Introduction to Electrical Network Infrastructure for Authorised Persons


For Contractor Workers who want to apply to the Electricity Entity (Ergon Energy or Energex) for approval as an 'Authorised Person', as defined in Section 3.4 of the Code of Practice for Working Near Overhead and Underground Electric Lines.

The following courses have been superseded by T0911:

  • 4490 Working Safely Near Live Electrical Lines and Apparatus - Ergon
  • M320 Electrical Awareness for Safe Work (OHAW) - Energex
  • M428 Underground Awareness (UGAW)

Note: Only Electrical Mechanics can be an Authorised Person (Electrical). All other Electrical Licences are not eligible to be an  Authorised Person (Electrical).

This course DOES NOT provide an alternative entry pathway for Contractor Workers into our Switching and Access training framework. If a switching authorisation is required, Contractor Workers (and Employees) MUST complete T0838 Working Safely On or Near Electrical Network Infrastructure.

Training refresher: Not required for this course.

Training Mode Face to face
Duration 8 hours
COST (ex. GST) $540 per person

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This course has no prerequisites.

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

Tue 11th May 2021 8:00am - 4:00pm
5 spots available
Cost (ex. GST) $540.00
Date & Time Locations Availability No. of People COST (ex. GST)
Tue 11th May 2021 8:00am - 4:00pm
5 spots

Skills Acquired

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

  • Apply electrical safety and technical knowledge relevant to the type of work and the operation of plant or vehicles near overhead and underground electric lines.
  • Interpret the application and intent of the Electrical Safety Code of Practice – Working Near Overhead and Underground Electric Lines.
  • Describe the difference between Authorised Persons, Instructed Persons and Untrained Persons as outlined in the Electrical Safety Code of Practice – Working Near Overhead and Underground Electric Lines.
  • Explain basic electrical concepts and the effect of electricity on the human body.
  • Identify hazards that may be present and the control measures to be implemented to manage the risks associated with work carried out on or near overhead and underground electric lines.
  • Identify electricity network infrastructure assets, substation components and voltages.
  • Identify exclusion zones applicable to people, vehicles and operating plant for various electric line voltages, types of conductors and cables, environmental conditions, training and authorisations of people on the electricity. network.
  • State the emergency planning, response and reporting procedures required in the event of an electrical incident or accident.