This diploma 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 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.
This diploma 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 diploma qualification will be met when competency is demonstrated and achieved for:
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 three elective streams of each course allow students to specialize and develop careers in one of the following challenging and exciting fields:
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.
|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|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Points|
|UETTDRDS35||Design overhead distribution power systems||140|
|UETTDRDS36||Design underground distribution power systems||140|
|UETTDRDS38||Design power system public lighting systems||140|
|UETTDRDS39||Prepare and manage detailed construction plans for electrical power system infrastructure||140|
|UETTDRDS42||Investigate quality of power systems supply issues||140|
|UETTDRDS43||Develop high voltage and low voltage distribution protection systems||150|
|UETTDRDS45||Organise and implement ESI line and easement surveys||140|
|UETTDRDS46||Develop planned power systems outage strategies||140|
|BSBWOR501||Manage personal work priorities and professional development||60|
|BSBWOR502||Lead and manage team effectiveness||60|
|BSBMGT502||Manage people performance||70|
|BSBCUS501||Manage quality customer service||40|
|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|
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.
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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.
Further details about country-specific accreditation and professional recognition can be accessed here.
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.
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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