This nationally-recognised, full qualification for the Electrical Supply Industry (ESI) provides competencies for the operational role of planning and carrying out vegetation control at and above ground level while working safely near live electrical apparatus.


This training is fast becoming the mandatory requirement for vegetation controllers working on the power networks throughout Australia.

Our training program is designed to cover all units needed to work as a vegetation controller on an electricity network.


Trainees can expect to participate in four days of face-to-face theory-based and practical off-the-job training, followed by an expected 6-12 months of workplace on-the-job training. Trainees will be issued with a Certificate following their successful completion of the course.


For details on this qualification, go to


We also provide annual ESI refresher training to meet the authorisation requirements of the networks. PST is also authorised by Essential Energy and Endeavour Energy to deliver their Electrical Safety Rules refresher training.



Power Safety Training is authorised by the power networks in New South Wales to deliver Close Approach Vegetation Control (CAVC) training to electricity network vegetation operators with a Certificate II in ESI and adequate experience, and thus enabling them to clear vegetation in a high voltage environment.

CAVC is an industry-specific competency for which we provide you a certificate of completion. Our CAVC course is recognised and accepted by Essential Energy, Endeavour Energy and Ausgrid in NSW, and Evo Energy in the ACT.



AHCCHM303 Prepare and Apply Chemicals

AHCCHM304 Transport and Store Chemicals

AHCCHM201 Apply Chemicals under Supervision


Our AQF3 Chemical short course focuses on skilling chemical users in the industry’s best practice methods and national standards. Trainees will be issued a Statement of Attainment and given a "Chemical ticket" following their successful completion of the above units.


This training is nationally recognised and has an industry recommendation for refreshing every five years; it enables the holder to legally use restricted chemicals unsupervised.



AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws

FWPCOT2237 Maintain chainsaws

FWPCOT2239 Trim and cut felled trees

AHCPCM203 Fell small trees

FWPCOT2236 Fall trees manually (Basic)

FWPFGM3212 Fall trees manually (Intermediate)

FWPFGM3213 Fall trees manually (Advanced)

We have expert chainsaw trainers to provide introductory training through to advanced refreshers; keeping you and your cutters up to speed with the safest chainsaw skills.

Power Safety Training offers the full range of nationally recognised chainsaw competencies, including maintenance, cross-cutting, and tree falling at basic, intermediate and advanced levels. 

Trainees will be issued a Statement of Attainment and given a "Chainsaw ticket" following their successful completion of the unit/s for which they have received training and assessment. There is an industry recommendation to refresh chainsaw skills every 3-5 years.



FWPHAR2206 Operate a mobile chipper / mulcher

AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment

We'll provide you and your workers with the skills and knowledge needed to safely operate and maintain mobile chippers and mulchers through training in nationally-recognised units of competency.

Trainees will be issued with a Statement of Attainment following their successful completion of the units.



AHCARB312 Use standard climbing techniques to access trees

AHCARB311 Tie, dress, set and finish arborist knots

AHCARB303 Perform pruning operations

UETTDRVC21A Use climbing techniques to cut vegetation above ground near live electrical apparatus

UETTDRVC34A Undertake release and rescue from a tree near live electrical apparatus

Our experienced climbers can provide nationally-recognised training from beginner to advanced levels, as well as annual refresher training programs in rescue and escape.

Trainees will be issued with a Statement of Attainment following their successful completion of the units.


HLTAID003 Provide first aid

HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

UETTDRRF10B Provide first aid in an ESI environment

We will provide you with the most up to date training in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Power Safety Training can also provide specialised first aid training in an electrical (ESI) environment (which is a requirement for the industry). CPR and First aid in an ESI environment are recommended to be refreshed annually, while Provide first aid carries a three-year validity.

Trainees will be issued with a Statement of Attainment following their successful completion of the units.




  • Mega mulcher

  • Skid steer

  • Forklift

  • EWP >11m (licence training coming soon)