Working Near Live Electrical Overhead Power Lines (Spotter)

Course Code

Working Near Live Electrical Overhead Power Lines

Course Description

This certificate course is prepared to meet requirements with the Work Cover ‘Work Near Overhead Power Lines’ Code of Practice.

Commonly referred to as ‘Spotter’ it provides for the accreditation of non-electrical workers operating or observing the operation of cranes, plant or vegetation control activities in close proximity to potentially live electrical apparatus such as overhead power lines, underground cables and railway electrical overhead traction systems.

Course content will include but is not limited to:

  • Basics of electricity
  • Electrical generation and distribution systems
  • Types of electrical conductors and insulators
  • Estimating levels of voltage in overhead powerlines
  • Single wire earth returns (SWER)
  • How to assess and control electrical risk
  • Electrical work permits, authorities and legislation
  • Safe work Go/No/Go zones
  • Vegetation control
  • Reporting incidents
  • Relevant Codes of practice
Cost $250 (incl of GST)
Duration 1 day.
Time 7:30am start.
When Please contact our office to find out when the next course is available.
  • Current RIW Card
  • Must be able to speak, write and understand English well
Age Requirements Persons over the age of 18 years old.
Dress Requirements Plain casual clothing, enclosed shoes.
Location Sydney
  • SCCRT Training Centre, Level 1, Unit 7/4 Brunker Road, Chullora 2190
Client's Premises
  • On request we can train on client's premises.

NB: Courses delivered at client's premises require minimum numbers or a group booking of 6-10 persons. Please contact us for further details: 9708 5980 or email

Parking All day parking is available around the building complex.
Payment Payment can be made on the day by Eftpos.

Participants will be required to pass both theory and practical assessments to achieve competency.

On the day, you will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.

To achieve a Statement of Attainment you will be issued with an On Job Work Book which needs to be completed by you and signed off by your supervisor.

The work book provides details of you gaining 40 hours of practical on job experience when working near live overhead powerlines and reinforces your knowledge and understanding of working near the live electrical apparatus.

When completed, the work book needs to be forwarded to SCCRT for review after which a Statement of Attainment be issued.


On the Day:

  • Certificate of Completion

Post On Job Workbook completion:

  • Statement of Attainment
Renewal/RecertificationRenewal/ Recertification

Refresher courses are mandatory on a yearly basis.

Any updates to Codes of Practice or other WHS requirements applicable to working near live electrical apparatus will be discussed.

Enrolment Please call reception on 9708 5980 or email
or click on the online Enrolment links below:
Individual Enrolment
Company Enrolment.