EQL Switching Operator Assistant (SOA)


Provides the knowledge and skills required for contractors who needs to perform the authorised role of Switching Operator Assistant (Electrical) or Switching Operator Assistant (Non-Electrical) for the Ergon Energy and Energex networks.

Participants following the Switching Operator Assistant (Electrical) training pathway MUST be a licensed electrical worker or an apprentice on an electrical training plan.

Portfolio: Yes. Electrical outcome requires the completion of a training portfolio to be finalised within 12 months of completing the course.

Training refresher: Every 3 years

Training Mode Face to face
Duration 24 hours hours
COST (ex. GST) $1620 per person

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7 Locations

Rocklea Rocklea Depot 103 Marshall Road, Rocklea QLD 4106
Toowoomba Building 3, Cnr South and Hampton Streets, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Maryborough 52-62 Searle Street, Maryborough QLD 4650
Rockhampton Building 8, 63 Glenmore Road, North Rockhampton QLD 4700
Mackay 23 Cemetery Road, West Mackay QLD 4740
Townsville 4-28 Hartley Street, Garbutt QLD 4814
Cairns 107-125 McLeod Street, Cairns QLD 4870

Upcoming Course Sessions

There are currently no upcoming sessions available. Please request a quote if you need to do this course.

Skills Acquired

On successful completion of this module including all prerequisites and assessments you should have these skills:

  • Describe teh role and associated responsibilities of an authorised Switching Operator Assistant and Switching Operator Recipient.
  • Explain the purpose and function of electrical apparatus encountered when performing switching and access activities on the high voltage network.
  • Explain high voltage switching principles and practices.
  • Explain the basic principles of isolation and earthing.
  • Explain the purpose of feeder adn substation protection systems.
  • describe and demonstrate the requirements for teamwork in switching.
  • Demonstrate the role and responsibilities of the Switching Operator Assistant when assisting with switching operations being carried out on the high voltage network.