New Training Package Development Projects

As a direct result of the 2019 Skills Forecasts & Proposed Schedule of Work submitted by the Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) AIS supports, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has approved the 24 projects listed below and commissioned Training Package development work to commence.

IRC Project Title and Description of Work

3D Computed Tomography – create a 3D Computed Tomography Scanning Skill Set and one new Unit of Competency for aviation security workers in preparation for updated aviation transport regulations

Correctional Services

Dog handler Skill Sets – update seven Units of Competency and develop one new unit as well as two new Skill Sets for the Certificate IV in Correctional Practice to ensure that Community Corrections Officers are capable of effectively handling dogs within state and territory corrections jurisdictions, using skills that are contemporary with best dog handling practice and improving the safety and security of prisons where dogs are employed

Offender Engagement – update four Units of Competency and develop a new Offender Engagement Skill Set to support correctional services officers to enhance individual communication skills to engage and assess prisoners’ needs and identify individual offender vocational interests and strengths


Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal) – update the Certificate I in Maritime Operations including revising eight existing Units of Competency and developing four new Units of Competency to ensure alignment with the National Standard for Commercial Vessels, better equip seafarers with the general knowledge and skills to move easily between related occupations, and to reflect current near coastal general hand duties

Dynamic positioning – develop a Skill Set and four new Units of Competency to train seafarers in operating vessels equipped with dynamic positioning systems

Compass adjuster – develop a new Skill Set and a new Unit of Competency to codify skills seafarers to adjust magnetic compasses in accordance with the International Convention on Standards of Training and to qualify seafarers for certification as Compass adjusters

Maritime Towage – develop new Skill Set and three new Units of Competency to provide seafarers with skills and knowledge to safely tow vessels in routine and emergency conditions and to improve seafarers understanding of and compliance with AMSA towing requirements


Water Industry Operations – revise the Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations to reflect contemporary industry standards and practices including changes in technology, methodologies and certification arrangements for water operations

Water Industry Treatment – develop four new Units of Competency and revise 12 existing units in the Certificate IV in Water Industry Treatment to reflect contemporary industry standards and practices including changes in technology, methodologies and certification arrangements for water treatment

Public Safety

Defence Sensor Operations

Defence Simulator Maintenance

Defence Work Health and Safety

Defence Range Control

Defence Chaplaincy

Defence Evaluations

Update seven qualifications, two Skill Sets and fifty-six Units of Competency to reflect ongoing Defence industry practices and legislative requirements

State Emergency Services – develop three new Units of Competency as well as a Skill Set to address incident response capabilities of State Emergency Services volunteer members


Train and Network Control Operations – combine the Certificate IV in Rail Network Control and the Certificate IV in Tram/Light Rail Control qualifications, including updating 21 Units of Competency to create a single qualification for network controllers and provide more mobility across rail and light rail sectors. Provide network controllers skills and knowledge to use new Advanced Train and Management Systems and the ability to control autonomous and remotely operated vehicles, as well as address risks from the shared use of rail networks by autonomous and remotely operated rail vehicles and driver operated trains

Network Fault Support – create a new Skill Set and develop two new Units of Competency to better equip first line responders to quickly remedy conventional network faults and system breakdowns, and to provide first line respondents the skills and knowledge to remedy unconventional network faults and system breakdowns related to new autonomous and remotely operated rail vehicles

Transport and Logistics

Logistics and Warehousing – combine the Certificate II in Logistics and the Certificate II in Warehousing Operations qualifications including revising 20 existing units; and developing two new Units of Competency to create a single entry-level qualification for logistics and warehousing workers

Fuel Storage Dangerous Goods Contractors – develop one new Skill Set and four new Units of Competency to equip workers who install and maintain retail fuel storage sites with skills to protect public safety and satisfy mandatory environmental protection requirements


Pipeline Emergency Repairs – develop five new Units of Competency to support the skills needs of gas technicians undertaking pipeline emergency repairs

Gas processing – develop one new Unit of Competency to operate ancillary gas processing equipment within gas transmission installations

Gas leak survey – develop two new Units of Competency to undertake foot and vehicle gas leak surveys and undertake a range of gas industry tasks using Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

Gas Control systems – develop a Diploma or Advanced Diploma to support the role of a gas controller. Also develop five Units of Competency to address the skills and knowledge required to operate effectively in gas supply and distribution installations

Electricity Supply Industry – Generation

Operations personnel – update seven qualifications to address changes in the generation industry, including the move to renewable energy power generation, increasing automation of power generation control systems and data analytics

Wind power generation – update the Certificate IV in Large Scale Wind Generation to reflect new technologies and work practices

Remote Area Essential Service – update the Certificate II in Remote Area Essential Service to update packaging rules to include new power generation technology skills and provide clear vocational pathways to enhance employment opportunities for remote areas communities

Electricity Supply Industry – Transmission, Distribution and Rail

Transmission Distribution and Rail – update seven qualifications to align with industry practices and emerging technologies, including moving to renewable energy generation

Renewable Technologies – develop 22 new Units of Competency for renewable technologies and to develop units relevant to the use, handling, storage and maintenance of renewable battery technologies


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