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
|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
|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||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|
Imported Units of Competency Updates on UEE Training Packages in Australia
|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:
- Align your qualifications and units of competency with the latest UEE Training Package updates.
- Ensure that all students have access to updated training materials.
- Track student course completion to guarantee they finish their training before the deadline.
- Keep pace with training updates by submitting a request to include new and different qualifications and units of competency within your organisation’s offerings.
- 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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