UEG Gas Control Systems

Project scope

Gas control systems are operated and managed to ensure the safe supply of gas to support domestic and industrial use, whilst adhering to stringent environmental and regulatory controls. Emerging technology advancements in gas control systems has led to a change in the skills requirements of gas controllers. Advanced gas control systems will be operated and managed by individuals and teams capable of complex gas control systems analysis, emergency response management, and gas control system optimisation through normal and emergency operating conditions.

The Gas Industry Reference Committee (IRC) proposed to develop a Diploma or Advanced Diploma that addresses the skills and knowledge requirements of Gas Controllers. This project will review and update five existing Units of Competency and develop up to five new Units of Competency to address the skills and knowledge required to operate effectively in gas supply and distribution installations. The project will also consider the use of imported Units of Competency to ensure broad skills transferability within allied energy sector roles and occupations.

 

VIEW 2019 IRC SKILLS FORECAST

 

Deliverables

Develop one new qualification:

  • AQF4/5 qualification aligned to the Gas Controller role

Develop five new Units of Competency

Review five existing Units of Competency

 

Timeline

The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 30 October 2020.

 

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

28 OCTOBER 2019

GAS INDUSTRY SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

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

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

  • Develop one new AQF 4/5 qualification aligned to the Gas Controller role
  • Develop up to five new Units of Competency
  • Review and develop five existing Units of Competency

To register your interest in becoming a TAC member, please provide your details via the form below, by close of business Friday, 6 December 2019. 

Summary of development

Draft units, skill sets and/or qualifications are developed in consultation with Subject Matter Experts and industry stakeholders.

Initial drafting of Training Package material (Units of Competency, Skill Sets and/or qualifications) is being undertaken by a Technical Advisory Committee established by the IRC. Comprising people with diverse expertise and experience in

Gas Control Systems, it has ensured that the draft Units are informed by the needs of industry.

 

Consultation

28 APRIL 2020

DRAFT MATERIAL

The Gas Control Systems TAC has prepared draft materials for this project.

The TAC has drafted a new qualification aligned to the Gas Controller role, Certificate IV in Gas Control. The TAC has also reviewed the Units of Competency within the project scope and these Units of Competency, together with those contained in the proposed qualification, are considered sufficient to address the skills needs of a Gas Controller. The TAC does not propose any new Units of Competency to be developed and packaged into the new qualification.

Feedback on draft materials closed on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 for consideration by the TAC.

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

Consultation

5 JUNE 2020

DRAFT MATERIAL

The Gas TAC has reviewed the feedback received during first round of public consultation and finalised draft materials for this project. Some of the comments received were around the unit and qualification titles, unit performance and knowledge evidence, and the qualification packaging rules.

Feedback on draft materials closed on Friday, 26 June 2020 for consideration by the TAC.

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

 

1 SEPTEMBER 2020

FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance, and can be accessed via the links below.

To view the final drafts, please click below.

CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT 

COMPANION VOLUME IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE

MAPPING ATTACHMENTS DOCUMENT

QUALIFICATIONS 

UNITS OF COMPETENCY

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

 

Summary of feedback

No feedback was received to amend the materials for this project. There were positive comments received mentioning that the TAC had applied the suggestions made during the previous public consultation period.

 

Quality assurance

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance.

The Case for Endorsement is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in August 2020.

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

 
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Klausch Schmidt

Industry Manager - Electrotechnology, ESI Generation, ESI - Transmission, Distribution and Rail, Gas Supply

 

Email: klausch.schmidt@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 03 9604 7223

Mobile: 0417 568 967