Training

Training requirements

What training do I need?

There are minimum mandatory training requirements for all individuals who are required to work on, or near Ausgrid’s network. Training requirements for External Partners are defined in their specific contracts. However, the Minimum Mandatory Training listed below can provide some guidance on expected training requirements.

In this section: ESR mandatory training requirements for ASP1,  ASP2 and Additional roles | ESR Training Providers | Additional Training for Overhead and Underground Mains |Vegetation Control | Training FAQs

Reference documentation

ASP Training Matrix - All roles (Macro based XLSM)
External Partners should refer to the training requirements detailed in their respective authorisation contract.

 

ASP 1 ESR mandatory training for authorisation

ASP 2 ESR mandatory training for authorisation

Additional roles

Check mandatory training for other role types

Additional mandatory training - Overhead Mains

Additional mandatory requirements for all individuals who are required to work in the vicinity of overhead mains;

  • Ausgrid’s SC1100A Safe work near underground assets
  • Ausgrid’s TTDU 2170 Pit awareness - Mandatory if an individual is required to work within Ausgrid pits or vaults.

Additional mandatory training - Underground Mains

Additional mandatory requirements for all individuals who are required to work in the vicinity of underground mains.

  • UETDRRF003 - Perform pole top rescue Mandatory if an individual is required to conduct or observe work in the vicinity of overhead mains from a ladder or pole
  • UETDRRF002 - Perform EWP rescue Mandatory if an individual is required to conduct or observe work in the vicinity of overhead mains utilising an EWP
  • UETTDRRF08 - Perform EWP controlled descent escape
    Mandatory if an individual is required to conduct work in the vicinity of overhead mains utilising an EWP
  • UETDREL006, UETDREL005 or NS209- Working safely near live electrical apparatus
    Mandatory if an individual is required to operate or observe crane and plant (Including an EWP) operating in the vicinity of overhead mains

Reference documentation

  • ASP Training Matrix - All roles (Macro based XLSM)
  • External Partners should refer to the training requirements detailed in their respective authorisation contract.

FAQs

When is refresher training required?

Refresher training is required when training is completed within 12 months of the training expiry date (i.e. within 24 months since last training)An individual must re-do the full initial training if their last training is more than 24 months old.

Are my existing qualifications for 5099, ISSC26 and NS209 still valid?

Individuals that have previously completed training in 5099, ISSC26 or NS209 will be grandfathered. Where required, all refresher training must be in accordance with the associated relevant national units of competency listed.

Can non-electrically qualified individuals take UETDREL005 -  Work safely in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus?

No. Only an electrically qualified individual is eligible to complete “UETDREL005 -  Work safely in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus.

Can non-electrically qualified individuals take UETDREL006 -  Work safely in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker?

Yes. Non-electrically qualified individual can complete “UETDREL006 -  Work safely in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker” as a non-electrical worker.

Ausgrid aligned training

    Electrical Safety Rules

    Only Ausgrid aligned training delivered by Ausgrid accredited Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) will be accepted by Ausgrid for ASP2 authorisation purposes.
    Ausgrid will not recognise Ausgrid aligned training provided by any company who is not accredited by Ausgrid at the time of training delivery.

    Please note: currently accredited companies are listed below.

    Training Providers

    Ausgrid Training Group
    Ausgrid and Aurecon (RTO 90921) have entered into a Partnership where Aurecon will be your Registered Training Organisation however, Ausgrid trainers will continue to deliver your training and assessment.

    Combined Training and Consulting P/L (trading as CTC Safety)
    RTO Number 7053
    Accredited 3rd Party RTO
    ESR Training Type: ASP 2 Refresher Only
    02 9979 7888 

    IAC Safety Services P/L
    RTO Number 91031
    Accredited 3rd Party RTO
    ESR Training Type: ASP 2 Refresher Only
    1300 887 317

    TAFE NSW - Energy Training Services Unit
    RTO Number 90003
    Accredited 3rd Party RTO
    ESR Training Type: ASP 2 Refresher only
    etsu@tafensw.edu.au
    1800 620 280

    Close Approach Vegetation Control

    The following information is provided to Ausgrid’s vegetation management external partners to help identify registered training organisations (RTOs) who are currently accredited by Ausgrid to deliver company aligned 'Close Approach Vegetation Control (CAVC)' training. 

    Please read in conjunction with the notes below.

    PST Australia P/L (trading as Power Safety Training)
    RTO Number 45198
    Accredited 3rd party RTO
    CAVC (Ground, EWP and Tree Climber Vegetation Controllers)
    training@powersafetytraining.com.au or (07) 3288 8800

    Thought Planters Australia (Australia) P/L
    RTO Number 40739
    Accredited 3rd party RTO
    CAVC (Ground, EWP and Tree Climber Vegetation Controllers)
    (02) 8218 2128

    Notes 

    • Ausgrid does not warrant the performance of listed 3rd party RTOs
    • Inclusion and/or order presented of RTOs does not imply competency or capability beyond Ausgrid’s base requirements, nor does it imply any comment on the business skills, practices or quality of the companies listed
    • Inclusion on the list of accredited RTOs is solely at the discretion of Ausgrid’s Manager, Electrical Safety & Authorisations.