UEE Rail Signalling

Project scope

 

The Rail Signalling project will review one qualification and 20 Units of Competency in the Electrotechnology Training Package to ensure they reflect current technologies, industry requirements and work practices. Rail signalling technology has evolved significantly since the qualification and units of competency were last updated (over 10 years ago).

 

The entry requirement added to the Certificate IV in Electrical – Rail Signalling as part of removing nested content during the transition is causing a barrier for some employers who deliver the qualification concurrently with the Certificate III Electrician Qualification. The entry requirement urgently needs to be reviewed to enable industry’s preferred method of delivery.

 

The review of the materials will mediate the current disparity of the qualification outcomes with the skill and knowledge needs of employers, which is impacting on the productivity and safety of workers. The current units reflect technology that industry is phasing out, while current systems now in use are not adequately covered.

 

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

UEE41220 Certificate IV in Electrical – Rail Signalling

 

Units of Competency

UEERS0001 Assemble and wire internal electrical rail signalling equipment

UEERS0002 Decommission electrical and electromechanical rail signalling from service

UEERS0003 Develop rail signalling system maintenance programs

UEERS0004 Find and repair rail signalling system faults

UEERS0005 Install and maintain active level crossing equipment

UEERS0006 Install and maintain computer-based interlocking rail systems

UEERS0007 Install and maintain non-vital screen-based control systems

UEERS0008 Install and maintain non-vital telemetry systems

UEERS0009 Install and maintain power-operated point actuating devices

UEERS0010 Install and maintain rail signalling power supplies

UEERS0011 Install and maintain rail track circuit leads and bonds

UEERS0012 Install and maintain trackside signal and train protection equipment

UEERS0013 Install and maintain train detection equipment

UEERS0014 Install and maintain vital relay interlocking systems

UEERS0015 Maintain electronic and microprocessor-based remote control systems

UEERS0016 Maintain mechanical rail signalling equipment and infrastructure

UEERS0017 Repair rail signalling power and control cables

UEERS0018 Test and commission rail power equipment

UEERS0019 Test copper rail signalling cables

UEECD0058 Observe safety practices are followed in the vicinity of isolated electrical cables

TAC ESTABLISHED

 

5 OCTOBER 2021

 

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

 

Comprising of 21 subject matter experts from Industry and RTOs, the TAC has been tasked with:

  • Providing specialist industry subject-matter knowledge to address the current disparity between the Certificate IV in Electrical – Rail Signalling qualification outcomes and the skill and knowledge needs of employers. The review and update of Units of Competency, will consider current rail signalling technology and update materials to reflect contemporary industry practices and systems.
  • 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 12 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 Rail Signalling project will review one qualification and 20 Units of Competency to address the current disparity found between the qualification outcomes and the skill and knowledge needs of employers, which has implications for the productivity and safety of workers. The project will consider current rail signalling technology and update materials to reflect contemporary industry practices and systems.

 

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 one Qualification and 20 Units of Competency to address the disparity between the qualification outcomes and employers’ skill and knowledge needs. In addition, the TAC has drafted three new units and one new Skill Set, and recommended the deletion of five existing units to reflect contemporary industry practices and systems.

 

Feedback submissions closed Friday, 28 January 2022.

 

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

Quality Assurance

8 AUGUST 2022

FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

 

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance and have been updated to address skills required by Rail Signalling Technicians.

 

To view the final drafts, please click below:

Case for Endorsement

Companion Volume Implementation Guide

Pre-Requisites 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 on 1 September 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 one qualification and 15 Units of Competency to address the disparity between the qualification outcomes and employers’ skill and knowledge needs.

 

The TAC has developed three new units and two new skill sets and recommended the deletion of five existing units to reflect contemporary industry practices and systems.

 

Feedback closed Monday, 7 March 2022.

 

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

Submission

12 SEPTEMBER 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 12 October 2022.

 

View Case for Endorsement

 

If approved, this Case for Endorsement will result in:

 

Updated Qualifications:

  • UEE41222 Certificate IV in Rail Signalling
  • UEE43322 Certificate IV in Electrical – Renewable Energy
  • UEE50122 Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering
  • UEE50722 Diploma of Renewable Energy Engineering
  • UEE60922 Advanced Diploma of Renewable Energy Engineering
  • UEE62022 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Renewable Energy

 

Deleted Qualifications:

  • UEE32020 Certificate III in Renewable Energy – ELV
  • UEE41620 Certificate IV in Renewable Energy
  • UEE60420 Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering
  • UEE61820 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Computer Systems

 

New Units of Competency:

  • UEERE0051 Apply electrical principles to renewable energy design
  • UEERE0054 Conduct site survey for grid connected photovoltaic and battery storage systems
  • UEERE0055 Conduct site survey for off-grid photovoltaic/generating set systems
  • UEERE0057 Coordinate the design of micro-grid renewable energy systems
  • UEERE0058 Coordinate the installation, fault finding and repair of micro grid systems
  • UEERE0070 Fault find and repair grid-connected photovoltaic power supply systems
  • UEERE0071 Fault find and repair off-grid PV/genset systems to an electrical installation
  • UEERE0072 Inspect grid connected renewable energy systems
  • UEERE0073 Inspect micro grid renewable energy systems
  • UEERE0074 Inspect off-grid renewable energy systems
  • UEERE0079 Install off-grid power conversion equipment to electrical installation
  • UEERE0080 Install photovoltaic power conversion equipment to grid
  • UEERE0082 Maintain renewable energy (RE) apparatus
  • UEERS0020 Apply rail signalling principles
  • UEERS0026 Maintain communications based signalling equipment
  • UEERS0035 Maintain wayside asset protection equipment

 

Updated Units of Competency:

  • UEERE0052 Assess energy loads and uses for energy efficiency in commercial facilities
  • UEERE0053 Assess energy loads and uses for energy efficiency in industrial properties and enterprises
  • UEERE0056 Coordinate maintenance of renewable energy (RE) apparatus and systems
  • UEERE0059 Design energy management controls for electrical installations in buildings
  • UEERE0060 Design grid-connected battery storage systems
  • UEERE0061 Design grid-connected photovoltaic power supply systems
  • UEERE0062 Design micro-hydro systems
  • UEERE0063 Design off-grid photovoltaic/generating set systems
  • UEERE0064 Design renewable energy (RE) heating systems
  • UEERE0065 Design wind energy systems
  • UEERE0066 Develop effective engineering strategies for energy reduction in buildings
  • UEERE0067 Develop engineering solutions to renewable energy (RE) problems
  • UEERE0068 Develop strategies to address sustainability issues for electrical installations
  • UEERE0069 Diagnose and rectify faults in renewable energy (RE) control systems
  • UEERE0075 Install and maintain micro hydro energy systems to power conversion equipment
  • UEERE0076 Install and maintain wind energy systems to power conversion equipment
  • UEERE0077 Install battery storage equipment power conversion equipment to grid
  • UEERE0078 Install battery storage to power conversion equipment
  • UEERE0081 Install photovoltaic systems to power conversion equipment
  • UEERE0083 Maintain safety and tidiness of remote area power supply systems
  • UEERE0084 Manage renewable energy (RE) projects
  • UEERE0085 Plan renewable energy (RE) projects
  • UEERE0086 Promote sustainable energy practices
  • UEERE0087 Provide basic sustainable energy solutions for energy management in residential premises
  • UEERE0088 Work safely with remote area power supply 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
  • UEECS0001 Administer computer networks
  • UEECS0002 Analyse and implement biometric measuring techniques and applications
  • UEECS0004 Commission industrial computer systems
  • UEECS0005 Design and implement advanced routing for internetworking systems
  • UEECS0006 Design and implement multi-layer switching for internetworking systems
  • UEECS0007 Design and implement network systems for internetworking
  • UEECS0008 Design and implement remote access for internetworking systems
  • UEECS0009 Design and implement security for internetworking systems
  • UEECS0010 Design and implement wireless LANs/WANs for internetworking systems
  • UEECS0011 Design and manage enterprise computer networks
  • UEECS0012 Design embedded controller control systems
  • UEECS0013 Develop and validate biometric equipment/systems installation
  • UEECS0014 Develop computer network services
  • UEECS0015 Develop energy sector computer network applications infrastructure
  • UEECS0016 Develop energy sector directory services
  • UEECS0017 Develop industrial control programs for microcomputer equipped devices
  • UEECS0019 Develop, implement and test object-oriented code
  • UEECS0021 Install and administer UNIX/LINUX-based networked computers
  • UEECS0023 Install and configure network systems for internetworking
  • UEECS0024 Integrate multiple computer operating systems on a client server local area network
  • UEECS0025 Modify/redesign industrial computer systems
  • UEECS0026 Plan industrial computer systems projects
  • UEECS0027 Provide programming solution for computer systems engineering problems
  • UEECS0031 Set up, create and implement content for a web server
  • UEERE0002 Assemble and connect remote area power supplies
  • UEERE0005 Assess energy loads and uses for energy efficiency in residential, office and retail premises
  • UEERE0017 Maintain and repair facilities associated with remote area essential service operations
  • UEERE0022 Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
  • UEERE0024 Attend to breakdowns in remote area power supplies (RAPS)
  • UEERE0025 Carry out basic repairs to renewable energy (RE) apparatus
  • UEERE0026 Conduct checks in the demand side use of remote area power supplies (RAPS)
  • UEERE0028 Design hybrid renewable power systems
  • UEERE0035 Install ELV stand-alone photovoltaic power systems
  • UEERE0040 Maintain and monitor remote area essential service operations
  • UEERE0043 Plan periodic maintenance schedules of remote area power supplies (RAPS)
  • UEERE0045 Solve basic problems in micro-hydro systems
  • UEERE0046 Solve problems in stand-alone renewable energy (RE) systems
  • UEERE0047 Solve problems in wind energy conversion systems (WECS) rated up to 10 kW
  • UEERE0048 Verify compliance and functionality of an extra-low voltage renewable energy installation
  • 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:

  • UEESS00189 Rail Signalling Constructor Skill Set
  • UEESS00190 Electrical – Rail Signalling Principles Skill Set
  • UEESS00191 Grid-connected Battery Storage Systems Designer-Installer Skill Set
  • UEESS00192 Grid-connected Battery Storage Systems Installer Skill Set
  • UEESS00196 Grid-connected Renewable Energy System Site Surveyor Skill Set
  • UEESS00197 Grid-connected Renewable Energy Systems Inspector Skill Set
  • UEESS00198 Hybrid Photovoltaic, Wind and Battery Storage Systems Installer Skill Set
  • UEESS00199 Micro-hydro Systems Designer Installer Skill Set
  • UEESS00200 Micro-hydro Systems Designer Skill Set
  • UEESS00201 Micro hydro systems Installer Skill Set
  • UEESS00202 Micro-grid Renewable Energy Systems Inspector Skill Set
  • UEESS00203 Micro-grid Systems Design Coordinator Skill Set
  • UEESS00204 Micro-grid Systems Installation and Maintenance Coordinator Skill Set
  • UEESS00205 Off-grid Photovoltaic/Generating Set Systems Designer-Installer Skill Set
  • UEESS00206 Off-grid Photovoltaic/Generating Set Systems Installer Skill Set
  • UEESS00207 Off-grid Photovoltaic Generating Set Systems Designer Skill Set
  • UEESS00208 Off-grid Renewable Energy System Site Surveyor Skill Set
  • UEESS00209 Off-grid Renewable Energy Systems Inspector Skill Set
  • UEESS00217 Wind Energy Systems Designer-Installer Skill Set
  • UEESS00218 Wind Energy Systems Designer Skill Set
  • UEESS00219 Wind Energy Systems Installer Skill Set

 

Updated Skill Sets:

  • UEESS00193 Grid-connected Photovoltaic and Battery Storage Systems Designer Skill Set
  • UEESS00194 Grid-connected Photovoltaic Systems Designer-Installer Skill Set
  • UEESS00195 Grid-connected Photovoltaic Systems Installer Skill Set
  • UEESS00210 Sustainable – Electrical Installations Sustainability Strategies Skill Set
  • UEESS00211 Sustainable – Energy Assessment of Commercial Facilities Skill Set
  • UEESS00212 Sustainable – Energy Assessment of Industrial Properties and Enterprises Skill Set
  • UEESS00213 Sustainable – Energy Assessment of Residential, Office and Retail Premises Skill Set
  • UEESS00214 Sustainable – Energy Efficiency Systems Designer Skill Set
  • UEESS00215 Sustainable – Energy Efficiency Systems Developer Skill Set
  • UEESS00216 Sustainable – Identify Energy Efficiency Strategies Skill Set

 

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

 

 

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 developed three new Units of Competency and two new Skill Sets and updated one qualification and 15 existing units  to address the disparity between the qualification outcomes and employers’ skill and knowledge needs. In addition, deletion of five existing Units of Competency is proposed.

 

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