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.

Endorsement

22 APRIL 2022

 

The ESI Generation Training Package Release 2.0 has been endorsed by the Skills Ministers for implementation.

 

The ESI Generation Industry Reference Committee, with support from its Technical Advisory Committees, has addressed priority skills needs of the industry and updated a total of 11 qualifications, four Skill Sets and 159 Units of Competency.

 

The updated Training Package addresses skills for new power generation technology, vocational pathways, and updated safety practices to enhance employment opportunities for remote area communities, renewable energy power generation, and wind turbine operations.

 

Operations Personnel

The updated Training Package materials address changes in the generation industry, including the move to renewable energy power generation, increasing automation of power generation control systems and data analytics.  Six existing qualifications have been amalgamated into a Certificate III, IV and Diploma in ESI Generation, with streams for Operations and System Operations.

 

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 endorsed Training Package materials are now available on training.gov.au

 

This release includes the below listed projects:

 

The following materials were approved:

 

Qualifications

UEP20122 Certificate II in ESI Generation – Operations Support

UEP20222 Certificate II in Remote Area Essential Service

UEP30122 Certificate III in ESI Generation

UEP40122 Certificate IV in ESI Generation

UEP40622 Certificate IV in Wind Power Generation

UEP50122 Diploma of ESI Generation

UEP40322 Certificate IV in ESI Generation Maintenance – Electrical Electronics

UEP40422 Certificate IV in ESI Generation Maintenance (Fabrication)

UEP40522 Certificate IV in ESI Generation Maintenance (Mechanical)

UEP50322 Diploma of ESI Generation (Maintenance)

UEP50422 Diploma of ESI Generation Maintenance – Electrical Electronic

 

New/Revised Units

UEPMNT001 Carry out routine work activities in an electricity supply industry generation environment

UEPMNT002 Carry out routine work activities in an ESI large scale wind generation environment

UEPMNT003 Coordinate maintenance on a wind farm

UEPMNT004 Diagnose and repair faults in large scale wind turbines

UEPMNT005 Diagnose and repair faults in wind turbine control systems

UEPMNT006 Diagnose and repair faults in wind turbine electrical systems

UEPMNT007 Diagnose and repair mechanical systems faults in wind turbines

UEPMNT008 Maintain and monitor wind farm civil assets

UEPMNT009 Maintain large scale wind turbines

UEPMNT010 Maintain wind turbine control systems

UEPMNT011 Maintain wind turbine electrical systems

UEPMNT012 Maintain wind turbine mechanical systems

UEPMNT013 Monitor climatic conditions for renewable electricity generation

UEPMNT014 Test and commission wind turbines

UEPOPL003 Licence to operate a reciprocating steam engine

UEPOPL004 Licence to operate a steam turbine

UEPOPS001 Analyse single protection device operation

UEPOPS002 Apply environmental and sustainable energy procedures

UEPOPS003 Apply quality systems to work

UEPOPS004 Carry out operational checks on in-service electrical plant

UEPOPS005 Clean plant and equipment

UEPOPS006 Collect and analyse hydrological and meteorological data

UEPOPS007 Conduct chemical batching operations

UEPOPS009 Conduct minor electrical maintenance

UEPOPS010 Conduct minor mechanical maintenance

UEPOPS011 Conduct multiple energy source isolation procedures for permit to work

UEPOPS012 Conduct non-routine operational testing

UEPOPS013 Conduct operational checks and carry out corrective action on in-service electrical plant

UEPOPS014 Conduct operational checks on in-service mechanical plant

UEPOPS015 Conduct project management

UEPOPS016 Conduct routine wind turbine maintenance

UEPOPS017 Conduct single energy source isolation procedures for permit to work

UEPOPS018 Conduct water conveyance and control

UEPOPS019 Control electrical energy production

UEPOPS020 Control hydro generation pumping

UEPOPS021 Control permit to work operations

UEPOPS022 Coordinate and direct switching program

UEPOPS023 Coordinate electrical energy production

UEPOPS024 Coordinate first response team operation

UEPOPS025 Coordinate local H.V. networks

UEPOPS026 Coordinate network system

UEPOPS027 Coordinate operational strategies for power production

UEPOPS028 Coordinate permit to work system

UEPOPS029 Coordinate photovoltaic solar power plant operations

UEPOPS030 Coordinate power generation

UEPOPS031 Coordinate response to critical incidents

UEPOPS032 Coordinate team activities

UEPOPS033 Coordinate the use of contingency plans

UEPOPS034 Coordinate wind farm operations

UEPOPS035 Coordinate workplace communication

UEPOPS036 Develop H.V. switching programs

UEPOPS037 Ensure compliance with work health and safety policy and procedures

UEPOPS038 Evaluate cost estimations and initiate appropriate solutions

UEPOPS039 Evaluate scheduling of generation plant

UEPOPS040 Facilitate the use of contingency plans for power generation facilities

UEPOPS041 Facilitate workplace communication

UEPOPS042 Implement dam safety surveillance procedures

UEPOPS043 Interpret and analyse multi-operation protection devices

UEPOPS044 Liaise with stakeholders

UEPOPS045 Maintain and utilise records

UEPOPS046 Maintain battery banks and cells

UEPOPS047 Maintain quality systems within the team

UEPOPS048 Manage commissioning and decommissioning

UEPOPS049 Manage critical incidents

UEPOPS050 Manage environmental management systems

UEPOPS051 Manage first response team

UEPOPS052 Manage high voltage network system

UEPOPS053 Manage operational crisis to maintain or restore power system integrity

UEPOPS054 Manage operational strategies for power production

UEPOPS055 Manage permit to work system

UEPOPS056 Manage quality control procedures

UEPOPS057 Manage system restart

UEPOPS058 Manage work health and safety policy and procedures

UEPOPS059 Manage, operate and monitor a gas turbine unit

UEPOPS060 Monitor and coordinate the operation of a combined cycle gas turbine unit

UEPOPS061 Monitor and implement environmental site plans and procedures

UEPOPS062 Monitor and maintain civil assets

UEPOPS063 Monitor and maintain wind farm civil assets

UEPOPS064 Monitor climatic conditions for renewable energy production

UEPOPS065 Monitor implementation of quality control for production and maintenance

UEPOPS066 Monitor power generation plant reliability

UEPOPS067 Monitor the implementation of under frequency load shedding

UEPOPS068 Operate a hydro generator synchronous condenser pump unit

UEPOPS069 Operate air conditioning plant

UEPOPS070 Operate and monitor a boiler unit

UEPOPS071 Operate and monitor a heat recovery steam generator unit

UEPOPS072 Operate and monitor a hydro turbine

UEPOPS073 Operate and monitor a steam turbine

UEPOPS075 Operate and monitor a.c. electrical systems

UEPOPS076 Operate and monitor air conditioning plant and ventilation systems

UEPOPS077 Operate and monitor alkalinity reduction plant

UEPOPS078 Operate and monitor an internal combustion dual fuel reciprocating engine

UEPOPS079 Operate and monitor an internal combustion single fuel reciprocating engine

UEPOPS080 Operate and monitor ash and dust disposal plant

UEPOPS081 Operate and monitor auxiliary steam systems

UEPOPS082 Operate and monitor boiler draught system

UEPOPS083 Operate and monitor boiler steam water cycle

UEPOPS084 Operate and monitor brine concentrator plant

UEPOPS085 Operate and monitor communications system

UEPOPS086 Operate and monitor compressed air systems

UEPOPS087 Operate and monitor compressed gas systems

UEPOPS088 Operate and monitor condenser and auxiliary cooling systems

UEPOPS089 Operate and monitor d.c. electrical systems

UEPOPS090 Operate and monitor dual fuel firing plant

UEPOPS091 Operate and monitor dust collection plant

UEPOPS092 Operate and monitor fixed fire protection systems

UEPOPS093 Operate and monitor flue gas (NOx) mitigation systems

UEPOPS094 Operate and monitor fuel firing plant – coal

UEPOPS095 Operate and monitor fuel firing plant –  gas/oil

UEPOPS096 Operate and monitor fuel supply

UEPOPS097 Operate and monitor fuel supply – coal

UEPOPS098 Operate and monitor gas production plant

UEPOPS099 Operate and monitor generator alternator

UEPOPS100 Operate and monitor heat exchangers and cooling systems

UEPOPS101 Operate and monitor HRSG hot gas control system

UEPOPS102 Operate and monitor hydro plant auxiliary systems

UEPOPS103 Operate and monitor hydro unit control and protection systems

UEPOPS104 Operate and monitor oil systems

UEPOPS105 Operate and monitor reverse osmosis plant

UEPOPS106 Operate and monitor site services water systems

UEPOPS107 Operate and monitor supervisory control and data acquisition systems

UEPOPS108 Operate and monitor system equipment

UEPOPS109 Operate and monitor water quality monitoring systems

UEPOPS110 Operate and monitor water systems condensate and feedwater

UEPOPS111 Operate and monitor water treatment plant

UEPOPS112 Operate bulk coal handling plant

UEPOPS113 Operate fabric filter dust collection plant

UEPOPS114 Operate H.V. condition changing apparatus

UEPOPS115 Operate hydroelectric generating plant and auxiliary equipment

UEPOPS116 Operate local H.V. switchgear

UEPOPS117 Operate local L.V. switchgear

UEPOPS118 Operate manual systems

UEPOPS119 Operate waste and contaminated water plant

UEPOPS120 Undertake operational commissioning and decommissioning

UEPOPS121 Perform plant lubrication

UEPOPS122 Perform process plant inspections

UEPOPS123 Perform risk analysis of generation plant

UEPOPS124 Perform switching to a switching program

UEPOPS125 Perform tool store duties

UEPOPS126 Plan a scheduled outage

UEPOPS127 Plan and organise work

UEPOPS128 Produce maintenance plans for generation production plant

UEPOPS129 Produce maintenance strategies for generation production plant

UEPOPS130 Respond to a critical incident

UEPOPS131 Run up a steam turbine

UEPOPS132 Schedule generation

UEPOPS133 Shut down a boiler unit

UEPOPS134 Shut down a gas turbine

UEPOPS135 Shut down a heat recovery steam generator unit

UEPOPS136 Shut down a hydro turbine

UEPOPS137 Shut down a steam turbine

UEPOPS138 Start and run up gas turbine

UEPOPS139 Start and run-up a hydro turbine

UEPOPS140 Start up a boiler unit

UEPOPS141 Start up a heat recovery steam generator unit

UEPOPS142 Transport plant and equipment

UEPOPS143 Tune process plant and equipment

UEPOPS144 Undertake dam safety surveillance

UEPOPS145 Undertake local systems operations

UEPSS00009 High Risk Licensing – Licence to operate a reciprocating steam engine

UEPSS00010 High Risk Licensing – Licence to operate a steam turbine

UEPSS00011 High Voltage Operation – Development and coordination of H.V. switching programs

UEPSS00012 High Voltage Operation – H.V. switching programs

 

IRC Minor Changes

Superseded elective units were updated in line with industry requirements

 

 

Approval

3 MARCH 2022

 

At its meeting on 22 February 2022, the AISC approved the ESI Generation Training Package (Release 2.0) for referral to the Skills Ministers for endorsement.

 

 

Submission

21 JANUARY 2022

CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT RESUBMITTED TO AISC

 

The ESI Generation Industry Reference Committee has resubmitted the Case for Endorsement and draft Training Package materials to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for consideration at its meeting on 22 February 2022.

 

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 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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Shaun Thomas

Industry Skills Specialist - ESI Generation, Gas Supply

 

 

 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0409 505 196