UEE Renewables

Project scope

 

The Renewables project will review eight qualifications and fifty Units of Competency in the Electrotechnology Training Package. During transition to the 2012 Standards for Training Packages it was identified that renewable energy qualifications were no longer fit for purpose. The review will update these qualifications and related units to reflect current technologies, industry practices, regulations, and accreditation.

 

Renewable systems, technology and industry practices have evolved significantly since these qualifications were last reviewed. Solar installation has been steadily growing with currently over two and a half million installations in Australia, which is anticipated to double by the mid-2020s.

 

Renewable energy developers and installers are facing challenges in recruiting skilled and experienced workers. To address this, Training Package materials will be updated to enable the Electrotechnology workforce to develop the necessary skills for the installation and maintenance of renewable energy technologies used by domestic and commercial customers.

 

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.

Deliverables

 

The full list of products included in this project:

 

Qualifications

UEE32020 Certificate III in Renewable Energy – ELV

UEE41620 Certificate IV in Renewable Energy

UEE41920 Certificate IV in Electrical – Renewable Energy

UEE42020 Certificate IV in Electrical – Photovoltaic systems

UEE43120 Certificate IV in Energy Efficiency and Assessment

UEE50720 Diploma of Renewable Energy Engineering

UEE60920 Advanced Diploma of Renewable Energy Engineering

UEE62020 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Renewable Energy

 

Units of Competency

UEERE0001 Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector

UEERE0002 Assemble and connect remote area power supplies

UEERE0003 Assess energy loads and uses for energy efficiency in commercial facilities

UEERE0004 Assess energy loads and uses for energy efficiency in industrial properties and enterprises

UEERE0005 Assess energy loads and uses for energy efficiency in residential, office and retail premises

UEERE0006 Conduct periodic maintenance of remote area power supply battery banks

UEERE0007 Conduct periodic maintenance of remote area power supply generator sets

UEERE0008 Conduct periodic maintenance of remote area power supply photovoltaic arrays

UEERE0009 Conduct periodic maintenance of remote area power supply wind generators

UEERE0010 Design energy management controls for electrical installations in buildings

UEERE0011 Design grid-connected photovoltaic power supply systems

UEERE0012 Develop effective engineering strategies for energy reduction in buildings

UEERE0013 Develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues in the energy sector

UEERE0014 Develop strategies to address sustainability issues for electrical installations

UEERE0015 Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures

UEERE0016 Install, configure and commission LV grid-connected photovoltaic power systems

UEERE0017 Maintain and repair facilities associated with remote area essential service operations

UEERE0018 Maintain and repair remote area power generation facilities

UEERE0019 Maintain safety and tidiness of remote area power supply systems

UEERE0020 Promote sustainable energy practices in the community

UEERE0021 Provide basic sustainable energy solutions for energy reduction in residential premises

UEERE0022 Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems

UEERE0023 Work safely with remote area power supply 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)

UEERE0027 Coordinate maintenance of renewable energy (RE) apparatus and systems

UEERE0028 Design hybrid renewable power systems

UEERE0029 Design micro-hydro systems rated to 6.4 kW

UEERE0030 Design renewable energy (RE) heating systems

UEERE0031 Design stand-alone renewable energy (RE) systems

UEERE0032 Design wind energy conversion systems (WECS) rated to 10 kW

UEERE0033 Develop engineering solutions to renewable energy (RE) problems

UEERE0034 Diagnose and rectify faults in renewable energy (RE) control systems

UEERE0035 Install ELV stand-alone photovoltaic power systems

UEERE0036 Install small wind energy conversion systems rated up to 10 kW for ELV standalone applications

UEERE0037 Install, configure and commission LV micro-hydro systems rated up to 6.4 kW

UEERE0038 Install, configure and commission LV wind energy conversion systems rated up to 10 kW

UEERE0039 Install, set up and maintain ELV micro-hydro systems rated up to 6.4 kW

UEERE0040 Maintain and monitor remote area essential service operations

UEERE0041 Maintain operation of remote area power generation plant

UEERE0042 Manage renewable energy (RE) projects

UEERE0043 Plan periodic maintenance schedules of remote area power supplies (RAPS)

UEERE0044 Plan renewable energy (RE) projects

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

UEERE4001 Install, maintain and fault find battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems

UEERE5001 Design battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems

TAC Established

13 JANUARY 2022

 

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

 

Comprising of 29 subject matter experts from Industry, RTOs, regulators, and Peak Bodies, the TAC has been tasked with:

  • Providing specialist industry subject-matter knowledge for the review and development of 50 Units of Competency and eight qualifications, to address challenges in recruiting skilled and experienced workers.
  • 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 held its first meeting on 23 November 2021.

 

Technical advisory committee

9 SEPTEMBER 2021

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

 

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

 

Your industry expertise and insight are welcome to help review and develop Training Package materials to enable Electrotechnology workers to develop skills for the installation and maintenance of renewable energy technologies.

 

The project will review and update eight qualifications and 50 Units of Competency in the Electrotechnology Training Package to reflect current technologies, industry practices, regulations, and accreditation.

 

Registrations closed Thursday, 30 September 2021.

 

Consultation

22 APRIL 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 Renewables project scope included the review of 8 Qualifications and 50 Units of Competency. The Project Update document describes project work to date which includes:

  • removing 3 existing units which appeared in the core of many other UEE qualifications from the project scope
  • reviewing and updating 25 Units of Competency
  • reviewing and updating 4 Qualifications
  • developing 14 new Units of Competency
  • recommending the deletion of 22 Units of Competency (9 of those units have had their content absorbed across other new and existing units)
  • recommending the deletion of 4 Qualifications (3 Certificate IV qualifications have been consolidated into one).

 

The update document also shows how the structure of content has been reorganised to better reflect current industry needs.

 

Feedback closed Monday, 23 May 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 to design, install, maintain and inspect renewable energy systems.

 

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

20 JUNE 2022

FINAL DRAFT MATERIAL

 

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

 

The Renewables project scope included the review of 8 Qualifications and 50 Units of Competency. The Project Update document describes project work to date which includes:

  • removing 3 existing units which appeared in the core of many other UEE qualifications from the project scope
  • reviewing and updating 32 Units of Competency
  • reviewing and updating 4 Qualifications
  • developing 14 new Units of Competency
  • reviewing and updating 10 Skill Sets
  • developing 18 new Skill Sets
  • recommending the deletion of 15 Units of Competency (9 of those units have had their content absorbed across other new and existing units)
  • recommending the deletion of 4 Qualifications (3 Certificate IV qualifications have been consolidated into one).

 

The update document also shows how the structure of content has been reorganised to better reflect current industry needs.

 

Feedback closed Monday, 4 July 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.

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Paul Humphreys

Industry Skills Specialist - Electrotechnology

 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0429 670 588