Plan & Perform High Voltage Switching Operation

Plan & Perform High Voltage Switching Operation

Where can I study?

Perth and Karratha

Intake dates

Course Duration

4 Days

  • This industry endorsed course in high voltage switching operations (HV Switching), derived from the UEP12 Electricity Supply Industry-Generator Sector Training Package and the UET12 Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package, is intended for electrical workers and electrical engineers working with HV switchgear in industrial facilities and networks.
  • The High Voltage Switching Operations course has been developed by industry professionals with the experience and expertise to deliver the course in a way that provides participants with the competency to carry out high voltage switching activities safely.
  • UEPOPS349 – Operate local H.V. switchgear
  • UEPOPS357 – Operate local L.V. switchgear
  • UEPOPS428 – Develop H.V. switching programs
  • UEPOPS430 – Control permit to work operations
  • UEPOPS456 – Perform switching to a switching program
  • UEPOPS525 – Coordinate and direct switching program
  • UETTDREL16 – Working safely near live electrical apparatus
  • UETTDRRF09B – Apply access procedures to work on or near electrical network infrastructure
  • UETTDRIS44A – Perform HV field switching operation to a given schedule
  • UETTDRIS48 – Develop high voltage switching schedule
  • UETTDRIS50 – Coordinate power system permit procedures
  • UETTDRIS51 – Coordinate and direct power system switching schedules
  • UETTDRIS67A – Solve problems in energy supply network equipment
  • UETTDRSB39A – Perform power system substation switching operation to a given schedule

High Voltage Switching Operation Competencies

  • Practical switching competencies to a program.
  • Remote switching operations using our customised interactive network
    diagram on client facility and/ or
  • Manual switching activities at PMV or client’s high voltage switching training facilities
  • 4 Days
  • $2,000
  • $2,700 (Karratha/ Regional Delivery)

Delivered at Perth, Karratha, or at a client’s facility.

This post-trade professional development gap training is aimed at and encourages candidates who will be performing the role of an authorised High Voltage Switching Operator.

Topics Covered

  • Legislation and standards
  • Electrical hazards and risk management
  • Safety procedures and personal protective equipment
  • Requirements for working in a high voltage area, including safe approach distances
  • Precautions that must be taken when performing high voltage switching
  • Switching program writing
  • Permit procedures


  • Applicants typically must hold a UEE30811 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (Electrical Licence or equivalent) to be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment for all units delivered.
  • Graduates holding a current WA Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence or equivalent issued in an Australian State or Territory will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for each UET and UEP unit of competency completed.
  • All graduates, including non-electricians, successfully completing the course will
    be eligible to receive all the UEPOPS units of competency and;
  • UETTDREL16A – Working safely near live electrical apparatus
  • UETTDRRF09B – Apply access procedures to work on or near electrical network

You will undergo face to face training with hands on practical delivery with industry experienced, qualified Electrical Professional Trainers with experience in High Voltage installation, inspection and switching Operations. The course, in line with industry procedures and workplace practices, allows participants to experience control room scenarios and hands-on in-the-field switching operations, and aims to:

  • Provide understanding of hazards associated with switching high voltage equipment;
  • Highlight the dangers to personnel and the damage that can occur to equipment should correct procedures not be followed;
  • Provide participants with knowledge of fault levels and how these are affected by the operation of various high voltage equipment;
  • Provide participants with the knowledge to write switching programs to ensure that high voltage equipment can be safely isolated and earthed.

PMV offers a small size class with flexible training to accommodate difficult rosters/work schedules

In accordance with Australian Government Health & Safety Regulations for continuing education, as well as industry best practices, PMV recommends that High Voltage Operator competencies are refreshed every 2 to 3 years.

PMV offers HV Refreshing Training.



Blended delivery of 60% theory and 40% practical integrating theory and
practical activities our course will transition participants from understanding
electrical theory, legislation and risks around high voltage to being able to apply
that knowledge successfully developing, writing, coordinating and carrying out
high voltage switching programs.

The simulated switching scenarios will provide active test points and accurate
responses from equipment, enabling participants to effectively carry out
switching programs and scenarios set by the instructor. Participants will use a
wide range of equipment within supervised scenarios providing real-world
switching experience and exposure.

The course includes in-class progressive assessment; short answer tests on

  • OHS and Legal Obligation of HV Switching Operation Quiz
  • General Electrical Safety Quiz
  • Develop a HV Switching Plan Quiz
  • Performing HV Switching Operations to Switching Plan Quiz

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