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HV Switching Course

Are you a qualified Electrician looking to upskill and further your career? Or maybe your employer needs you to upskill to perform more jobs?


High Voltage (HV) Switching training refers to the practice of teaching Electrical Workers the theoretical and practical components of developing and operating switching programs.

Our HV Switching Course is nationally recognised and covers the legislative theory and practical requirements to perform the role of a High Voltage Switching Operator. Our purpose built HV Switching practical area allows students to simulate switching operations in a safe environment.

Who can study HV Switching?

This course is designed for students who would like to become a High Voltage Switching Operator and require formal training to allow them to write switching sheets and perform switching operations.

It will suit you if you are (but not limited to);

  • An electrical worker
  • A Technician
  • An Engineer involved with maintaining high voltage electrical equipment
  • Non electrical personnel

For more information on who can study HV Switching, click here.

Where can you do the course?

Where to study HV Switching depends on available training locations and equipment, which can sometimes be difficult to organise. At Volt Edge, we cater to students all over Australia with multiple convenient HV training locations, which is we we are regarded as the best high voltage training provider.

Training locations include:

  • Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Mackay, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin & Newcastle.

Course delivery

  • 3 Days
  • Face-to-Face


Upon successful completion of this course, students will gain a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment in the below units whilst gaining the required skills and knowledge in the following:

  • Operate Local H.V. Switchgear
  • Develop H.V. Switching Programs
  • Perform Switching to a Switching Program
  • Control permit to work operations

To understand the benefits of studying HV Switching, we recommend you read this article.

Electrical Students

Students who meet the prerequisite units are eligible to gain a Statement of Attainment with 9 units of competency from the UET12 Transmission Package and UEP12 Generation package.

  • UEP – Electricity Supply Industry Generation Sector Training Package 
  • UET12 Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package

Non-Electrical Students

All other students will gain a Statement of Attainment with 4 units of competency from the UEP12 Generation Package only.

When to refresh HV Switching training

Industry expectations require students to refresh HV switching training every 2-3 years, depending on site requirements.

Units Obtained

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Other High Voltage Courses:

  • HV Switching Refresher
  • HV Switching Coordination
  • HV Recipient
  • HV Awareness

Regardless of whether you are gaining new skills, refreshing or sending employees, we at Volt Edge will ensure our students will gain the best knowledge base and set of skills through the leadership of our highly skilled trainers and assessors.

Looking for a HV Switching course near you? Volt Edge provides specialised training all over Australia, including:

  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Mackay
  • Adelaide
  • Darwin
  • Newcastle
  • Tasmania

Returning students can gain a 10% discount on additional full courses (*T’s and C’s apply).

Employers wanting to train their staff on site based procedures and still gain a nationally recognised outcome can request a closed course. We can also deliver our HV Switching course on site and utilise our HV Trailer to simulate the practical component if required.

Still wondering whether you should get qualified in HV Switching? We recommend you read the 5 reasons you should study HV Switching.

If you would like to know more information or enrol, please get in touch with us via email at or phone 1300 761 366.