Latest Skills Forecast 2020

The ESI Transmission IRC Skills Forecast focuses on the prioritisation of the the skills needs of the industry. Skills Forecasts are developed and reviewed annually and submitted on behalf of the IRC to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for approval.

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The UET Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package provides nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications for occupations involved in: Transmission Structure and Line Assembly, National Broadband Network Cabling, Asset Inspection, Transmission Overhead (erection of towers, poles, structures and associated hardware), Distribution Overhead (installation, maintenance and inspection poles, structures and associated hardware), Distribution Cable Jointing, and Power Systems Operations.

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Transmission, Distribution and Rail Industry Reference Committee (IRC)

The Transmission, Distribution and Rail IRC is made up of industry leaders and experts and acts as a conduit between the Transmission, Distribution and Rail industries and the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC).

 

The ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail (ESI TDR) industry refers to Australia’s infrastructure networks that are used to transport high-voltage electricity from the generation point to distribution networks; and then directly to domestic and industrial users.

 

The ESI Transmission Distribution and Rail IRC are responsible for ensuring the UET Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package meets the needs of the industry and provides nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications for occupations involved in:

  • Transmission Structure and Line Assembly
  • National Broadband Network Cabling
  • Asset Inspection
  • Power Systems – Transmission Overhead (erection of towers, poles, structures and associated hardware)
  • Power Systems – Distribution Overhead (installation, maintenance and inspection poles, structures and associated hardware)
  • Power Systems – Distribution Cable Jointing
  • Power Systems
  • Power Systems Operations
 

The Committee

Chair: Peter Woods, Sydney Trains

Deputy Chair: Barry Heywood, Energy Safe Victoria

 

Committee members:

Gerard Coad, TasNetworks
Mike Millard-Hurst, Western Power
Leonie McCallum, TransGrid
Mark Burgess, Electrical Trades Union
Tim Roberts, Energy Skills Queensland
Anita Talberg, Clean Energy Council
Jill Cainey, Energy Networks Australia

 

 

Peter Woods

Transmission, Distribution and Rail Industry Reference Committee Chair

 

Peter Woods is the Principal Assessor within the Electrical Distribution Unit at Sydney Trains with responsibility for managing and accrediting internal and external staff to work on the network.

 

Peter began his career as an apprentice electrician with Sydney Trains 37 years ago before progressing to roles as a tradesman and group leader and moving into training and assessing in 2003.

 

He has had a long association with the IRC, including development of a nationally endorsed Certificate III in Rail Traction, enabling workers to have their knowledge and skills training recognised across the country.

 
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Klausch Schmidt

Industry Manager - Electrotechnology, ESI Generation, ESI - Transmission, Distribution and Rail, Gas Supply

 

Email: klausch.schmidt@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 03 9604 7223

Mobile: 0417 568 967

 

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