Presentation on theme: "Welcome Duration to 2hours Content STRC Background & Committee"— Presentation transcript:
1WelcomeDuration to 2hoursContentSTRC Background & CommitteeSTRC updateSkills and Training GuidelineOverseas ESI WorkersAuthorisations / Network AccessNational LicensingBlue Book / Green BookAdministrationEmergency evacuationToiletsAdam BeelPam O’NeillChris WebsdaleMark Andrews
2Skills & Training Reference Committee In September 2008, the VESI established the Skills & Training Reference Committee to:stipulate the requirements for Qualifications, Training & Authorisationsdemonstrate how the participating Companies are meeting their Regulatory obligations of ensuring persons operating or maintaining its network assets have qualifications, proficiency and experience to safely perform their functionagree to VESI Passport for entry into the Australian ESI Skills Passportrepresent the VESI at appropriate Victorian & National forums.
3Skills & Training Reference Committee The committee consists of representatives from the Vic Distribution Companies and Transmission Company:Pam O’Neill, Peter Hocking, Mark Andrews(Belinda Page)Remco Pen, Brian Baptist, Georgina McLauchlanChris Websdale, Kirsty DougallAdam Beel, Rob Foord, Alex McRobert
4UpdatesUET12 ESI – Transmission Distribution and Rail Sector Training PackageAnticipated endorsement February 2012New and updated Qualifications, Competency Standard Units and Essential Knowledge and Skills (EKAS)Refresher units have been updatedNational Asset Inspection Qualification created (based on VIC qual)Vegetation Control – update to qualificationRefer to the EE-Oz website for detailsTraining providers are to ensure they comply with all changes to the package and refresher units and update there scope of registration where applicable
5UpdatesVESI Skills & Training guideline and Matrix updated in December 2011Training matrix will be in a downloadable format for a specific job role/s and can be used as a companies employee training matrix and/or to complete a training needs analysisApprentice Supervision guidelines have been updated
6Skills and Training Guideline Renamed and re - formatted the original Electricity Network Operator Training & Assessment Requirements document to the VESI skills and Training GuidelineIncorporation of requirements for: -the VESI Skills and training matrixSkills and Training Matrix Role DescriptorsQualifications and Licencing / RegistrationTraining Frequency
7Skills and Training Guideline Reviewed and revised training modulesAdded CSU Working safely near live electrical apparatus as non-electrical worker - UETTDREL04BRevised Live Low Voltage (LV) Work - Cable Jointing training module to align with other live low voltage work modulesWorking safely near live electrical apparatus as non-electrical worker is used by GippsTafe as part of the Power Awareness course
8Skills and Training Matrix Updated the VESI Skills and Training matrix to include:New roles for Communications worker, Rigger, Trade Assistant and Vegetation Tree climberCSU UETTDREL04B - Working Safely near live electrical apparatus as non electrical workerNotes 10 – 14 to clarify roles and training requirementsFirst aid equivalence given for CPR & First Aid in an ESI environment (yearly) if Apply First Aid (HLTFA301B) (3 yearly) has been completed in the same yearMatrix: Note 13 – First Aid equivalence
9Worker Role descriptions The roles identified in the VESI Skills and Training Matrix are commonly used in the VESI. The descriptions of the roles are identified in the Skills and Training Guideline.
10Training ComplianceAll employers to ensure that the training providers they have engaged comply with the VESI Skills and Training guidelineTraining providers ensure that they are training to the VESI Skill and training guideline and they are meeting the requirements of the network operatorAll Training and Authorisation requirements shall be current at all times as per the VESI Skills and Training matrixExpired training and Authorisations shall result in no Network access
11Training ComplianceUpdate ESI passport data base for change in job role or when an employee leavesTrainer qualifications shall be updated for all VESI trainers to the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification by July 2013 to align with the determination by the National Skills Standards Council
12Overseas ESI WorkersIncreasing capital works in the Electricity Supply Industry across both Transmission and Distribution NetworksNew labour markets have been sought to fill labour shortages in critical tradesOverseas qualifications may not meet AQF standards and gap training will be required to be awarded an Australian qualification by an RTO
13Overseas ESI WorkersThe VESI Skills & Training Reference Committee (STRC) have established a guideline to assist in the process of engaging overseas trained workers to undertake works on VESI networks.
14Overseas ESI WorkersThis Guideline applies to overseas trained workers from the 1 July 2011 in the following categories:Trade / Worker CategoryAustralian QualificationLineworker - DistributionUET30209 Cert III in ESI DistributionLineworker - TransmissionUET30109 Cert III in ESI TransmissionSubstation Electrical Fitter / MechanicsCert III Electro technology - ElectricianCable JointerUET Cert III in Cable JointingProtection TesterContact relevant Network Operator
15Overseas Trained Worker process flow Outlines the ESI employer, Overseas Worker, RTO and Network Operator process
16AuthorisationsThe Green Book stipulates the Authorisation requirements and processes for work on or near VESI networks.Authorisations include:Authority to Receive Access PermitsAuthority to Operate – DistributionAuthority to Enter EnclosuresAuthority to Make Application forAuthority to Receive Sanction for TestingThe Authorisations may have a restriction / endorsement placed on them by the issuing Network Operator e.g. geographical or itemised plant
17Network Access – HV Switching No person may undertake any work on the VESI networks unless they have been issued a relevant Authority from the Network operator you are undertaking work for (if required)The Victorian Electricity Supply Industry (VESI) High Voltage Switching Authority Classes are agreed HV Switching classifications which are mutually recognised between Network Operators.Where necessary, inductions may be undertaken by a Network Operator.
18Network Access – HV Switching VESI has 6 types of HV Operating Authority:Restricted Switching Overhead (RSO)Distribution Switching Overhead (DSO)Distribution Switching (DS)Zone Substation Switching (ZSS)Terminal Switching Feeders (TSF)Terminal Switching (TS)Terminal Switching Feeders (TSF)Authorised to carry out high voltage switching, earthing and issue electrical access authorities on:All Distribution controlled feeder apparatus in Terminal StationsTerminal Switching (TS)Authorised to carry out high voltage switching, earthing and issue electrical access authorities on:All Transmission and Sub-Transmission apparatus in Terminal StationsZone Substation Switching (ZSS)Authorised to carry out high voltage switching, earthing and issue electrical access authorities on:All Sub Transmission and Distribution apparatus within zone substationsDistribution Switching Overhead (DSO)Authorised to carry out high voltage switching, earthing and issue electrical access authorities on:All Distribution overhead field apparatus excluding metal enclosed switchgear and the underground network.Distribution Switching (DS)Authorised to carry out high voltage switching, earthing and issue electrical access authorities on:All Distribution field apparatus, including metal enclosed switchgear and the underground network.Restricted Switching Overhead (RSO)Authorised to carry out high voltage switching, earthing and issue electrical access authorities on:Distribution overhead and ground type substations, spur and SWER lines and associated apparatus excluding metal enclosed switchgear and the underground Network28 June Commercial in confidence
19Forms can be found on the VESI website http://www.vesi.com.au/ Network Access - FormsThe following Network Access forms are mutually agreed by the Victorian Electricity Supply Industry (VESI) to ensure consistency across all Network Operators.VESI access forms are to be utilised across all networks and are not to be altered in any wayForms can be found on the VESI websiteEAP HV/LVSFTVASCAPPSSCApplication forPermit to Work / SILVPermit to Work inspection checklistNWAEAP – Electrical Access PermitSFT – Sanction for TestVA – Authority to in the Vicinity of electrical apparatusSCAP – statement of Condition of apparatus / PlantPSSC – Personal Safety and Service ClearanceSILV – Statement of Isolation of Low
20National LicensingThe National Occupational Licensing System (NOLS) is being developed to remove licensing inconsistencies across state and territory borders and provide for a more mobile workforce.Its primary aim is that licence holders will be able to perform work in any state or territory with a single national licence.Initially, four occupational areas will be covered by the NOLS:electrical,plumbing and gas fitting,refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics and;property occupations.
21National LicensingInterim Advisory Committees (IAC’s) were established to provide policy advice to the COAG National Licensing Steering Committee in the development of national licensing for each occupational area.The Electrical Occupations IAC (EOIAC) has met on a number of occasions to develop a series of proposals in relation to:licence categories, scopes of work and licence types and;eligibility requirements, both skills based and non-skill based.The Occupational Licensing National Law Bill was passed by Victoria’s upper house on Friday 17 September 2010
22National LicensingThe Law provides the flexibility where it may be necessary to apply exemptions, endorsements, restrictions, conditions and directions to a licence category or an individual licenceThe new National Occupational Licensing Authority (NOLA) will be based in SydneyA CEO will be appointed and applications have closedDraft regulations and accompanying Consultation Regulation Impact Statements (RISs) for each occupational area will be released for public comment in the first half of 2012.The public will have 6 weeks to make comments on the proposals at this time.The draft regulations and the RISs will be made available at
23National Licensing - Categories ElectricianElectrical FitterElectrical Transmission LineworkerElectrical Distribution LineworkerElectrical Rail Traction LineworkerElectrical Cable JointerElectrical Inspector (currently VIC TAS only)The EOIAC members have envisaged a single electrical contractor licence and that the applicant would need to provide a technical nominee for the different areas of electrical work they wish to contract for
24National Licensing - Eligibility Eligibility will be based on the qualifications or skill sets from the national training packagesA Certificate III level qualification has been identified as appropriate for an electrician, electrical fitter, electrical cable jointer and the three categories of electrical Lineworker.COAG have established a “no disadvantage” principle that will allow current licence holders to transition to the new systemWorkers who do not hold a relevant (AQF) qualification and are working where a licence is not required may face difficulties becoming licensed.Applicants in this situation will meet eligibility requirements through support from their employer and/or host network operator and their Australian ESI Skills Passport.
25Blue Book and Green Book Update Blue book – Out for public commentEnergy Safe Victoria - Home PageWritten comments on the draft Code are invited and should be sent to Loc Vuong, Energy Safe Victoria, PO Box 262, Collins Street West VIC 8007 or ed to later than 5pm on 20 February 2012.Major changes include but not limited to;SADS Special distance now 450mm for up to & including 22kVReference to Arc Flash protective clothingTraining – reference to National Competency StandardsAnnual authorisation review – now current for the task being performedEAP – Electrical Access PermitSFT – Sanction for TestVA – Authority to in the Vicinity of electrical apparatusSCAP – statement of Condition of apparatus / PlantPSSC – Personal Safety and Service ClearanceSILV – Statement of Isolation of Low2525
26Blue Book and Green Book Update Green Book reviewReview commenced in November 2011Proposed new format and structureProposed timeline for initial comment July 2012Publication late 2012EAP – Electrical Access PermitSFT – Sanction for TestVA – Authority to in the Vicinity of electrical apparatusSCAP – statement of Condition of apparatus / PlantPSSC – Personal Safety and Service ClearanceSILV – Statement of Isolation of Low2626
28Upcoming events/Projects EE-Oz training package implementation Breakfast 6th MarchReview of Plant & Equipment training and timeframesAlign current Live Line rules training modules for Live Work Pole Replacement for Crane Borer Operators and Live Line work for Vegetation managementAlign VESI training matrix / modules to the new National Units e.g. Servicing proceduresStandardisation of authorities across networks