UET Industry Skills

Project scope

Recent changes in the industry, including the move to renewable energy transmission and distribution, the increased automation of power systems, cyber security threats on the infrastructure, and increased regulatory and safety requirements has led to greater skill demand within the industry.

 

The ESI Transmission Distribution and Rail Sector Industry Reference Committee (IRC) proposed to review seven industry qualifications and associated Units of Competency to update the skills and knowledge requirements to support the operations, management and systems support of the Electricity Supply, Transmission and Distribution. The revised skills standards will align with current industry practice and technologies, including renewable energy generation.

 

VIEW 2019 IRC SKILLS FORECAST

 

Deliverables

Review and develop seven qualifications:

  • Cert III in ESI – Power systems – Distribution Overhead
  • Cert III in ESI – Power Systems – Distribution Cable Jointing
  • Cert III in ESI – Power systems – Rail Traction
  • Cert III in ESI – Power systems – Transmission Overhead
  • Cert III in ESI – Remote Community Utilities Worker
  • Certificate II in ESI – Powerline Vegetation Control
  • Certificate II in ESI – Asset Inspection

Review:

  • 77 current Units of Competency

 

Timeline

The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 31 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

 

10 SEPTEMBER 2019

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY, TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION AND RAIL SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

 

Work on this project has commenced and the ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail IRC are forming multiple TACs in the following areas:

  • Transmission
  • Distribution
  • Rail
  • Assets
  • Vegetation
  • Renewable batteries

 

Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to review seven industry qualifications and associated Units of Competency to update the skills and knowledge requirements to support the operations, management and systems support of the Electricity Supply, Transmission, Distribution and Rail industry within Australia. The revised skills standards will align with current industry practice and technologies, including renewable energy generation.

 

TAC nominations closed on Tuesday, 24 September 2019.

Consultation

 

7 SEPTEMBER 2020

DRAFT MATERIAL 

 

The TAC has drafted materials for this project.

 

In undertaking the detailed review, the TAC felt that it was necessary to merge, create and delete several Units of Competency to better reflect industry needs.  Please view the “Additional information” document to review the proposed changes:

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Feedback on draft materials closed on Thursday, 8 October 2020.

 

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

 

30 JULY 2020

 

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project is continuing the review of Training Package materials to finalise for Public Consultation.

 

19 FEBRUARY 2020

 

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project is continuing the review and development of Training Package materials.

 

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 of people with diverse expertise and experience in ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail, it has ensured that the draft Units are informed by the needs of industry.

Quality Assurance

 

20 APRIL 2021

FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

 

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance and have been updated to address the skills needs of the industry resulting from increased automation of power systems, new technologies, renewable power sources, current industry practices and increased regulatory and safety requirements.

 

The Case for Endorsement is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in June 2021.

 

Validation

 

12 NOVEMBER 2020

FINAL DRAFT MATERIAL

 

The TAC has considered all stakeholder feedback and is now seeking validation of final draft materials.

 

To view the drafts, click below.

 

For all ESI TDR materials:

 

Feedback on materials closed on Friday, 4 December 2020.

 

For ESI TDR – Rail components only:

 

Feedback on materials closed on Friday, 4 December 2020.

 

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

 

Endorsement

 

21 SEPTEMBER 2021

 

The Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package (Release 2.0) has been endorsed by the Skills Ministers for implementation.

 

The ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail Industry Reference Committee led the development of six new Units of Competency and the update of seven qualifications and 77 units. The revised materials address changes to the skills needs of the industry resulting from increased automation of power systems, new technologies, renewable power sources, current industry practices and increased regulatory and safety requirements.

 

The six new units of Competency address the skill needs for Asset Inspectors, Distribution Underground Lineworkers, Vegetation Control Workers and Distribution Lineworkers working with alternate supplies on the distribution network.

 

The revised Training Package also includes updates to an additional seven qualifications, 79 units and 14 Skill Sets to align prerequisites with current requirements.

 

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 Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package (Release 2.0) is now available on training.gov.au.

 

This release also includes the below listed project:

 

The following materials were approved, 14 revised qualifications, six new Units of Competency and 156 updated Units of Competency. It also includes the deletion of one qualification and eight Units of Competency.

 

Revised qualifications:

  • UET20321 Certificate II in ESI – Powerline Vegetation Control
  • UET20621 Certificate II in ESI – Asset Inspection and Testing
  • UET30521 Certificate III in ESI – Transmission Overhead
  • UET30621 Certificate III in ESI – Distribution Overhead
  • UET30721 Certificate III in ESI – Rail Traction
  • UET30821 Certificate III in ESI – Distribution Underground
  • UET30921 Certificate III in ESI – Very Remote Community Utilities

 

Updated qualifications:

  • UET20421 Certificate II in Transmission Structure and Line Assembly
  • UET40421 Certificate IV in ESI – Network Systems
  • UET40521 Certificate IV in ESI – Power Systems Substations
  • UET40621 Certificate IV in ESI – Power Systems Network Infrastructure
  • UET50221 Diploma of ESI – Power Systems
  • UET50321 Diploma of ESI – Power Systems Operations
  • UET60221 Advanced Diploma of ESI – Power Systems

 

New Units of Competency:

  • UETDRAI002 Inspect poles, hardware and electrical apparatus
  • UETDRAI004 Treat poles
  • UETDREL003 Identify and apply controls for alternate supplies on the distribution network
  • UETDRDU002 Inspect underground electrical apparatus
  • UETDRDU007 Install and maintain underground public lighting
  • UETDRVC001 Apply work health and safety requirements for powerline vegetation control

Approval

 

9 AUGUST 2021

 

At its meeting on 21 July 2021 the AISC approved the Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package (Release 2.0) for referral to Skills Ministers for endorsement.

 

For more information on this project, please contact the Industry Manager.

 

Submission

 

25 JUNE 2021

CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT SUBMITTED TO AISC

 

The ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail 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 19 August 2021.

 

VIEW CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

 

If approved, this Case for Endorsement for this Training Package release will result in 14 revised qualifications, six new Units of Competency and 156 updated Units of Competency. It also includes the deletion of one qualification and eight Units of Competency.

 

Revised Qualifications:

  • UET20321 Certificate II in ESI – Powerline Vegetation Control
  • UET20621 Certificate II in ESI – Asset Inspection and Testing
  • UET30521 Certificate III in ESI – Transmission Overhead
  • UET30621 Certificate III in ESI – Distribution Overhead
  • UET30721 Certificate III in ESI – Rail Traction
  • UET30821 Certificate III in ESI – Distribution Underground
  • UET30921 Certificate III in ESI – Very Remote Community Utilities

 

Updated Qualifications:

  • UET20421 Certificate II in Transmission Structure and Line Assembly
  • UET40421 Certificate IV in ESI – Network Systems
  • UET40521 Certificate IV in ESI – Power Systems Substations
  • UET40621 Certificate IV in ESI – Power Systems Network Infrastructure
  • UET50221 Diploma of ESI – Power Systems
  • UET50321 Diploma of ESI – Power Systems Operations
  • UET60221 Advanced Diploma of ESI – Power Systems

 

New Units of Competency:

  • UETDRAI002 Inspect poles, hardware and electrical apparatus
  • UETDRAI004 Treat poles
  • UETDREL003 Identify and apply controls for alternate supplies on the distribution network
  • UETDRDU002 Inspect underground electrical apparatus
  • UETDRDU007 Install and maintain underground public lighting
  • UETDRVC001 Apply work health and safety requirements for powerline vegetation control

 

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

 

 
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Erin Knudsen

Industry Skills Manager - ESI Transmission, Distribution & Rail

 

 

Email: Erin.Knudsen@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 0418 434 302