UEG Butt Fusion Systems

Overview

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has commissioned the development of this new Unit of Competency.

This project covers the development of one new Unit of Competency to address the need for skilled workers when installing large diameter polyethylene electrofused and butt fused systems. The new unit will cover specific calculations, knowledge and performance criteria involving additional practical components to meet the more rigorous standards required for this work.

Download the Case for Change

The Gas Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will have oversight of this project which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with Gas industry stakeholders.

Regular project updates will be posted on this page throughout the life of the project.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Industry Manager Jason Lazar.

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Jason Lazar
Industry Manager
Email jason.lazar@australianindustrystandards.org.au

Project Updates

31 AUGUST 2018 

ENDORSEMENT 

The AISC has approved the Case for Endorsement for Training Package implementation. 

Case For Endorsement

The approved UEG Gas Industry Training Package Release 1.0 is now available on training.gov.au. 

The full training package was approved including a new Unit of Competency: 

  • UEGNSG200 Conduct butt fusion of large diameter polyethylene gas pipeline systems. 

19 June 2018

Final draft Case for Endorsement

The draft Unit has undergone an independent edit and quality assurance, and is now available for viewing. It will be submitted together with the Gas Industry Training Package Transition Project. (Links removed 6 September 2018)

To view the final draft Gas Training Package materials, please visit the UEG11 Gas Industry Training Package Transition Project page for full details .

Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.

23 March 2018

Draft Unit of Competency available

The Butt Fusion Systems TAC has drafted the new Butt fuse of large diameter polyethylene gas pipeline systems Unit of Competency and would like your feedback.

Links to draft material were removed on 12 April 2018.

Please submit your feedback by close of business by Wednesday, 11 April 2018. Feedback period has now closed.

15 January 2018

The Gas IRC have commenced this project and invite subject matter experts to participate as a Butt Fusion Systems Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) member.

Please Register your interest in becoming a TAC member by COB Wednesday, 31 January 2018. (Registration is now closed).

It is intended that this project will commence February 2018 and is scheduled to be completed by June 2018.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Industry Manager, Jason Lazar.

10 October 2017

Case for Change Consultation

A Case for Change has been developed by the Gas IRC after it was agreed that a separate Unit of Competency was required to address the industry need for skilling workers when installing Butt Fusion Systems. This need has been documented in the Gas IRC’s Skills Forecast.

The increased risk associated with the larger diameter pipelines requires additional standards for installation. It is not practical to embed these additional requirements in existing competencies as the majority of gas pipeline installers would not be exposed to larger pipelines and never achieve the critical on-the-job experience for skill development.

The new Unit of Competency will cover specific calculations, knowledge and performance criteria involving additional practical components to meet the more rigorous standards required for this work.

If you would like to view the Case for Change, please click here to download the Case for Change. (Link removed November 2, 2017)

The Gas IRC is also seeking public feedback on this proposed Unit of Competency.

Please click here to submit your feedback by Tuesday, 24 October 2017. (Link removed November 2, 2017)

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