Distribution testing and commissioning

This will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to test and commission Western Power electrical apparatus.

Course Duration

3 days

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:
• test and commission Western Power electrical apparatus

PPC/PPE & 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.


Written and practical assessments are included in the course.
Participants will need to demonstrate the required knowledge and the necessary practical skills in line with the learning outcomes.
Participants will not be considered to have completed this course until all assessments have been completed to a satisfactory level.
Participants will be required to complete an on-the-job workbook. This workbook includes a number of written and practical assignments.
The assignments must be completed and submitted to Power Training Services WA.
Participants will not be considered to have completed the course until all on-the-job assignments have been successfully completed.


Certificate of Attendance
Certificate of Completion once workbook has been marked as satisfactory

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