UET20312 Certificate II in ESI – Powerline Vegetation Control

The UET20312 Certificate II in ESI – Powerline Vegetation Control is for those persons working as vegetation management workers near electrical apparatus. This qualification provides competencies for the operational role of planning and carrying out vegetation control at and above ground level near live electrical apparatus.

Please note that it is now a requirement for all contractors working for Victorian councils to hold competency in this qualification.

ArbTrack Pre-Requisites: Candidates must have a current First Aid certificate (UETTDRRF10B or HLTAID003), Chainsaw (AHCMOM213) and Safe Approach Distances (UETTDREL14A) or equivalents.
Candidates undertaking the EWP Stream will also need CPR (HLTAID001) or equivalent.
Core Units of Competency: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UETTDREL13A Comply with sustainability, environmental and incidental response policies and procedures
UETTDREL14A Working Safely Near Live Electrical Apparatus as a non-Electrical Worker
AHCARB205A Operate and maintain chainsaws
UETTDRVC23A Plan the removal of vegetation up to vegetation exclusion zone near live electrical apparatus
UETTDRVC27A Monitor safety compliance of vegetation control work in an ESI environment
Available Streams: Elevated Work Platforms stream
Wood Chipper stream
Climber stream
Auditor stream
Ratio: Ratios will depend on the unit of competency being attempted. Please see our Course Guide, or speak to our staff on (03) 9707 5602.
ArbTrack Entry Requirements: Learners must be able bodied and must have full use of all limbs. Learners must have good hearing, or wear a hearing aid device to allow them to easily communicate with other personnel. Learners must have good vision, and if corrected vision then they must wear their prescription glasses/contact lenses to the course, including using prescription safety glasses for works operation. Learners must be in a fit state for work. Learners must understand and speak the English language fluently.
Duration: 6-12 months for new entrants. Recognition of prior learning is offered to all candidates, which may significantly reduce the time taken to complete the qualification.
Cost: $1,200.00 – $1500.00 per person depending on requirements (GST does not apply).
Assessment: Written, practical demonstration and verbal assessments.
What to Bring: Candidates will need to bring their own personal protective equipment which will be discussed during the first lesson.
Notebook and pen/s.
Your own lunch.
ArbTrack RTO Code: 41047



Note: While ArbTrack Australia can provide training and assessment in accordance with these units, ArbTrack cannot authorise. Training persons deemed to be competent in these units must apply to their State/Territory power companies or local government bodies to gain authorisation to work near power lines.

ArbTrack is responsible for the compliance of training and assessment.

6 Responses to UET20312 Certificate II in ESI – Powerline Vegetation Control

  1. Dear Gary,
    we are looking to have student trained in the Certificate II in ESI. Simon Gibbons has previously worked in this field and has many years as an operator and in Arboriculture.
    Could you please let us know how is the course delivered? how long does it normally take to complete? where is it delivered? and is any of it done on line?
    Kind Regards

    • admin says:

      Hi Silvia,

      Could you provide me with your contact details so I can forward some information onto you regarding the Cert II in ESI? Please call 03 9707 5602 to do this.

      Thank you,
      Kylie Martin

  2. Alicia Easton says:

    Good Morning,

    With your available streams do you have additional charges? if so may i request for the cost for all four?

    Elevated Work Platforms stream
    Wood Chipper stream
    Climber stream
    Auditor stream

  3. Bianca says:

    Hi there,

    Do you offer or know who offers courses that cover the prerequisites as well as the esi course?

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