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Unit Control Supervisor

Employees operate remote network systems and isolation of plant systems for work. They have responsibility for the development of operational procedures and systems and, managing the start up and shut down of boilers and turbines, hydro plant and gas turbines. The management and the supervision of others are major parts of their role.

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
  • Maintain Quality Systems within the Team
  • Respond to a critical incident
  • Facilitate the use of contingency plans
  • Monitor and Implement Environmental Plans and Procedures
  • Coordinate the Network System
  • Interpret and Analyse Multi-Operation Protection Devices
  • Develop H.V Switching Programs
  • Coordinate Team Activities
  • Operate and Monitor System Equipment
  • Coordinate response to critical incidents
  • Perform switching to a switching program
  • Manage Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Procedures
  • Manage the Network/Systems
  • Manage Operational Crisis to Maintain/Restore Power System Integrity
  • Coordinate Power Generation
  • Manage people performance
  • Ensure team effectiveness
  • Conduct Single Energy Source Isolation Procedures for Permit to Work
  • Make and Spread a Stockpile
  • Operate bulk coal handling plant
  • Operate & Monitor Briquette Coal Cooling Plant
  • Operate & Monitor Briquette Coal Drying Plant
  • Operate & Monitor Briquette Coal Press Plant
  • Operate and Monitor Water Treatment Plant
  • Operate and Monitor Water Quality Control Systems
  • Operate and Monitor Oil Systems
  • Monitor and Maintain Civil Assets
  • Undertake Dam Safety Surveillance
  • Plan a Scheduled Outage
  • Produce Maintenance Plans for Generation Production Plant
  • Start Up a Heat Recovery Steam Generator Unit
  • Operate and Monitor a Heat Recovery Steam Generator Unit
  • Coordinate first response team operation
  • Manage Permit to Work System
  • Conduct Project Management
  • Manage Quality Control Procedures
  • Monitor Power Generation Plant Reliability
  • Evaluate cost estimations and initiate appropriate solutions
  • Manage critical incidents

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 2018: 4

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 27/06/2019. 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

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

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

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2018. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2018. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2018. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Unit Control Supervisor - UEP50112
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

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Nominal durations listed are for full time occupations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.


Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection, VOCSTATS, extracted 20/06/2019, rounded estimates for January 2018 to December 2018. This data is for general information purposes only.

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