4 October 2023 Update – ASQA Grants Extended Transition Period for UEE Electrotechnology Qualifications
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has approved an extended transition period for critical UEE Electrotechnology Training Package qualifications.
The move is under ASQA’s authority to extend transition periods when there is a compelling need, as specified in Clause 1.26(a) of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015.
New Transition Deadline Set for 31 January 2025
The following qualifications will benefit from an extended transition period for training, assessment, and certification issuance, with the new deadline set for 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
It is important to note that this extension applies exclusively to students who officially began their training and assessment before the specified deadlines of 19 December 2023 for UEE Training Package Release 5.0 and 7 February 2024 for UEE Training Package Release 6.0. All affected students must complete their training and receive certification or seamlessly transition to the replacement training program by the new transition end date.
Significance of the Extended Transition Period
ASQA’s extension criteria require students to demonstrate significant challenges if denied. ASQA, in close collaboration with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority and the Training Accreditation Council of Western Australia, has extended the transition period for the UEE qualifications, ensuring RTOs’ continued registration.
The primary goal is facilitating a smooth transition for learners and training providers, preventing student disadvantages during this transformative phase.
New and Improved: UEE Electrotechnology Training Package Update Version 6.0
The latest version, 6.0, of the UEE – electrotechnology training package is now available on training.gov.au, featuring several critical updates and improvements to the previous version. This UEE training package update was approved on 8 February 2023 and brings several exciting changes.
The UEE electrotechnology training package update, released by the Australian Industry Standards, offers students even more opportunities to specialise in electrotechnology with the addition of a new qualification. The training update also ensures that students receive relevant education by updating five existing qualifications to align with current industry standards. The package streamlines its offerings and eliminates redundancies by removing one qualification.
Along with the new and updated qualifications, 18 units of competency have been added to the UEE training package update, providing students with a more comprehensive education in their chosen field. The UEE training package update removed 20 units of competency to keep the training package relevant and up-to-date.
The latest UEE electrotechnology training package update, version 6.0, is poised to elevate the standard of education and training in this field. With its improvements, the package aims to equip students’ needed knowledge and skills for a successful career in electrotechnology. By providing the best possible preparation, this training package sets its students up for success in the years to come.
UEE Training Package Update, version 6.0
The current UEE – electrotechnology training package 6.0 replaced electrotechnology training package 5.0, released on 20 December 2022.
The UEE41223 – Certificate IV in Rail Signalling is the newly added qualification, superseding UEE41220 – Certificate IV in Electrical – Rail Signalling, while UEE41220 – Certificate IV in Electrical – Rail Signalling was the deleted qualification.
The UEE electrotechnology training package update brings significant changes to the training landscape, affecting both qualifications and units of competency. To better understand these changes, look at the list below, which details the affected qualifications and units of competency, as well as their previous versions and equivalencies.
The new Skill Sets are UEESS00189 – Rail Signalling Constructor Skill Set and UEESS00190 – Electrical – Rail Signalling Principles Skill Set.
The Australian Industry Standards underscored that the UEE electrotechnology training package update offers versatility and can be tailored to meet specific needs and business goals. RTOs can collaborate with clients to utilise the package’s adaptability and design customised pathways that deliver “fit for purpose” results.
The UEE electrotechnology training package version 6.0, which includes relevant qualifications and industry-specific units of competency, is aligned with careers across the following industries:
- Computer Systems
- Data and Voice Communications
- Instrument and Industrial Control
- Rail Signalling
- Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
- Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Latest UEE Qualification Updates
|UEE30820 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
|UEE30811 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
|UEE33020 – Certificate III in Electrical Fitting
|UEE33011 – Certificate III in Electrical Fitting
|UEE40620 – Certificate IV in Electrotechnology – Systems Electrician
|UEE40611 – Certificate IV in Electrotechnology – Systems Electrician
|UEE43020 – Certificate IV in Electrical Equipment and Systems
|UEE43011 – Certificate IV in Electrical Equipment and Systems
|UEE53020 – Diploma of Electrical Systems Engineering
|UEE53011 – Diploma of Electrical Systems Engineering
New Units of Competency in UEE training package update
|UEERS0020 – Apply rail signalling principles
|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
|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
|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
Removed Units of Competency in UEE Training Package Update
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
The new UEE training package update added three imported units of competency: TLIF0008 – Apply safety critical communications in the rail environment, TLIF0020 – Safely access the rail corridor, and TLIF2010 – Apply fatigue management strategies while TLIS2004 Install and maintain rail bonding systems was removed.
What Now for RTOs?
Stay ahead of the UEE electrotechnology training package update by determining the necessary qualifications and units of competency to include in your scope of registration. If your program does not match the updated version, apply for a revised scope. However, if it is equivalent, ASQA will handle the automatic update for you.
Here are some additional steps to take with the recent UEE training package update:
- Consult with industry leaders to discover new business prospects.
- Evaluate your training and assessment approach to pinpoint areas for enhancement.
- Acquire the updated training materials promptly to provide ample time for customisation to meet the needs of your learners, including contextualisation, rebranding, and editing.
- Develop a seamless transition plan for students who cannot finish their course within the given transition timeframe.
Read our popular article Step-by-Step Guide on Changing Your RTO’s Scope of Registration
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