UET50221 Diploma of ESI – Power Systems (Australia & New Zealand Only)

Course Overview


We also have the UET60221 Advanced Diploma of ESI – Power Systems (Australia & New Zealand Only). You may check with one of our Course Advisors which course is right for you by using the Live Chat function or contacting us.

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.

At a glance

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

Program Details

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:

  1. All the Core Units relevant to the diploma qualification, and
  2. A combination of available Elective Units. Elective units must add up to a weighting of 900 points  for the 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 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

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

Electrical Engineering Design Stream Units

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

Power System Operations Stream 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

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

Diploma : AUD17,730.00

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.

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.

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.

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