UET Power and Network Systems

Project scope

 

The Power and Network Systems project will review six qualifications and 104 Units of Competency that have not been revised since 2012. The project will also develop one new unit to encompass changes in the processes of working with live lines. The review and development of these are essential to ensure the qualifications reflect contemporary industry practices and work methods incorporating the connections to Distributed Energy Resources (DER), management and infrastructure of electricity networks, Energy Networks Australia (ENA) guidelines, and management and safety practices for substations.

 

The project will focus on the Electricity Supply Industry’s need to ensure the workforce is skilled to manage and support the evolving energy networks within Australia. This includes accounting for transformation of the grid into a platform for new products and services – rapidly connecting new technologies, while delivering safe, reliable and affordable supply across Australia.

 

Review and development of the materials will coincide with the Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap to cover electricity networks being decentralised, customers taking control of their energy use, and DERs such as solar PVs, battery storage, and wind generating units connecting to the electricity grid. For Australia to connect to these new energy sources, the national electricity grid needs to be maintained and expanded with greater connectivity of grids on a broader scale. These projects will play a key role in COVID-19 economic recovery.

 

VIEW CASE FOR CHANGE

 

The ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail IRC will have oversight of this project, which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with industry stakeholders. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed to provide subject matter expertise for the development of Training Package materials.

 

If you have any questions about this project or are a subject matter expert and would like to be considered for the TAC for this project, please contact the Industry Skills Manager.

 

Timeline

 

The Case for Endorsement and draft materials are due to be submitted by 30 June 2022.

 

Deliverables

 

The full list of products included in this project:

 

Qualifications

UET40419 Certificate IV in ESI – Network Systems

UET40519 Certificate IV in ESI – Power Systems Substations

UET40619 Certificate IV in ESI – Power Systems Network Infrastructure

UET50219 Diploma of ESI – Power Systems

UET50319 Diploma of ESI – Power Systems Operations

UET60219 Advanced Diploma of ESI – Power Systems

 

Units of Competency

UETDRRTXX1        Maintain and measure live rail traction lines

UETTDRCJ29         Install gas and oil filled specialised underground cables

UETTDRCJ30         Maintain gas and oil filled specialised underground cables

UETTDRCJ31         Install and maintain polymeric specialised underground cables

UETTDRCJ32         Install and maintain gas and oil pressure systems for specialised underground cables

UETTDRCJ33         Install and maintain network infrastructure LV underground cables

UETTDRCJ34         Install and maintain network infrastructure HV underground cables

UETTDRDP15        Inspect, maintain and restore energised low voltage overhead distribution network infrastructure

UETTDRDS31        Draft and layout a power system overhead distribution extension

UETTDRDS32        Draft and layout a power system underground distribution extension

UETTDRDS33        Draft and layout a power system street lighting system

UETTDRDS34        Draft and layout a power system distribution substation minor upgrade

UETTDRDS35        Design overhead distribution power systems

UETTDRDS36        Design underground distribution power systems

UETTDRDS37        Design power system distribution substations

UETTDRDS38        Design power system public lighting systems

UETTDRDS39        Prepare and manage detailed construction plans for electrical power system infrastructure

UETTDRDS42        Investigate quality of power systems supply issues

UETTDRDS43        Develop high voltage and low voltage distribution protection systems

UETTDRDS45        Organise and implement ESI line and easement surveys

UETTDRDS46        Develop planned power systems outage strategies

UETTDRDS50        Design customer power system substations

UETTDREL15        Respond to power systems technical enquiries and requests

UETTDRIS46         Install and maintain ESI network infrastructure electrical equipment

UETTDRIS47         Sample, test, filter and reinstate insulating oil

UETTDRIS48         Develop high voltage switching schedule

UETTDRIS49         Develop low voltage switching schedule

UETTDRIS50         Coordinate power system permit procedures

UETTDRIS51         Coordinate and direct power system switching schedules

UETTDRIS62         Implement and monitor the power system organisational WHS/OHS policies, procedures and programs

UETTDRIS63         Implement & monitor power system environmental & sustainable energy management policies & procedures

UETTDRIS64         Install mobile generation set for synchronised HV Genset

UETTDRIS65         Contribute to coordinated HV live working

UETTDRIS67         Solve problems in energy supply network equipment

UETTDRIS68         Solve problems in energy supply network protection equipment and systems

UETTDRIS69         Diagnose and rectify faults in energy supply apparatus

UETTDRIS70         Diagnose and rectify faults in electrical energy distribution systems

UETTDRIS71         Diagnose and rectify faults in electrical energy supply transmission systems

UETTDRIS72         Diagnose and rectify faults in distributed generation systems

UETTDRIS73         Develop engineering solutions for energy supply power transformer problems

UETTDRIS74         Develop engineering solutions for energy supply system protection problems

UETTDRIS81         Install telecommunications infrastructure on electricity supply industry assets

UETTDRRT31        Maintain energised d.c. traction overhead wiring system

UETTDRRT32        Maintain energised traction overhead electrical apparatus using stick techniques

UETTDRRT33        Maintain energised traction overhead electrical apparatus using glove techniques

UETTDRSB21        Diagnose and rectify faults in substation environment

UETTDRSB22        Carry out power systems substation inspection

UETTDRSB23        Install and maintain substation direct current systems

UETTDRSB24        Maintain high voltage power system circuit breakers

UETTDRSB25        Maintain high voltage power and instrument transformers

UETTDRSB26        Install high current d.c. equipment and switchgear

UETTDRSB27        Maintain high current d.c. equipment and switchgear

UETTDRSB29        Maintain capacitor bank equipment for voltage regulation

UETTDRSB30        Maintain high voltage power system static VAR compensators (SVC)

UETTDRSB31        Maintain high voltage power system synchronous condensers

UETTDRSB32        Maintain power transformer on load tap changers (OLTC)

UETTDRSB33        Install high voltage plant and equipment

UETTDRSB34        Carry out surveys using thermovision techniques

UETTDRSB35        Maintain discrete control and protection systems

UETTDRSB36        Commission discrete control and protection systems

UETTDRSB37        Maintain power system distribution field devices

UETTDRSB38        Commission power system distribution field devices

UETTDRSO32       Manage power systems network faults

UETTDRSO35       Manage high voltage distribution and sub-transmission network demand

UETTDRSO36       Develop low voltage distribution switching programs

UETTDRSO37       Develop high voltage distribution and sub-transmission switching programs

UETTDRSO38       Develop and evaluate power systems transmission switching programs

UETTDRSO40       Coordinate high voltage distribution and sub-transmission networks

UETTDRSO41       Manage power systems transmission networks

UETTDRSO45       Operate and monitor system SCADA equipment

UETTDRSO46       Monitor and control the field staff activities

UETTDRSO47       Coordinate high voltage transmission network

UETTDRSO48       Respond to discrete and interdependent protection operations

UETTDRSO49       Coordinate power system operations in a regulated energy market

UETTDRSO50       Respond to complex power system protection operations

UETTDRTP34        Install/maintain overhead transmission network infrastructure

UETTDRTP35        Install/maintain transmission network infrastructure electrical equipment

UETTDRTS21        Maintain interdependent network protection and control systems

UETTDRTS22        Commission interdependent network protection and control systems

UETTDRTS23        Conduct evaluation of power system substation faults

UETTDRTS24        Design testing and commissioning procedures for field devices and substations

UETTDRTS25        Maintain and test and metering schemes

UETTDRTS26        Commission power systems metering schemes

UETTDRTS27        Perform accuracy checks on power systems instrument transformers

UETTDRTS28        Repair, test and calibrate protection relays and meters

UETTDRTS29        Develop power systems secondary isolation instructional documents

UETTDRTS30        Design power systems secondary isolation instructional documents

UETTDRTS31        Maintain, test and commission power systems voltage regulating equipment

UETTDRTS32        Conduct evaluation of power systems primary plant

UETTDRTS33        Undertake power systems project management of substation augmentation and maintenance

UETTDRTS34        Install and maintain power system communication equipment

UETTDRTS35        Maintain complex network protection and control systems

UETTDRTS36        Commission complex network protection and control systems

UETTDRTS37        Perform current injection testing using phantom load

UETTDRTS38        Install and replace high voltage metering and associated equipment

UETTDRTS39        Maintain compliance with national electricity market metrology practices and procedures

UETTDRTS40        Test and maintain energy/revenue metering schemes

UETTDRTS41        Install and replace complex energy/revenue metering schemes and associated equipment

UETTDRTS42        Management of energy registration data errors for revenue billing purposes

UETTDRTS43        Commission energy/revenue metering schemes

UETTDRTS44        Test and maintain energy/revenue metering schemes (complex)

UETTDRTS45        Manage compliance with national electricity market metrology practices and procedures

UETTDRTS46        Verification and certification of revenue metering/energy measurement instruments

UETTDRTS47        Commission energy/revenue metering schemes (complex)

UETTDRVC30  Coordinate vegetation

TAC Established

 

11 AUGUST 2021

 

The ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail Industry Reference Committee has established a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project.

 

Comprising of eighteen (18) subject matter experts from Industry, RTOs and Peak Bodies the TAC has been tasked with:

  • Providing specialist industry subject-matter knowledge regarding the Electricity Supply Industry’s need to ensure the workforce is skilled to manage and support the evolving energy networks within Australia
  • Reviewing six qualifications and 104 Units of Competency
  • Validating the technical content of the Training Package products
  • Identifying relevant qualitative and quantitative data sources to inform the development of draft materials
  • Reviewing feedback from stakeholders through public consultations
  • Assisting in identifying and engaging broader industry networks to participate in consultation and/or validation activities during the duration of the project
  • Offering advice and guidance to assist in informing the direction of the project throughout its duration.
  • Making recommendations on the developed Training Package materials to the relevant IRC, which has the final decision-making authority

 

The first meeting of the TAC is scheduled for Wednesday, 18 August 2021.

Technical advisory committee

 

1 JULY 2021

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

 

Work on this project has commenced and the ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail IRC is forming a TAC.

 

Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to help review and develop Training Package materials to review six qualifications and 104 Units of Competency. The Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications will be reviewed to reflect contemporary industry practices and address changes to work methods incorporating the connections to Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), management and infrastructure of electricity networks, ENA guidelines, and management and safety practices for substations.

 

The project will focus on the Electricity Supply Industry’s need to ensure the workforce is skilled to manage and support the evolving energy networks within Australia. To connect to new energy sources, the national electricity grid needs to be maintained and expanded with greater connectivity of grids on a broader scale.

 

Registrations closed Thursday, 15 July 2021.

Consultation

 

Quality Assurance

 

Validation

 

Endorsement

 

Approval

 

 

Submission

 

personal

Erin Knudsen

Industry Skills Manager - ESI Transmission, Distribution & Rail

 

 

Email: Erin.Knudsen@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 0418 434 302