Electrical Spotting - The Centre For U

Electrical Spotting

Skill up – Become a registered electrical spotter when working near overhead and underground assets

Course in Workplace Spotting for Service Assets (22325VIC)

Completing this course allows you to register as a workplace spotter with Energy Safe Victoria and work inside specified “No Go Zones” near overhead and underground power lines, giving you more options and responsibilities on the job site.

This training is free to unemployed ETU members.


If there are no dates available you can call us on 1800 270 875 or send us an enquiry.

Available Dates

BOOK ONLINE   OR CALL 1800 270 875

Duration: 1 day

Location: The Centre for U – Level 3, 200 Arden Street, North Melbourne Victoria

Course Description

This course will enable learners to clearly understand the role of the Spotter as the safety observer to warn mobile plant operators and crane drivers in the proximity of powerlines and underground assets inclusive of communications, water, sewerage and power. This course is recognised by Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) and the Victorian WorkSafe Authority, as meeting the requirements for spotting near overhead and underground assets.

Training Provider

STAR Training and Assessing – TOID 21830


Delivery mode is face-to-face training and includes a knowledge and practical observation assessment.

Course Outcomes

After successfully completing the course, an electronic copy of a Statement of Attainment will be issued by The Centre for U. A Spotters Registration Card which is valid for 3 years will be sent out by EnergySafe Victoria (ESV).

Note: To remain current, as per ESV requirements, after 3 years participants must complete a full Spotters course again, otherwise they will lose their registration to observe as a Spotter.

Course Fees

Unemployed ETU Member: FREE

Employed ETU Member: $253.50

Non Member: $280

Eligibility for Free Training

To access the Upskilling Services for free, ETU members must be:

  • Financial (includes suspended up to six (6) months)
  • A member for more than three (3) months
  • A family member (of an eligible ETU member) who fits the definition

For more information read our Eligibility Policy

Please provide a copy of your current First Aid card or Statement of Attainment (issued within the last 3 years) and a copy of your current CPR card or Statement of Attainment (issued with the last 12 months) and a copy of the plant ticket/qualification for what you will spot on. For example, if you wish to spot on an Elevated Work Platform (Over 11m) you must bring a copy of your valid High Risk Work Licence with class WP.

Please note: If you hold a valid Dogman or Rigging High Risk Work Licence you are entitled to spot for all pieces of plant, therefore, please bring a copy of your valid High Risk Work Licence.

Unique Student Identification (USI) – As of 1st of January 2015, the Australian Government introduced compulsory USI numbers. The USI is a reference number that gives you access to your USI account.  A USI will allow you to see your results from all training providers including all completed units and qualifications. Please ensure that you have obtained your USI and provide it to the training provider. The process takes a couple of minutes, is free and available online at http://www.usi.gov.au.

When you register with us, we will send you a confirmation email with details on how to enrol and pay (if required) with the Training Provider.