UEG Pipeline Emergency Repairs
Increasing domestic and commercial demand for gas energy supplies will impose additional burdens on current Gas Supply infrastructure, potentially increasing the frequency of emergency incidents. Whilst many gas suppliers undertake enterprise-specific training to ensure safety requirements are met, there is an industry and regulatory need to ensure wider skill portability and consistency across the Gas Supply industry. The UEG Gas Industry Training Package addresses industry skill needs for routine repairs of transmission and distribution gas pipes; however it does not currently address the skills required for conducting repairs under emergency conditions.
The Gas Industry Reference Committee (IRC) proposed to develop five new Units of Competency to support the skills needs of gas technicians undertaking pipeline emergency repairs. The project will align industry best-practice emergency response skills with national safety and regulatory requirements, and ensure national skill consistency/portability, whilst setting high safety benchmarks and skill standards.
Develop five new 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 five new Units of Competency for pipeline emergency repair including:
- One new Unit for evaluating and extinguishing a gas fire
- Two new Units for maintaining emergency site control of gas distribution and transmission assets
- Two new Units for undertaking distribution and transmission pipeline emergency repairs
TAC nominations closed on Friday, 6 December 2019.
For more information about this project please contact the Industry Manager.
2 APRIL 2020
The Gas Pipeline Emergency Repairs TAC has prepared draft materials for this project.
Feedback on draft materials closed on Monday, 4 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 Pipeline Emergency Repairs, 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.
19 MAY 2020
The Gas Pipeline Emergency Repairs TAC has reviewed the feedback received during first round of public consultation and finalised draft materials for this project.
The below document contains information regarding qualifications proposed to contain the new Units of Competency and the proposed weighting points.
Feedback on draft materials closed on Wednesday, 3 June 2020 for consideration by the TAC.
Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.
Summary of feedback
Feedback received suggested a review of the main verbs selected to describe the tasks in alignment with the intent of the units. There were also comments suggesting adding pre-requisites to the units and to add more detail to the knowledge evidence.
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.
Pipeline Emergency Repairs – Five new Units of Competency have been developed for undertaking routine and emergency gas pipeline repairs, aligning industry best-practice emergency response skills with national safety and regulatory requirements.
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