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HV Switching Ref (Live Web-based)

Course Description

This course delivers in depth refresher 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 on the next page. All other students will gain a Statement of Attainment from the UEP Generation Package only.

Content Delivery

Delivered over 2 days online via live-stream with full interaction with trainer.


Students will complete a switching sheet, an access permit, and a theory exam.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the skills to:
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 system substation switching operation to a given schedule
UETTDRISB39 Perform power system substation switching operation to a given schedule


UET Units listed hold pre-requisite units to gain an outcome, students who hold an Unrestricted Electrical Licence meet the requirements.
See: for a full list of pre-requisite units.

Course Cost and Duration

HV Switching ( 3 days ) – $1,900.00 ( GST Free.)
HV Switching Refresher (2 days) – $1,100 (GST Incl).
HV Switching Refresher and Coordination (4 days) – $1,400 (GST Incl).
HV Switching and Coordination (5 days) – $2,200 (GST Free).

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 your back.

HV Switching Refresher – For most HV Switching Operators, their license 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 Coord 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.

Our Trainers

Tony McKewin
As the Managing Director (and owner), Tony has 25+ years’ experience in both the mining and LNG industries. He has been training EEHA and HV since 2009. Tony is the Author of the Training material.

Andy Huntley
Andy has several years experience as a technician, inspector, superintendent, consultant,and trainer.

Greg Potter
As an experienced engineer, Greg has extensive knowledge as to EEHA, HV and EEM fields.

Shaun Inglis
With 25+ years’ experience, Shaun is a valuable asset to the training and assessment of our students.

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