UEG Data Loggers

Project scope

Data logging describes a process whereby information generated by a gas detection device is stored in a manner allowing for future retrieval and analysis. Data logger usage within the Australian Gas Supply industry has been growing exponentially over the last five years, with a vast array of instrument manufacturing companies entering the Australian market. With the operating platform for data recording technology being standardised across utilities, there is growing need for data loggers being appropriately qualified to install, disconnect and reconnect these systems. Rapid advancements in data logging technology, along with its versatility across a range of Gas Supply utilities, indicates a need for additional skills for gas technicians within the industry and this project will develop the requisite new Units of Competency.

 

With the operating platform for data recording technology being standardised across utilities, there is growing need to for data loggers being appropriately qualified to install, disconnect and reconnect these systems. The Gas IRC has proposed a project to develop new Units of Competency to install, operate, disconnect, and reconnect fixed and portable data logger systems for use by gas technicians.

 

VIEW 2020 IRC SKILLS FORECAST

 

The Gas 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.

 

Regular updates will be posted on this page throughout the life of the 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 Manager.

 

Deliverables

Develop five new Units of Competency.

 

Timeline

The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 30 June 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 Gas Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has established a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project.

 

Comprising four subject matter experts from Industry and a Registered Training Organisation, the TAC has been tasked with:

  • Providing specialist industry subject-matter knowledge regarding data loggers 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 held its first meeting on 22 October 2020.

 

8 SEPTEMBER 2020

INDUSTRY SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

 

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

 

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

  • develop five new Units of Competency
  • to install, operate, disconnect, and reconnect fixed and portable data logger systems for use by gas technicians.

 

TAC nominations closed on Tuesday, 22 September 2020.

 

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

Consultation

 

30 NOVEMBER 2020

DRAFT MATERIAL

 

On behalf of the Gas Industry Reference Committee, the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has drafted Training Package materials for the Data Loggers project. Five new Units of Competency have been developed to address the skill needs of gas technicians to install, operate and maintain data logging equipment. Information generated by the data loggers is stored in a manner allowing for future retrieval and analysis. The TAC also reviewed and updated three existing Units of Competency for working with gas meters.

 

Feedback closed Friday, 15 January 2021.

 

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

Quality Assurance

 

18 MAY 2021

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 work safely with hydrogen, store and reinject gas in storage facilities, and install and operate data logging equipment.

 

The Case for Endorsement is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in June 2021.

 

Validation

 

4 FEBRUARY 2021

FINAL DRAFT MATERIAL

 

On behalf of the Gas Industry Reference Committee, the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has considered all stakeholder feedback and revised draft Training Package materials for the Data Loggers project.

 

Data Loggers – Five new Units of Competency have been developed to address the skill needs of gas technicians to install, operate and maintain data logging equipment. Information generated by the data loggers is stored in a manner allowing for future retrieval and analysis. The TAC also reviewed and updated three existing Units of Competency for working with gas meters.

 

Additional Information:

 

The TAC recommended that the new Units of Competency be included as electives in the Certificate III and IV Gas Supply Industry Operations, except for UEGNSG977Y Use Data Logging Equipment, which is proposed to be packaged into the Certificate II Gas Supply Industry Operations as well as the Certificate III and IV qualifications.

 

Feedback closed Friday, 19 February 2021.

 

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

Submission

 

30 JUNE 2021

CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT SUBMITTED TO AISC

 

The Gas Industry Reference Committee has submitted the Case for Endorsement and draft Training Package materials to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for their consideration.

 

VIEW CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

 

If approved, this Case for Endorsement will result in 14 new Units of Competency and three new Skill Sets, three updated qualifications and 18 revised units.

 

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

 

 
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Andrew Fitisemanu

Industry Skills Manager - ESI Generation, Gas Supply

 

 

 

Email: Andrew.Fitisemanu@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 0419 658 587