HRD HV trainiing

Quick Course Info

Pre-requisites

You need to have:

  • communication skills to convey complex information and be able to read and write to Level 3 standard
  • at least one year of employment in the rail industry
  • a valid first aid certificate
  • Safely access the rail corridor
  • a current Category 3 medical certificate.

Duration

Training and assessment is completed in 40 hours, though additional time may be required for workplace practical assessment.

RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning is available, but under strict conditions/evidence requirements, including demonstration of competence.

Assessment

Assessment is by:

  • written assignment
  • written theory test (with a 90% pass mark)
  • practical demonstration of skills (minimum of 2 occasions).

Award

Upon successful demonstration of competence candidates are awarded a HRD Certificate of Completion. The course is recognised by the MetroTrains Melbourne Network Assets Manager.

Cost

Because learners must already be employed in a rail signalling role, it's expected that your employer will meet all course costs.

Subsidised training is not available.

High Voltage Competent Person

The High Voltage Competent Person–signals assists an Authorised Operator to perform HV switching and receives an Electrical Access Permit (EAP). The Competent Person also monitors the work party to ensure that personnel don’t breach the conditions of access as stated on the EAP.

Role requirements

A HV Competent Person must be able to:

  • recognise the potential dangers to health and property
  • prevent the accidental operation of high voltage apparatus and equipment
  • recognise the basic operating conditions and procedures for a person working in the vicinity of railway signalling high voltage apparatus
  • safely rescue and provide first aid to a victim who has made contact with live apparatus.

Refresher training is required every 3 years.

Course outcomes

The High Voltage Competent Person training course provides participants with knowledge of the railway signalling high voltage systems and procedures to:

  • state the operation of high voltage apparatus and protection devices listed on an Electrical Access Permit
  • interpret high voltage plans and the protection provided by an Electrical Access Permit
  • identify the protection provided by an Authorised Operator
  • receive and relinquish an Electrical Access Permit.

Knowledge of electrical safe working practices and OH&S principles form an integral part of this course.

Pre-requisites

To participate in the Competent Person training course a person must be at least 18 years of age and must have:

  • Level 3 reading, writing and numeracy skills (refer to UEE11 training package)
  • at least one year of employment in the rail industry
  • a valid first aid certificate (currently HLTAID003 Provide first aid) and TLIF2080A/B/or C Safely access the rail corridor and a current Category 3 medical certificate.

Assessment

Participants will be deemed competent only after:

  • confirming knowledge and understanding of the subject matter (written knowledge test with a 90% pass requirement) and
  • demonstrating competency in receiving and relinquishing an EAP for the rail signal supply network equipment and
  • demonstrating the ability to rescue a victim from a dangerous situation.

Duration

It is expected that participants will successfully complete this course in 40 hours.