UET Renewable Technologies

Project scope

Traditional first responders / line workers are increasingly having to work with renewable technology systems. Solar, wind and battery power are having an increasing impact on the Transmission and Distribution industries. As a result, there is a need to update the skills of front-line workers. There is also a need to improve emergency response training for first responders to incidents involving renewable technologies. Technical skills relevant to the management, installation and maintenance of battery technology have also been identified as a priority for development by the Industry Reference Committee (IRC).

 

The ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail IRC proposed to develop 22 new Units of Competency including renewable technologies such as vocational skills relevant to the use, handling, storage and maintenance of renewable battery technologies.

 

VIEW 2019 IRC SKILLS FORECAST

 

Deliverables

To develop:

  • Up to 22 new Units of Competency

 

Timeline

The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 30 October, 2020.

 

How to get involved

A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed to provide expertise for this work.  If you are a subject matter expert and would like to be considered for the TAC please contact the Industry Manager.

 

Stakeholder feedback on draft training materials will be sought as part of the development phase of work.

Technical advisory committee

 

TAC ESTABLISHED

 

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

 

Comprising eight subject matter experts from the electrical, renewable energy and distribution sectors, and RTOs, the TAC has been tasked with:

  • Providing specialist industry subject-matter knowledge regarding renewable technologies to the review and development of Units of Competency and Skill Sets
  • 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

 

1 JULY 2020

 

This project is currently on hold. The IRC will decide on the future of the project at its next meeting.

 

31 OCTOBER 2019

TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION AND RAIL SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

 

Work on this project has commenced and the ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail Industry Reference Committee is forming a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

 

Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to develop up to 22 new Units of Competency including renewable technologies such as vocational skills relevant to the use, handling, storage and maintenance of renewable battery technologies.

 

TAC nominations closed on Friday, 15 November 2019.

Consultation

 

17 DECEMBER 2020

DRAFT MATERIAL

 

On the 22 September ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail Industry Reference Committee (IRC) met with representatives from the Electrotechnology IRC, Generation IRC and the Clean Energy Council and agreed to progress with the development of a new Skill Set and Units of Competency in following Training Packages:

  • Two units and a Skill Set for the Electrotechnology Training Package with a focus on safe work requirements for the rooftop solar industry and the identification and isolation of multiple supply systems
  • One unit for the ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail Training Package ensuring safety requirements and identification and application of control measures for alternate supplies on the distribution network.

 

Feedback closed Thursday, 28 January 2021.

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

 

Quality Assurance

 

20 APRIL 2021

FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

 

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance and have been updated to address the skills needs of the industry resulting from increased automation of power systems, new technologies, renewable power sources, current industry practices and increased regulatory and safety requirements.

 

To view the final drafts, please click below.

 

CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

 

COMPANION VOLUME IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE

 

MAPPING ATTACHMENTS DOCUMENT

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

SKILL SETS

 

UNITS OF COMPETENCY

 

The Case for Endorsement is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in June 2021.

 

Validation

 

22 FEBRUARY 2021

FINAL DRAFT MATERIAL

 

On behalf of the ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail, and the Electrotechnology Industry Reference Committee, the Technical Advisory Committee has considered all stakeholder feedback and is now seeking validation of final draft materials. The materials include a new Skill Set and Units of Competency in the following Training Packages:

 

  • Two new units and a Skill Set for the Electrotechnology Training Package with a focus on safe work requirements for the rooftop solar industry and the identification and isolation of multiple supply systems
  • One new unit for the ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail Training Package ensuring safety requirements and identification and application of control measures for alternate supplies on the distribution network.

 

Feedback closed Tuesday, 9 March 2021.

 

In undertaking the review, the TAC have considered the qualifications and skill sets for the packaging of the new units of competency to reflect industry needs.  Please view the “Additional information” document to review the proposed qualifications and skill sets:

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

 
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Erin Knudsen

Industry Skills Manager - ESI Transmission, Distribution & Rail

 

 

Email: Erin.Knudsen@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 0418 434 302