Each qualification is made up of a series of core and elective units.

The 3 elective streams of each course allow students to specialize and develop careers in one of the following challenging and exciting fields:

  1. Electrical protection and testing – network protection systems, control systems, power communication equipment
  2. Electrical engineering design – overhead, underground, substations and public lighting systems
  3. Power system operations – LV and HV distribution systems, transmission systems, sub-transmission networks

Duration and Requirements
Each qualification is made up of a series of core and elective Units. The requirements for granting the qualification will be met when competency is demonstrated and achieved for:

  1. All the Core Units relevant to the qualification (diploma or advanced diploma), and
  2. A combination of available Elective Units. Elective units must add up to a weighting of 900 points (diploma) and 1340 points (advanced diploma)
  3. All of any prerequisite requirements

Who Should Attend?

Students will probably already be employed in the electrical supply industry and may need to formalise much of the on-the-job experience that they have already gained.

These qualifications are ideal for those who want to move into a para-professional role with greater challenge and perhaps responsibility for supervising others. Most students will have a trade or technical qualification and relevant work experience. While there are no formal educational requirements for entry to this course, students must either be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate workplace environments to achieve the competency standard units required for completion.

The next Diploma of Electrical Supply Industry UET50212 is scheduled for March 30, 2015.

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EIT is the only provider delivering this program online so do not delay. You can apply for individual units at any time depending on the schedule.

What Will You Gain?

Each qualification is made up of a series of core and elective units.

Core units are as follows:

  • UEENEED104A: Use software for engineering applications
  • UEENEEE124A: Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report
  • UEENEEE125A: Provide engineering solutions for problems in complex multiple path circuits problems
  • UEENEEE126A: Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems
  • UEENEEG149A: Provide engineering solutions to problems in complex polyphase power circuits
  • UETTDRIS62A: Implement and monitor the power systems organisational OHS policies, procedures and programs
  • UETTDRIS63A: Implement and monitor power systems environmental and sustainable energy management policies and procedures
  • UEENEEE101A: Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEE102A: Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • UEENEEE104A: Solve problems in D.C. circuits
  • UEENEEE107A: Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • UEENEEG101A: Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
  • UEENEEG102A: Solve problems in low voltage A.C. circuits
  • UETTDREL11A: Apply sustainable energy and environmental procedures
  • UETTDREL16A: Working safely near live electrical apparatus
  • UEENEEE083A (Advanced Diploma Unit): Establish and follow a competency development plan in an electrotechnology engineering discipline

The 3 elective streams of each course allow students to specialize and develop careers in one of the following challenging and exciting fields:

  1. Electrical protection and testing – network protection systems, control systems, power communication equipment
  2. Electrical engineering design – overhead, underground, substations and public lighting systems
  3. Power system operations – LV and HV distribution systems, transmission systems, sub-transmission networks

It is possible to combine units from these 3 streams to develop a more general background; this will be dependent upon your own work circumstances and is determined case-by-case.

Elective Units offered by the EIT are listed in the brochure which can be downloaded from this page.

Nationally Recognized Training

The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) delivers the Diploma and Advanced Diploma in accordance with the nationally endorsed ESI-Power Systems qualifications. Comprehensive training materials have been developed by EIT to support these courses. The materials have been created to meet the requirements of the UET12 National Training Package developed by EE-Oz Training Standards for the National Electricity Supply Industry.

This course uses a blended learning format, comprising live, online presentations combined with on-the-job training at your own workplace as required by the national training standards. The qualifications are nationally recognized within the Australian Qualifications Framework and EIT (as a registered training organization) has the qualification in its “scope” for delivery nationally.

Please note that all the standards described in this document and the descriptions of the units of competency are copyright of the ElectroComms and Energy Utilities Industry Skills Council Ltd (trading as EE-OZ Training Standards Australia).

Who Should Attend?

Students will probably already be employed in the electrical supply industry and may need to formalise much of the on-the-job experience that they have already gained. These qualifications are ideal for those who want to move into a para-professional role with greater challenge and perhaps responsibility for supervising others. Most students will have a trade or technical qualification and relevant work experience. While there are no formal educational requirements for entry to this course, students must either be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate workplace environments to achieve the competency standard units required for completion.

Diploma/Advanced Diploma

Duration and Requirements
Each qualification is made up of a series of core and elective units. The requirements for granting the qualification will be met when competency is demonstrated and achieved for:

  1. All the core units relevant to the qualification (diploma or advanced diploma), and
  2. A combination of available elective units. Elective units must add up to a weighting of 900 points (diploma) and 1340 points (advanced diploma)
  3. All of any prerequisite requirements

The diploma and advanced diploma share 15 core units. The advanced diploma has an additional core unit. Studying part time, we would expect that you would achieve the diploma within 2 to 3 years and the advanced diploma after an additional 6 months. This will vary from student to student and will depend in part upon the sequence of delivery of units that we provide and possibly units already achieved by the student from prior study.

It is important to note that EIT does not follow a traditional “semester” system, which means there are fewer long breaks and you can therefore complete a qualification “intensive, part-time” much faster than in the past.

EIT delivers all core units and selected groups of units from the 3 elective streams. The number of elective units in each stream group is sufficient for you to achieve the requirements for the qualification. Selection of elective Units is often based upon employer requirements. 

Comprehensive Course Materials and Study Aids
Each unit of competency will be accompanied by relevant course materials designed to make the required study as straightforward as possible. Materials provided for each unit may vary, but will usually include:

  1. Course notes or Course manual
  2. Learning activities (practical exercises)
  3. Microsoft PowerPoint® presentations
  4. Summative assessments
  5. Formative assessments

Assessment

To achieve recognition as “competent” you must provide sufficient evidence of successful performance of competency and an understanding of the “essential knowledge and skills” prescribed in each unit guide. There are two key means for assessment:

  1. On-the-job assessment
  • Evidence of on-the-job practical experience will need to be presented in order to obtain the qualification. This evidence may come from records of relevant work experience. EIT provides materials which help students to streamline this process. The evidence is to be presented in the form of a portfolio - containing information such as:
  • Projects or products completed
  • Previous completed training programs
  • Prior experience
  • On-the-job experience (current or past)
  • Overseas experience
  • This type of evidence will need endorsement by an appropriate supervisor/mentor skilled in the units for which recognition is sought. This evidence will be assessed by the Registered Training Organization (EIT).
  1. Completion of all units at Pass Mark or above in the designated time frame including completion of all assessments.
    • These assessments will be in the form of formative and summative assessments (both open and closed book) and various learning activities that will have to be completed at the close of each unit.

Time Commitment for each Unit
The eLearning (“knowledge”) component of most units is delivered over seven (7) weeks. This will include live, interactive weekly lectures or tutorials, reading / study notes, assignments and assessments. The on-the-job component can take up to 3 months (varies by Unit) as you assemble your evidence and have it authorized. Some units have little or no on-the-job requirements.

In a given week during eLearning delivery students could expect to devote an estimated 8 hours per week per unit. This includes the reading of the material prior to your attendance at each hour webinar (up to 75 minutes with 15 minutes for discussion) and the time needed to complete assignments for submission. The estimated 8 hours has been calculated to ensure the material is covered adequately and sufficient knowledge is gained to result in sound, enduring and immediately useful skills.

For units with on-the job components (particularly the elective units), extra time in the weeks leading up to and/or after the eLearning session will be required to complete the portfolio requirements.

In most cases we will need to work closely with employers to ensure that the on-the-job requirements are achieved at the highest possible standard.

Live Webinars
During the program you will participate in live interactive sessions with the instructors and other students. These are known as webinars or web-based classes. Webinar times are only finalized after applications close, as we need to know which time-zones all participants are based in before we can compile a schedule. Upon applying, you will receive a questionnaire to complete regarding your available times.

Practical Exercises, Remote Labs and Assignments
In some units you may participate in some practical exercises using a combination of remote laboratories and simulation software. This will enhance your practical exposure to the key principles covered in the course and ensure you are able to put theory into practice.

As research shows, no matter how gifted and experienced an instructor (and we believe ours are some of the best worldwide), no one learns from an instructor only presenting course materials to them in a lecture format. It is only by the addition of hands-on exercises using simulation software, remote laboratories, on-the-job activities, practically based assignments and interactive discussion groups with both your peers and the instructor that you are able to internalize this knowledge, "take ownership of it" and apply it successfully to the real world.

Traditional distance learning thus presents challenges in achieving these goals but we believe today with the modern e-learning technologies available combined with outstanding instructors and guided on-the-job activities that we can achieve these goals and give you an equivalent or indeed even better experience than on a traditional campus.

You should note that there is some degree of overlap between the practical sessions in the different units which serves to reinforce the concepts and to look at the issues from different perspectives.

Practical sessions may be added, deleted or modified by the instructors to ensure the best outcome for students.

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