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Systems Operations Technician

Employees undertake remote operation of network equipment and isolation of plant and equipment for work, co-ordinate work activities, and cost estimations. Work also entails the supervision of others.

Summary of Training

  • Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures
  • Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Apply Quality Systems to Work
  • Conduct Single Energy Source Isolation Procedures for Permit to Work
  • Maintain Quality Systems within the Team
  • Interpret and Analyse Single Operation Protection Devices
  • Operate and Monitor Supervisory, Control and Data Acquisition Systems
  • Respond to a critical incident
  • Monitor and Implement Environmental Plans and Procedures
  • Coordinate the Network System
  • Plan a Scheduled Outage
  • Interpret and Analyse Multi-Operation Protection Devices
  • Develop H.V Switching Programs
  • Plan and Organise Work
  • Coordinate Team Activities
  • Implement workplace information systems
  • Promote team effectiveness
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report
  • Operate manual systems
  • Facilitate the use of contingency plans
  • Carry out operational checks on in-service electrical plant
  • Manage, operate and monitor a gas turbine unit
  • Facilitate effective workplace communication
  • Operate H.V. condition changing apparatus
  • Conduct operation checks on in-service mechanical plant
  • Apply environmental and sustainable energy procedures
  • Perform risk analysis strategies of generation plant
  • Operate and monitor system equipment
  • Schedule generation
  • Conduct multiple energy source isolation procedures for permit to work
  • Coordinate permit to work system
  • Start and run up a gas turbine
  • Shut down a gas turbine

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

Job Pathways

Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector

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This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Electrical, Electronics & Utilities

Work Type
Analytic & Scientific
Practical & Manual

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 0

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

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Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

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Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

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Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Systems Operations Technician - UEP40112
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Commencements

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