Tester in charge (TIC)

This one day course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to undertake the responsibilities of Tester in Charge (TIC) in Western Power’s permit to work system to receive Sanction to Test (STT) permits.

Who should attend

This course is suitable for existing Recipients in Charge or others who require Tester in Charge authorisation within the Western Power permit to work system to receive Sanction to Test permits.


The prerequisites for attendance at this training course are:

  • NA3 Recipient authorisation
  • 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
    • 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:

  • identify the major difference between the static versus dynamic nature of a worksite
  • apply good communication skills
  • identify the correct applications of various permits to work
  • define the roles and responsibilities of the TIC
  • identify the key elements of STT standard work procedures
  • describe the role of the TIC as the issuing officer of an STT permit (greenfield and brownfield sites)
  • identify the operating authorities and their boundaries in relation to STT work
  • explain the handover procedure
  • describe the key requirements when working with:
    • greenfield/brownfield sites
    • multiple sites
    • cross-boundary sites

PPC/PPE and equipment requirements

No personal protective equipment or clothing is required for the course.

PTSWA training room standards apply:

  • smart casual attire (no shorts)
  • enclosed footwear


Assessments are included in this course. On-the-job assessments will need to be completed within six months of completing the off-the-job component of the course. Participants will not be considered to have completed this course until all assessments have been completed to a satisfactory level. Participants will not be able to apply for authorisation at NA4 TIC level until after completing all requirements of this course.

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