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Unit of competency details

UETTDRIS43 - Perform low voltage field switching operation to a given schedule (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to UETDRIS018 - Perform low voltage field switching operation to a given schedule 19/Sep/2021
Supersedes and is equivalent to UETTDRIS43A - Perform low voltage field switching operation to a given schedule 24/Sep/2019

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Sep/2019


Qualifications that include this unit

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UET40619 - Certificate IV in ESI - Power Systems Network InfrastructureCertificate IV in ESI - Power Systems Network InfrastructureSuperseded1-2 
UEE53020 - Diploma of Electrical Systems EngineeringDiploma of Electrical Systems EngineeringCurrent
UEE40620 - Certificate IV in Electrotechnology - Systems ElectricianCertificate IV in Electrotechnology - Systems ElectricianCurrent1-2 
UEE43020 - Certificate IV in Electrical Equipment and SystemsCertificate IV in Electrical Equipment and SystemsCurrent
UET30619 - Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution OverheadCertificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution OverheadSuperseded
UET30819 - Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution Cable JointingCertificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution Cable JointingSuperseded
UEE30320 - Certificate III in Custom Electronics InstallationsCertificate III in Custom Electronics InstallationsCurrent
UET30719 - Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Rail TractionCertificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Rail TractionSuperseded
UEE63020 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical Systems EngineeringAdvanced Diploma of Electrical Systems EngineeringCurrent1-2 
UEE30820 - Certificate III in Electrotechnology ElectricianCertificate III in Electrotechnology ElectricianCurrent1-2 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031313 Electrical Fitting, Electrical Mechanics  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031313 Electrical Fitting, Electrical Mechanics  25/Sep/2019 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1. This is the first release of this unit of competency in the UET Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package.

Application

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to perform low voltage (LV) field switching operation to a given schedule in the electricity supply industry (ESI).

It includes the operation of circuit breaking and isolating devices from a switching schedule, paralleling in accordance with the switching schedule, communicating with the switching control officer or electrical control officer, isolating the electrical equipment and the line or worksite, as well as proving the work area is de-energised and earthed, issuing/accepting electrical permits and returning the affected circuits to service.

The application of the skills and knowledge described in this unit may require a licence/registration to practice in the workplace.

Other conditions may apply under state and territory legislative and regulatory licensing requirements which must be confirmed prior to commencing this unit.

Pre-requisite Unit

All competencies in the Common Unit Group must have been completed, plus all competencies in one (1) of the identified Pathway Unit Group(s).

Common Unit Group

UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components

UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits

UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment

UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications

UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits

UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits

UETTDREL16 Working safely near live electrical apparatus

Transmission Overhead Pathway Group

UETTDREL11 Apply sustainable energy and environmental procedures

UETTDREL12 Operate plant and equipment near live electrical conductors and apparatus

UETTDRIS54 Install and maintain poles, structures and overhead conductors and cables

UETTDRTP26 Install transmission structures and associated hardware

UETTDRTP27 Maintain transmission structures and associated hardware

UETTDRTP29 Install and maintain transmission overhead conductors and cables

Distribution Overhead Pathway Group

UETTDREL11 Apply sustainable energy and environmental procedures

UETTDRDP12 Maintain overhead energised low voltage conductors and cables

UETTDREL12 Operate plant and equipment near live electrical conductors and apparatus

UETTDRIS41 Install network infrastructure electrical equipment

UETTDRIS42 Maintain network infrastructure electrical equipment

UETTDRIS52 Install and maintain poles, structures and associated hardware

UETTDRIS54 Install and maintain poles, structures and overhead conductors and cables

UETTDRIS56 Install and maintain low voltage overhead services

Rail Traction Pathway Group

UETTDREL11 Apply sustainable energy and environmental procedures

UETTDREL12 Operate plant and equipment near live electrical conductors and apparatus

UETTDRIS52 Install and maintain poles, structures and associated hardware

UETTDRIS54 Install and maintain poles, structures and overhead conductors and cables

UETTDRRT21 Install traction overhead wiring systems

UETTDRRT22 Maintain traction overhead wiring systems

UETTDRRT23 Install rail traction bonds

UETTDRRT27 Install overhead traction components and equipment

UETTDRRT28 Maintain overhead traction components and equipment

Distribution Cable Jointing Pathway Group

UETTDREL11 Apply sustainable energy and environmental procedures

UETTDRCJ21 Lay ESI electrical cables

UETTDRCJ26 Install and maintain de-energised low voltage underground polymeric cables

UETTDRCJ27 Install and maintain de-energised high voltage underground polymeric cables

UETTDREL12 Operate plant and equipment near live electrical conductors and apparatus

UETTDRIS41 Install network infrastructure electrical equipment

UETTDRIS42 Maintain network infrastructure electrical equipment

UETTDRIS55 Install and maintain low voltage underground services

Electrical Pathway Group

UEENEEE137A Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work

UEENEEG006A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines

UEENEEG033A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits

UEENEEG063A Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations

UEENEEG106A Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits

UEENEEG108A Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits

UEENEEG109A Develop and connect electrical control circuits

UEENEEK142A Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector

UETTDRIS67 Solve problems in energy supply network equipment

Competency Field

Industry Specific Cross Discipline

Unit Sector

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1  

Prepare for LV field switching to a given schedule 

1.1 

Switching and work schedules, plans, drawings, workplace procedures and material lists are received, analysed and confirmed by site inspection, as required

1.2 

Job requirements and workplace procedures are identified and communicated with relevant personnel

1.3 

Work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS), environmental and workplace procedures for LV switching are obtained and confirmed for the purposes of the work to be performed

1.4 

Work is prioritised and sequenced for completion within acceptable timeframes following consultation with relevant personnel and in accordance with workplace procedures

1.5 

Hazards are identified, WHS/OHS risks assessed and control measures identified in accordance with workplace procedures

1.6 

Relevant authority to perform work is obtained in accordance with requirements and workplace procedures

1.7 

Plant, equipment, tools and personal protective equipment (PPE) required for work are identified, obtained and confirmed in working order

1.8 

Worksite is prepared to minimise risk, damage to property, commerce and individuals in accordance with workplace procedures

1.9 

Traffic management plan is confirmed as being applied in accordance with workplace procedures

2 

Carry out LV field switching to a given schedule 

2.1 

WHS/OHS, sustainable energy and environmental principles and practices are monitored and followed to reduce incidents in accordance with workplace procedures

2.2 

Requirements for lifting and/or climbing and/or working at heights and the use of power tools/equipment are followed in accordance with workplace procedures

2.3 

LV field switching to a given schedule are applied to ensure completion in agreed timeframes, to quality standards and with minimum waste in accordance with workplace procedures

2.4 

Communications with switching control officer, or equivalent, are established and maintained during the isolation operation in accordance with workplace procedures

2.5 

Electrical equipment and associated circuits to be switched, including paralleling, are isolated and proved de-energised using appropriate devices and earthed, as required, in accordance with workplace procedures

2.6 

Unplanned events are responded to in accordance with workplace procedures

2.7 

Quality checks of work are undertaken in accordance with workplace procedures

3 

Complete LV field switching to a given schedule 

3.1 

Completed work is checked against switching schedule for compliance and anomalies are reported in accordance with workplace procedures

3.2 

WHS/OHS and environmental incidents are reported in accordance with workplace procedures, as required

3.3 

Worksite is cleaned and made safe and surplus materials are returned to storage or disposed of in accordance with workplace procedures

3.4 

Plant, equipment and tools are cleaned, checked and returned to service in accordance with workplace procedures

3.5 

Relevant work permits are signed off in accordance with workplace procedures

3.6 

Work records, reports and/or documentation are completed in accordance with workplace procedures

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.

Non-essential conditions may be found in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide.

Unit Mapping Information

This unit replaces and is equivalent to UETTDRIS43A Perform low voltage field switching operation to a given schedule.

Links

UET Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=229bace1-b7bc-4653-9300-dffb13ecfad7

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1. This is the first release of this unit of competency in the UET Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package.

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least two separate occasions and include:

  • applying relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements, including the use of risk control measures
  • applying sustainable energy principles and practices
  • performing low voltage (LV) field switching operation to a given schedule using all of the following:
  • approvals/clearances
  • access authority/permits
  • using at least two (2) of the following:
  • voltage detectors
  • polarity testers
  • phase rotation indicators
  • using at least one (1) of the following:
  • LV links
  • LV bridges
  • LV fuses
  • dealing with unplanned events on at least one (1) occasion.

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:

  • legislation, standards, codes, supply authority regulations and/or enterprise requirements applicable to system switching
  • requirements for the use of manuals, system diagrams/plans and drawings, including:
  • types, characteristics and capabilities of electrical apparatus
  • use, characteristics and capabilities of specialised tools and testing equipment
  • LV network interconnectors for alternate sources of supply and possible back-feed
  • procedures for obtaining correct LV switching authorisation, including:
  • identification of hazards, assessing and controlling risks
  • safety procedures and precautions
  • safe approach distances (SAD)
  • responsibilities and protocols
  • identifying switching resources
  • procedures for obtaining electrical access permits/authorities
  • requirements for team switching
  • procedures for coordination of operations
  • techniques in LV system switching, including:
  • isolation procedures and proving dead
  • pre-switching checks
  • switching operational procedures
  • emergency fault procedures
  • energisation procedures.

Assessment Conditions

Assessors must hold credentials specified within the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

Assessment must satisfy the Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence and all regulatory requirements included within the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations where it is appropriate to do so; where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in simulated conditions involving realistic and authentic activities that replicate operational workplace conditions.

Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Resources for assessment must include access to:

  • a range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or other simulations
  • relevant and appropriate materials, tools, facilities, equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) currently used in industry for performing low voltage field switching operation to a given schedule
  • applicable documentation, including workplace procedures, relevant industry standards, equipment specifications, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals.

Links

UET Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=229bace1-b7bc-4653-9300-dffb13ecfad7