This gap training in Electrical Engineering is a natural progression for electrical workers with an unrestricted electrician’s licence, who have a nominal five years of industrial experience. Industrial experience assists student success but is not a barrier to entry.
This post-trade and professional development gap training is aimed at those keen participants who have achieved UEE42611 Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas – Electrical, or UEE50411 Diploma of Electrical Engineering qualification with PMV or other RTOs and are keen on learning and gaining hazardous area competencies at the next level of complexity.
This qualification provides competencies not only to work in hazardous areas with electrical and instrumentation systems but also to assess and manage risks, undertake design, validation/evaluation and audit functions, and to provide technical advice/sales related to explosion protection in electrical equipment installed in hazardous areas in the Australian mining, processing, oil and gas industries.
PMV delivers and assesses electrical courses in a logical sequence and holistic manner. Units of competency are divided into subject matter areas. These subject areas are developed into sections, starting from simple to more complex concepts, which are contextualised based on the industrial experience.
This course offers gap training for eligible participants to achieve UEE61211 Advanced Diploma of Engineering – Explosion protection.
It covers the fundamental principles of hazardous area classification and design and practical skills: to select, install, terminate, fault find and maintain, and diagnose faults or malfunctions on electrical equipment installed in hazardous areas; also to assess and manage risks; undertake design; validation/evaluation and audit functions; and, to provide technical advice/sales related to explosion protection in electrical equipment installed in hazardous areas, in a variety of industrial installations.
The course includes: theory; samples of equipment; demonstrations; videos and hands-on calibration; setting up of field instruments; hazardous area design and classification; writing engineering specification; undertaking electrical fault current calculations in polyphase and DC circuits; configuring and maintaining industrial Siemens control system networks; and, estimating, planning and managing electrical projects.
Part 1 – This professional development, flexible training is delivered in self-paced format consisting of a number of pre-arranged face to face or Skype sessions, followed by assessment completion by the participant. The training and delivery includes hands-on work on a purpose built industrial instrumentation skid and control system, in the following format:
- Class room or Skype delivery of required knowledge; design and fault finding in electrical polyphase and DC circuits; estimating and planning of electrical projects; hazardous area design and classification; including problem solving; demonstrations; videos; short answer questions. (70% weighting)
- Hands-on training and assessment including setting up and calibration of the field instruments; fault finding on DC and polyphase circuits; and, configuring and maintaining industrial Siemens control system networks. (30% weighting)
The following is covered in the hands on practical exercises to develop skill sets in hazardous areas management, at PMV:
- Selection and calibration of instruments;
- Desk based solving complex DC electrical and polyphase circuit problems;
- Hazardous Area classification and design exercises;
- Electrical polyphase and DC circuits fault finding calculation; and
- Configuring and maintaining industrial Siemens control system networks.
Part 2 – This involves the verification of industry experience in the workplace through completion of a “Previous Work Recognition” (PWR) form, from one or more supervisors/jobs:
- Your supervisor must be an Electrical Supervisor or site Electrical Engineer with experience in managing electrical installations in hazardous areas with requisite field experience;
- This site must have facilities and equipment for participants to gain work experience in the variety of electrical installations;
- The field experience must be current i.e. within the last two years;
Alternatively, the participant can get the work experience verified from the current or future job/ project(s).
Part 1 involves: in-class progressive assessment; short answer tests; hands-on exercises on calibration and setting up field devices; complex problems solving in DC and polyphase electrical circuits; hazardous area design and classification; estimating, planning and managing electrical projects; configuring and maintaining industrial control system networks; and, fault current calculating exercises.
Successful completion of any individual subject assessment does not ensure the participant is competent in the unit of competency, unless the participant has also been found to be competent in practical assessments, including: UEENEEE011C, UEENEEE015B, UEENEEE071B, UEENEEE081A, UEENEEE082A, UEENEEE083A, UEENEEE125A, UEENEEE126A, UEENEEG149A, UEENEEG169A, UEENEEG170A, UEENEEM052A, UEENEEM053A, BSBWOR502B, PMASUP410B, UEENEEC007B, UEENEEM057A, UEENEEM058A, UEENEEM059A, UEENEEM075A, UEENEEM079A. As such, students are not likely to achieve any unit of competency in the first contact delivery week.
PMV provides ongoing feedback. Where it is noticed that many students haven’t understood the topic, the PMV assessor will provide feedback to the PMV trainer to repeat that section of the delivery, prior to moving on to the next section. If there are one or two students who haven’t understood the topic, the PMV assessor will provide individual or small group coaching.
Part 2 involves: signing off on your previous and present work experience. Alternatively, you can get the weekly signing off on your current work experience progressively.
The course will cover the following units of competency:
|UEENEEE006B||Apply methods to maintain currency of industry developments|
|UEENEEE011C||Manage risk in electrotechnology activities|
|UEENEEE015B||Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects|
|UEENEEE071B||Write specifications for electrical engineering projects|
|UEENEEE081A+||Apply material science to solving electrotechnology engineering problems|
|UEENEEE082A+||Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems|
|UEENEEE083A||Establish and follow a competency development plan in an electrotechnology engineering discipline|
|UEENEEE125A+||Provide engineering solutions for problems in complex multiple path circuits|
|UEENEEE126A+||Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems|
|UEENEEG149A+||Provide engineering solutions to problems in complex polyphase power circuits|
|UEENEEG169A+||Manage large electrical projects|
|UEENEEG170A+||Plan large electrical projects|
|UEENEEM052A||Classify hazardous areas — gas atmospheres|
|UEENEEM053A||Classify hazardous areas — dust atmospheres|
|BSBWOR502B*||Ensure team effectiveness|
|UEENEEM024A+||Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems — gas atmospheres (60 CT Group B)|
|UEENEEM042A+||Conduct visual inspection of hazardous areas installations (40 CT Group C)|
|UEENEEM044A+||Conduct detailed inspection of hazardous areas installations — gas atmospheres (40 CT Group C)|
|UEENEEG131A+ or M065A+||Evaluate performance of low voltage electrical apparatus (40 CT Group D) or Conduct audit of hazardous areas installations – gas atmospheres (60 CT Group D)|
|UEENEEC007B||Manage contract variations (40 Group E)|
|UEENEEE078B||Contribute to risk management in electrotechnology systems (20 Group E)|
|UEENEEM057A+||Design explosion-protected electrical systems and installations — gas atmospheres (20 Group E)|
|UEENEEM058A+||Design explosion-protected electrical systems and installations — dust atmospheres (20 Group E)|
|UEENEEM059A+||Design explosion-protected electrical systems and installations — pressurisation (20 Group E)|
|UEENEEM075A+||Design explosion-protected electrical systems — Coal mining (20 Group E)|
|UEENEEM079A+||Design of gas detection systems (20 Group E)|
Units of competency in the preceding table 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 (more about this later).
Note: Two units shown with ‘*’ may not be required if you have sufficient credits for other electives that are common to this qualification and UEE42611 Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas – Electrical and/or UEE50411 Diploma of Electrical Engineering (see ‘Eligibility for Award of Full Qualification section’).
Eligibility for Award of Full Qualification
- The remaining core and elective units required for the qualification will be achieved via the granting of credit for the following units achieved in UEE42611 Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas – Electrical and/or UEE50411 Diploma of Electrical Engineering, or equivalent. Units shown with a ‘+’ have prerequisites that would also have been achieved.
|Core Units||7 remaining core units|
|UEENEED104A+||Use engineering applications software on personal computers|
|UEENEEE006B||Apply methods to maintain currency of industry developments|
|UEENEEE080A+||Apply industry and community standards to engineering activities|
|UEENEEE117A||Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures|
|UEENEEE124A||Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report|
|UEENEEK132A||Develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues in the energy sector|
|UEENEEM080A||Report on the integrity of explosion-protected equipment in a hazardous area|
|UEENEEE078B||Contribute to risk management in electrotechnology systems|
|Other electives that may be claimed for credit (restrictions exist on the number allowed from each Group)|
|UEENEEM024A||Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems — gas atmospheres|
|UEENEEM025A||Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems — dust atmospheres|
|UEENEEM026A||Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems — pressurisation|
|UEENEEM028A||Maintain equipment in hazardous areas — gas atmospheres|
|UEENEEM029A||Maintain equipment in hazardous areas — dust atmospheres|
|UEENEEM030A||Maintain equipment in hazardous areas — pressurisation|
|UEENEEC005B||Estimate electrotechnology projects|
|UEENEEM039A||Conduct testing of hazardous areas installations – gas atmospheres|
|UEENEEM042A||Conduct visual inspection of hazardous areas installations|
|UEENEEM044A||Conduct detailed inspection of hazardous areas installations — gas atmospheres|
|UEENEEM047A||Develop and manage maintenance programs for hazardous areas electrical equipment — coal mining|
|UEENEEM078A||Manage compliance of hazardous areas|
- 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 copies of your qualifications and records of results (transcripts) for UEE42611 Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas – Electrical and UEE50411 Diploma of Electrical Engineering along with 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 UEE61211 Advanced Diploma of Engineering – Explosion protection.
Eligibility for Award of Statement of Attainment
If having provided a copies of your qualifications and 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. The Statement will indicate that these units form part of UEE61211 Advanced Diploma of Engineering – Explosion protection.
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 UEE61211 Advanced Diploma of Engineering – Explosion protection.
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.
This post-trade and professional development 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.
Students holding a UEE42611 Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas – Electrical, UEE50411 Diploma in Electrical Engineering or UEE50211 Diploma of Electrical Instrumentation will achieve additional credits for electrical, hazardous area or instrumentation electives selected that are common to those certificates and UEE61211 Advanced Diploma of Engineering – Explosion protection.
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 electrical 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).
- All students are requested to bring a USB and their personal laptops for both weeks. 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.
- Engineering software will be installed on participants’ laptops the first week of the course.
- Please refrain from using tablets and Apple Mac laptops as software is generally not compatible with these devices. Software provided during the course requires a Windows operating system to run.
Electronic copies of the student resources will be handed to students in week 1 of the training. 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.