Lay ESI electrical cables

Please note: This course is only available to Western Power employees.

This course covers the laying of cables for electrical purposes and includes the laying of ducts and/or conduit for such cables. It could include direct laying of cables in trenches, on racks, in troughs and /or in conduit or ducts. It also encompasses cable pulling methods, pulling tensions, minimum bending radii, reduction of frictional forces, use of supporting plant (e.g. dynamometers, rigging, winches), working on FRC, PVC, A/C ducted systems and the sealing of cables.

Course Duration

2 days

Who Should Attend

Western Power employees who hold a Certificate III in ESI – Power Systems – Distribution Overhead (UET30619)


The prerequisites for attendance at this course are:

  • Network Authority Card (NAC)

You will not be granted competency in this unit until competency in the following units have been confirmed and any pre-requisite competencies required for each of the units listed.

  • UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • UETTDREL11 Apply sustainable energy and environmental procedures
  • UETTDREL16 Working safely near live electrical apparatus

Note: all prerequisites need to be current.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • prepare to lay electrical cables
  • carry out the laying of electrical cables
  • complete the laying of electrical cables

PPE/PPC & Equipment Requirements

PPE Level 1
For more information about Western Power PPE requirements view the Western Power PPE Procedure

Note: Unless otherwise stated, Power Training Services does not provide PPE, PPC and tools for training courses.
Please contact PTS for a list of required tools


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.


Statement of Attainment for UETTDRCJ21

Associated Authorisations

On successful completion of the course
XCABL – Cable Layer

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


Enrolment in this course is by application only.
To apply:

  1. Click APPLY NOW to begin the application process
  2. Complete the APPLICATION FORM (link below)
  3. Submit your APPLICATION including evidence of all prerequisites

Once PTS has confirmed that you meet the prerequisites, we will contact you to finalise your enrolment.

Assessments are made against units of competency.

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