UEG Gas Processing

Project scope

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.

 

VIEW 2019 IRC SKILLS FORECAST

 

Deliverables

Develop one new Unit 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 Unit of Competency for operating ancillary gas processing equipment within gas transmission installations.

 

Registrations for the TAC closed on Friday, 6 December 2019.

 

Consultation

 

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.

 

These are:

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.

Quality Assurance

 

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.

 

Consultation

 

Further consultation and validation are not required due to the IRC’s decision to import relevant Units of Competency from other Training Packages.

 

 

Submission

 

4 NOVEMBER 2020

CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT SUBMITTED TO AISC

 

The draft Training Package materials have been submitted to the AISC.

 

Case for Endorsement

 

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