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High Voltage Switching

Course Description

*Our Course is also available via LIVE WEB Training – interact with your trainer and assessor live as if you were in the classroom. Trainer will work through your theory, show you videos and be available whilst you complete your written assessments. Then you will complete your practical by writing your switching sheet and Switch on a SCADA Schematic. Brisbane and Mackay based students can attend face to face.

This course delivers in depth training on how to safely perform duties of a High Voltage Switching Operator. We cover the legislation, theory and practical aspect of high voltage switching.

This is a Nationally Recognised course which has been written to meet the requirements of the latest training packages; UET – Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package and UEP – Generation Sector Training Package.

Electrical workers, technicians and engineers involved with maintaining high voltage electrical equipment. We cover the legislation, theory and practical aspect of high voltage installations and maintenance.Volt Edge students who hold an unrestricted electrical licence are eligible to gain a Statement of Attainment with competencies from the UET Transmission Package and UEP Generation package as listed below. All other students will gain a Statement of Attainment from the UEP Generation Package only.

Content Delivery

With 60% theory and 40% practical, this is a 3 day face to face course offered at all of our training facilities and on site upon request.


Students will complete a switching sheet, an access permit, and a theory exam and will perform switching to the switching program.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the skills to (as a minimum):
Operate and perform local H.V. switching.
Develop H.V. switching programs.
Control permit to work operations.

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Skills obtained


Compile and produce appropriate documentation of work operations.

Simulated Work Environment

Benefit from the close and detailed guidance of our trainers in person.

Install & Configure

Accurately follow the workplace protocol of complex processes.


If you know what to look for, you can work smarter, safer and be more productive.

Unit of Competencies
Unit Code Unit Name
UEPOPS349 Operate local H.V. switchgear
UEPOPS428 Develop H.V. switching programs
UEPOPS430 Control permit to work operations
UEPOPS456 Perform switching to a switching program
UETTDREL16 Working safely near live electrical apparatus
UETTDRIS44 Perform HV field switching operations to a given schedule
UETTDRIS48 Develop high voltage switching schedule
UETTDRIS67 Solve problems in energy supply network equipment
UETTDRSB39 Perform power system substation switching operation to a given schedule


UEPOPS listed units above there are no pre-requisite requirements.

UET Units listed require pre-requisite units to be held prior to enrolling (Those holding an unrestricted Electrical Licence may meet requirements).

See: for a full list of pre-requisite units.

For a full list of required units:

Course Cost and Duration

HV Switching ( 3 days ) – $1,900.00 ( GST Free.)
HV Switching Refresher (2 days) – $1,000 (+ GST).
HV Switching Refresher and Coordination (4 days) – $1,300 (+ GST of $100).
HV Switching and Coordination (5 days) – $2,200 (GST Free).

CSQ funding available to eligible QLD students, for more info on eligibility and student contribution fees click here.


Additional Information

Alternative courses associated with HV Switching

We understand that sometimes combining courses or offering refreshers are much cheaper than either taking separate courses or re-doing a unit from the very beginning. Volt Edge has you covered.

HV Switching Refresher – For most HV Switching Operators, their licence needs to be updated every 2-3 years.

HV Switching Refresher and Coordination – Coordination on its own costs $495, but when you combine it with HV Switching Refresher, pay only $300 for the Coordination units. The Coordination course will take approximately two days online to complete at your own pace.

HV Switching and Coordination – Enrol in these two courses together and save on what you would spend taking them separately.
To enrol in either HV Refresher, HV Refresher & Coordination, or HV Switching & Coordination, please go to the training calendar.

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