Unit of competency: UETTDRSO41 - Manage power systems transmission networks


Retrieved from: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/UETTDRSO41  13/02/2020





This unit covers the monitoring of extra high voltage (EHV) transmission networks in real time. This includes voltage control and monitoring the status of access authorities and ensuring that the network is operated within design parameters at all times. It also includes dispatching and management of field repair crews to respond to and rectify abnormalities and liaison with other electrical authorities.

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

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

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

UETTDRSO48 Respond to discrete and interdependent protection operations

UETTDRSO49 Coordinate power system operations in a regulated energy market

Distribution and Sub-transmission Pathway Unit Group

UETTDRSO37 Develop high voltage distribution and sub-transmission switching programs

UETTDRSO40 Coordinate high voltage distribution and sub-transmission networks

Transmission Pathway Unit Group

UETTDRSO38 Develop and evaluate power systems transmission switching programs

UETTDRSO47 Coordinate high voltage transmission network

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 for the management of transmission networks 


Work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) practices/procedures and environmental and sustainable energy procedures, which may influence the management of transmission network systems, are reviewed and determined



Purpose of the management of the transmission networks is established after data is analysed and expected outcomes of the work are confirmed with appropriate personnel



Organisational established procedures on policies and specifications for the management of transmission networks are obtained or established with appropriate personnel



Testing procedures are discussed with/directed to appropriate personnel in order to ascertain the project brief



Testing parameters are established from organisational established procedures on policies 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 others/authorised personnel, authorities, clients and land owners 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 the management of transmission networks 


Circuit/systems modelling is used to evaluate alternative proposals as per 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



Management decisions are made on the basis of safety and effective outcomes according to requirements and/or established procedures



Mathematical and/or engineering models of the transmission network are used to analyse the effectiveness of the finished project 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 management processes 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



Strategic plans are developed incorporating organisation initiatives in accordance with established procedures


Complete the management of transmission networks 


Final review of management processes is undertaken to ensure they comply with all requirements and include 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 management procedure 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 UETTDRSO41A Manage power systems transmission networks.

Software/Hardware Used