High Voltage Training

HV3 Full HV Operations Course

Suitable for electrical workers who isolate and earth equipment with multiple supply points and interconnecting ring systems.

Five days on site or blended online.

Course Overview

Pre-Requisites Required

Pre-requisites required for this course is a certificate III in electrotechnology or equivalent qualifications. Evidence of the required prerequisite will need to be provided before or with enrolment.

The National Competencies that this course covers are listed below.  

Prerequisites are Required:

  • UEPOPS349B Operate Local HV Switchgear.   
  • UEPOPS456A Perform switching to a switching program.   
  • UEPOPS525A Coordinate and direct switching programs.   
  • UEPOPS428B Develop High Voltage Switching Programs.    
  • UETTDRIS67A Solve problems in energy supply network equipment.   
  • UETTDRIS44A Perform HV field switching operation to a given schedule.   
  • UETTDRIS48A Develop high voltage switching schedule.  
  • UETTDRIS50A Coordinate power system permit procedure.   
  • UETTDRIS51A Coordinate and direct power system switching schedule.   
  • UETTDRIS44A Perform HV field switching operation to a given schedule.   
  • UETTDRSB39A Perform power system substation switching operation to a given schedule.

Course Duration

The course takes up a nominal 40 hours of theory and classroom practical, plus the time taken to complete practical switching with the isolation and earthing of switchgear.  The practical component must be completed in the workplace/simulated workplace carrying out practical switching operations.

Course Overview

Legislation & Standards
Learning outcomes:

  • To give an outline of government acts, regulations and guides that are in place that needs to be followed.
  • Compliance to some of these requirements are mandatory and other used as a guide. Discuss enterprise policies and procedures.

Basic Electrical Theory
Learning outcomes:

  • To refresh the learners understanding of unit of electricity, this includes voltage, current, impedance & power in a circuit.
  • Calculating the resistance in series & parallel circuits.
  • The relationship between Voltage & Power and Power in an AC circuit.

The Power System
Learning outcomes:

  • To give an outline of an Electricity Transmission & Distribution system.
  • To give an understanding of the voltage levels associated with transmission and distribution.
  • To show how customers fit into the system.

Ratings, fault Current:
Learning outcomes:

  • To give an understanding of what equipment ratings mean and how the ratings can affect equipment performance.

Earthing
Learning outcomes:

  • To impart the knowledge of the importance on the requirements of earthing and the consequences that can happen if earthing is not to standards or if no earthing exists.
  • To understand the importance of earthing conductors and testing before applying earths.
  • To assess the correct rating of earthing sets to be used in different circumstances.
  • To understand how a system can be energised from different sources.

Risk management
Learning outcomes:

  • To give an understanding and demonstrate the use of risk assessment processes to assess risk.
  • To be able to complete a risk assessment using analyses and a risk matrix.

Safety
Learning outcomes:

  • To give an understanding of the hazards involved with high voltage and what must be completed before access to the equipment is allowed.
  • To gain knowledge of the terminology used for high voltage equipment.

Arc Flash
Learning outcomes:

  • To give an overview of arc flash and arc blast.
  • To give an understanding of incident energy levels and arc flash boundary.
  • To be able to select the correct level of PPE for a given task.

Electrical Permits
Learning outcomes:

  • To be able to understand, the differences between electrical permits and select the correct permit for the task.
  • How to tag and lock equipment for the safety of personnel.
  • To know when permits and tags can and cannot be removed.

Switching Programs Basics
Learning outcomes:

  • To give an overview of the importance of using switching programs.
  • To know when switching programs are required.
  • To write switching programs to isolate equipment fed from a single source of supply.

Networks 1
Learning outcomes:

  • To be able to recognise the correct network equipment required for a task.
  • To understand the criteria required for distribution equipment and where it can be used.
  • This includes poles, conductors, cables, fuses, distribution transformers etc.

Networks 2
Learning outcomes:

  • To add to recognise the correct network equipment required for a task discussed in Networks 1

Protection and Control
Learning outcomes:

  • To understand the main criteria required for a power systems protection system.
  • To know the basic elements of how a protection system works.
  • To be able to understand why grading is required.
  • To gain a basic knowledge of how differential relays work.

Transformers & Substation
Learning outcomes:

  • To understand how power transformer adjusts the output voltage.
  • To recognise the transformers protective components.
  • To understand the need for temperature control on a power transformer’s.

Reclosers and Sectionalisers:
Learning outcomes:

  • To understand how a recloser and sectionalises operate and the relationship required between reclosers & sectionalises.

Ring Main Units
Learning outcomes:

  • To be able to understand the hazards associated with ring main systems.
  • To be able to assess how to switch ring main equipment safely.
  • To gain knowledge on correct switching procedures to isolate and earth ring main equipment.

Complex Ring System
Learning outcomes:

  • To give an understanding of the complexities involved when switching on ring circuits with multiple supply sources and more than one generation source feeding into a ring system.

Ring Switching Programs
Learning outcomes:

  • To understand the importance of correct switching procedures.
  • To be able to understand and follow switching programs.
  • To be able to demonstrate an ability to write a switching program for ring systems to safely gain access to high voltage equipment.

Fault Conditions
Learning outcomes:

  • To understand the different conditions and additional hazards associated with fault conditions.

Fault Finding
Learning outcomes:

  • To understand the importance of the procedures required to safely isolate a faulty section of a circuit. If available, restore supply from an alternative source.
  • To be able to find and ascertain what caused the fault.
  • To be able to fix the fault or refer the fault to a person who can Fault Finding.

Workplace Practical/Simulated Workplace Practical
Learning outcomes:

  • The student will be issued with a logbook to record practical switching operations carried out in the workplace.
  • The student will write switching programs, issue and cancel permits and operate specified HV Equipment under the direct supervision of a qualified and authorised HV Switching.
Course Cost

Onsite 5 days

  • $15,000 - Plus travel, meals, car hire & accommodation costs outside of the Perth metropolitan area
  • Maximum of 10 per course

Online course

  • $2000 per participant

Fees can be paid through a credit card, via an invoice from PayPal or a company purchase order can be accepted.

Payments by credit card must be received in full, prior to the start of the course. Online HV3 HV Operations Full Course, shall be paid in two equal instalments. Purchase orders must be received 3 working days prior to the start of the course.

HV4 HV Operations Refresher Course

A refresher course recommended by legislation.

2 days On Site or Blended Online

Course Overview

Pre-requisites

Evidence of awarded National HV Competencies or HV refresher completed within the last three years. The HV refresher certificate must show the competences refreshed or be accompanied by a copy of the original awarded HV competencies.

Course Duration

The course takes up a nominal 16 hours of theory and classroom practical, plus the time taken to complete practical switching with the isolation and earthing of switchgear.

The practical component must be completed in the workplace/simulated workplace carrying out practical switching operations.

Course Overview

R01. Legislation & Standards:
Learning outcomes:

  • To give an outline of government acts, regulations and guides that are in place that need to be followed.
  • Compliance to some of these requirements are mandatory and others used as a guide.
  • Discuss enterprise policies and procedures.

R02. Basic Electrical Theory
Learning outcomes:

  • To refresh the learners understanding of units of electricity, this includes voltage, current, impedance & power in a circuit.
  • Calculating the resistance in series & parallel circuits.
  • The relationship between Voltage & Power and Power in an AC circuit.

R03. The Power System
Learning outcomes:

  • To give an outline of an Electricity Transmission & Distribution system.
  • To give an understanding of the voltage levels associated with transmission and distribution.
  • To show how customers fit into the system.

R04. Safety
Learning outcomes:

  • To give an understanding of the hazards involved with high voltage and what must be completed before access to the equipment is allowed.
  • to gain knowledge of the terminology used for high voltage equipment.

R05. Arc Flash
Learning outcomes:

  • To give an overview of arc flash and arc blast.
  • To give an understanding of incident energy levels and an arc flash boundary.
  • To be able to select the correct level of PPE for a given task.

R06. Permits and basic Switching Programs
Learning outcomes:

  • To give an overview of arc flash and arc blast.
  • To give an understanding of incident energy levels and arc flash boundary.
  • To be able to select the correct level of PPE for a given task.

R07. Protection and Equipment
Learning outcomes:

  • To give an overview of protection and control and equipment used in electrical distribution systems.

R08. Fault Finding
Learning outcomes:

  • To understand the importance of the procedures required to safely isolate a faulty section of a circuit. If available, restore supply from an alternative source.
  • To be able to find and ascertain what caused the fault.
  • To be able to fix the fault or refer the fault to a person who can Fault Find.

R09. Ring Switching Programs
Learning outcomes:

  • To understand the importance of correct switching procedures.
  • To be able to understand and follow switching programs.
  • To be able to demonstrate an ability to write a switching program for ring systems to safely gain access to high voltage equipment.

Workplace Practical/Simulated Workplace Practical
Learning outcomes:

  • The learner will be issued with a logbook to record practical switching operations carried out in the workplace.
  • The learner will write switching programs, issue and cancel permits and operate specified HV Equipment under the direct supervision of a qualified and authorised HV Switching Operator.
Course Cost

Onsite 2 days

  • $6,000 - Plus travel, meals, car hire & accommodation costs outside of the Perth metropolitan area
  • Maximum of 10 per course

Online course

  • $1000 per participant

Fees can be paid through a credit card, via an invoice from PayPal or a company purchase order can be accepted.

Payments by credit card must be received in full, prior to the start of the course. Purchase orders must be received 3 working days prior to the start of the course.

HV1 HV Operations Single Point Isolation and Earthing Course

Suitable for electrical workers who only isolate and earth equipment supplied from a single source of supply.

2½ days on site or blended online

Course Overview

Pre-Requisites

Although there are no specific prerequisites, to be able to complete the course successfully in the allotted time frame, evidence of a certain amount of electrical knowledge is required. To be able to receive a “Statement of Attainment”, the evidence can be in the form of electrical workers licence, electrical engineering degree or equivalent. Evidence of the required prerequisite will need to be provided before or with enrolment.

The National Competencies this course covers are listed below.  

No Prerequisites are Required:   

  • UEPOPS349B Operate Local HV Switchgear.   
  • UEPOPS456A Perform switching to a switching program.
  • UEPOPS525A Coordinate and direct switching programs.   
  • UEPOPS428B Develop High Voltage Switching Programs.

Course Duration

The course takes up a nominal 16 of theory and classroom practical, plus the time taken to complete practical switching with the isolation and earthing of switchgear.   

The practical component must be completed in the workplace/simulated workplace carrying out practical switching operations.  

Course Overview

Legislation & Standards
Learning outcomes:

  • To give an outline of government acts, regulations and guides that are in place that needs to be followed.
  • Compliance to some of these requirements are mandatory and other used as a guide.
  • Discuss enterprise policies and procedures.

Basic Electrical Theory
Learning outcomes:

  • To refresh the learners understanding of unit of electricity, this includes voltage, current, impedance & power in a circuit.
  • Calculating the resistance in series & parallel circuits.
  • The relationship between Voltage & Power and Power in an AC circuit.

The Power System
Learning outcomes:

  • To give an outline of an Electricity Transmission & Distribution system.
  • To give an understanding of the voltage levels associated with transmission and distribution.
  • To show how customers fit into the system.

Ratings, fault Current
Learning outcomes:

  • To give an understanding of what equipment ratings mean and how the ratings can affect equipment performance.

Earthing
Learning outcomes:

  • To impart the knowledge of the importance on the requirements of earthing and the consequences that can happen if earthing is not to standards or if no earthing exists.
  • To understand the importance of earthing conductors and testing before applying earths.
  • To assess the correct rating of earthing sets to be used in different circumstances.
  • To understand how a system can be energised from different sources.

Risk management
Learning outcomes:

  • To give an understanding and demonstrate the use of rick assessment processes to assess rick.
  • To be able to complete a risk assessment using analyses and a rick matrix.

Safety
Learning outcomes:

  • To give an understanding of the hazards involved with high voltage and what must be completed before access to the equipment is allowed.
  • To gain knowledge of the terminology used for high voltage equipment.

Arc Flash
Learning outcomes:

  • To give an overview of arc flash and arc blast.
  • To give an understanding of incident energy levels and arc flash boundary.
  • To be able to select the correct level of PPE for a given task.

Electrical Permits
Learning outcomes:

  • To be able to understand, the differences between electrical permits and select the correct permit for the task.
  • How to tag and lock equipment for the safety of personnel.
  • To know when permits and tags can and cannot be removed.

Circuit Breakers and Protection
Learning outcomes:

  • To be able to understand how circuit breakers work and the criteria required for protection to operate a circuit breaker.
  • To be able to recognise the different components of a circuit breaker.
  • To gain a basic knowledge how overcurrent, earth fault relays work.

Basic Switching Programs
Learning outcomes:

  • To give an overview of the importance of using switching programs.
  • To know when switching programs are required.
  • To write switching programs to isolate equipment fed from a single source of supply.

Workplace Practical
Learning outcomes:

  • The student will be issued with a logbook to record practical switching operations carried out in the workplace.
  • The student will write switching programs, issue and cancel permits and operate specified HV Equipment under the direct supervision of a qualified and authorised HV Switching Operator.
Course Cost

Onsite 2½ days

  • $7000 - Plus travel, meals, car hire & accommodation costs outside of the Perth metropolitan area
  • Maximum of 10 per course

Online course

  • $1000 per participant

Fees can be paid through a credit card, via an invoice from PayPal or a company purchase order can be accepted.

Payments by credit card must be received in full, prior to the start of the course. Purchase orders must be received 3 working days prior to the start of the course.

HV2 HV Operations Bridging Course

Converts the HV1 course to a HV3 course.

2½ days on-site or blended online

Course Overview

Pre-requisites

Pre-requisites required for this course is a certificate III in electrotechnology or equivalent qualifications. Evidence of the required prerequisite will need to be provided before or with enrolment.

The National Competencies this course covers are listed below.  Prerequisite is HV1 Single Point Isolation High Voltage Operations.  

The National Competencies that this course covers are listed below.  

Prerequisites are Required for:   

  • UETTDRIS44A Perform HV field switching operation to a given schedule.   
  • UETTDRIS48A Develop high voltage switching schedule.   
  • UETTDRIS50A Coordinate power system permit procedure.  
  • UETTDRIS51A Coordinate and direct power system switching schedule.   
  • UETTDRIS67A Solve problems in energy supply network equipment.   
  • UETTDRIS44A Perform HV field switching operation to a given schedule.   
  • UETTDRSB39A Perform power system substation switching operation to a given schedule.

Course Duration

The course takes up a nominal 16 hours of theory and classroom practical, plus the time taken to complete practical switching with the isolation and earthing of switchgear.  

The practical component must be completed in the workplace/simulated workplace carrying out practical switching operations.  

Course Overview

Networks 1
Learning outcomes

  • To be able to recognise the correct network equipment required for a task.
  • To understand the criteria required for distribution equipment and where it can be used. This includes poles, conductors, cables, fuses, distribution transformers etc.

Networks 2
Learning outcomes:

  • To be able to recognise the correct network equipment required for a task.
  • To understand the criteria required for distribution equipment and where it can be used. This includes poles, conductors, cables, fuses, distribution transformers etc.

Protection and Control
Learning outcomes:

  • To understand the main criteria required for a power systems protection system.
  • To know the basic elements of how a protection system works.
  • To be able to understand why grading is required.
  • To gain a basic knowledge of how differential relays work.

Transformers & Substations
Learning outcomes:

  • To understand how power transformer adjusts the output voltage.
  • To recognise the transformers protective components.
  • To understand the need for temperature control on a power transformer’s.

Reclosers and Sectionalisers
Learning outcomes:

  • To understand how a recloser and sectionalises operate and the relationship required between reclosers & sectionalises.

Ring Main Units
Learning outcomes:

  • To be able to understand the hazards associated with ring main systems.
  • To be able to assess how to switch ring main equipment safely.
  • To gain knowledge on correct switching procedures to isolate and earth ring main equipment.

Complex Ring System
Learning outcomes:

  • To give an understanding of the complexities involved when switching on ring circuits with multiple supply sources and more than one generation source feeding into a ring system.

Ring Switching Programs
Learning outcomes:

  • To understand the importance of correct switching procedures.
  • To be able to understand and follow switching programs.
  • To be able to demonstrate an ability to write a switching program for ring systems to safely gain access to high voltage equipment.

Fault Conditions
Learning outcomes:

  • To understand the different conditions and additional hazards associated with fault conditions.

Fault Finding
Learning outcomes:

  • To understand the importance of the procedures required to safely isolate a faulty section of a circuit. If available, restore supply from an alternative source.
  • To be able to find and ascertain what caused the fault. To be able to fix the fault or refer the fault to a person who can Fault Find.

Workplace Practical
Learning outcomes:

  • The student will be issued with a logbook to record practical switching operations carried out in the workplace.
  • The student will write switching programs, issue and cancel permits and operate specified HV Equipment under the direct supervision of a qualified and authorised HV Switching.
Course Cost

Onsite 2½ days

  • $7000 - Plus travel, meals, car hire & accommodation costs outside of the Perth metropolitan area
  • Maximum of 10 per course

Online course

  • $1000 per participant

Fees can be paid through a credit card, via an invoice from PayPal or a company purchase order can be accepted.

Payments by credit card must be received in full, prior to the start of the course. Purchase orders must be received 3 working days prior to the start of the course.