UEE Emergency Lighting and Alarm Systems/Fire and Smoke Control Systems

Project scope

 

The UEE Electrotechnology Training Package Release 2 finalised transition to the Standards for Training Packages 2012. During this process, stakeholder feedback indicated several new Units of Competency and Skill Sets were needed in response to changes in refrigeration and air-conditioning industry technologies, standards, regulations and practices.

 

This project will develop two new Units of Competency and two new Skill Sets related to the maintenance detailed in AS1851 Routine Service of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment and associated regulatory requirements in various States/Territories.

 

VIEW 2020 IRC SKILLS FORECAST

 

Deliverables

 

The project will develop new training products for Air-conditioning Technicians and Electricians as follows:

  • One new Unit of Competency and one new Skill Set for air conditioning technicians engaged in the maintenance of relevant Essential Services Fire Measures, which includes Fire dampers, Smoke dampers, Smoke and heat vents, and Mechanical services air handlers. The new unit will be included as an elective in Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration.
  • One new Unit of Competency and one new Skill Set for electricians engaged in the maintenance of emergency lighting and alarm systems. The new unit will be included as an elective in Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician.

 

Timeline

 

The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 31 July 2021.

 

How to get involved

A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed to provide expertise for this work. If you are a subject matter expert and would like to be considered for the TAC please contact the Industry Manager.

Stakeholder feedback on draft training materials will be sought as part of the development phase of work.

Technical advisory committee

 

TAC ESTABLISHED

 

The Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has established a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project.

 

Comprising eight subject matter experts from Industry, Employer Associations and RTOs, the TAC has been tasked with:

  • Providing specialist industry subject-matter knowledge regarding emergency lighting, alarm systems/fire and smoke control systems to the review and development of Units of Competency, qualifications and Skill Sets
  • 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 TAC will hold its first meeting on Thursday, 17 December 2020.

 

15 November 2020

INDUSTRY SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

 

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

 

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

  • Develop one new Unit of Competency and one new Skill Set for air conditioning technicians engaged in the maintenance of relevant Essential Services Fire Measures, which includes Fire dampers, Smoke dampers, Smoke and heat vents, and Mechanical services air handlers.
  • Develop one new Unit of Competency and one new Skill Set for electricians engaged in the maintenance of emergency lighting and alarm systems.

 

TAC nominations closed on Monday, 30 November 2020.

 

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

Consultation

 

8 FEBRUARY 2021

DRAFT MATERIAL

 

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

 

A new Unit of Competency has been developed to cover the needs of air conditioning technicians to Inspect, test and repair fire and smoke control features of mechanical services systems. This unit will be included as an elective in Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration. The new unit will be included as an elective in Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration.

 

A new Unit of Competency has also been developed to cover the needs of electricians to, Inspect, test and maintain emergency alarm systems and equipment. The existing unit UEEEL0048 Install and maintain emergency lighting systems has been renamed and updated to cover the needs of electricians to ‘inspect, test and maintain’ emergency lighting systems. These two units will be included as electives in Certificate III Electrotechnology Electrician, and possibly higher-level qualifications in the Electrical pathway.

 

Feedback closed Monday, 8 March 2021.

 

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

Validation

 

23 MARCH 2021

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.

 

A new Unit of Competency has been developed to cover the needs of air conditioning technicians to Inspect, test and repair fire and smoke control features of mechanical services systems. This unit will be included in a Skill Set, and as an elective in the following qualifications:

  • Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Certificate IV in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Servicing
  • Certificate IV in Air-conditioning Systems Energy Management and Control
  • Certificate IV in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems
  • Diploma of Electrical and Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Diploma of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering
  • Advanced Diploma of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering

 

A new Unit of Competency has also been developed to cover the needs of electricians to, Inspect, test and maintain emergency alarm systems and equipment. The existing unit UEEEL0048 Install and maintain emergency lighting systems has been renamed and updated to cover the needs of electricians to ‘inspect, test and maintain’ emergency lighting systems.

 

These two units will be included in a Skill Set, and as electives in the following qualifications:

  • Certificate III Electrotechnology Electrician
  • Certificate IV in Electrotechnology – Systems Electrician
  • Certificate IV in Electrotechnology – Electrical Contracting
  • Diploma of Electrical Engineering
  • Advanced Diploma of Electrical – Engineering
  • Advanced Diploma of Electrical Systems Engineering

 

Feedback closed Friday, 9 April 2021.

 

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

Submission

25 FEBRUARY 2020

RELEASE 2.0 CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT SUBMITTED to AISC

The draft Training Package materials for Release 2.0 have been submitted to the AISC.

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

Release 3.0 is on track to be finalised and submitted in April 2020.

31 MARCH 2020

AISC OUTCOME ON THE ELECTROTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PACKAGE

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) considered the Electrotechnology Training Package Release 2.0 Case for Endorsement at its meeting 25 February, 2020.

The AISC has asked for further information from the IRC and directed it to lodge a single submission, incorporating all revised training products as per the table below, for consideration at the meeting of the AISC on 16 June, 2020.

Qualifications 77
Skill Sets 44
Units of Competency 531

In order to meet this deadline the draft Case for Endorsement will shortly be circulated to all State Training Authorities for consultation and feedback for a period of 3 weeks. At the same time, all draft products will be available on the AIS website for viewing. At the end of the consultation period all STA feedback will be submitted to the IRC for review, before an IRC approved Case for Endorsement is submitted to the AISC.

23 April 2020

FINAL DRAFT CASE FOE ENDORSEMENT

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance.

The Case for Endorsement is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in June.

22 July 2020

CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT SUBMITTED TO AISC

The draft Training Package materials have been submitted to the AISC.

Case for Endorsement

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

APPROVAL

18 AUGUST 2020

The AISC has approved the Electrotechnology Training Package (Release 2.0) for referral to the Skills Ministers for endorsement at the 12 August 2020 meeting.

ENDORSEMENT

6 October 2020

The Electrotechnology Training Package (Release 2.0) has been endorsed for implementation.

The approved UEE Electrotechnology Training Package Release 2.0 is now available on training.gov.au.

This release of the Training Package incorporates the below projects:

  • Electrical
  • Electrical Engineering and Industrial Control
  • Electronics and Computers
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Handling of A2 Refrigerants

This release includes:

  • 79 Qualifications
  • 50 Skill Sets
  • 530 Units of Competency
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Paul Humphreys

Industry Skills Specialist - Electrotechnology

 

Email: Paul.Humphreys@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 0429 670 588