UET Transmission Structures

Project scope

 

The Transmission Structures project will review the Certificate II in Transmission Structure and Line Assembly and five Units of Competency in the Electricity Supply Industry Transmission, Distribution and Rail Training Package The project will address changes to work methods including incorporating the connection to Distributed Energy Resources (DER), the use of licenced equipment and safety practices that have not been updated/reviewed since 2012.

 

This work is integral to the large-scale Electricity Interconnector projects, including Project EnergyConnect, the Victoria New South Wales Interconnector (VNI) minor and HumeLink, who require a workforce skilled in the safe operation and installation of transmission structures incorporating DERs.

 

VIEW CASE FOR CHANGE

 

The ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail 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 to provide subject matter expertise for the development of Training Package materials.

 

If you have any questions about this project, or are a subject matter expert and would like to be considered for the TAC for this project, please contact the Industry Skills Manager.

 

Timeline

 

The Case for Endorsement and draft materials are due to be submitted by 31 December 2021.

 

Deliverables

 

The full list of products included in this project:

 

Qualifications

UET20419       Certificate II in Transmission Structure and Line Assembly

 

Units of Competency

UETTDRTP22  Establish and reinstate a power systems transmission structure work site

UETTDRTP23  Erect power systems transmission structures

UETTDRTP24  Erect power systems transmission structure hardware

UETTDRTP25  Pre-tension stringing overhead transmission conductors and cables

UETTDRTP28  Set-up and install transmission structure stubs

TAC Established

 

11 AUGUST 2021

 

The ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail Industry Reference Committee has established a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project.

 

Comprising of eight (8) subject matter experts from Industry and RTOs the TAC has been tasked with:

  • Providing specialist industry subject-matter knowledge regarding the proposed changes to work methods including the use of licenced equipment and safety practices that have not been updated/reviewed since 2012
  • Reviewing one qualification in the Transmission, Distribution and Rail Training Package, UET20419 Certificate II in Transmission Structure and Line Assembly and five Units of Competency
  • Validating the technical content of the Training Package products
  • Identifying relevant qualitative and quantitative data sources to inform the development of draft materials
  • Reviewing feedback from stakeholders through public consultations
  • Assisting in identifying and engaging broader industry networks to participate in consultation and/or validation activities during the duration of the project
  • Offering advice and guidance to assist in informing the direction of the project throughout its duration.
  • Making recommendations on the developed Training Package materials to the relevant IRC, which has the final decision-making authority

 

The TAC held its first meeting on Thursday, 5 August 2021.

Technical advisory committee

 

1 JULY 2021

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

 

Work on this project has commenced and the ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail IRC is forming a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

 

Your industry expertise and insight are welcome to help review and develop Training Package materials to:

 

Review one qualification in the Transmission, Distribution and Rail Training Package, UET20419 Certificate II in Transmission Structure and Line Assembly and five Units of Competency. The project proposes to address changes to work methods including incorporating the connection to Distributed Energy Resources (DER), the use of licenced equipment and safety practices that have not been updated/reviewed since 2012.

 

Registrations closed Thursday, 15 July 2021.

Consultation

 

25 AUGUST 2021

DRAFT MATERIAL

 

On behalf of the ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail Industry Reference Committee, the TAC has drafted materials for this project and is requesting stakeholder feedback.

 

The draft materials include a change to the qualification title from Certificate II in Transmission Structure and Line Assembly to Certificate II in Transmission Line Construction to accurately reflect the occupational outcome. It also includes updated packaging rules and the removal of weighting points.

 

Three Units of Competency related to constructing transmission structures have been updated to address current work and safety practices.

 

In addition, the Technical Advisory Committee has proposed to delete the following Units of Competency:

  • UETDRTO003Y Establish and reinstate a transmission structure work site (replacing UETTDRTP22 Establish and reinstate a power systems transmission structure work site) – The unit was not deemed as a standalone task, and the content of the unit has been incorporated into other units in the Certificate II in Transmission Line Construction to align with job roles.
  • UETDRTO014Y Set-up and install transmission structure stubs (replacing UETTDRTP28 Set-up and install transmission structure stubs) – The tasks within the unit are carried out by engineers and is a duplication of content from other Training Packages.

 

Feedback closed Wednesday, 22 September 2021.

 

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

Quality Assurance

 

9 DECEMBER 2021

 

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance and have been updated to address skills required for contemporary industry and safety practices for Transmission Line Construction workers.

 

The Case for Endorsement is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in April 2022.

 

Validation

 

29 OCTOBER 2021

 

On behalf of the ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail Industry Reference Committee, its Technical Advisory Committee has considered all stakeholder feedback and revised draft Training Package materials for the Transmission Structures project.

 

The materials include an update to the Certificate II in Transmission Line Construction and three Units of Competency to accurately reflect the occupational outcome, and to address current work and safety practices.

 

In addition, the Technical Advisory Committee has proposed to delete the following Units of Competency:

  • UETDRTO003 Establish and reinstate a transmission structure work site – The unit was not deemed as a standalone task, and the content of the unit has been incorporated into other units in the Certificate II in Transmission Construction Line to align with job roles on the site.
  • UETDRTO014Y Set-up and install transmission structure stubs – The tasks within the unit are carried out by engineers and is a duplication of content from other Training Packages.

 

Feedback closed Monday, 15 November 2021.

 

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

Approval

3 MAY 2022

 

At its meeting on 12 April 2022, the AISC approved the UET Transmission, Distribution and Rail Training Package Release 3.0 for referral to Skills Ministers for endorsement.

 

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

 

 

Submission

17 FEBRUARY 2022

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 have been submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for consideration at its meeting on 12 April 2022.

 

View Case for Endorsement

 

If approved, this Case for Endorsement for this Training Package release will result in an update to a Qualification and three Units of Competency. It also includes the deletion of two Units of Competency.

 

Updated Qualifications:

  • UET20721 Certificate II in Transmission Line Construction

 

Updated Units of Competency:

  • UETDRTO015 Assemble and erect transmission structures
  • UETDRTO016 Install transmission structure hardware
  • UETDRTO017 String overhead transmission conductors

 

Deleted Units of Competency:

  • UETDRTO003 Establish and reinstate a transmission structure work site
  • UETDRTO014 Set-up and install transmission structure stubs

 

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: [email protected]

Phone: 0418 434 302