UEP Operations Personnel

Project scope

The Electricity Generation industry is transitioning from a model of mostly coal fired steam turbine generation to a mix of thermal (coal), gas (natural, liquefied petroleum and hydrogen), renewable (solar), and large-scale wind generation and power storage. This has led to a change in skills needs and greater workforce mobility within the industry.

 

The ESI Generation Industry Reference Committee (IRC) proposed a project to update seven qualifications to address changes in the generation industry, including the move to renewable energy power generation, increasing automation of power generation control systems and data analytics.

 

VIEW 2019 IRC SKILLS FORECAST

 

Deliverables

Review and develop seven qualifications:

  • Certificate II in ESI Generation – Operations Support
  • Certificate III in ESI Generation – Systems Operations
  • Certificate III in ESI Generation – Operations
  • Certificate IV in ESI Generation – Systems Operations
  • Certificate IV in ESI Generation – Operations
  • Diploma of ESI Generation – Systems Operations
  • Diploma of ESI Generation – Operation

Review:

  • 148 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

 

25 FEBRUARY 2020

POWER GENERATION SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

 

The ESI Generation IRC is seeking additional subject matter experts to join a TAC.

 

Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to update seven qualifications to address changes in the generation industry, including the move to renewable energy power generation, increasing automation of power generation control systems and data analytics.

 

TAC nominations closed on Wednesday, 11 March 2020.

 

For more information about this project please contact the Industry Manager.

 

10 SEPTEMBER 2019

POWER GENERATION SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

 

Work on this project has commenced and the ESI Generation IRC is forming TACs.

 

Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to update seven qualifications to address changes in the generation industry, including the move to renewable energy power generation, increasing automation of power generation control systems and data analytics.

 

TAC nominations closed on Tuesday, 24 September 2019.

Consultation

 

26 NOVEMBER 2020

DRAFT MATERIAL

 

The TAC has drafted materials for this project and would like your feedback.

 

Feedback closed Monday, 4 January 2021.

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

 

28 AUGUST 2020

 

The ESI Generation IRC has formed the UEP Operations Personnel project TAC.

 

The first TAC meeting was held on Thursday, 27 August 2020 and the TAC members have commenced the review and development of the Training Package materials assigned to the project.

 

The IRC has revised the project deliverables, to investigate the potential streaming of qualifications with the project. The IRC is committed to ensuring the industry is consulted of the product developments during the project timeline.

 

For further details on the background and project deliverables, please visit the project page or contact the Industry Manager.

Quality Assurance

 

26 MAY 2021

FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

 

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance and have been updated to address three distinct areas. First the Certificate II in Remote Area Essential Service qualification has been updated to include electives regarding the maintenance of energy generation equipment. This will enable vocational pathways and employment opportunities for remote area communities. Second, six existing qualifications have been amalgamated into a Certificate III, IV and Diploma in ESI Generation, with streams for Operations and System Operations. Third, the Certificate IV in Large Scale Wind Generation – Electrical qualification and 13 associated Units of Competency have been reviewed and updated to align with new technologies and current work and safety practices.

 

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

 

Validation

 

8 FEBRUARY 2021

FINAL DRAFT MATERIAL

 

On behalf of the Generation Industry Reference Committee, the Technical Advisory Committee has considered all stakeholder feedback and is now seeking validation of final draft materials.

 

Feedback closed Tuesday, 23 February 2021.

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

Submission

 

1 JULY 2021

CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT SUBMITTED TO AISC

 

The ESI Generation Industry Reference Committee has submitted the Case for Endorsement and draft Training Package materials have been submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for consideration at its meeting on 21 July 2021.

 

VIEW CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

 

If approved, this Case for Endorsement will result in:

  • Updates to nine qualifications, four Skill Sets and 159 Units of Competency.

 

Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.

 
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Andrew Fitisemanu

Industry Skills Manager - ESI Generation, Gas Supply

 

 

 

Email: Andrew.Fitisemanu@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 0419 658 587