Legacy 100

To support Australia’s largest transmission project, EnergyConnect, Transgrid and Elecnor have launched the nation’s first multi-million dollar training initiative to boost skills in the power transmission sector across regional NSW. Legacy 100 will result in up to 100 candidates completing qualifications in transmission line construction as part of the $1.8 billion EnergyConnect project being built from Wagga Wagga to the South Australian border.

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.

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.

Legacy 100 fast facts

  • A Certificate II in Transmission Line Construction (UET20422) includes assembling transmission structures and installing hardware, stringing transmission overhead conductors prior to being tensioned and terminated, as well as essential compliance training required by the industry.
  • The 18-month course includes instructor-led classroom, practical and theory, together with on-the-job training and mentoring.
  • Riggers are responsible for assembling, installing, positioning and securing construction rigging such as working platforms, pulleys and winches used to undertake heavy lifting for construction projects, while doggers are responsible for correctly slinging and directing loads handled by cranes.
  • Come and try sessions will be held at Wagga Wagga for prospective candidates to experience what it is like to work on an elevated platform.

How do I apply?

To register your expression of interest please email your cover letter and resume to  legacy100@elecnor.es If you have any questions or would like any information, please contact Elecnor at legacy100@elecnor.es

Meet Ally Tahau – she is among the first group of Legacy 100 participants who will soon graduate from the Australian-first training program. Participants are training and working on Australia’s largest transmission project – EnergyConnect – and have some remarkable stories to tell. Ally traded her sheep shears to join the program and climb 55m high transmission towers. Watch the video to learn more.

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Meet Angus Allen – he is among the first group of Legacy 100 participants who recently graduated from the Australian-first training program. Prior to joining the program, the Leeton resident worked in building construction management in Sydney. He's now working on Australia's largest transmission project building towers and lines to connect the energy grids of NSW, Victoria and South Australia, and bring cheaper renewable energy to consumers.

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