(previous Category 4)
A contestable works program exists under the NSW Electricity Supply Act 1995. This provides electricity customers in NSW with the right to choose suitably qualified and accredited persons to connect their premises to the Network Operator’s distribution network, arrange for the supply of more electricity from the distribution network than they are currently consuming, or to extend the distribution network to reach their premises.
To ensure that the electrical distribution network and connection to the distribution network remains reliable and safe, only Accredited Service Providers (ASPs) operating under the ASP scheme administered by NSW Trade & Investment, may perform this work.
Employees and sub-contractors of ASPs must be suitably qualified and registered with the ASP scheme before seeking authorisation from the local Network Operator to work on or near the electricity network.
ASP Class 2D
(previously known as Category 4) – Installing metering for meter types 5 to 6 and other Network Operator service equipment:
An ASP may only remove or install meters of types 1 to 4 if the ASP is also accredited as a meter provider with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) or the ASP is undertaking this work as a sub-contractor to another company which is properly accredited by AEMO for this purpose.
The course is delivered face-to-face over two days – first day is the theory and content. Second day is the practical lessons and assessments.
Classes are from 8.00 a.m – 5.00 p.m. These times are subject to change and students will be notified in advance.
The course is held at Superior Training Centre city campus:
Level 6, 770 George St Sydney NSW 2000
Details required to enroll (Button at the top of this page)
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Copy of electrical license or
UEE30811 – Certificate III in Electro-technology
Electrician (or equivalent) including UETTDREL16 – Working safely near live electrical apparatus
AND UEENEEK142A – Apply enviromentally and suistainable energy procedures in the energy sector
– New students coming into the ESI industry must complete a 2-day initial course*
Metering requires you to complete the level 2 New ESI course prior to attending – these courses can be completed at IAC Safety Services
UETDREL001 – Apply environmental requirements |
UETDREL005 Work safely in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus |
* Conditions for exemption:
If you already hold / work for a Level 2 Accredited Service Provider (ASP) you WILL NOT be required to attend Level 2 New ESI
If you require Initial Essential Energy Electrical Safety Rules (ESR) you will be required to attend Level 2 New ESI
They hold or achieve prerequisite units already
Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) must ensure that any/all prerequisite units of competency (as specified within each of the relevant competency standards) have been achieved prior to awarding any of the units of competency specified.
Arc Rated T Shirt (long sleeve)
Electrical hand tools
Phase rotation meter
LV Insulation gloves (inners)
Personal Laptop or iPad
Pre-reading list and essential download
1. Please CLICK HERE for a link to your Service Installation Rules of NSW Oct 2019
2. Ensure you read the Code of Safe Installation of Direct -Connected whole current electricity metering in NSW on following link
Code for the safe installation of electricity meters in NSW.
Rules Sections 1 /4
UEEEL0013 – Install, set up and commission interval metering (Release 1)
Level 2 allows for construction of service lines between the distribution system and the point of connection to the premises and for the installation and energisation of metering services. Level 2d service providers may be accredited for the following work categories:
December Monday 19th – 20th Metering Level 2D
January Wednesday 11th – Thursday 12th Metering Level 2D
February Wednesday 8th – Thursday 9th Metering Level 2D
March Wednesday 8th – Thursday 9th Metering Level 2D
May Wednesday 3rd – Thursday 4th Metering Level 2D
July Wednesday 5th – Thursday 6th Metering Level 2D
August Wednesday 2nd – Thursday 3rd Metering Level 2D
September Wednesday 6th – Thursday 7th Metering Level 2D
October Wednesday 11th – Thursday 12th Metering Level 2D
November Wednesday 8th – Thursday 9th Metering Level 2D
December Wednesday 6th – Thursday 7th Metering Level 2D
Deposit: $500 On completion: $1300
To become accredited an applicant must apply in writing, using the
approved application form along with:
1. the completed application form;
2. evidence of the required competencies;
3. the completed form for the registration of persons who will be
seeking to be authorised by the electricity distributor/s to undertake
4. evidence of meeting the insurance requirements; and
5. the application fee
Click here for details Department of Planing and Environment
Following registration, an ASP must seek to have those personnel
authorised by the local electricity distributor. Only personnel who are
currently registered with the Scheme can be authorised.
The local electricity distributor is responsible for determining who is
authorised to work on or near the distribution network. The electricity
distributor/s will require registered personnel to undertake training in
relevant safety and operating procedures and be familiar with and show
they can comply with their respective safety management systems,
electrical safety rules and other relevant policies.
The 3 NSW Local Electricity Distributors are detailed below:
Essential Energy https://engage.essentialenergy.com.au/level2asp
The following meter providers have safety management systems accepted by Fair Trading and can operate in NSW:
Everybody who works on or near the Electricity Supply Network must be deemed competent in the tasks they are to perform; and trained and assessed yearly in the appropriate escape, release and rescue procedures for those tasks.
HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
UETTDRRF06 – Perform rescue from a live LV panel
UETDRMP010 – Provide first aid in an ESI environment
UETDRMP011 – Testing of connections to low voltage electricity networks
Important: Statutory Training is not included in the specific Category Accreditation training and must be undertaken separately.
This is due to the fact, that many students will have already undertaken these studies especially if they are current ASPs upgrading their accreditations; each student will have different requirements associated with their accreditation; finally and perhaps more importantly, the ASP initial training and assessment study schedule is intensive and time restrictions and workloads simply would not allow for this training to happen in the time frames allocated.