Joins insulated electric power cables installed in underground conduits and trenches, and prepares cable terminations for connection to electrical equipment and overhead lines. Registration or licensing may be required.
Group: 3422 Electrical Distribution Trades Workers
prepare, install, repair, maintain and patrol electric power distribution networks.
installing conductors and aerial equipment, and underground cables and equipment
installing and maintaining equipment associated with electrical supply such as transformers
attending to electrical breakdown and emergencies
maintaining poles and associated hardware, and continuity of electrical supply and street lighting
conducting routine maintenance on the aerial and underground electricity supply network
conducting low-voltage switching operations
fitting pole hardware and crossarms
preparing low- and high-voltage cable joints and cable terminations while connecting and installing electrical equipment and overhead lines
using heavy plant equipment such as elevated work platforms and portable equipment such as hydraulic drills
may undertake substation installation and maintenance, and specialised testing and revenue meter installation
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.