UET Industry Skills


Recent changes in the industry, including the move to renewable energy transmission and distribution, the increased automation of power systems, cyber security threats on the infrastructure, and increased regulatory and safety requirements has led to greater skill demand within the industry.

The ESI Transmission Distribution and Rail Sector Industry Reference Committee (IRC) proposed to review seven industry qualifications and associated Units of Competency to update the skills and knowledge requirements to support the operations, management and systems support of the Electricity Supply, Transmission and Distribution. The revised skills standards will align with current industry practice and technologies, including renewable energy generation.


The ESI TDR IRC will have oversight of this project which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with industry stakeholders. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed for this project.

Regular project updates will be posted on this page throughout the life of the project.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Industry Manager Jason Lazar.

Jason Lazar
Industry Manager
Email jason.lazar@australianindustrystandards.org.au

Project Deliverables

Review and develop seven qualifications:

  • Cert III in ESI – Power systems – Distribution Overhead
  • Cert III in ESI – Power Systems – Distribution Cable Jointing
  • Cert III in ESI – Power systems – Rail Traction
  • Cert III in ESI – Power systems – Transmission Overhead
  • Cert III in ESI – Remote Community Utilities Worker
  • Certificate II in ESI – Powerline Vegetation Control
  • Certificate II in ESI – Asset Inspection


  • 77 current Units of Competency

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