Course Details

To ensure the safety of personnel in the operation of mechanical plant and equipment being operated in the vicinity of overhead power lines and underground assets, a qualified Spotter must be implemented onsite to observe and ensure the safety of the works. This 1-day course covers the necessary knowledge and skills required in conjunction with required prerequisites.

This course is recognised by Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) and the Victorian WorkCover Authority as meeting the requirement under Victorian Regulations for Plant Operations near overhead powerlines and underground assets. This course complies with formal accreditation, 22597VIC - Course in Workplace Spotting for Service Assets.

This course is run by nationally accredited Registered Training Organisation Civil Train Victoria (RTO number 3704).

Government Subsidy is available for eligible candidates. Click here to check your eligibility.

Topics Covered

  • Role of the Spotter
  • No Go Zones
  • Safety Assessment Process
  • Signalling
  • Types of Power Lines
  • Permit Application
  • Height Assessment
  • Accident Procedures
  • OH&S Act 2004
  • SWMS Development

Who should attend?

Industry workers who act as a designated Electrical Spotter.
A Spotter is required for each item of plant or equipment operating in the vicinity of overhead electrical lines on any work site.
You must be 18 years of age or over.


1. A person must have a current competency to ‘Provide First Aid’ (HLTAID011)

2. A person must hold a current competency to ‘Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation’ (HLTAID009)

3. Minimum age for a person should be 18 years

4. Please provide evidence of any mobile plant and high risk licences, eg: Excavator, EWP over 11 meters and/or heavy vehicle licence that you currently hold, allowing us to update the Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) website.

What qualifications does this offer?

After successful completion of this one-day course and assessment you will be registered with Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) subject to all mandatory ESV requirements being met. ESV will issue you with a Spotters Ticket (valid for 3 years).

Civil Train Fees, Charges and Refund Policy

Please ensure that you read the Civil Train Fees, Charges and Refund Policy and check the Terms and Conditions before enrolling in this course with Civil Train. If you have any questions about our Fees, Charges or Refunds/Cancellations Policy, please contact CCF Victoria on (03) 9588 7600.

On-site Group Training Available

Are you an employer with a large group of employees that need training? Civil Train can arrange training for you at your site, ensuring you meet the delivery requirements for the program.