1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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4313-11 Electrical Powerline Tradesperson

Installs, maintains, repairs and patrols electrical sub-transmission and distribution systems.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • installs earth stakes, poles and guy wires
  • checks safety of operating conditions for working on electrical equipment and distribution systems of all voltages
  • installs or services aerial equipment such as cross arms, insulators, transformers, street lights and customer supply points
  • covers conductors with insulating materials
  • joins overhead conductors using compression fittings, and adjusts tension
  • performs emergency repairs and de-energising of conductors

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