UET60222 Advanced Diploma of ESI – Power Systems (Australia & New Zealand Only)

Course Overview


This advanced diploma of power systems 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.

The VET Student Loan program is available for this course for eligible Australian students. Click here to find out more

At a glance

  • 18 Months
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online Electrical Engineering
  • 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.

This advanced diploma qualification is 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 qualification, and

2. A combination of available Elective Units, 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 advanced diploma.

· UEECD0007: Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

· UEECD0044: Solve problems in multiple path circuits

· UEECD0046: Solve problems in single path circuits

· UEECD0051: Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications

· UEEEL0020: Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits

· UEEEL0021: Solve problems in magnetic and electromagnetic devices

The five specialisation streams will allow students to specialize and develop careers in one of the following challenging and exciting fields:

  1. Design – distribution substations, public lighting systems and underground distribution systems
  2. Systems Operations Distribution – validate low voltage switching programs, sub-transmission switching programs
  3. Systems Operations Transmission – transmission network access, transmission switching programs
  4. Protection (Testing) – maintain network protection and control systems, maintain metering schemes and maintain and calibrate protection relays and meters
  5. Protection and Metering (Testing) – maintain communication equipment, maintain network protection and control systems and control scheme isolation



Unit Code Unit Name
 UETDRDS016  Coordinate and perform line and easement surveys
 UETDRDS018  Design distribution protection systems
 UETDRDS020  Design overhead distribution systems
 UETDRDS021  Design public lighting systems
 UETDRDS022  Design underground distribution systems
 UETDRDS027  Investigate quality of supply issues
 UETDRDS028  Prepare and manage construction plans for electrical infrastructure
 UETDREL005  Work safely in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus

Systems Operations Distribution

Unit Code Unit Name
 UETDRSO012  Coordinate and manage distribution and sub-transmission network access and activities
 UETDRSO015  Develop and validate distribution and sub-transmission switching programs
 UETDRSO016  Develop and validate low voltage switching programs
 UETDRSO018  Dispatch and monitor field staff activities
 UETDRSO019  Manage supply and demand in distribution and sub-transmission networks
 UETDRSO020  Operate SCADA equipment
 UETDRSO021  Respond to protection operations

Systems Operations Transmission

Unit Code Unit Name
 UETDRSO013  Coordinate and manage transmission network access and activities
 UETDRSO014  Coordinate operations in a regulated energy market
 UETDRSO017  Develop and validate transmission switching programs
 UETDRSO018  Dispatch and monitor field staff activities
 UETDRSO020  Operate SCADA equipment
 UETDRSO021  Respond to protection operations

Protection (Testing)

Unit Code Unit Name
 UEECD0036  Provide engineering solutions for problems in complex multiple path circuits
 UETDREL005  Work safely in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus
 UEECD0039  Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems
 UEECD0010  Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report
 UEECD0019  Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
 UETDRTS036  Develop secondary protection and control scheme isolation and   restoration documents
UETDRTS033  Commission and maintain network protection and control systems
UETDRTS034  Commission and maintain voltage regulating equipment
UETDRTS037  Maintain and calibrate protection relays and meters

Protection and Metering (Testing)

Unit Code Unit Name
 UEECD0010  Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report
 UEECD0019  Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
 UEEEL0019  Solve problems in direct current (d.c.) machines
 UETDREL005  Work safely in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus
 UETDRTS031  Commission and maintain energy/revenue metering schemes
 UETDRTS033  Commission and maintain network protection and control systems
 UETDRTS035  Conduct evaluation of network protection and control system faults
 UETDRTS036  Develop secondary protection and control scheme isolation and restoration documents
 UETDRTS030  Commission and maintain complex energy/revenue metering schemes

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 : AUD11309.00

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

Learn more about payment methods, including payment terms & conditions and additional non-tuition fees.

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 18 months to complete the UET60222 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.

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.

Hear from our students

  The learning support officers were amazing help thoughout the course. Also I found Moodle very easy to use.  
  Could attend lectures and submit assignment any where in the world as I was able to do when on holidays in Japan.  

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