ESI Transmission, Distribution & Rail Careers
ESI Transmission Distribution Rail coverage
This sector covers Apprenticeships and Traineeships in Overhead Powerline work, Cable Jointing, Rail Traction as well as more advanced qualifications. It encompasses a number of allied qualifications covering ‘Vegetation Control’ and ‘Asset Inspection’. Qualifications for this sector range from Certificate II to Advanced Diploma.
The array of more advanced upstream career pathway qualifications encompass paraprofessionals work such as technical officers, inspectors, schedulers, operators, switching officers and a host of kindred technicians responsible for troubleshooting, testing, isolating, scheduling, authorising, operating, servicing and maintaining the network of electricity supply energy transmission, distribution and rail transport transmission systems.
Typical entry into the industry is via an apprenticeship, for a trade, or traineeship / open entry for other occupations. Additional upskilling in vocational education and training programs are available to gain specific industry skill set credentials, or full qualifications at higher levels, which provide a career pathway to broader or higher more complex skills, competence and performance.
ESI Transmission, Distribution & Rail (TDR) career pathways and qualifications
The titles under each of the qualification nomenclature (e.g. Certificate III) listed in the above career pathways reflects the latest and current qualification titles contained in the nationally endorsed Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package (UET12 – Release 2.1). The full list of qualifications, related completion requirements (packaging rules) and respective units of competency referred to therein can be accessed from the following link: Transmission, Distribution and Rail (TDR) Training Package Qualifications. If the link does not respond go to www.training.gov.au and follow the ‘search’ function of the website.
Like to know more about the various jobs people do in ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector, then download a copy of the ESI TDR PowerUp Careers Brochure here – download brochure
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For more information on links to entering the industry and what options are available for employment, training and assessment or upskilling in the industry, including apprenticeship and traineeship pathways, as well as government support, as well as government support, visit the “Links” page on this website: Links