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.

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Paul Humphreys

Industry Skills Specialist - Electrotechnology

 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0429 670 588