Course at a Glance

National Code - UET50219  |  National Code - UET60219

Schedule Start Date: 5th July 2021
Code: ESI, DSI
Course Length: Varies

EIT is one of the only institutes in the world specializing in engineering.

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to work in the electricity supply industry (ESI) as a High Voltage (HV) Substation Project Manager or a Senior Systems Operator (ESI) or a Power Systems Technical Officer. Upon completion of this program, you will gain:

    • Skills and knowledge in the latest and developing technologies in electricity supply and power systems
    • Practical guidance from electricity systems industry (ESI) experts from around the world
    • An Australian accredited Diploma of ESI - Power Systems and/or Advanced Diploma of ESI - Power Systems
    • Global networking contacts in the industry
    • Improved career options

Program Overview

This qualification covers overseeing the construction of electrical substations and related projects within the ESI. It also includes managing personnel, the business aspects of projects, and giving specialist advice to deal with day-to-day issues and problems. The skills and knowledge described within the units in this qualification may require a license or permit to practice in the workplace. Additional and/or other conditions may also apply under state and territory legislative and regulatory licensing requirements, which must be confirmed before commencing the qualification.

Program Structure

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

Core Units

The core units are listed below, and all of them are mandatory to complete as part of the diploma. Completion of unit UEENEEE083A is also required as part of the advanced diploma.

  • 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
  • UETTDRIS62: Implement and monitor the power system organisational WHS/OHS policies, procedures and programs
  • UETTDRIS63: 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, dismantle, assemble utilities 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
  •  UETTDREL11: Apply sustainable energy and environmental procedures
  • UETTDREL16: Working safely near live electrical apparatus
  •  UEENEEE083A (Advanced Diploma Unit): Establish and follow a competency development plan in an electrotechnology engineering discipline 

The three 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 three streams to develop a more general background; this will be dependent upon your own work circumstances and is determined case-by-case.

Electrical Protection And Testing Stream Units

Diploma Units
Unit Code Unit Name Points
UETTDRTS21  Maintain interdependent network protection and control systems 150
UETTDRTS22  Commission interdependent network protection and control systems 150
UETTDRTS25  Maintain and test metering schemes 140
UETTDRTS26  Commission power systems metering schemes 150
UETTDRTS27  Perform accuracy checks on power systems instrument transformers 150
UETTDRTS28  Repair, test and calibrate protection relays and meters 150
UETTDRTS29  Develop power systems secondary isolation instructional documents 150
UETTDRTS31  Maintain, test and commission power systems voltage regulating equipment 150
UETTDRTS34 Install and maintain power system communication equipment 150
Advanced Diploma Units
Unit Code Unit Name Points


 Conduct evaluation of power system substation faults



 Maintain complex network protection and control systems



 Commission complex network protection and control systems



Electrical Engineering Design Stream Units

Diploma Units
Unit Code Unit Name Points


Design overhead distribution power systems



Design underground distribution power systems



Design power system public lighting systems



Prepare and manage detailed construction plans for electrical power system infrastructure



Investigate quality of power systems supply issues



Develop high voltage and low voltage distribution protection systems



Organise and implement ESI line and easement surveys



Develop planned power systems outage strategies



Manage personal work priorities and professional development



Lead and manage team effectiveness



Manage people performance



Manage quality customer service



Power System Operations Stream Units

Diploma Units
Unit Code Unit Name Points


 Respond to power systems technical enquiries and requests



 Develop low voltage distribution switching programs



Develop high voltage distribution and sub-transmission switching programs



 Develop and evaluate power systems transmission switching programs



Coordinate high voltage distribution and sub-transmission networks



 Operate and monitor system SCADA equipment



 Monitor and control the field staff activities



 Coordinate high voltage transmission network



 Respond to discrete and interdependent protection operations



 Coordinate power system operations in a regulated energy market


Advanced Diploma Units
Unit Code Unit Name Points

Unit Code

Unit Name



Manage Power System Network Faults



Manage High Voltage Distribution and Subtransmission Network Demand



Manage power systems transmission networks



Respond to Complex Power System Protection Operations


Applying for Credit

EIT can give you credit for units where you can demonstrate substantial prior experience or educational background. For more information, please see EIT's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

Entry Requirements

Although there are no formal entry requirements, in order to complete the on-the-job components you must be employed in the electrical supply industry. It is designed to formalize the on-the-job experience you have already gained.


Like all Australian vocational education training providers, EIT programs are accredited by the exacting standards of the Australian Government’s Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).


You will be able to pay for your tuition fees at EIT by one of two methods:

  • Upfront in full
  • Per unit basis

Payment can be made by EFT or by credit card (Visa and Mastercard only).

Please fill in the form at the bottom of this page to receive an automatic email detailing the fees for this program.

How to Apply

Please fill in the contact a course advisor form at the bottom of this page to receive an automatic email with detailed program information and an application link.

Our course advisors are available to assist you with any questions you have during the application process. You will also be required to submit supporting documents to confirm your identity and that you meet our entry requirements.

Your application will then be assessed by your Learning Support Officer, which will take approximately seven working days. During this time, we will notify you if further documents are required. This may cause a delay in the process.

If you are accepted onto the program, you will receive an email providing you access to our Learning Management System, Moodle.

Time Commitment and Duration

You are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending weekly webinars that run for about 90 - 120 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This program is run online on a part-time basis and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take 24 - 36 months to complete the UET50219 Diploma of ESI - Power Systems and an additional 12 months to complete UET60219 Advanced Diploma of ESI - Power Systems.

Study Mode

Our unique online delivery methodology makes use of live and interactive webinars, an international pool of expert lecturers, dedicated learning support officers, and state-of-the-art technologies such as remote and virtual laboratories, and simulation software.  Our supportive blended learning model and small class sizes encourage you to advance your technical knowledge and remain engaged in your studies while forming global networks and balancing life and work commitments.

Student Support

We provide you with support and encouragement from staff for the duration of your studies. You will have a dedicated Learning Support Officer, plus support from academic staff when you need it.

Our class sizes are small to allow you to build rapport with lecturers and fellow students. This will enable you to ask questions and seek clarity when needed.

We understand that personal circumstances can change while you are undertaking your studies. If, at any point, you feel that you are struggling with the pace of the program or finding a particular module challenging, you can contact your designated Learning Support Officer. They will be able to either provide you with extra material, assignment extensions or put you in touch with the relevant lecturer for assistance.

Important Dates

Applications are open for our upcoming intakes. Please ensure your application is submitted at least one week before the start date of the program.

Appeals and Grievances

Any student has a right to appeal a decision of the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) or any member of the institute’s staff. EIT has a comprehensive Policy on Appeals and Grievances to assist students.

Hardware and Software Requirements

To access our remote laboratories, you will need:

  • Operating system: Windows 7 or higher (Windows 10 recommended); or macOS 10.12 or higher (recommended)
  • Storage: A minimum of 4GB memory (RAM), and a minimum of 20GB of spare disk space is recommended
  • Processor: 1.5Ghz or higher, 2 cores or higher
  • An 11” Monitor with at least 1024x768 screen resolution
  • Internet access with at least 5Mbps download and upload speeds
  • A valid personal email address
  • Speakers and microphone/headset (can be built-in)
  • A webcam that can recognize your face for invigilated (online) exams
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or similar software
  • An up-to-date web browser

Note: An Android or iOS tablet can be used to join webinars, but a computer is preferable for some simulation software and for remote laboratory access.

The program software packages and setup details will be provided to students on the start date of the program. The software is included in your tuition fee.

Academic Resources

We pride ourselves on providing you with quality learning resources. All teaching materials are delivered via our learning management system, Moodle, including webinar slides, and a comprehensive reading list. We also provide access to an extensive online library and subscribe to a wide range of engineering-focused library collections, including over 160 technical engineering manuals developed and published by our sister company IDC Technologies.

Online library

Our eLibrary is hosted on our learning management system and provides free access to a vast array of resources to support your study. You will receive free online access to IDC Technologies’ technical engineering manuals, as well as the international libraries we subscribe to, namely Elsevier Knovel and the IEEE STEM 45+ collection. Collectively, these libraries contain hundreds of thousands of resources, including textbooks, journals, articles, conference papers, and other learning resources such as equations and unit converters.

A note regarding recognition of this course in the Australian education system: This is a nationally accredited qualification, and EIT is approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver it in all Australian states.

The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is dedicated to ensuring our students receive a world-class education and gain skills they can immediately implement in the workplace upon graduation. Our staff members uphold our ethos of honesty and integrity, and we stand by our word because it is our bond. Our students are also expected to carry this attitude throughout their time at our institute, and into their careers.

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