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.
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.
The full list of products included in this project:
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
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.
Industry Skills Specialist - Electrotechnology
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0429 670 588