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 the Ausgrid network.

Minimum mandatory training

Minimum mandatory requirements for all individuals who are required to work on, or near, Ausgrid’s network.

Ausgrid’s Electrical Safety Rules (ESRs)
Ausgrid’s Environmental Procedures (NS174)
HLTAID001– Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
UETTDRRF06B- Perform rescue from a live LV panel
UETTDRRF09B- Apply access procedures to work on or near electrical network infrastructure
UETTDRRF10B- Provide first aid in an ESI environment
CPCCOHS1001A- SafeWork NSW General Construction Induction (White Card)

Additional mandatory training - Overhead Mains

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

UETTDRRF02B- Provide 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
UETTDRRF03B- Provide EWP Rescue
Mandatory if an individual is required to conduct or observe work in the vicinity of overhead mains utilising an EWP
UETTDRRF08B- Provide EWP Escape (CDD)
Mandatory if an individual is required to conduct work in the vicinity of overhead mains utilising an EWP
UETTDREL14A /UETTDREL16A 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

Additional mandatory training - Underground Mains

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

General

Important Notes

  • Only an electrically qualified person is eligible to complete UETTDREL16A Working safely near live electrical apparatus”
  • a non-electrically qualified person can complete “UETTDREL14A Working safely near live electrical apparatus” as a non-electrical worker
  • Individuals deemed to be electrically qualified i.e. electricians, cable jointers and line workers, only need to complete the appropriate training once
  • For individuals deemed non-electrically qualified ie. apprentices, contestable works assistants and NBN workers, the appropriate training needs to be refreshed annually.
  • 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. 

Ausgrid aligned training

  • Ausgrid aligned training delivered by Ausgrid accredited Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) will be accepted by Ausgrid for 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: Only currently accredited companies are listed below. 

Electrical Safety Rules

Please note that all initial ESR training must be delivered by Ausgrid.  

  • ASP/1s must undertake annual ESR refresher training only through Ausgrid
  • ASP/2s may choose either Ausgrid or one of the indicated accredited 3rd party RTOs as listed below to complete the annual ESR refresher.

Please read in conjunction with the notes below.

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.

ESR Training Type: Initial and Refresher
training@ausgrid.com.au
02 8745 1561 or 02 4951 0853

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.