ElectraNet Switching Operator Cat2 Initial


This course is designed to achieve Switching Officer (Trainee status) and involves practical and theory exercises.


Candidates are required to complete an ElectraNet Switching Licence Application Form.

Unit Prerequisites

Participants must be literate in spoken English and competent in reading, writing and numeracy. Electrical appreciation is preferred but not required

Training Location

Theory classes are held at approved training locations. Practical exercises are conducted at ElectraNet substations.

Course aim

ElectraNet Switching Operator (Initial) – Category 2 course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to understand and safely act as a switching operator, without restriction, on the ElectraNet transmission network.

Learning activities

Theory and Practical switching exercises.

Learning outcomes

Please Note that this course provides the successful attendees with a T2 or Trainee status. A full ElectraNet Cat2 Switching license is granted upon the completion of the ElectraNet Log Book. The Log Book is provided to attendees at completion the Course. At the completion of these exercises, the candidate is required to arrange an interview with a Thomson Bridge Assessor and provide evidence to support the completion of each relevant exercise. The fee for this Log Book Interview is $250 ex GST. Please contact our Office to arrange a mutually convenient time.


5 days


$2,500 per person (ex GST)


Subject to demand. Minimum 4 and maximum 6 attendees

Equipment & PPE

PPE Requirements: Hard hat, safety footwear, wrap around safety glasses, fire retardant overalls with plastic zip fasteners and work gloves (cotton or leather rigger type).
Equipment Requirements for Practicals and Assessment: Approved live line tester (Modiewark or similar), HV insulating gloves and HV operating stick attachments (Modiewark and earthing). Gloves and test equipment must be within current test date.

Attendee Prerequisites

The attendee must submit a nomination form to ElectraNet via the ElectraNet Portal prior to being eligible to enrol in an initial course.

Assessment approach

Demonstration of practical skills and written assessment

Contact Us

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