UEG Gas Control Systems
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.
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
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.
28 APRIL 2020
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.
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.
1 SEPTEMBER 2020
FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT
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 October.
5 JUNE 2020
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.
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.
28 JANUARY 2021
The Gas Industry Training Package (Release 2.0) has been endorsed by Skills Ministers for implementation.
The Gas Industry Reference Committee, with support from Technical Advisory Committees, has developed a new qualification and Units of Competency and updated existing units to address the priority skills needs of the gas industry relating to gas control systems, gas leak survey, pipeline emergency repairs and gas processing.
Five existing qualifications have been updated to include the most recent imported Units of Competency.
Gas Control Systems – A new Certificate IV in Gas Control Operations Qualification has been developed to address the skills and knowledge requirements of Gas Controllers to operate effectively in gas supply and distribution installations.
To read more about the drivers for this project, please click on the Project overview tab.
To support the delivery of the Training Package, a Companion Volume Implementation Guide (CVIG) has been developed to assist assessors, trainers, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and enterprises. The CVIG contains a comprehensive list of all products in the Training Package; mapping information which details the changes that have been made to the materials; regulation and licensing implications; and useful links to other information.
The approved UEG Gas Industry Training Package Release 2.0 is now available on training.gov.au.
This release includes the below listed projects:
The following materials were approved:
UEG20120 Certificate II in Gas Supply Industry Operations
UEG30120 Certificate III in Gas Supply Industry Operations
UEG40120 Certificate IV in Gas Control Operations
UEG40220 Certificate IV in Gas Supply Industry Operations
UEG50120 Diploma of Gas Supply Industry Operations
UEG60120 Advanced Diploma of Gas Supply Industry Operations
UEGNSG101 Undertake gas leak surveys
UEGNSG201 Conduct distribution pipeline emergency repair
UEGNSG202 Conduct emergency site control on gas distribution assets
UEGNSG203 Evaluate and extinguish gas fire
UEGNSG301 Conduct emergency site control on gas transmission assets
UEGNSG302 Conduct transmission pipeline emergency repair
UEGNSG501 Communicate with gas industry stakeholders to meet operational requirements
UEGNSG502 Implement emergency and critical incident response for gas infrastructure incidents
UEGNSG503 Monitor and control field activities
UEGNSG504 Monitor and control gas infrastructure using Control Centre systems
UEGNSG505 Operate and monitor gas infrastructure to meet nominated demand
IRC Minor Changes
UEGNSG142 Conduct isolations under the permit to work system for gas industry work sites
UEGNSG221 First on site response to gas pipeline emergencies
16 DECEMBER 2020
At its meeting on 2 December 2020 the AISC approved the Gas Industry Training Package (Release 2.0) for referral to the Skills Ministers for endorsement.
For more information on this project, please contact the Industry Skills Specialist.
4 NOVEMBER 2020
CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT SUBMITTED TO AISC
The draft Training Package materials have been submitted to the AISC.
Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.
Industry Skills Specialist - Gas Supply
Phone: 0447 055 160