Unit of competency: UETTDRSO38 - Develop and evaluate power systems transmission switching programs


Retrieved from:  https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/UETTDRSO38 13/02/2020





This unit covers the development and evaluation of activities required to place the transmission network in a state in which work can safely be performed whilst minimising customer outages. The format is typically a written sequence of switching items in a pre-defined format.

It includes planning for the management of the network and multiple outages. It encompasses the calculation of network loading conditions to ensure the network will operate within design parameters and in compliance with national electricity code.

The application of the skills and knowledge described in this unit may require a licence/registration to practice in the workplace subject to regulations for undertaking of electrical work.

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

Pre-requisite Unit

Common Unit Group

UEENEED104A Use engineering applications software on personal computers

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

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

UEENEEE124A Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report

UEENEEE125A Provide engineering solutions for problems in complex multiple path circuits

UEENEEE126A Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems

UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits

UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits

UEENEEG149A Provide engineering solutions to problems in complex polyphase power circuits

UETTDREL11 Apply sustainable energy and environmental procedures

UETTDREL16 Working safely near live electrical apparatus

UETTDRIS62 Implement and monitor the power system organisational WHS/OHS policies, procedures and programs

UETTDRIS63 Implement & monitor power system environmental & sustainable energy management policies & procedures

Competency Field

System Operations

Unit Sector

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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


Plan and coordinate for the preparation of HV transmission switching programs 


Work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) practices/procedures and environmental and sustainable energy procedures, which may influence the preparation of the switching program, are reviewed and determined



Purpose of the switching program is established after data is analysed and expected outcomes of the work are confirmed with appropriate personnel



Established policies, procedures and specifications for the switching program are obtained or established with appropriate personnel



Switching procedures are discussed with and/or directed to appropriate personnel in order to ascertain the project brief



Switching parameters are ascertained from established policies, procedures and specifications



Equipment/tools and personal protective equipment (PPE) are selected based on specified performance criteria and established procedures



Work roles and tasks are allocated according to requirements and individual competencies



Work is prioritised and sequenced for the most efficient/effective outcome, completed within an acceptable timeframe to a quality standard and in accordance with established procedures



Liaison and communication issues with other/authorised personnel, authorities and clients are resolved and activities coordinated to carry out work



Risk control measures are identified, prioritised and evaluated against the work schedule



Relevant work permits are secured to coordinate the performance of work according to requirements and/or established procedures


Carry out and coordinate the preparation of HV transmission switching programs 


Circuit/systems modelling is used to evaluate alternative proposals in accordance with established procedures



WHS/OHS and sustainable energy principles, functionality and practices to reduce the incidents of accidents and minimise waste are incorporated into the project in accordance with requirements and/or established procedures



Decisions concerning the preparation of the HV transmission switching program are made on the basis of safety and effective outcomes according to requirements and/or established procedures



The effectiveness of the finished project is analysed in accordance with requirements and established procedures



Technical advice is given regarding potential hazards, safety risks and control measures so that monitoring and preventative action can be undertaken and/or appropriate authorities consulted, where necessary, in accordance with requirements and established procedures



Essential knowledge and associated skills are applied to analyse specific data and compare it with compliance specifications to ensure completion of the project within an agreed timeframe according to requirements



Testing of the program is undertaken according to requirements and established procedures



Work teams/groups are arranged/coordinated/evaluated to ensure planned goals are met according to established procedures



Solutions to non-routine problems are identified and actioned, using acquired essential knowledge and associated skills, according to requirements



Quality of work is monitored against personal performance agreement and/or established organisational and professional standards


Complete and coordinate the preparation of HV transmission switching programs 


Final review of the switching program is undertaken to ensure it complies with all requirements and includes all specifications and documentations needed to complete the project



Appropriate personnel are notified of completion and reports and/or completion documents are finalised/commissioned



Reports and/or completion documents are submitted to relevant personnel/organisations for approval and, where applicable, statutory or regulatory approval



Approved copies of switching program documents are issued and records are updated in accordance with established 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 UETTDRSO38A Develop and evaluate power systems transmission switching programs.

Software/Hardware Used