Unit of competency: UETTDRSO45 - Operate and monitor system SCADA equipment


Retrieved from: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/UETTDRSO45  13/02/2020





This unit covers the skills and knowledge to operate, monitor and control high voltage (HV) apparatus on the network via supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) control.

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

UETTDREL15 Respond to power systems technical enquiries and requests

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 prepare for the operation, monitoring and control of system equipment 


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



System requirements are established after data is analysed and expected outcomes of the work are confirmed with appropriate personnel



System and associated equipment operational prerequisites are identified and established in accordance with manufacturer and/or enterprise/site procedures



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



Operational parameters are ascertained from established policies, procedures and specifications



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 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 operation, monitoring and control of system equipment 


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 operation, monitoring and control of system equipment 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



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 the operation, monitoring and control of system equipment 


Final review of the operation, monitoring and control of system equipment is undertaken to ensure it complies 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

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 UETTDRSO45A Operate and monitor system SCADA equipment.

Software/Hardware Used