Service connection testing (metrel polarity plus) - assessment

This one day assessment will determine the participant’s skills, knowledge and application of Western Power’s service connection testing requirements. This will include the procedures and the skills to test the different types of service connection arrangements.

Please note: No additional training or coaching will be given as this is an assessment only.

Course Duration

1 day

Who Should Attend

People who require continued authorisation to test service connections on the Western Power network. This assessment must be completed no later than twelve months after either the completion of PTS 704 course or PTS 704A assessment.


The prerequisites for attendance at this course are:

  • PTS 704 – Service Connection Testing (Metrel®) no earlier than six months before this assessment
  • 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 :

  • conduct service connection testing on the Western Power Network for the following twelve months

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 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.

Associated Authorisations

On successful completion of the course
XMTRL – Metrel Testing

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

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