ElectraNet Switching Operator Cat2 Refresher


A refresher course involving practical and theory exercises to maintain an existing ElectraNet Cat2 Switching Officer Licence.

Unit Prerequisites

Participants must be literate in spoken English and competent in reading, writing and numeracy. Electrical appreciation is preferred but not required. Candidates are required to complete an ElectraNet Switching Nomination Form.

Training location

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

Course aim

The ElectraNet Switching Operator (Refresher) – Category 2 course is designed to refresh participants’ 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.


2 days


$1,000 per person (ex GST)


Subject to demand. Minimum 4 and maximum 6 attendees. 2020 Courses are scheduled as follows:

  • Wednesday 4th to Thursday 5th March

  • Wednesday 23rd to Thursday 24th April

  • Wednesday 27th to Thursday 28th May

  • Wednesday 1st to Thursday 2nd July

  • Wednesday 19th to Thursday 20th August

  • Wednesday 30th September to Thursday 1st October

  • Wednesday 11th to Thursday 12th November

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.

Assessment approach

Demonstration of practical skills. Written assessment

Contact Us

Call Thomson Bridge to discuss your training requirements.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 18:00 EST.

1300 15 66 85

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