This hazardous area gap training course is aimed at trades persons or supervisors with an unrestricted electrician’s licence, as well as electrical workers without recognised electrical licences who meet the prerequisites of the individual units of competency. Two years of relevant industry experience is recommended and the participant will need to meet relevant WHS/OHS legislative requirements as applicable within Australian States and Territories.
This qualification is helpful for those who require competencies to supervise, select, install, commission, maintain and test explosion-protected systems and equipment with endorsements in various explosion protection techniques.
This course is also offered at client sites.
This gap training EEHA course (Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas) offers eligible participants the opportunity to obtain a nationally recognised qualification UEE42611 Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas – Electrical that meets the requirements of AS/NZS 4761, AS/NZS 60079.14 and AS/NZS 60079.17.
PMV delivers EEHA subject matter in a logical sequence and in a holistic manner. In alignment with this holistic delivery approach, units of competency are divided into subject matter areas. These subject matter areas are further developed into sections starting from simple concepts to more complex concepts which are then contextualised based on industrial experience. PMV’s resource materials reflect this holistic approach.
Our Assessment Philosophy allows PMV to provide ongoing feedback. Where it is noticed that many students haven’t understood the topic, the PMV assessor will provide feedback to PMV trainer to repeat that section of the delivery prior to moving to the next section. If there is/are one or two students who haven’t understood the topic, the PMV assessor will provide individual or small group coaching.
Units of competency in the qualification are not covered separately one after the other. Delivery and assessment are undertaken by grouping the units of competency into various subject areas. This means that successful completion of any individual subject assessment does not ensure the participant is competent in the related units of competency until all practical assessments have been completed.
Because of the holistic delivery of the course, students will not meet the complete assessment requirement as stipulated in the individual units of competency that align to the training delivered in Day 1 to Day 3 of the course. As such any student who withdraws within the first three days of the five day intensive course will not achieve any units of competency. To achieve a Statement of Attainment or qualification, students must complete the entire course.
Hazardous Area Training Content and Delivery in Brisbane and Perth
The course involves training delivery and assessment given through a combination of 7 days intensive contact delivery.
The gap training for UEE42611 Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas – Electrical covers competencies to supervise the selection, installation, commissioning maintenance and testing of explosion-protected equipment and systems for control and monitoring of plant and processes, with endorsements in various explosion protection techniques.
EEHA Part 1: This five day intensive Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas course covers the technical skills and competencies required for installation, maintenance, testing and inspection of hazardous areas. It covers the principles of: hazardous area classification; explosion-protection techniques; hazardous area standards; equipment marking; equipment certification; codes of practice; equipment selection; equipment installation, breakdowns and maintenance requirements; permit to work and safe isolations; testing; inspections procedures and documentation. The course includes in-class progressive assessment; short answer tests on hazardous area fundamentals; equipment marking; equipment certification; and, device interpretation. Also included are the following hands-on assessment exercises:
- Detailed inspection at industrial live installations or PMV instrumentation skid or simulations.
- Making up of barrier Ex d Gland exercise by participants.
- Rectify faults in termination of cables in an Ex e/Ex d box.
- Name plate reading exercise for Ex d, Ex e and Ex i.
- Reading and understanding of certificate of conformity.
- Reading and understanding hazardous area classification drawings.
EEHA course Part 2: This 2 day intensive course covers the supervision skills of: energy sector report writing; personal competency development plan; and implementing and monitoring energy sector policies and procedures for environmental and sustainable work practices. This is delivered through a combination of classroom instruction and a self-developed portfolio of evidence.
During face-to-face delivery you will complete a number of simulated work environment practicals using site specific JSEA, isolation requirements and safety procedures prior to the start of any practical assessment work at the PMV instrumentation skid. Simulated practicals or onsite detailed inspection exercises will occur on a live installation in an operating plant wherever possible.
The course will cover the following units of competency:
|EEHA Part 1|
|Core Units:||All core units|
|UEENEEM080A+||Report on the integrity of explosion-protected equipment in a hazardous area|
|Group B Electives:||2 – 4 of the following units|
|UEENEEM020A+||Attend to breakdowns in hazardous areas — gas atmospheres|
|UEENEEM022A+||Attend to breakdowns in hazardous areas — pressurisation|
|UEENEEM024A+||Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems — gas atmospheres|
|UEENEEM026A+||Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems — pressurisation|
|UEENEEM028A+||Maintain equipment in hazardous areas — gas atmospheres|
|UEENEEM030A+||Maintain equipment in hazardous areas — pressurisation|
|Group C Electives:||All of the following 6 units|
|UEENEEM039A+||Conduct testing of hazardous areas installations — gas atmospheres|
|UEENEEM041A +||Conduct testing of hazardous area installations — pressurisation|
|UEENEEM042A +||Conduct visual inspection of hazardous areas installations|
|UEENEEM044A+||Conduct detailed inspection of hazardous areas installations — gas atmospheres|
|UEENEEM046A+||Conduct detailed inspection of hazardous areas installations — pressurisation|
|UEENEEM078A+||Manage compliance of hazardous areas|
|EEHA Part 2|
|Core Units:||All core units|
|UEENEEE038B||Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan|
|UEENEEE117A||Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures|
|UEENEEE124A||Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report|
|UEENEEK145A||Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures|
Units shown with a ‘+’ have prerequisite units that must be met prior to, or concurrently with assessment of the related units. Some prerequisites are included in the gap training and the remainder can be achieved via credit for units already held if you are a licensed Electrician or through recognition of prior learning.
Eligibility for Award of Full Qualification
The unit UEENEEG105A (and its prerequisites listed in the following table) is required for award of the full qualification. These can be achieved via credit if you have an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence and current industry experience.
‘Note: UEENEEG105A – Those holding an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence or equivalent issued in an Australian State or Territory meet the requirements of this unit and its prerequisite requirements’ (UEE11 Training Package Release 1.5 December 2014).
|UEENEEG105A||Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations|
|UEENEEE101A||Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace|
|UEENEEE102A||Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components|
|UEENEEE104A||Solve problems in d.c circuits|
|UEENEEE105A||Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment|
|UEENEEE107A||Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications|
|UEENEEE137A||Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work|
|UEENEEG006A||Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines|
|UEENEEG033A||Solve problems in single and three phase electrical apparatus and circuits|
|UEENEEG063A||Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations|
|UEENEEG101A||Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits|
|UEENEEG102A||Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuit|
|UEENEEG103A||Install low voltage wiring and accessories|
|UEENEEG104A||Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations|
|UEENEEG106A||Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits|
|UEENEEG107A||Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations|
|UEENEEG108A||Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits|
|UEENEEG109A||Develop and connect electrical control circuits|
When you provide a copy of your Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence and evidence of industry currency you will be credited with these units and when you successfully complete the course you will be awarded the qualification UEE42611 Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas – Electrical.
Eligibility for Award of Statement of Attainment
If having provided a copy of your Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence, you are unable to successfully complete the full course you will still be eligible for a Statement of Attainment listing the units of competency achieved. This includes the situation where only EEHA Part 1 or EEHA Part 2 is successfully completed. The Statement of Attainment will indicate that these units form part of the qualification UEE42611 Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas – Electrical.
If you do not hold an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence and you meet the prerequisites of the individual units of competency, have current industry experience and successfully complete the course you will be awarded a Statement of Attainment listing the units of competency you have achieved. The Statement will indicate that these units form part of the qualification UEE42611 Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas – Electrical.
If you do not hold an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence there is the potential to achieve the full qualification by meeting the requirements of the remaining units needed for the licence. The remaining units are part of UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician which can be completed as an apprenticeship through various Australian RTOs including our partner Central Institute of Technology.
Upon successful completion of the EEHA Part 1 and EEHA Part 2 course, a qualification UEE42611 Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas – Electrical with the following Units of Competency will be issued to qualified participants:
EEHA Core Competency Standard Units:
|UEENEEE038B||PARTICIPATE IN DEVELOPMENT AND FOLLOW A PERSONAL COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT PLAN|
|UEENEEE117A||IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR OHS PROCEDURES AND POLICY|
|UEENEEE124A||COMPILE AND PRODUCE AN ENERGY SECTOR DETAILED REPORT|
|UEENEEK145A||IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR ENERGY SECTOR POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES|
|UEENEEM080A*||REPORT ON THE INTEGRITY OF EXPLOSION-PROTECTED EQUIPMENT IN A HAZARDOUS AREAS|
Group B – EEHA Qualification Elective Units
The following 7 Elective EEHA Competencies need to be completed.
|UEENEEM020A*||ATTEND TO BREAKDOWNS IN HAZARDOUS AREAS – GAS ATMOSPHERES; AND OR|
|UEENEEM024A*/ 25A* / 26A*||INSTALL EXPLOSION-PROTECTED EQUIPMENT AND WIRING SYSTEMS – GAS ATMOSPHERES / DUST ATMOSPHERES / PRESSURISATION;|
|UEENEEM028A* / 29A* / 30A*||MAINTAIN EQUIPMENT IN HAZARDOUS AREAS – GAS ATMOSPHERES / DUST ATMOSPHERES / PRESSURISATION;|
Group C – EEH
The following 7 Elective EEHA Competencies need to be completed.
|UEENEEM039A* / 40A* / 41A*||CONDUCT TESTING OF HAZARDOUS AREAS INSTALLATIONS — GAS ATMOSPHERES / DUST ATMOSPHERES / PRESSURISATION; AND/OR|
|UEENEEM042A*||CONDUCT VISUAL INSPECTION OF HAZARDOUS AREAS INSTALLATIONS|
|UEENEEM044A* / 45A*/ 46A*||CONDUCT DETAILED INSPECTION OF HAZARDOUS AREAS INSTALLATIONS — GAS ATMOSPHERES / DUST ATMOSPHERES / PRESSURISATION; AND/OR|
The units of competency shown with a * in the table above have pre-requisite units linked.
This post-trade and professional development hazardous areas course, delivered by PMV, is a gap training course. Please note, the UEE11 Training Package specifies that those holding an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence or equivalent issued in an Australian State or Territory meet the requirement of UEENEEG105A and its 17 prerequisite requirements.
Electrical workers without electrical licences interested in the gap training course will have to meet prerequisites for individual units of competency and meet the relevant WHS/OHS legislative requirements as applicable within Australian States and Territories. Electrical engineers without electrical licences are only eligible for Statements of Attainment.
Verification of an electrician’s licence and/or assessment of prerequisites will be completed at the time of enrolment. All required trade licences and enrolment documentation will need to be submitted at the time of enrolment. Prerequisite units can also be achieved through Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)/Credit Transfer (CT) or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
- Students are requested to bring copies of the following standards for reference in Part 1:
- AS/NZS 3000-2007
- AS/NZS 3017-2007
- AS/NZS 3019-2007
- AS/NZS 3760-2003
- All students are requested to bring an external storage device(USB) and their personal laptops for EEHA Part 2. Laptops are required to complete a variety of exercises in class and therefore, must have the functional programs: MS Word, MS Excel, and mobile Internet modem to secure Internet access. Students are expected to have working knowledge of these programs.
- Due to the intense nature of the course, please refrain from using tablets as creation of reports using tablets is very time consuming.
Electronic copies of the student resources will be handed out to the students on Day 1 of the training for EEHA.
EEHA Part 2 – Students are to develop progressively, a “portfolio of evidence” for their competencies. This will be submitted progressively to PMV assessors for review and sign off.