Career Transition Pathways – Cable Jointing


The electricity distribution industry has endured substantial transformation in recent times, with the sector experiencing a significant growth in outsourcing to a Contractor workforce. This trend has led to a large number of workplace redundancies and movement across the electrical networks.

Thomson Bridge is leading the market in upskilling workers within the transmission and distribution sector, by implementing intensive and strategically developed bridging programs.

Workers are seeking opportunities to formalise their qualifications, transition into new sectors by building on their already considerable skills and learning new, complementary ones.

Our role

Increasingly electrical networks are being installed below ground. New installations and their maintenance require skilled cable jointers who install insulated electric power cables and prepare cable terminations for connection to electrical equipment and overhead lines.

The skills required to undertake this work are reflected in nationally accredited Units of Competency together with their prerequisites.

Thomson Bridge has worked with our experienced cable jointing Subject Matter Experts to design flexible programs that will enable skilled workers to formally recognise these existing skills and to expand their competency in cable jointing.

The 2020 programs, scheduled in three states, are tailored to experienced lineworkers and qualified electricians and are heavily weighted toward practical and experience-based learning.


Project Details

  • Client: Career Transition Pathways – Cable Jointing
  • Location: Australia-wide
  • Industry: Distribution Cable Jointing/Wind
  • Our role: Provide a modern approach to gaining qualifications in the ESI sector, including a choice of transition pathways. Enabling career change opportunities
  • Outcome: Thomson Bridge identified the increasing need for qualified cable jointers, and developed a pathway to upskill new and existing workers
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