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.

 

To view the draft Qualification, Units of Competency, Skills Sets and the Mapping Attachments document please click below.

Qualifications

Units of Competency

Skill Sets

Mapping Attachments Document

 

Please submit your feedback by close of business Friday, 28 January 2022.

Submit your feedback

 

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

Quality Assurance

 

Validation

 

Endorsement

 

Approval

 

 

Submission

 

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Paul Humphreys

Industry Skills Specialist - Electrotechnology

 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0429 670 588