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Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution Cable Jointing

  • National Course Code: UET30812
  • TAFE NSW code: UET30812-01V03-20GRV-109

Location – Miller (Apprenticeship)

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

03 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week




  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

Before you enrol in this course you must contact the campus or campuses of your choice for details of information sessions and other procedures that may apply. Compulsory attendance at an information session may apply.

This course is for those who work in the electrical supply industry, installing and maintaining underground cables and associated equipment.

You will acquire the skills and knowledge needed for a career in the Electricity Supply Industry. The scope of this qualification covers: cable jointing such as the laying, installation and maintenance of de-energised Low Voltage and High Voltage underground polymeric cables and the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment. Options are available for skills to be obtained for energised cables and or Low Voltage and High Voltage paper insulated cables.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

However, the Transmission, Distribution and Rail Training Package recommends typical language, literacy and numeracy skill levels needed to successfully complete each Competency Standard Unit undertaken within this qualification.

Learners should either be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments to achieve the completion requirements of this course.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • an apprentice (you will work in industry and study at the same time)
  • employed full time as an apprentice
  • signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal
  • seeking to gain skills and knowledge to become a qualified Cable Jointer
  • must be registered with an Australian Support Network provider and meet Smart and Skilled Eligibility requirements. Please go to:

It's all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest. Register for an information session to broaden your skills set to get ahead. Can't find an Information Session for you? Enquire Online or call 131601.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.


This is a part time day, face to face delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class, once a week for 4 years.

You may also be required to complete approximately 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Workplace Experience.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are Registered Apprentices with relevant industry work experience who work in the Energy distribution networks or Rail Traction network as a Cable Jointer.


We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

This course is currently scheduled on Monday from 8:00am to 4.45 pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.

Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.

This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:

  • over 21 years of age
  • able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
  • able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.

To study this course as a NSW apprentice or to check if you meet the non-apprentice requirements for NSW funding, please enquire now or call 131 601. For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.

The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

Find out more:

For further information or assistance, call 13 79 74.

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Core Units
Number Title
CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging
TLILIC2005A Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
UETTDRCJ21A Lay ESI electrical cables
UETTDRCJ26A Install and maintain de-energised low voltage underground polymeric cables
UETTDRCJ27A Install and maintain de-energised high voltage underground polymeric cables
UETTDRCJ99A Test and verify distribution cable jointing installations
UETTDREL11A Apply sustainable energy and environmental procedures
UETTDREL12A Operate plant and equipment near live electrical conductors and apparatus
UETTDREL16A Working safely near live electrical apparatus
UETTDRIS41A Install network infrastructure electrical equipment
UETTDRIS42A Maintain network infrastructure electrical equipment
UETTDRIS55A Install and maintain low voltage underground services
Elective Units
Number Title
UETTDRCJ22A Install and maintain de-energised low voltage underground paper insulated cables
UETTDRCJ23A Install and maintain de-energised high voltage underground paper insulated cables
UETTDRCJ25A Perform straight through high voltage paper insulated to polymeric transition joint
UETTDRDP11A Inspect overhead poles-structures and electrical apparatus
UETTDRIS43A Perform low voltage field switching operation to a given schedule
UETTDRIS58A Locate faults in power system underground power cables

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Electrical supply industry cable jointer.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

136 William Street, Granville
Phone 131 601

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