UEE Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical

Project scope

 

The Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical project is to review this qualification and develop five new Units of Competency in the Electrotechnology Training Package to ensure they reflect the intent of this qualification and meet the needs of learners.

 

During the transition of UEE11 to the 2012 Standards for Training Packages additional assessment conditions were added to units linked to electrical licencing to ensure the skills and knowledge were applied in the workplace. This addition was very important to meet industry’s expectations for those units. Eight of those units appear in the core of UEE62120 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology. This qualification is a direct entry Advanced Diploma intended for candidates that will never work as electricians, nor acquire an Electrician’s Licence. Few of these candidates will have the opportunity during their training to apply the skills and knowledge in an actual workplace, which is a requirement of the assessment conditions.

 

This project will create new replacement units covering higher level theoretical concepts that will be more appropriate for entry level Electrical Engineering.

 

Without the proposed new units, the qualification is no longer viable for delivery. Closely aligning core units to the vocational destinations of graduates will solve the current issue, whilst also improving outcomes for both graduates and their future employers.

 

VIEW CASE FOR CHANGE

 

The Electrotechnology Industry Reference Committee (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 for this project.

 

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 Specialist.

Timeline

 

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

 

Deliverables

 

The full list of products included in this project:

 

Qualification

UEE62120 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical

 

Units of Competency

UEEEL998Y Solve problems in LV electrical apparatus and circuits

UEEEL997Y Arrangement of electrical circuits, control and protection

UEEEL996Y LV electrical wiring systems and cables

UEEEL995Y Solve problems in LV machines

UEEEL994Y LV circuit cable, cord and accessory termination

 

TAC ESTABLISHED

 

5 OCTOBER 2021

 

The Electrotechnology Industry Reference Committee has established a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project.

 

Comprising 10 subject matter experts from Industry, RTOs, and Peak Bodies, the TAC has been tasked with:

  • Providing specialist industry subject-matter knowledge in the development of replacement units covering higher level theoretical concepts that will be more appropriate for the vocational destinations of graduates.
  • 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 13 October 2021.

 

Technical advisory committee

 

2 SEPTEMBER 2021

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

 

Work on this project has commenced and the Electrotechnology IRC is forming a TAC.

 

Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to help review and develop Training Package materials to:

 

The Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical project will review one qualification and develop five new Units of Competency to better reflect the intent of qualification and needs of its target audience. A number of current core units are aligned to the acquisition of occupational licences and include a requirement for evidence to be gathered in authentic workplace settings which is inappropriate given the qualification is primarily delivered in institutional settings. The project will develop replacement units covering higher level theoretical concepts, which will be more appropriate for the vocational destinations of graduates.

 

Registrations closed Thursday, 16 September 2021.

 

Consultation

 

6 DECEMBER 2021

DRAFT MATERIAL

 

On behalf of the Electrotechnology Industry Reference Committee, the TAC has drafted materials for this project and is requesting stakeholder feedback.

 

The project has reviewed the qualification and developed five new Units of Competency to better reflect the intent of qualification and higher-level theoretical concepts more appropriate for the vocational destinations of graduates.

 

Feedback submissions closed Friday, 28 January 2022.

 

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

Quality Assurance

4 MAY 2022

FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

 

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance and have been updated to reflect the intent of the qualification and address higher-level theoretical concepts more appropriate for the vocational destinations of graduates.

 

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 May 2022.

 

 

Validation

17 FEBRUARY 2022

FINAL DRAFT MATERIAL

 

On behalf of the Electrotechnology Industry Reference Committee, its Technical Advisory Committees have considered all stakeholder feedback and revised draft Training Package materials.

 

The project has updated the qualification and developed five new Units of Competency to better reflect the intent of qualification and address higher-level theoretical concepts more appropriate for the vocational destinations of graduates.

 

Feedback closed Monday, 7 March 2022.

 

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

Approval

1 SEPTEMBER 2022

 

At its meeting on 17 August 2022 the AISC approved the Electrotechnology Training Package (Release 4.0) for referral to Skills Ministers for endorsement.

 

The materials developed through the projects below address priority skills needs for the Electrotechnology Industry:

  • Advanced Diploma of Engineering – Electrical
  • Assess and Report on Smoke Control Features
  • Electricity Meters
  • Hazardous Areas

 

For more information on this project, please contact the Industry Skills Specialist.

 

 

Submission

6 JUNE 2022

CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT SUBMITTED TO AISC

 

The Electrotechnology Industry Reference Committee has submitted the Case for Endorsement and draft Training Package materials to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for consideration at its meeting on 17 August 2022.

 

This project has updated the qualification and developed five new Units of Competency to better reflect the intent of the qualification and address higher-level theoretical concepts more appropriate for the vocational destinations of graduates.

 

View Case for Endorsement

 

If approved, this Case for Endorsement will result in:

Updated Qualifications:

  • UEE41222 Certificate IV in Electrical – Rail Signalling
  • UEE42622 Certificate IV in Hazardous areas – Electrical
  • UEE61222 Advanced Diploma of Engineering – Explosion protection
  • UEE62122 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical

 

New Units of Competency:

  • UEECD0064 Interpret, produce and modify electrotechnology drawings
  • UEEEL0077 Evaluate and report on the performance of LV machines
  • UEEEL0079 Plan and analyse LV electrical apparatus
  • UEEEL0080 Plan and analyse wiring systems, circuits, control and protection for electrical installations
  • UEEHA0016 Assess the fitness-for-purpose of explosion-protected equipment
  • UEEHA0017 Classify areas where a combustible dust hazard may arise
  • UEEHA0018 Classify areas where flammable gas or vapour hazards may arise
  • UEEHA0019 Conduct a conformity assessment review of explosion-protected equipment
  • UEEHA0021 Design explosion-protected electrical systems and installations
  • UEEHA0024 Inspect, maintain and fit plugs/couplers for reeling, trailing and flexible cables -coal mining
  • UEEHA0027 Manage continuous supervision inspection of electrical installations for hazardous areas
  • UEEHA0028 Perform compliance audits of hazardous areas and related electrical installation
  • UEEHA0030 Repair reeling, trailing and flexible cables used in coal mining
  • UEEHA0036 Test reeling, trailing and flexible cables and their attachments used in coal mining
  • UEEHA0037 Verify compliance of repaired reeling, trailing and flexible cables and attachments -coal mining
  • UEEIC0051 Evaluate motor drive systems and diagnose faults
  • UEERS0020 Apply rail signalling principles
  • UEERS0026 Maintain communications based signalling equipment
  • UEERS0035 Maintain wayside asset protection equipment

 

Updated Units of Competency:

  • UEEEL0078 Install and commission whole current electricity meters
  • UEEHA0020 Conduct detailed inspection of electrical installations for hazardous areas
  • UEEHA0022 Determine the explosion-protection requirements to meet a specified classified hazardous area
  • UEEHA0023 Develop and manage periodic electrical inspection and maintenance programs for hazardous areas
  • UEEHA0025 Install explosion-protected equipment and associated apparatus and wiring systems
  • UEEHA0026 Maintain equipment associated with hazardous areas
  • UEEHA0029 Plan electrical installations for hazardous areas
  • UEEHA0031 Supervise repair and overhaul of explosion-protected equipment type flameproof (Ex d)
  • UEEHA0032 Supervise repair and overhaul of explosion-protected equipment type increased safety (Ex e)
  • UEEHA0033 Supervise repair and overhaul of explosion-protected equipment type intrinsically safe (Ex i)
  • UEEHA0034 Supervise repair and overhaul of explosion-protected equipment type pressurised (Ex p)
  • UEEHA0035 Supervise repair and overhaul of explosion-protected rotating machines
  • UEEHA0038 Conduct visual and close inspection of electrical installations for hazardous areas
  • UEEHA0039 Supervise repair and overhaul of explosion-protected equipment type Group III (‘t’)
  • UEERA0098 Inspect, test and repair fire and smoke control features of mechanical services systems
  • UEERS0021 Assemble and wire electrical rail signalling equipment
  • UEERS0022 Find and repair rail signalling system faults.
  • UEERS0023 Inspect, test and certify rail power signal equipment
  • UEERS0024 Install and maintain rail track circuit leads and bonds
  • UEERS0025 Maintain active level crossing equipment
  • UEERS0027 Maintain computer-based interlocking rail systems
  • UEERS0028 Maintain mechanical rail signalling equipment and infrastructure
  • UEERS0029 Maintain non-vital telemetry systems
  • UEERS0030 Maintain power-operated point actuating devices
  • UEERS0031 Maintain rail signalling power supplies
  • UEERS0032 Maintain trackside signal and train protection equipment
  • UEERS0033 Maintain train detection equipment
  • UEERS0034 Maintain vital relay interlocking systems
  • UEERS0036 Repair rail signalling power and control cables
  • UEERS0037 Test copper rail signalling cables

 

Deleted Units of Competency:

  • UEECD0058 Observe safety practices are followed in the vicinity of isolated electrical cables
  • UEERS0002 Decommission electrical and electromechanical rail signalling from service
  • UEERS0003 Develop rail signalling system maintenance programs
  • UEERS0007 Install and maintain non-vital screen-based control systems
  • UEERS0015 Maintain electronic and microprocessor-based remote control systems

 

New Skill Sets:

  • UEESS00188 Electrical -Rail Signalling Principles Skill Set
  • UEESS00189 Rail Signalling Constructor Skill Set

 

Updated Skill Sets:

  • UEESS00187 Electrical – Install and Set Up Interval Metering Skill Set
  • UEESS00190 RAC – Inspect, Test and Repair Fire and Smoke Control Features of Mechanical Services Systems

 

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

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Paul Humphreys

Industry Skills Specialist - Electrotechnology

 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0429 670 588