Distribution testing and commissioning

This three day course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to test and commission Western Power’s electrical apparatus.

Who should attend

This course is suitable for people with responsibility for testing and commissioning Western Power’s electrical apparatus.


The prerequisites for attendance at this training course are:

  • Network Authority Card (NAC)
  • one of the following qualifications is essential:
    • Certificate III in ESI – Distribution Overhead qualification (or equivalent) or
    • Certificate III in ESI – Distribution Cable Jointing qualification (or equivalent) or
    • apprentice in the Cert III in ESI or
    • Western Australian electrician’s licence or
    • post-trade electrical qualification

Note: All prerequisites need to be current.

Learning outcomes

As a result of attending this course participants should be able to:

  • understand testing and commissioning process requirements
  • demonstrate the skills to test and commission electrical apparatus

PPC/PPE and equipment requirements

Some of the practical training for this course will take place in an operational area. You are required to have/provide Western Power approved PPC and PPE requirements for the practical work. Refer to the Western Power PPE Procedure Sections 3.1 & 3.2, for these requirements.

Note: Power Training Services does not provide PPE, PPC and tools for training courses.


Assessments are included in this course. Participants will also be required to complete on-the-job practical tasks. Participants will not be considered to have completed this course until all assessments have been completed to a satisfactory level.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.