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Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Overhead Powerline Worker - Transmission

Employees working in the transmission overhead powerline industry may undertake the erection of towers, poles, structures and associated hardware including the installation and maintenance of conductors and cables; and inspection of overhead structures and electrical apparatus.

Summary of Training

Core Units – all required

  • Licence to perform dogging
  • Licence to perform rigging basic level
  • License 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
  • Install and maintain poles, structures, overhead conductors and cables
  • Erect power systems transmission structures and associated hardware
  • Maintain power systems transmission structures and associated hardware
  • Install and maintain overhead transmission conductors and cables
  • Inspect overhead structures and electrical apparatus
  • Test and verify transmission overhead installations

Elective Units - to the value of 220 points

  • Licence to operate a personnel and materials hoist                                  
  • Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
  • Licence to drive heavy rigid vehicle                  
  • Inspect overhead poles/structures and electrical apparatus
  • Maintain overhead energised low voltage conductors and cables
  • Install network infrastructure electrical equipment

 

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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Employment and wage data for this industry

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

Overhead Powerline Worker - Transmission - UET30512
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
Classification A A A A A * 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)

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases full-time or part-time ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).

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.

Traning Package Rules Summary

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