Case Study

Transgrid invests in Planning and Controls Capability Uplift


Transgrid invests in developing advanced skills in both cost engineering and risk management for its specialist project planning and controls team. Learn how Certitude Australia designed and delivered a tailored learning solution, collaboratively with Synchrony Projects, to achieve sustainable success.


Period: 2023

Services: Training Needs Analysis, Instructional Design, Training Services, Coaching

Transgrid operates and manages the high voltage electricity transmission network in NSW and the ACT, connecting generators, distributors and major end users. The network is the backbone of the National Energy Market, enabling energy trading between Australia’s three largest states along the east coast and supporting the competitive wholesale electricity market.

As Sydney’s population grows, the demand for electricity is increasing and replacement of the ageing infrastructure will secure the future supply for residents and businesses in Sydney’s CBD and surrounding suburbs. Delivery of projects to budget, accurately forecasting and managing change is becoming an increasingly complex activity, particularly as major projects are initiated.

Transgrid Kemps Creek Substation Jow 220609 9438

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Highlights / Outcomes
  • Design and delivery of an advanced Cost Engineering workshop, aligned to the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) Total Cost Management Framework (TCMF).
  • Design and delivery of an advanced Risk Management workshop, aligned to ISO 31000
  • Implementation of a Learning Journey designed to support participants embed the new skills into the workplace, underpinned by both the 70-20-10 model and adult learning principles.


Certitude’s Role

Certitude Australia worked closely with Transgrid to design, develop and deliver tailored learning solutions aimed at refining skills in cost and risk management at an advanced level.

Clear pathways were established to industry certifications including the AACE TCMF, alongside nationally recognised qualifications in project management.

A blueprint was developed to support the transfer of learning into the workplace including personalised goal setting and action planning.