AMI - Install communication devices

Information session to identify, assemble, install and activate AMI wireless communications devices as well as the care and handling of cables, connectors and antennas.
Note: an understanding of radio frequency and electromagnetic energy is a prerequisite for attending this training.

Course Duration

1 day

Who Should Attend

Installer of AMI communications devices – Western Power field crew & external contractors


The prerequisites for attendance at this course are:

  • Network Access Card (NAC)
  • Completion of RF Awareness training
  • Cert III in ESI or equivalent

Note: All prerequisites need to be current.

Course Includes

  • Explanation of how a mesh area network works
  • Safely handling and storing communication kits and cables
  • Identifying the components and cables required for the different installations
  • Identifying and using the correct tools for the installation
  • Assembling an AMI communication device (access point and relay) onto the correct bracket
  • Mounting of an assembled device on a pole (steel streetlight pole, wooden pole, stand-alone steel pole)
  • Connecting LV supply to network device and performing commissioning
  • Correctly completing field commissioning sheets

PPE/PPC & Equipment Requirements

PPE Level 1, including:

  • safety footwear
  • eye protection
  • head protection
  • gloves relevant to task
  • hi vis FR long sleeve shirt
  • long trousers OR overalls.

See the Western Power PPE Procedure for more information about the requirements


No assessment, information session only.


A Certificate of Attendance at the end of this course

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

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