Love working at heights and want to earn while you learn? Elecnor Australia (formerly SecureEnergy) is looking for 100 candidates to complete its Legacy 100 training program, the first program of its kind in Australia.
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Legacy 100 – Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Legacy 100 Programme?
Elecnor for Transgrid is building the 700km NSW section of EnergyConnect from Wagga Wagga to the South Australian border.
We have launched a Legacy 100 program to attract up to 100 candidates to work on Transmission Line Construction as part of the $1.8 billion EnergyConnect project.
This is the first time in this country an initiative like this has been launched and we are proud to be developing the skills and capabilities required for the Australian energy sector.
The program will consist of classroom, online and on the job training to help participants achieve their Certificate II in Transmission Line Construction.
Legacy 100 will form the backbone of the future workforce in the transmission tower construction industry, with workers to use the skills gained on EnergyConnect to build other future transmission line projects.
How do I apply?
Are there any special requirements?
This program ideally suits someone who is fit, not scared of heights, willing to learn and prepared to live away from home for 21 days in a worker accommodation camp.
All applicants require a white card and be capable and competent to work at heights. The towers under construction range in height from 55 to 65 metres.
Applicants would need to be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing the programme as Safework NSW has minimum age limits on some high-risk work licences.
Completing a pre-employment medical with alcohol and drug testing is mandatory. Alcohol and random drug testing will be part of the daily routine.
How long will the training take to complete and what is involved?
Participants will learn a wide range of skills from earning their high-risk licences to performing rigging and dogging, working safely at heights, assembling and erecting transmission structures, installing overhead transmission conductors, and operating a 4WD. Participants will start with the basics and work their way over time and under supervision to construct transmission lines.
The training is scheduled to take 6 months (dependent on previous experience, this timeframe may be shorter or longer). During this time you will study the following units to complete the Certificate II in Transmission Line Construction (UET20422).
- CPCCLDG3001- Licence to Perform Dogging.
- CPCCLRG3001- Licence to Perform Rigging Basic Level.
- UETDREL002- Comply with Environmental Requirements.
- UETDREL006- Work safely in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker.
- UETDRTO015- Assemble and Erect Transmission Structures.
- UETDRTO016- Install Transmission Structure Hardware.
- UETDRTO017- String Overhead Transmission Structure Hardware.
- HLTAID009- Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
- CPCWHS1001- Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.
- HLTAID011- Provide First Aid.
- RIIWHS204E-Work safely at heights.
- UEECD0007- Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace.
- UETDREL002- Comply with environmental requirement.
Where will I be located?
All participants will live in accommodation camps located along the construction corridor. These camps are located near:
- Wentworth (Renmark Road)
- Buronga (Arumpo Road)
- Hay (Cobb Highway
- Dinawan (between Coleambally and Jerilderie, Kidman Way
- Lockhart (County Boundary Road)
The participants will complete the first 49 days of the programme based at the Lockhart camp, with classroom training held at the Ironbark Training Facility in Wagga Wagga. From day 50 participants will travel to Buronga camp to commence on-the-job placement.
Will I be on a roster?
All participants selected for the program will be working 10 hours per day on a 21/7 roster. You will be onsite for 21 days and returning home for seven days of rest and relaxation, (RnR).
How much will I be paid?
Participants will be paid above award wages with the salary equivalent to a rigger and dogger and includes site allowances.
This is not an apprenticeship or a traineeship.
When would I start?
We have programmed for at least 12 intakes over a 12-month period, with each intake consisting of eight participants. Your actual starting date will be dependent on the intake you have been allocated to.
What happens when the Training is complete?
We will liaise with the Project team before an appropriate role is selected for each participant. EnergyConnect is scheduled for completion in 2025.