Duration and Requirements
Each qualification is made up of a series of core and elective units. The requirements for granting the qualification will be met when competency is demonstrated and achieved for:

  1. All the core units relevant to the qualification (diploma or advanced diploma), and
  2. A combination of available elective units. Elective units must add up to a weighting of 900 points (diploma) and 1340 points (advanced diploma)
  3. All of any prerequisite requirements


The diploma and advanced diploma share 15 core units. The advanced diploma has an additional core unit. Studying part time, we would expect that you would achieve the diploma within 2 to 3 years and the advanced diploma after an additional 6 months. This will vary from student to student and will depend in part upon the sequence of delivery of units that we provide and possibly units already achieved by the student from prior study.

It is important to note that EIT does not follow a traditional “semester” system, which means there are fewer long breaks and you can therefore complete a qualification “intensive, part-time” much faster than in the past.

EIT delivers all core units and selected groups of units from the 3 elective streams. The number of elective units in each stream group is sufficient for you to achieve the requirements for the qualification. Selection of elective Units is often based upon employer requirements. 

 
Comprehensive Course Materials and Study Aids
Each unit of competency will be accompanied by relevant course materials designed to make the required study as straightforward as possible. Materials provided for each unit may vary, but will usually include:

  1. Course notes or Course manual
  2. Learning activities (practical exercises)
  3. Microsoft PowerPoint® presentations
  4. Summative assessments
  5. Formative assessments

 
Assessment

To achieve recognition as “competent” you must provide sufficient evidence of successful performance of competency and an understanding of the “essential knowledge and skills” prescribed in each unit guide. There are two key means for assessment:

  1. On-the-job assessment
    • Evidence of on-the-job practical experience will need to be presented in order to obtain the qualification. This evidence may come from records of relevant work experience. EIT provides materials which help students to streamline this process. The evidence is to be presented in the form of a portfolio - containing information such as:
      • projects or products completed
      • previous completed training programs
      • prior experience
      • on-the-job experience (current or past)
      • overseas experience
      This type of evidence will need endorsement by an appropriate supervisor/mentor skilled in the units for which recognition is sought. This evidence will be assessed by the Registered Training Organization (EIT).
  2. Completion of all units at Pass Mark or above in the designated time frame including completion of all assessments.
    • These assessments will be in the form of formative and summative assessments (both open and closed book) and various learning activities that will have to be completed at the close of each unit.


Time Commitment for each Unit
The eLearning (“knowledge”) component of most units is delivered over seven (7) weeks. This will include live, interactive weekly lectures or tutorials, reading / study notes, assignments and assessments. The on-the-job component can take up to 3 months (varies by Unit) as you assemble your evidence and have it authorized. Some units have little or no on-the-job requirements.

In a given week during eLearning delivery students could expect to devote an estimated 8 hours per week per unit. This includes the reading of the material prior to your attendance at each hour webinar (up to 75 minutes with 15 minutes for discussion) and the time needed to complete assignments for submission. The estimated 8 hours has been calculated to ensure the material is covered adequately and sufficient knowledge is gained to result in sound, enduring and immediately useful skills.

For units with on-the job components (particularly the elective units), extra time in the weeks leading up to and/or after the eLearning session will be required to complete the portfolio requirements.

In most cases we will need to work closely with employers to ensure that the on-the-job requirements are achieved at the highest possible standard.

 
Live Webinars
During the program you will participate in live interactive sessions with the instructors and other students. These are known as webinars or web-based classes. Webinar times are only finalized after applications close, as we need to know which time-zones all participants are based in before we can compile a schedule. Upon applying, you will receive a questionnaire to complete regarding your available times.

 
Practical Exercises, Remote Labs and Assignments
In some units you may participate in some practical exercises using a combination of remote laboratories and simulation software. This will enhance your practical exposure to the key principles covered in the course and ensure you are able to put theory into practice.

As research shows, no matter how gifted and experienced an instructor (and we believe ours are some of the best worldwide), no one learns from an instructor only presenting course materials to them in a lecture format. It is only by the addition of hands-on exercises using simulation software, remote laboratories, on-the-job activities, practically based assignments and interactive discussion groups with both your peers and the instructor that you are able to internalize this knowledge, "take ownership of it" and apply it successfully to the real world.

Traditional distance learning thus presents challenges in achieving these goals but we believe today with the modern e-learning technologies available combined with outstanding instructors and guided on-the-job activities that we can achieve these goals and give you an equivalent or indeed even better experience than on a traditional campus.

You should note that there is some degree of overlap between the practical sessions in the different units which serves to reinforce the concepts and to look at the issues from different perspectives.

Practical sessions may be added, deleted or modified by the instructors to ensure the best outcome for students.

Learning and Teaching

Benefits of eLearning to Students

  • Cost effective: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Interactive: live, interactive sessions let you communicate with your instructor and fellow students
  • Flexible: short interactive sessions over the Internet which you can attend from your home or office. Learn while you earn!
  • Practical: perform exercises by remotely accessing our labs and simulation software
  • Expert instructors: instructors have extensive industry experience; they are not just 'academics'
  • No geographical limits: learn from any location, all you need is an Internet connection
  • Constant support: from your instructor(s) and a dedicated Course Coordinator for the complete duration of the course
  • International insight: interact and network with participants from around the globe and gain valuable insight into international practice 


Benefits of eLearning to Employers

  • Lower training costs: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Less downtime: short webinars (60-90 minutes) and flexible training methods means less time away from work
  • Retain employees: keep staff who may be considering a qualification as full time study
  • Increase efficiency: improve your engineering or technical employees’ skills and knowledge
  • International insight: students will have access to internationally based professional instructors and students

 

How Does it Work?

EIT eLearning courses involve a combination of live, interactive sessions over the Internet with a professional instructor, set readings, and assignments. The courses include simulation software and remote laboratory applications to let you put theory to practice, and provide you with constant support from a dedicated Course Coordinator.


Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories

As part of the groundbreaking new way of teaching, our online engineering courses use a series of remote laboratories (labs) and simulation software, to facilitate your learning and to test the knowledge you gain during your course. These involve complete working labs set up at various locations of the world into which you will be able to log to and proceed through the various practical sessions.

These will be supplemented by simulation software, running either remotely or on your computer, to ensure you gain the requisite hands-on experience. No one can learn much solely from lectures, the labs and simulation software are designed to increase the absorption of the materials and to give you a practical orientation of the learning experience. All this will give you a solid, practical exposure to the key principles covered and will ensure that you obtain maximum benefit from your course.

 

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In Company Online Training Solutions

Special class groups can be arranged on request to match your own schedule. If you have a large number of staff who should complete any of our programs, read more about EIT's In Company Online Training HERE and contact us to assist you further.

 

Brochure

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Electrical Supply Industry Diploma and Advanced Diploma

Fee Information

Course Fees

What are the fees for my country?

The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) provides distance education to students located all around the world – it is one of the very few truly global training institutes. Course fees are paid in a currency that is determined by the student’s location. We aim to give you a rapid response regarding course fees that are relevant to your individual circumstances.

We understand that cost is a major consideration before a student begins to study. For a rapid reply to your query regarding course fees and payment options, please contact a Course Advisor in your region via the below button and we will respond within two (2) business days.

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EIT Advanced Diploma Course Payment Options

The course fee structure for the Diploma & Advanced Diploma of ESI UET50212 & UET60212 differs from EIT's other Advanced Diplomas. For full information on the fee structure for the Diploma & Advanced Diploma of ESI UET50212 & UET60212 please contact us.

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Payment for each unit is required two (2) weeks before the unit starts.

 

Fee concessions are available for larger group bookings

For a rapid reply to your query regarding courses fees and payment options, please contact us and we will respond within two (2) business days.

 

Related Courses

Other courses available in EIT's School of Electrical Engineering

Accredited Postgraduate Programs

  1. Master of Engineering (Electrical Systems) II
  2. Graduate Certificate of Renewable Energy Technologies I

Accredited Diploma and Advanced Diploma Programs

  1. Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Electrical Systems) I
  2. Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Power Industry) I
  3. Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E & I) Engineering for Oil and Gas Facilities I
  4. Advanced Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation (E & I) Engineering for Mining I
  5. Diploma and Advanced Diploma of ESI UET50212 and UET60212 I

Professional Development Series

  1. Professional Certificate of Competency in Best Practice in Electrical Engineering in Mining, Building, Industry and Utilities
  2. Professional Certificate of Competency in Circuit Breakers, Switchgear and Power Transformers – Safe operation and Maintenance
  3. Professional Certificate of Competency in Arc Flash Protection
  4. Professional Certificate of Competency in Electrical Power System Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
  5. Professional Certificate of Competency in Operation and Maintenance of Diesel Power Generating Plants
  6. Professional Certificate of Competency in Power Distribution
  7. Professional Certificate of Competency in AS3000:2007 Electrical Wiring Rules (Australia and New Zealand only)

There is scarcely an aspect of modern life that is not dependent on electrical energy. It is used in such varied activities as cooling, heating, transport, manufacturing, production, communications, minerals processing and water transfer. Engineers and technicians with an electrical diploma find employment in fields as diverse as generation, transmission, distribution and the eventual application of electrical energy in machinery. Due to the challenges of climate change there is also a vital interest in the use and storage of renewable and sustainable energy. The demand for well trained electrical professionals is assured with rapid expansion of the electricity supply in the developing world, the addition of the yet-to-be-constructed smart grid, and our growing dependency upon electricity supply of high integrity.

Electrical engineering skills and knowledge are also critical in a wide range of industries ranging from oil and gas, water utilities, process plants, mining, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and defence. The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) provides electrical engineering courses online for engineers and technicians of all levels and from all types of industry, be it mining, oil and gas or instrumentation. The Advanced Diplomas in Electrical Engineering cover a large range of topics and are suited to anyone needing an intensive and practical look at all facets of electrical engineering. The short courses that form part of EIT's professional development series are designed to provide students with critical knowledge and practical tools that can be immediately applied to the workplace. They are ideal to up-skill and/or cross-skill in a particular area or technology.

Key subjects in the EIT School of Electrical Engineering include: power generation, transmission, distribution, rotating machinery, power electronics, earthing and safety regulations, electrical documentation and drawings, AC and DC machines, circuit breakers, transformers, energy efficiency, earthing (or grounding) and lightning, power systems protection, DC and AC emergency power supplies, electrical wiring regulations, high voltage supplies, and power quality.

Note:

I: Vocational Education & Training (VET) program

II: Higher Education program

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is what some of our past students have said about this course:

It Is Possible to Teach An Old Dog New Tricks


Steve Schober from Ergon Energy recently completed the Advanced Diploma in Electrical Supply Industry (ESI) Power Systems. For a good three years he persevered through the course; alongside his full time work and up against the weight of day-to-day responsibilities. Read about his experience with EIT here.

You can also click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions.