FAULT RESPONSE

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ELECTRICITY SUPPLY (INTRODUCTORY)
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Field Switching
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Fault Response and Switching
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ELECTRICITY SUPPLY (INTRODUCTORY)

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN ELECTRICITY SUPPLY (INTRODUCTORY)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 2
  • 40-44 Credits
  • 6 – 12 months
  • NZQA Ref: 2136

Strands: Electricity Supply, and Telecommunications

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Understanding how health and safety is applied to the Electricity Supply Industry
  • Demonstrating foundation understanding of the principles of generation, transmission and distribution in the Electricity Supply Industry.

Plus the skills in one of the following strands:

Electricity Supply: Understanding how the Electricity Act, regulations and industry rules and guides govern industry practice. Competently applying knowledge to tasks within the Electricity Supply Industry with appropriate supervision

Telecommunications: Working safely on telecommunications assets on or near electrical structures

Field Switching

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN ELECTRICITY SUPPLY (FIELD SWITCHING)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 3
  • 77 Credits
  • TBA
  • NZQA Ref: 2835

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Applying industry standards and codes of practice for carrying out switching operations on electricity networks
  • Applying a range of skills and electrical knowledge to the operation of overhead switchgear and protection systems used on networks
  • Ensuring that health and safety requirements are met while working on electricity supply structures
  • Applying a range of communication procedures and processes relevant to field switching.

Fault Response and Switching

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN ELECTRICITY SUPPLY (FAULT RESPONSE AND SWITCHING)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 4
  • 110-140 Credits
  • 24 months
  • NZQA Ref: 3586

Strands: Distribution Fault Response, Distribution Network Switching, and Transmission Switching Control)

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Interpret codes of practice and industry standards and apply on-job skills when carrying out fault response and switching operations
  • Plan health and safety requirements and apply to work on networks in the electricity supply industry
  • Graduates of the Distribution Fault Response strand will also be able to apply knowledge of fault finding and the skills required to carry out restoration of supply on the distribution networks in the electricity supply industry
  • Graduates of the Distribution Network Switching strand will also be able to apply knowledge of complex network switching to work on distribution networks in the electricity supply industry
  • Graduates of the Transmission Switching Control strand will also be able to apply knowledge of transmission switching and the
    practical skills required to coordinate and control complex switching processes on transmission networks in the electricity supply industry.