Service connection testing (metrel polarity plus)

This two day course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to conduct service connection tests using Western Power’s requirements and procedures and then carry out those tests on different types of metering configurations.

Course Duration

2 days

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for participants who will be required to conduct service connection testing.

Please note: Whilst Apprentices are permitted to attend the course, they are only permitted to do service connection tests under the direct supervision of a qualified lines person. They may only sign as the witness.


The prerequisites for attendance at this course are:

  • Certificate III in ESI – Overhead or
  • Certificate III in ESI – Cable Jointing qualification; or
  • currently enrolled in a Certificate III ESI qualification (working live); or
  • Western Australian electrical licence
  • post trade electrical qualification AQF Level III or higher
  • Network Authority Card (NAC)

Note: All prerequisites need to be current.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • safely conduct a service connection test

PPE/PPC & 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.

You will also need the following:

  • LV insulated rubber gloves (in date) and outers
  • clear safety glasses are recommended

Note: Unless otherwise stated, Power Training Services does not provide PPE, PPC and tools for training cou


Assessments are included in this course. Participants will not be considered to have completed this course until all assessments have been completed to a satisfactory level.

Please note: You will need to attend a reassessment every six months or as determined by the Work Practice Manual.


Certificate of Completion

Associated Authorisations

On successful completion of the course
XMTRL – Metrel Testing

For information on how to apply for an Authorisation, contact the Authorisations Team

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