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.

Consultation

 

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:

 

Qualifications

 

Units of Competency

 

Mapping Attachments Document

 

Please submit your feedback by close of business Friday, 4 December 2020.

 

Submit your feedback

 

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 

 

 

For ESI TDR – Rail components only:

 

Qualification

 

Units of Competency

 

Please submit your feedback by close of business Friday, 4 December 2020.

 

Submit your feedback

 

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

 

 
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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