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High Voltage Switching Full Course

Course Overview

The High Voltage Switching Course is a Nationally Recognised Course designed to train electrical personnel in the theoretical and practical requirements of performing high voltage switching and issuing/holding access permits. Our training is provided both in classroom and on our purpose made High Voltage training equipment to demonstrate the practical components of this course.

This course will provide you the skills and knowledge required to:

  • undertake the local operation of High Voltage (H.V.) switchgear devices
  • undertake the local operation of Low Voltage (L.V.) switchgear
  • develop High Voltage (H.V.) switching programs where multiple sources of supply must be considered and managed
  • perform work in association with a permit system
  • perform switching to a switching program
  • Coordinate and direct resources for a switching program

Duration: 4 days

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face

Location: Rutherford, NSW


Upon successful completion of the course, participants will gain a Statement of Attainment in the below units as well as the required knowledge and skills to perform high voltage switching, inclusive of legislative requirements and safe work practices.

Course Content

UEPOPS116 – Operate Local H.V. Switchgear

UEPOPS117 – Operate Local L.V. Switchgear

UEPOPS036 – Develop H.V. Switching Programs

UEPOPS021 – Control Permit to Work Operations

UEPOPS124 – Perform Switching to a Switching Program

UEPOPS022 – Coordinate and Direct Switching Program

Slam Engineering Hunter Valley High Voltage Switching Training


There are no ‘unit of competency’ pre-requisites for this course.

However, students need to:

  • hold an Electrical Trade or Electrical Engineering qualifications
  • be 18 years of age or older
  • demonstrate oral communication – a learner will be able to use and respond
    to spoken language including some unfamiliar material within a variety of contexts.
  • demonstrate numeracy and mathematics – a learner will be able to recognise and use a variety of conventions and symbolism of formal mathematics.
Slam Engineering Hunter Valley High Voltage Switching Training


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Slam Engineering Hunter Valley High Voltage Switching Training

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Murray Timpson



Using his extensive experience and knowledge, Murray manages client development and project delivery to key clients.
He has more than 26 years’ experience in control and power systems, high voltage, training, facilitation, supervision, heavy mobile equipment, fixed plant, project management, budgeting and fault-finding. Murray gains career satisfaction by taking years of knowledge and practical experience and developing training packages to train others in these special skills.
Prior to founding Slam Engineering, Murray held Superintendent and Specialist positions with Idemitsu, Rio Tinto, Vale and BMA. His engineering consultancy experience includes roles with WorleyParsons and Bechtel.
Murray is a Chartered Professional Engineer having attained dual degrees Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and Bachelor Business from the University of Southern Queensland, he also maintains Electrical Engineers Certificate of Competency (Underground) for NSW and QLD. Murray has attained a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and holds Engineers Australia committee position on Standards Australia EL-023 : Electrical Equipment in Mines and Quarries. He is also the Co-President of MEMMES (Mining Electrical Mining Mechanical Engineering Society).
Murray enjoys mentoring young engineers towards attaining their professional goals. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, swimming and squash.