Electrical Linesworker

Overview

Installs, maintains, repairs and patrols electrical sub-transmission and distribution systems. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skills

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

Tasks

  • installing conductors and aerial equipment, and underground cables and equipment
  • installing and maintaining equipment associated with electrical supply such as transformers
  • attending to electrical breakdown and emergencies
  • maintaining poles and associated hardware, and continuity of electrical supply and street lighting
  • conducting routine maintenance on the aerial and underground electricity supply network
  • conducting low-voltage switching operations
  • fitting pole hardware and crossarms
  • preparing low- and high-voltage cable joints and cable terminations while connecting and installing electrical equipment and overhead lines
  • using heavy plant equipment such as elevated work platforms and portable equipment such as hydraulic drills
  • may undertake substation installation and maintenance, and specialised testing and revenue meter installation

Specialisations

  • Electrical Linesworker (Distribution)
  • Electrical Linesworker (Transmission)
  • Railway Traction Line Worker

Related Occupations

Source: 1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition.
Note: The tasks associated with the occupation are to be used as guidance only. The tasks listing may include tasks associated with the grouping/category to which the occupation belongs.

Training Pathways

10 courses found.

Course name Providers
UET40621: Certificate IV in ESI - Power Systems Network Infrastructure
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UET40619: Certificate IV in ESI - Power Systems Network Infrastructure
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Superseded by:
UET40621 : Certificate IV in ESI - Power Systems Network Infrastructure
UET40521: Certificate IV in ESI - Power Systems Substations
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Offered as:
Traineeship
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UET40519: Certificate IV in ESI - Power Systems Substations
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Offered as:
Traineeship
Superseded by:
UET40521 : Certificate IV in ESI - Power Systems Substations
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UET30921: Certificate III in ESI - Very Remote Community Utilities
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UET30919: Certificate III in ESI - Remote Community Utilities Worker
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Superseded by:
UET30921 : Certificate III in ESI - Very Remote Community Utilities
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UET30719: Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Rail Traction
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Funded under:
User Choice Program (Subsidy) , Free training for Apprenticeships (Subsidy)
Offered as:
Apprenticeship
Superseded by:
UET30721 : Certificate III in ESI - Rail Traction
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UET30521: Certificate III in ESI - Transmission Overhead
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Offered as:
Apprenticeship
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UET30519: Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Transmission Overhead
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Training.gov.au
Funded under:
User Choice Program (Subsidy) , Free training for Apprenticeships (Subsidy)
Offered as:
Apprenticeship
Superseded by:
UET30521 : Certificate III in ESI - Transmission Overhead
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UEE31511: Certificate III in Rail - Communications and Networks
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Training.gov.au