What do I need to do to become an ASP?
There are 5 basic steps:
- Complete the training with us
- Set up your safe systems of work
- Apply to the Department of Industry to be accredited as an ASP
- Purchase all the required safety, rescue and work equipment
- Apply with the Electricity Distributors (eg Ausgrid, Endeavour, Essential) to work as an ASP on their network
What is ASP – Statutory Training?
Statutory training is your basic safety training for working on the electricity network. It is not required when first submitting your application to become an ASP with the Department of Industry however it is a requirement before being allowed to work on the electricity distributors network ie Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy, Essential Energy. Normally people enrol in the statutory training at the same time as the rest of the ASP training.
Can I be Class 2B (Underground) and Class 2C (Overhead ) ASP accredited only?
Yes. The rules allow you to apply for any Level 2 ASP class independently. You don’t have to complete the Class 2D (Metering) to be eligible for Class 2C (Overhead) or Class 2B (Underground).
Is there a specific order that I need to follow to complete all ASP Level 2 Classes?
Yes. You must complete the ‘Core’ units before being eligible to attend Class 2B (Underground) or Class 2C (Overhead) training. We offer all the components on a rotating roster so there’ll be training for the class you want within the next few weeks. Click on the ‘DATES AND BOOKINGS’ button on the course page for the next available dates.
Do I pay less if I enrol in all Level 2 ASP classes and do the combined training (2B+2C+2D)? What is the difference?
No. You don’t save any money. There are core units of training that repeat themselves throughout all 3 classes so you’re only required to complete them once. This is why the combined course appears cheaper at first glance. If you only attend one class and come back for another class at a later date you will only be required to complete the ‘gap’ training to complete the class. For example; If you complete Class 2B now and come back for Class 2C later you’ll only need to sit for 4 days training not 7.
Do I need to complete the online registration form again for every ASP class?
No. Just complete the online registration for one class (eg Class 2B) and leave a message in the comments field that you want to add more classes (eg Statutory and Class 2C). We’ll do the rest.