Issuing officer

This two day course will provide the participant with the communication skills and the system and equipment knowledge to take responsibility for issuing and cancelling work permits as per Electrical System Safety Rules (ESSR).

Who should attend

This course is suitable for people who are required to issue permits across the Western Power total network


  • hold authorisation as an RIC or TIC
  • one of the following qualifications:
    • Certificate III in ESI – Distribution Overhead, or
    • Certificate III in ESI – Distribution Cable Jointing qualification, 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:

  • describe Issuing Officer role and responsibilities
  • demonstrate knowledge of communications protocol and competency in writing work permits to Western Power standards
  • demonstrate knowledge of variations to permit procedures and demonstrate ability to identify switchgear
  • demonstrate high level of understanding of the equipments' operation and status

PPC and PPE 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. 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.