A Case for Change has been developed by the Gas IRC after it was agreed that a separate Unit of Competency was required to address the industry need for skilling workers when installing Butt Fusion Systems. This need has been documented in the Gas IRC’s Skills Forecast.
The increased risk associated with the larger diameter pipelines requires additional standards for installation. It is not practical to embed these additional requirements in existing competencies as the majority of gas pipeline installers would not be exposed to larger pipelines and never achieve the critical on-the-job experience for skill development.
The new Unit of Competency will cover specific calculations, knowledge and performance criteria involving additional practical components to meet the more rigorous standards required for this work.
If you would like to view the Case for Change, please click here to download the Case for Change. (Link removed November 2, 2017)
The Gas IRC is also seeking public feedback on this proposed Unit of Competency.
Please click here to submit your feedback by Tuesday, 24 October 2017.(Link removed November 2, 2017)