Broaden your industry knowledge and launch your career in the electricity supply industry. This practical course develops foundational skills to work in this crucial field, where you will specialise in working with electricity network infrastructure.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Use hand and power tools to install and maintain power network infrastructure
Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
Operate plant and equipment near live electrical conductors and apparatus
Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
Test and verify distribution overhead installations
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Learn to install and maintain power network infrastructure on elevated work platforms in simulated TAFE NSW environments
Graduate with specialist skills in a high-demand niche area
A strong pathway to broaden your skillset with further study
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Check the campus page for requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship
This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in the electrical supply industry
The ability to work at heights
The ability to use hand and power tools
The ability to work well in challenging situations
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Electrical powerline tradesperson
A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for workers who want to carry out construction work in NSW. Visit the SafeWork website for more information on applying for your white card.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Certificate III in ESI - Distribution Overhead does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
The Certificate III in ESI - Distribution Overhead does not have any post-graduate courses.
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Certificate III in ESI - Distribution Overhead does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in ESI - Distribution Overhead qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 1060 weighting points, including 920 core and 140 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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