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Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Operations Technical Officer

Employees develop operational procedures and systems and manage the start up and shut down of boilers and turbines, hydro plant, gas turbines. They manage and supervise others and coordinate the work activities of individuals and teams.

Summary of Training

Core Units - all required

  • 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
  • Conduct Single Energy Source Isolation Procedures for Permit to Work
  • Conduct Multiple Energy Source Isolation Procedures for Permit to Work
  • Coordinate Permit to Work System
  • Operate and Monitor AC Electrical Systems
  • Operate and Monitor DC Electrical Systems
  • Monitor and Implement Environmental Plans and Procedures
  • Interpret and Analyse Single Operation Protection Devices
  • Interpret and Analyse Multi-Operation Protection Devices
  • Plan and Organise Work
  • Coordinate Team Activities
  • Coordinate response to critical incidents
  • Control electrical energy production
  • Manage Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Procedures
  • Manage Permit to Work System
  • Manage Quality Control Procedures
  • Manage Operational Crisis to Maintain/Restore Power System Integrity

Elective Units - total value of 910 weighting points

  • Manage an information or knowledge management system
  • Develop a workplace learning environment
  • Ensure team effectiveness
  • Operate and monitor air conditioning equipment and ventilation systems
  • Operate and monitor fuel firing plant (Gas or Oil)
  • Apply environmental and sustainable energy procedures
  • Coordinate first response team operation
  • Start and run up a gas turbine
  • Shut down a gas turbine
  • Coordinate operational strategies for power production
  • Manage system re-start
  • Produce maintenance strategies for generation production plant
  • Conduct project management
  • Manage commissioning/decommissioning
  • Tune process plant and equipment
  • Coordinate power generation
  • Manage first response team
  • Manage operational strategies for power production
  • Coordinate first response team operation

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.

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This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Electrical, Electronics & Utilities

Work Type
Analytic & Scientific
Organising & Clerical

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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

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

Operations Technical Officer - UEP50212
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 36 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
Classification T T * T
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: 312213

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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