Unit of competency: UETTDRSO48 - Respond to discrete and interdependent protection operations


Retrieved from: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/UETTDRSO48  13/02/2020





This unit covers the coordination of response to discrete and interdependent protection operations due to system faults.

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

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 response to discrete/interdependent protection operations 


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



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



Response to discrete/interdependent protection operations are discussed with and/or directed to appropriate personnel in order to ascertain the scope of the work/testing required



Testing 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 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



Need for relevant work permits is identified to coordinate the performance of work according to requirements and/or established procedures



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



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


Carry out response to discrete/interdependent protection operations 


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 response to protection operations are made on the basis of safety and effective outcomes according to requirements and/or established procedures



Stakeholders/customers are kept informed of current status regarding plan progress and recent developments



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 work within an agreed timeframe according to requirements



Testing of the decision to be implemented 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 the response to discrete/interdependent protection operations 


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 work



Appropriate personnel are notified of completion and reports and/or completion documents (electronic/paper) are finalised/commissioned



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



Approved copies of switching program documents (electronic/paper) 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 UETTDRSO48A Respond to discrete and interdependent protection operations.

Software/Hardware Used