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Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Network Systems Technician - Underground Cables

Employees work as technicians and team leaders installing and maintaining network systems in the transmission sector. (Note - there are four specific fields: Live Line Transmission, Live Line Distribution, Live Line Rail Traction, and installation and maintenance of Specialised Underground Cables.)

Summary of Training

Core Units – all required

  • Licence to perform dogging
  • Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
  • Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • Solve problems in d.c. circuits
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
  • Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
  • Apply sustainable energy and environmental procedures
  • Operate plant and equipment near live electrical conductors and apparatus
  • Working safely near live electrical apparatus
  • Implement and monitor the power system organisational OHS policies, procedures and programs
  • Implement and monitor the power system environmental and sustainable energy
  • management policies and procedures

Elective Units - to the value of 740 points

  • Promote team effectiveness  
  • Lay ESI electrical cables
  • Joint and maintain energised low voltage underground paper insulated cables cables
  • Test and verify distribution cable jointing installations
  • Install and maintain low voltage underground services
  • Locate faults in power system underground power cables 
  • Conduct high potential testing of power system underground power cables
  • Install gas and oil filled specialised underground cables
  • Maintain gas and oil filled specialised underground cables
  • Install and maintain polymeric specialised underground cables 
  • Install and maintain gas and oil pressure systems for specialised underground cables 
  • Draft and layout a power system underground distribution extension
  • Coordinate power system permit procedures
  • Coordinate and direct power system switching schedules
     

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.

This Australian Apprenticeship occupation may attract additional incentives under the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme. For more information contact an Apprenticeship Network provider, call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73, or look at the National Skills Needs List.

 

Job Pathways

Transmission, Distribution & Rail 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: 175

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

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 Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

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

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information and More Details

Network Systems Technician - Underground Cables - UET40412
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
Classification A *
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship

T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship

* = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

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.

Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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ANZSCO Classification: 342211

Note: This is an indicative Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) classification for this occupation, provided as a guide only. Apprenticeship Network providers should refer to DET guidelines regarding ANZSCO codes.

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