Switching Operations (HVSO)

High Voltage Switching Operations (HVSO)

Compliance Training & Engineering – RTO Number 41014 


This is a four day course, delivered at Compliance Training & Engineering's (CTE) Brisbane training centre, or can be delivered at any site throughout Australia.


Typically a minimum of 6 people is required to run the course.


Our  High Voltage Switching (HVSO) course covers the following topics:

  • Legislation and Standards
  • Risk management and control
  • Reading and understanding HV Single Line Diagrams
  • Understanding HV Protection Systems
  • Approach to high voltage – safe systems of work, permit types and permit procedures
  • Writing and checking switching programs
  • Performing switching to a switching network.

Our  course is derived from the latest training packages; UEP12 Electricity Supply Industry – Generation Sector Training Package and UET12 Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package.

Students are able to perform practical switching in one of our "partners" purpose-built HV switching facilities. The practical phase involves using a range of functioning and interconnected high voltage switchgear that provide the student a real switching experience. Additionally, the interconnected low voltage system provides LV switching and bus-ties to provide more complex switching scenarios.

Competency Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, a Statement of Attainment reflecting the completed Units of Competency from the range below, will be issued to qualifying participants.

UEPOPS349B  Operate HV Primary Switchgear 
UEPOPS357B Operate HV Secondary Switchgear
UEPOPS428B Develop HV Switching Programs
UEPOPS456A Coordinate and direct Switching program
UEPOPS525A Co-ordinate HV Switching Programs (Pre-requisite unit of competency UEPOPS456A) 


A good knowledge and awareness of electrical networks is required.

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Student Resources

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