UEG Gas Leak Survey

Project Updates

9 April 2020


The Gas Leak Survey TAC has considered all stakeholder feedback and finalised a draft new Unit of Competency UEGNSG993Y Undertake Gas Leak Surveys 

The Gas Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is now seeking your feedback to validate this draft to ensure the proposed product meets industry needs. 

Detailed mapping information, tracking changes to the existing Training Package, is also available to view.  

Please note that the TAC has agreed to import the Unit of Competency AVIW0006 Perform Infrastructure Inspections Using Remote Operated Systems from the Aviation Training Package, to address the skill requirements for using RPAS in the Gas Supply Industry. This decision is also supported by the Gas IRC at their meeting on 5 March 2020. For more information, please read the briefing document below:  

Briefing Document

Feedback on draft materials closed on Wednesday, 29 April 2020 for consideration by the TAC. 

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

4 March 2020


The Gas Leak Survey TAC has prepared draft materials for this project and would like your feedback. 

Feedback on draft materials closed on Tuesday, 31 March 2020 for consideration by the TAC.

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

28 October 2019


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 two new Units of Competency for gas leak surveying including:

  • One new Unit for undertaking gas leak surveys
  • One new Unit for using Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems within the gas industry.

TAC nominations closed on Friday, 6 December 2019.

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


Gas leak surveys are routinely undertaken to ensure the safety and integrity of Gas Supply infrastructure, with competent gas survey technicians required to adhere to a range of legislative requirements.

The rapid expansion of remote pilot aircraft systems (RPAS) both in Australia and internationally has led to the need to enhance vocational skills required to safely operate and control RPAS within a broader range of operating environments. RPAS technology is increasingly used for pipeline patrolling and leak surveying of pipe line infrastructure. This reduces survey duration and costs and enables high levels of survey capability in remote or inaccessible pipeline locations. Gas Supply infrastructure surveys undertaken using RPAS reduce safety risks during potentially dangerous gas leak survey operations and incidents.

The Gas Industry Reference Committee (IRC) proposed to develop two new Units of Competency to support the skills needs of gas technicians undertaking foot and vehicle gas leak surveys and a range of other gas industry tasks using RPAS. The Gas IRC will consult with the Aviation IRC to ensure the development of RPAS skills, are aligned with remote pilot licensing requirements, aviation safety, and Gas Supply industry skill requirements.

The expected submission of the Case for Endorsement will be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) by 31 July 2020.


The Gas 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 project updates will be posted on this page throughout the life of the project.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Industry Manager Jason Lazar.

Jason Lazar
Industry Manager
Email jason.lazar@australianindustrystandards.org.au

Project Deliverables

  • Develop two new Units of Competency.

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