Unit of competency: UETTDRTS26 - Commission power systems metering schemes


Retrieved from: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/UETTDRTS26 13/02/2020



This unit covers the commissioning of metering schemes and includes isolation, inspection, monitoring, testing and adjustment; and repair, refurbishment and/or overhaul and function checks on schemes including ammeters, voltmeters, wattmeters, volt-ampere reactive (VAR) meters and energy metering. It also includes an emphasis on ensuring that the metering is connected into the power system safely and correctly and that it returns valid information.

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

UETTDRTS25 Maintain and test and metering schemes

UETTDRTS29 Develop power systems secondary isolation instructional documents


Competency Field


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 commissioning of metering schemes 


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



Purpose of the commissioning of metering schemes 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 commissioning of metering schemes 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 commissioning of metering schemes 


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



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



Mathematical/engineering models of the commissioning of metering schemes 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 the commissioning of metering schemes 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 commissioning of metering schemes 


Final inspections of the commissioning of metering schemes are 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 the commissioning of metering schemes 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 UETTDRTS26A Commission power systems metering schemes.

Software/Hardware Used