Western Power distribution cable jointing familiarisation - LV de-energised

This course will familiarise participants with knowledge and skills of legislation and Western Power requirements, cable characteristics, cable types, cable installation principles and procedures, and the skills to safely joint, terminate and maintain low voltage de-energised underground polymeric cables used in Western Power’s network.

Course Duration

3 days

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for people who are required to gain the following Western Power authorisations:

  • Lay cables
  • Joint and maintain de-energised LV polymeric cables


The prerequisites for attendance at this course are:

  • Network authority card (NAC)
  • UETTDRRF06B – Perform rescue from a live LV panel
  • Certificate III in ESI – Power Systems – Distribution Cable Jointing, OR
  • Certificate III in ESI – Power Systems – Distribution Overhead plus all of the following cable jointing units:
    • UETTDRCJ21A Lay ESI electrical cables
    • UETTDRCJ26A Install and maintain de-energised low voltage underground polymeric cables

Note: All prerequisites need to be current.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand Western Power’s cable laying requirements
  • Joint and maintain de-energised LV polymeric cables
  • Understand Western Power’s LV jointing practices and procedures

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.
You must also provide:

  • Low voltage gloves – 650V
  • Cut resistant work gloves

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.


Certificate of Completion

Associated Authorisations

On successful completion of the course
XCABL – Cable Layer
XLUPC – LV Underground Polymeric Cables

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


Enrolment in this course is by application only. Click Apply now and follow the prompts. You will also need to complete and send PTSWA the application form (below) along with evidence that you meet all prerequisites. Once we have confirmed that you meet the prerequisites, we will contact you to organise your enrolment details.

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

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