UET60221 Advanced Diploma of ESI – Power Systems (Australia & New Zealand Only)

Course Overview


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This advanced diploma 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 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.

At a glance

  • 48 Months
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online
6 June 2023
Course Type
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Electrical Engineering

Program Details

This qualification covers overseeing the construction of electrical substations and related projects within the electricity supply industry (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.

Both the diploma and the advanced diploma qualifications are made up of a series of core and elective units. The requirements for granting the advanced diploma qualification will be met when competency is demonstrated and achieved for:

  1. All the Core Units relevant to the advanced diploma, and
  2. A combination of available Elective Units. Elective units must add up to a weighting of 1340 points for the advanced diploma, and
  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.

The 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. Power system operations – LV and HV distribution systems, transmission systems, sub-transmission networks

You must complete the advanced diploma elective units from your chosen stream (as listed below), the diploma units from your chosen stream as listed below (as they are prerequisites to the advanced diploma units), and additional diploma units, in order to acheive the required weighting of 1340 credit points.

It is possible to combine units from these 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
UETTDRTS23 Conduct evaluation of power system substation faults 140
UETTDRTS35 Maintain complex network protection and control systems 180
UETTDRTS36 Commission complex network protection and control systems 180

Power System Operations Stream Units

Diploma Units
Unit Code Unit Name Points
UETTDREL15 Respond to power systems technical enquiries and requests 40
UETTDRSO36 Develop low voltage distribution switching programs 150
UETTDRSO37 Develop high voltage distribution and sub-transmission switching programs 150
UETTDRSO38 Develop and evaluate power systems transmission switching programs 150
UETTDRSO40 Coordinate high voltage distribution and sub-transmission networks 150
UETTDRSO45 Operate and monitor system SCADA equipment 150
UETTDRSO46 Monitor and control the field staff activities 150
UETTDRSO47 Coordinate high voltage transmission network 150
UETTDRSO48 Respond to discrete and interdependent protection operations 150
UETTDRSO49 Coordinate power system operations in a regulated energy market 150
Advanced Diploma Units
Unit Code Unit Name Points
UETTDRS032 Manage Power System Network Faults 180
UETTDRS035 Manage High Voltage Distribution and Subtransmission Network Demand 180
UETTDRSO41 Manage power systems transmission networks 180
UETTDRS050 Respond to Complex Power System Protection Operations 180

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. This qualification is designed to formalize the on-the-job experience you have already gained.

Course fees

Advanced Diploma : AUD21590.00

VET Student Loan (VSL) Program is available for this course:

This means eligible students can use a VET Student Loan to pay their tuition fees up to a maximum loan cap amount, to be repaid through the Australian Taxation System.

If you have been approved for a VET Student Loan, the borrowed amount will be incurred as a debt that is repayable to the Commonwealth government.

Click here to learn more about your eligibility and applying for VET Student Loan (VSL) on this course.

Payment Methods

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This is a nationally accredited qualification and EIT is approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver it in all Australian states. EIT can also deliver this qualification to students worldwide.

Find out more about country-specific accreditation and professional recognition.

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 36 – 48 months to complete the UET60219 Advanced Diploma of ESI – Power Systems.

We understand that sometimes work commitments and personal circumstances can get in the way of your studies, so if at any point you feel that you are struggling with the pace of the course or finding a particular unit challenging, you are encouraged to contact your designated learning support officer for assistance.

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

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