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UEE Training Package Updates: What You Should Know

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4 October 2023 UEE Training Package Update: Extended Transition Period for UEE Electrotechnology Qualifications

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has given the green light to an extended transition period for eight essential qualifications within the UEE Electrotechnology Training Package.

This move follows ASQA’s authority to extend transition periods when there is a compelling need, as Clause 1.26(a) of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 stipulated.

31 January 2025, New Transition Deadline

The following qualifications will now see an extension of the transition period for training, assessment, and certification issuance until 31 January 2025:

UEE Training Package Release 5.0

  • UEE41920 Certificate IV in Electrical – Renewable Energy
  • UEE42020 Certificate IV in Electrical – Photovoltaic Systems
  • UEE43120 Certificate IV in Energy Efficiency and Assessment
  • UEE50120 Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering
  • UEE50711 Diploma of Renewable Energy Engineering
  • UEE60920 Advanced Diploma of Renewable Energy Engineering
  • UEE62020 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Renewable Energy

UEE Training Package Release 6.0

  • UEE41220 Certificate IV in Electrical – Rail Signalling

However, it’s crucial to understand that the extension applies exclusively to students who have officially commenced their training and assessment by the specified deadlines of 19 December 2023 and 7 February 2024 for UEE Training Package Releases 5.0 and 6.0, respectively.

It’s crucial to emphasise that all affected students must complete their training and receive certification or be seamlessly transferred to the replacement training program by the new transition end date.

Why the Extension?

Many learners must present evidence of genuine disadvantages to meet ASQA’s criteria for extending a transition period if it is denied.

In this context, ASQA has determined that extending the transition period for the abovementioned UEE qualifications is imperative.

ASQA has closely collaborated with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority and the Training Accreditation Council of Western Australia regarding this extended transition period. As a result, the affected training products will remain within the scope of registration for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) until the extended transition period concludes.

The extended transition period aims to ensure a smooth transition for learners and training providers as they adjust to the updated UEE Electrotechnology Training Package. The overarching aim is to ensure that no student is disadvantaged during this transformative period.

February UEE Training Package Update

The Electrotechnology (UEE) Training Package has undergone major revisions to accommodate the latest industry demands in Australia. Tha Australian Industry Standards is responsible for the release of the UEE training package update version 6.0, which was published in training.gov.au last 8 February 2023 containing significant updates:

  • 1 qualification added, 5 updated, and 1 removed
  • 2 skill sets added
  • 18 units of competency added, 20 removed
  • 3 imported units of competency added, 1 removed
  • Below is the complete information on the UEE training package update made last 8 February 2023:

Version 6.0 UEE Training Package Update in Australia

Training Updates on UEE Qualifications

Qualifications  Actions 
UEE41223 – Certificate IV in Rail Signalling  Supersedes UEE41220 – Certificate IV in Electrical – Rail Signalling 
UEE30820 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician  Updated from version 5 to 6 
UEE33020 – Certificate III in Electrical Fitting  Updated from version 4 to 5 
UEE40620 – Certificate IV in Electrotechnology – Systems Electrician  Updated from version 5 to 6 
UEE43020 – Certificate IV in Electrical Equipment and Systems  Updated from version 3 to 4 
UEE53020 – Diploma of Electrical Systems Engineering  Updated from version 2 to 3 

Units of Competency Updates on UEE Training Packages in Australia

3 new units were recently added in this latest UEE training package update while the rest are updated and equivalent versions of the superseded units as indicated on the right column.

Units  Actions 
UEERS0020 – Apply rail signalling principles 

 

Newly added 
UEERS0021 – Assemble and wire electrical rail signalling equipment 

 

UEERS0001 – Assemble and wire internal electrical rail signalling equipment 
UEERS0022 – Find and repair rail signalling system faults  UEERS0004 – Find and repair rail signalling system faults 
UEERS0023 – Inspect, test and certify rail power signal equipment  UEERS0018 – Test and commission rail power equipment 
UEERS0024 – Install and maintain rail track circuit leads and bonds  UEERS0011 – Install and maintain rail track circuit leads and bonds 
UEERS0025 – Maintain active level crossing equipment  UEERS0005 – Install and maintain active level crossing equipment 
UEERS0026 – Maintain communications based signalling equipment  Newly added 
UEERS0027 – Maintain computer-based interlocking rail systems  UEERS0006 – Install and maintain computer-based interlocking rail systems 
UEERS0028 – Maintain mechanical rail signalling equipment and infrastructure  UEERS0016 – Maintain mechanical rail signalling equipment and infrastructure 
UEERS0029 – Maintain non-vital telemetry systems  UEERS0008 – Install and maintain non-vital telemetry systems 
UEERS0030 – Maintain power-operated point actuating devices  UEERS0009 – Install and maintain power-operated point actuating devices 
UEERS0031 – Maintain rail signalling power supplies  UEERS0010 – Install and maintain rail signalling power supplies 
UEERS0032 – Maintain trackside signal and train protection equipment  UEERS0012 – Install and maintain trackside signal and train protection equipment 
UEERS0033 – Maintain train detection equipment  UEERS0013 – Install and maintain train detection equipment 
UEERS0034 – Maintain vital relay interlocking systems  UEERS0014 – Install and maintain vital relay interlocking systems 
UEERS0035 – Maintain wayside asset protection equipment  Newly added 
UEERS0036 – Repair rail signalling power and control cables  UEERS0017 – Repair rail signalling power and control cables 
UEERS0037 – Test copper rail signalling cables  UEERS0019 – Test copper rail signalling cables 

 

Additionally, 20 units were removed to make way for the v6.0 UEE training package update:

Units 
UEECD0058 – Observe safety practices are followed in the vicinity of isolated electrical cables 
UEERS0001 – Assemble and wire internal electrical rail signalling equipment 
UEERS0002 – Decommission electrical and electromechanical rail signalling from service 
UEERS0003 – Develop rail signalling system maintenance programs 
UEERS0004 – Find and repair rail signalling system faults 
UEERS0005 – Install and maintain active level crossing equipment 
UEERS0006 – Install and maintain computer-based interlocking rail systems 
UEERS0007 – Install and maintain non-vital screen-based control systems 
UEERS0008 – Install and maintain non-vital telemetry systems 
UEERS0009 – Install and maintain power-operated point actuating devices 
UEERS0010 – Install and maintain rail signalling power supplies 
UEERS0011 – Install and maintain rail track circuit leads and bonds 
UEERS0012 – Install and maintain trackside signal and train protection equipment 
UEERS0013 – Install and maintain train detection equipment 
UEERS0014 – Install and maintain vital relay interlocking systems 
UEERS0015 – Maintain electronic and microprocessor-based remote control systems 
UEERS0016 – Maintain mechanical rail signalling equipment and infrastructure 
UEERS0017 – Repair rail signalling power and control cables 
UEERS0018 – Test and commission rail power equipment 
UEERS0019 – Test copper rail signalling cables 

Imported Units of Competency In The UEE Training Package Update v6.0

The UEE training package update also includes revisions to the imported units of competency, with 3 being added and 1 being removed.

Imported Units  Actions 
TLIF0008 – Apply safety critical communications in the rail environment  Newly added 
TLIF0020 – Safely access the rail corridor  Newly added 
TLIF2010 – Apply fatigue management strategies  Newly added 
TLIS2004 – Install and maintain rail bonding systems  Removed 

What’s My Next Move as an RTO After A UEE Training Package Update?

Transitioning to the latest UEE training package update should be your RTO’s main priority if you plan on continuing your UEE training delivery. While the transition deadlines for these revisions are still several months away, preparing ahead of time can greatly benefit your RTO especially in terms of marekting and enrolment.

You can also follow these steps to ensure best practice for transitioning:

  • Update your qualifications and units of competency to align with the latest UEE training package update
  • Make sure that all your students are using updated training materials
  • Track your students’ course completion to ensure that they finish their training before the transition deadlines
  • Submit a request to include new and dissimilar qualifications and units of competency within your organisation’s scope of offerings
  • Regularly review and update your training materials and assessments so they reflect the latest industry standards and changes in the training packages in Australia

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