UEG Pipeline Emergency Repairs

Project scope

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.

 

VIEW 2019 IRC SKILLS FORECAST

 

Deliverables

Develop five new Units 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 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.

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.

 

Consultation

2 APRIL 2020

DRAFT MATERIAL

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.

Consultation

19 MAY 2020

DRAFT MATERIAL

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.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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.

 

1 SEPTEMBER 2020

FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance, and can be accessed via the links below.

To view the final drafts, please click below.

 

CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT 

COMPANION VOLUME IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE

MAPPING ATTACHMENTS DOCUMENT

QUALIFICATIONS 

UNITS OF COMPETENCY

The Case for Endorsement is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in October.

 

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.

 

Quality assurance

The draft UEG Gas Industry Training Package Release 2.0 materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance.

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