UEE Assess and Report on Smoke Control Features

Project Scope

The Assess and Report on Smoke Control Features project will develop one new Unit of Competency (UoC) and one new Skill Set in the Electrotechnology Training Package (UEE). These will cover the skill and knowledge requirements for the assessment and reporting on a building’s smoke control features of mechanical services systems, in accordance with Essential Services Fire Measures legislation. The new unit will be added as an elective in appropriate Refrigeration and Airconditioning Qualifications.

 

The design and installation of Essential Services Fire Measures must meet legislation and Australian Standard requirements. The recent changes to Australian Regulations and Standards relate to the design, installation, maintenance, and assessment of equipment in commercial buildings that have fire separated compartments.

 

Assessors who prepare building condition reports require specific competencies to understand the regulatory framework and specific reporting requirements. Technicians who assess and report on air handling equipment for fire and smoke control systems, must be competent to do the work safely and accurately. Building Owners carry the responsibility of ensuring that the individuals they engage under a service contract have the knowledge and skill to do the work and to provide reports to the owners.

 

The new unit and Skill Set will enable employers to meet current regulatory requirements.

 

See Case for Change for further information:

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 Manager.

 

 

Deliverables

A list of products included in this project:

 

Units of Competency

New Unit Assess and report on smoke control features of mechanical services systems

 

Skill Sets

New Skill Set Assess and report on mechanical services systems

 

Qualifications

The following qualifications are not being reviewed, but the Technical Advisory Committee will determine which of them it is appropriate for the new unit to be added as a general elective via a minor update in accordance with section 6.2 of the Training Package Development and Endorsement Process Policy.

  • UEE40520Y Certificate IV in Electrical – Air Conditioning Split Systems
  • UEE42720Y Certificate IV in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Servicing
  • UEE42820Y Certificate IV in Air-conditioning Systems Energy Management and Control
  • UEE42920Y Certificate IV in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems
  • UEE50320Y Diploma of Electrical and Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • UEE51220Y Diploma of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering
  • UEE62520Y Advanced Diploma of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering

TAC Established

13 JANUARY 2022

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

 

Comprising of 4 subject matter experts from Industry, RTOs, regulators, Peak Bodies, the TAC has been tasked with:

  • Providing specialist industry subject-matter knowledge regarding the development of one new Unit of Competency and one new Skill Set to cover the skill and knowledge requirements for the assessment and reporting on a building’s smoke control features of mechanical services systems, in accordance with Essential Services Fire Measures legislation.
  • 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 24 January 2022.

 

 

Technical Advisory Committee

13 JANUARY 2021

 

Work on this project has commenced and the Electrotechnology IRC has established a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

 

The project will develop one new Unit of Competency and one new Skill Set in the Electrotechnology Training Package (UEE) to enable assessment and reporting on a building’s smoke control features of mechanical services systems, in accordance with Essential Services Fire Measures legislation. The new unit will be added as an elective in several Refrigeration and Airconditioning Qualifications.

 

We look forward to sharing updates with you at key stages during the project.

Consultation

22 MARCH 2022

DRAFT MATERIAL

 

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

 

The unit Inspect, test and repair fire and smoke control features of mechanical services systems has been updated to address the skills and knowledge requirements for assessment and reporting on a building’s smoke control features. The revised unit will be included as an elective in relevant Refrigeration and Airconditioning qualifications and the existing Skill Set RAC Inspect, Test and Repair Fire and Smoke Control Features of Mechanical Services Systems.

 

Content covers fire dampers, smoke dampers, smoke and heat vents, and mechanical services air handlers. Assessment and reporting on this equipment is required under Essential Services Fire Measures legislation. The skills standards will support employers in complying with this regulation.

 

Feedback closed Thursday, 21 April 2022.

 

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

Validation

3 MAY 2022

FINAL DRAFT MATERIAL

 

On behalf of the Electrotechnology Industry Reference Committee, the Technical Advisory Committee has considered all stakeholder feedback and is now seeking validation of revised draft materials for an existing Skill Set and Unit of Competency.

 

The unit Inspect, test and repair fire and smoke control features of mechanical services systems has been updated to address the skills and knowledge requirements for assessment and reporting on a building’s smoke control features. The revised unit will be included as an elective in relevant Refrigeration and Airconditioning qualifications and the existing Skill Set RAC Inspect, Test and Repair Fire and Smoke Control Features of Mechanical Services Systems.

 

Content covers fire and smoke dampers, smoke and heat vents, and mechanical services air handlers. Assessment and reporting on this equipment are required under Essential Services Fire Measures legislation. The skills standards will support employers in complying with this regulation.

 

Feedback closed Monday, 16 May 2022.

 

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

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.

 

The project has updated one Unit of Competency and one Skill set to address the skills and knowledge requirements for assessment and reporting on a building’s smoke control features.

 

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