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UEE Training Package Updates in Australia: Everything You Need to Know

4 October 2023 Update – Extended Transition Period for UEE41920, UEE42020, UEE43120, UEE50120, UEE50711, UEE60920, and UEE62020 Qualifications

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has approved an extended transition period for eight UEE Electrotechnology Training Package qualifications. The decision aligns with ASQA’s authority to extend transition periods beyond the parameters set in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015, as Clause 1.26(a) stipulated.

ASQA’s criteria for granting an extended transition period require a demonstration of genuine disadvantages faced by a significant group of learners if such an extension is not provided.

In this context, ASQA has deemed it necessary to extend the transition period for the following UEE qualifications:

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

New UEE Transition Extended Until 31 January 2025

ASQA’s decision to extend the transition period for these qualifications means that the transition period for training, assessment, and certification issuance will now extend until 31 January 2025.

However, this extension applies exclusively to students who have formally commenced their training and/or assessment in their respective courses by the deadlines of 19 December 2023 and 7 February 2024 for UEE Training Package Releases 5.0 and 6.0, respectively.

It is important to note that all affected students must either complete their training and receive certification or be transferred to the replacement training product by the new transition end date.

Strengthened Collaboration with VET Stakeholders

ASQA collaborated with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority and the Training Accreditation Council of Western Australia about the UEE extended transition period. Consequently, the training products mentioned above will remain on the RTOs’ scope of registration until the conclusion of the extended transition period.

This extension aims to facilitate a smooth transition for learners and training providers as they adapt to the updated UEE Electrotechnology Training Package, ensuring that no students are disadvantaged during this period of change.

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UEE Electrotechnology Training Package Version 6.0 Updates

The UEE Electrotechnology Training Package in Australia has recently undergone a comprehensive update by the Australian Industry Standards. Version 6.0 was released on 8th February 2023 and includes significant changes to the package.

The update features one new qualification, updates to five existing qualifications, and the removal of one qualification. Additionally, two new skill sets and 18 units of competency have been added, with 20 being removed.

Here’s the full rundown of the changes made to the UEE training package update on 8th February 2023.

Changes in the UEE Training Package Update

 UEE Qualification training updates

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 

UEE Units of Competency training updates

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 
Units  Actions 
UEECD0058 – Observe safety practices are followed in the vicinity of isolated electrical cables  Removed 
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 Updates on UEE Training Packages in Australia

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 Your RTO Should Do About the 2023 Updates in the UEE Training Packages in Australia

The UEE Training Package update has several significant revisions, making it crucial for RTOs to prioritise transitioning to the latest version. While there is still time before the transition deadline, getting a head start on the training update can bring many benefits, such as improved marketing and enrollment. To ensure a smooth transition, here are some steps to follow:

  1. Align your qualifications and units of competency with the latest UEE Training Package updates.
  2. Ensure that all students have access to updated training materials.
  3. Track student course completion to guarantee they finish their training before the deadline.
  4. Keep pace with training updates by submitting a request to include new and different qualifications and units of competency within your organisation’s offerings.
  5. Regularly review and update training materials and assessments to reflect the latest industry standards and changes in the training packages in Australia.

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