UEG Gas Processing
Recent technology advancements in gas processing including the extraction of nitrogen and mercury, use of separation equipment, and cryogenics has led to a change in required skill needs of gas technicians undertaking gas processing work.
The Gas Industry Reference Committee (IRC) proposed to develop one new Unit of Competency to support the skill needs of technicians operating ancillary gas processing equipment within gas transmission installations.
Develop one new Unit 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 Unit of Competency for operating ancillary gas processing equipment within gas transmission installations.
Registrations for the TAC closed on Friday, 6 December 2019.
1 SEPTEMBER 2020
To address the skill needs of gas technicians operating ancillary gas processing equipment, the Gas IRC has decided to import four Units of Competency into the UEG Gas Industry Training Package to avoid duplication of Units.
MSL974019 Perform chemical tests and procedures
MSL975040 Apply routine chromatographic techniques
MSL975047 Apply complex instrumental techniques
PMAOPS223 Operate and monitor valve systems
These Units of Competency will be included in UEG Gas Industry Training Package Release 2.0 along with materials reviewed and developed in other projects. For more information regarding the other projects, please click here.
The Gas IRC would like to extend thanks to those who have contributed to this project.
13 MAY 2020
On Thursday 7 May 2020, AIS facilitated a meeting to discuss suitable strategy to address the skill needs of gas technicians operating ancillary gas processing equipment within gas transmission installations. Members from the Gas IRC met with representatives from Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory IRCs, IBSA and training organisations involved in the development and use of PMA Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining and MSL Laboratory Operations Training Packages. The group identified Units of Competency within the PMA and MSL Training Packages that may potentially be used to address the skills needs outlined in this project. AIS, under the direction of the Gas IRC, will review and finalise the importation of these Units of Competency into the Gas Training Package. More detailed information will be made available as the finalisation progresses.
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 Processing, 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.
Further consultation and validation are not required due to the IRC’s decision to import relevant Units of Competency from other Training Packages.
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 Processing – The Gas Processing project has imported four Units of Competency from PMA Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining and MSL Laboratory Operations Training Packages for operating ancillary gas processing equipment within gas transmission 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