Commissioners Information Bulletin 536

Gas Industry -  Traineeships

Utilities and Electrotechnology

Date of effect: 23 March 2012

New traineeship vocations in the Gas Industry have been established. Click below for their Vocational Training Orders.

The traineeship vocation of Gas Industry been repealed.

Qualifications, structure and packaging

UEG11 Gas Industry Training Package includes eight qualifications ranging from Certificate II to Advanced Diploma. Six qualifications support the traineeship pathways. Their details are below:

Job descriptions

Go to Job Descriptions for details of the jobs supported by the traineeship qualifications.

Competency based completion

On successful completion of the relevant qualification, parties may apply to the Commissioner for Vocational Training for completion of the traineeship prior to the nominal completion date of the training contract. For more information and an application form, click here.

Industrial arrangements

Applications to establish traineeships whether full-time, part-time or school based will not be approved unless the Commissioner for Vocational Training is satisfied that appropriate industrial arrangements are in place.

NSW Utilities and Electrotechnology industry training advisory body advise that trainees may be employed under the following awards:

A new national industrial relations system

All New South Wales private sector employers and employees are now covered by the Fair Work national workplace relations system.

Further information on the Fair Work system is available from the Fair Work Ombudsman by telephoning 13 13 94 or via their website.

Learning resources and assessment materials

Resources to support delivery of UEE11 Electrotechnology Training Package qualifications are available from EE-Oz Training Standards.

Registered training organisations

For registered training providers which can deliver the traineeship qualifications go to Training.gov.au.

A list of training organisations which are in contract with the NSW Department of Education and Communities to be paid for the delivery of the training is here.

Changes to funding arrangements

On 1 January 2011 the NSW Department of Education and Communities introduced changes to funding arrangements for the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Training Program.

The new arrangements restrict the funding of Certificate II level training to people aged 15-24 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. They also give registered training organisations greater responsibility for and involvement in the carriage of the Training Plan.

Transition arrangements

Transition arrangements allow the delivery of the old and new qualifications, for six months after the date of effect of the new Vocational Training Orders. See here.

Registered training organisations should also refer to the Australian Skills Quality Authority's general direction on transition from superseded Training Packages.

Inspecting Vocational Training Orders

A copy of each Vocational Training Order is available for inspection on this internet site below or at any State Training Services Regional Office of the NSW Department of Education and Communities.

Enquiries

For any enquiries regarding this Commissioners Information Bulletin, please contact the Vocational Training Tribunal Unit on telephone (02) 9266 8579.

Approved by Phillip Moore
Commissioner for Vocational Training

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Job descriptions

Gas cylinder operations trainees will gain competencies for the domestic and industrial supply of gaseous fuels.

Trainees will learn to:

  • apply occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations
  • comply with environmental policies and procedures
  • check, test, maintain and fill gas cylinders
  • store, handle, load, transport and distribute gas cylinders.

Gas fuel delivery operations trainees will gain competencies in the transport and delivery of gaseous fuel vessels.

They will learn to:

  • apply OHS regulations
  • comply with environmental policies and procedures
  • assess the operational capability of gas safety equipment on delivery vehicles
  • drive heavy rigid vehicles
  • operate and monitor communications systems.

Gas supply operations

Certificate III level trainees will gain competencies in the installation, maintenance, fault find and repair operations associated with the distribution and transmission of gas pipelines and associated equipment.

They will learn to:

  • apply OHS regulations
  • comply with environmental policies and procedures
  • commission and decommission gas transmission pipelines
  • supervise the construction of transmission pipelines
  • monitor and control the transfer and storage of LPG
  • supervise plant and equipment operations for the construction of transmission pipelines
  • perform routine maintenance on transmission pipeline facilities and equipment.

Certificate IV level trainees will gain advanced competencies to supervise and monitor gas supply related activities including supervision of installation, diagnostics and maintenance of distribution and transmission gas pipelines and associated equipment.

They will learn to:

  • respond to site emergencies
  • address requests for technical advice and enquiries
  • conduct surveillance on gas distribution and transmission pipelines
  • construct and lay distribution pipelines
  • conduct excavations in the gas industry.

Gas pipeline construction trainees will gain competencies in activities including right of way preparation, rigging operations, hydrotesting, operating transmission pipeline construction plant and equipment and conducting minor mechanical maintenance.

They will learn to:

  • apply OHS regulations
  • comply with environmental policies and procedures
  • operate and monitor communications systems
  • fabricate, dismantle and assemble industry components
  • use drawings and diagrams in line with industry codes and specifications.

Gas pipeline operations trainees will gain competencies for entry level gas industry transmission, distribution and pipeline operations functions. These will include laying pipes and developing gas pipeline infrastructure.

They will learn to:

  • apply OHS regulations
  • comply with environmental policies and procedures
  • conduct excavations in the gas industry
  • locate, prove and protect gas distribution assets
  • construct and lay gas distribution pipelines and mains
  • construct, lay and connect a residential single point gas distribution service to a plastic mains
  • read gas meters in industrial, commercial and rural environments.

Gas Industry - Cylinder Operations - Traineeship
Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

23 March 2012

Qualification UEG20411 Certificate II in Gas Industry Cylinder Operations

Terms of traineeship

Full-time:

  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary period

2 months

Gas Industry - Fuel Delivery Operations - Traineeship
Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

23 March 2012

Qualification

UEG20511 Certificate II in Gaseous Fuel Delivery Operations

Terms of traineeship

Full-time:

  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary period

2 months

Gas Industry - Gas Supply Operations - Traineeship
Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

23 March 2012

Qualifications

Terms of traineeships

Full-time:

  • UEG30211 Certificate III in Gas Supply Industry Operations
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • UEG40311 Certificate IV in Gas Supply Industry Operations
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary periods

Where the nominal term is:

  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Gas Industry - Pipeline Construction - Traineeship
Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

23 March 2012

Qualification

UEG20311 Certificate II in Gas Industry Transmission Pipeline Construction
Terms of traineeship

Full-time:

  • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary period

2 months

Gas Industry - Pipeline Operations - Traineeship
Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

23 March 2012

Qualification

UEG20211 Certificate II in Gas Industry Pipeline Operations
Terms of traineeship

Full-time:

  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary period

2 months

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