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1 Career Pathways in Wind Energy Mr Richard Harvey

2 REpower Australia: Career Pathways in Wind Energy Richard Harvey EE-Oz Training Standards Annual Conference Wed 31st October 2012

3 About REpower Founded in 2001 About 2,700 employees worldwide Annual turnover 1.2 billion Euros Fully owned subsidiary of Suzlon Energy Limited Installed about 3,600 WTGs, with a capacity of over 6,200MW

4 Growth in the Industry - Australia

5 REpower Australia Current Projects 5 Staff167 FTEs Number of turbines502 turbines, MW Installed operating capacity15 wind farms, MW Market share30%

6 What the industry wants in a wind technician? Local Mechanical Electrical Dogging / Rigging Specialties – High Voltage – PLCs – SCADA – Complex electrical gear Women welcome Current Approach is to employ mostly trades, then train in turbine maintenance. The Restricted Electrical Licence has been used extensively by the industry after early agreements with regulators.

7 Wind turbine 3.4M

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9 Units

10 Opportunities for RTOs Qualifications live in 2013 RPL for current techs Regional Apprenticeships Skillset training Work with the industry to deliver / assess

11 © REpower Australia All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photography, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission from REpower Australia

12 Questions ?

13 GOLD SILVER BRONZE PLATINUM

14 Afternoon Tea Proudly Sponsored by

15 2012 EE-OZ CONFERENCE ALICE SPRINGS CONVENTON CENTRE ALICE SPRINGS, NT 29, 30, 31 October 2012 Day 2 - CONFERENCE

16 Safety Research & Education Alliance Ms Diana Chambers

17 Innovation in Collaboration

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19 “a company formed through a collaboration of businesses and researchers. This includes private sector organisations (both large and small enterprises), industry associations, universities and government research agencies …, and other end users. This team of collaborators undertakes research and development leading to utilitarian outcomes for public good that have positive social and economic impacts.” https://www.crc.gov.auhttps://www.crc.gov.au

20 Establish a pathway for sharing industry data Develop predictive safety capability Influence national curriculum and licensing Achieve system improvements throughout the supply chain Evolve community safety Support safety design and technology innovation

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23 Alliance Inputs National Alignment Alliance Innovation Data Sharing Program & Project Scoping Consult & Collaborate Establish Commitment Funding & Membership Development Economic Impact Study Regulatory& Political Strategy Funding Submissions Benchmarking Predictive Safety New Knowledge Program, System, Design Innovation Embedded Safety Capability Safer Communities

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25 Data & Knowledge Sharing Education & Influence Culture & Leadership Hardware & Technology Human Factors

26 Access to program outputs - shared data analysis, new knowledge, system and product innovation Corporate reputational and social responsibility benefits Rigorous implementation of (corporate & WHS) due diligence Ability to influence Federal and State Governments Delivery of National Work Health & Safety Strategy 2012 – 2022 Development of internal capability leveraged from membership expertise

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28 Questions ?

29 GOLD SILVER BRONZE PLATINUM

30 WorldSkills Australia Mr Mark Callaghan

31 Video Presentation

32 Questions ?

33 Summary & Close Mr Phil Lynch

34 NTAG Dinner Proudly Sponsored by

35 GOLD SILVER BRONZE PLATINUM

36 2012 EE-OZ CONFERENCE ALICE SPRINGS CONVENTON CENTRE ALICE SPRINGS, NT 29, 30, 31 October 2012 Day 2 - CONFERENCE


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