UEG Pipeline Emergency Repairs

Project Updates

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. 

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. 

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 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.


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.

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 five new Units of Competency

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