Unit of competency: UETTDRSO49 - Coordinate power system operations in a regulated energy market


Retrieved from: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/UETTDRSO49  13/02/2020





This unit covers the coordination of system operations in a regulated energy market. It includes the relevant application of knowledge of the National Electricity Market (NEM), the practices and rules used in facilitating the coordination of operations in a regulated energy market.

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 to coordinate system operations in a regulated energy market 


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




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




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




Electricity market coordination and control procedures are discussed with and/or directed to appropriate personnel in order to ascertain the project brief




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



Coordinate system operations in a regulated energy market 


Strategic plans are developed incorporating organisational initiatives 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 coordination 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 coordination of system operations in a regulated energy market 


Final review of the coordination 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 coordination 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 UETTDRSO49A Coordinate power system operations in a regulated energy market.

Software/Hardware Used