About

Tasmania is rapidly moving to a renewable energy future. This is a pivot point for the state economy, and one that builds upon the legacy of the hydroelectric scheme. Green hydrogen, pumped hydro and wind power will form the future mix of energy output to create market opportunity. Projected job gains and skill requirements will necessitate strong engagement with the education sectors and community to generate enthusiasm for, and awareness of, the many opportunities emerging. Within this context, Artibus Innovation is being funded by the Tasmanian Government to develop a hydrogen ready training course that will build a pipeline of new industry entrants.

What we know

Hydrogen has a variety of applications relevant to both the Tasmanian and broader Australian context. These are outlined in the powerpoint presentation below.

How we are building the course

As the hydrogen industry in Australia is embryonic, there is significant uncertainty on its impact on industry and society. To properly consider future skill needs, the Tasmanian Hydrogen Awareness project has been developed from the perspective of occupational clusters and job families rather than speculating on the impact to individual jobs. A labour market model has been developed to project net worker requirements, based on future infrastructure projects and the distinctive and shared needs evident across the renewable energy sector. In viewing infrastructure for the state as a whole, and renewables as a distinctive subsection, we have been able to reconfigure our assumptions about workforce flows and skills forecasting and gain deeper insight into the groups of occupations required, and thus their common skill requirements.

The project has benefited significantly from cross-sectoral expertise, and advisors have been drawn from coalitions of interest rather than any particular geographic or sectoral fidelity. The resulting new qualification is a Certificate II in Renewable Energy Pathways, and addresses entry level needs across the range of applicable renewables in Tasmania - Hydro, Wind, Solar, and Hydrogen.


Draft Course Outline

  • The base design is from the Construction Pathways Certificate II that requires multi trade exposure
  • The core is structured to comprise similar functional content to five other certificate II qualifications
  • The core contains a new ‘Prepare to work in’ unit of competency to house case study material and broad knowledge sets on hydrogen
  • National units of competency have been sourced from 10 different training packages in recognition that this is a multi industry/occupation pathway
  • The specialist electives include non hydrogen streams of renewable energy by way of illustration only

H2TAS001 Unit Mapping

H2TAS001Certificate II in Renewable Energy PathwaysOriginRationale for inclusion
Core unitsChoose all five
H2TAS003Prepare to work in the renewable energy industryNew unitBased on UEGNSG005 rewritten for broader industry context,  covers career options and industry knowledge.
UEECD0007Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplaceCert I in ElectroComms skills & 62 other qualificationsUsed in multiple industry contexts - gas, construction, agriculture and electro technology
UEECD0009Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environmentCII in sustainable energy (career start) and 3 other qualificationsEnables work based learning and exposure to industry
UEERE0001Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sectorCII in Techical support and 28 other qualificationsUsed in multiple industry contexts - electronics, switching, instrumentation, communications, security
UEERE0020Promote sustainable energy practices in the communityCII in sustainable energy (career start) and 2 other qualificationsImportant role for all working in the industry
Elective unitsChoose six from at least two of groups A to E
Group A: Hydrogen
H2TAS004Carry out routine work activities in a hydrogen fuel environmentNew unitBased on UEPMNT201 but rewritten for Hydrogen - Enables work based learning and exposure to industry
UEGNSG982YApply safety practices, procedures, and compliance standards for handling hydrogen gasGas IRCUnit drafted by the GAS IRC - awaiting endorsement
Group E: General elective units 
CPCCCM2012*Work safely at heightsCII in Construction Pathways and 24 other qualificationsEarly opportunities are construction related, base safety unit for all trades
CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industryCII in Construction Pathways and 103 other qualificationsEnables issuing a white card - required for all construction sites
CPCPCM2043Carry out WHS requirementsCII in Construction Pathways and 9 other qualificationsEarly opportunities are construction related, this is a prerequisite for construction units
FSKLRG011Use routine strategies for work-related learningFoundation Skills Training PackageGeneric unit that enables work integration projects
FSKLRG014Manage strategies for career progressionFoundation Skills Training PackageGeneric unit that enables renewable energy career content to be housed
FSKNUM026Read, interpret and use detailed plans, drawings and diagrams for workFoundation Skills Training PackageGeneric unit that enables work integration projects
FSKNUM027Collect, organise and interpret statistical data for workFoundation Skills Training PackageGeneric unit that enables work integration projects
HLTAID011Provide first aidHealth training packageUseful across multiple occupations
MEM11011Undertake manual handlingCI in Engineering and 37 other qualificationsUseful across multiple occupations
MEM13015Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineeringCI in Engineering and 41 other qualificationsEnables work based learning and exposure to industry
MEM16006Organise and communicate informationCI in Engineering and 42 other qualificationsEnables work based learning and exposure to industry
MSMSUP210Process and record informationCI in Gas Supply Industry Operations and 9 other qualificationsEnables work based learning and exposure to industry
PMAOPS101Read dials and indicatorsChemicals, hydrocarbons and refining training packageSupport processing pathways
RIIWHS205EControl traffic with stop-slow batCII in Civil Construction and 22 other qualificationsSupport civil and construction pathways
RIIWMG203EDrain and dewater civil construction siteCII in Civil Construction and 5 other qualificationsEnables work based learning and exposure to industry
Group B: Wind  
UEECO0002Maintain documentation Draft - out of project scope
UEPOPS251Conduct routine wind turbine maintenance Draft - out of project scope
   
Group C: Solar  
UEPOPS206Conduct minor electrical maintenance Draft - out of project scope
UEPOPS238Maintain battery banks and cells Draft - out of project scope
    
Group D: Hydroelectric  
UEPMNT201Carry out routine work activities in an electricity supply industry generation environment Draft - out of project scope
UEPOPS205Conduct minor mechanical maintenance Draft - out of project scope

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For more information, contact enquiries@artibus.com.au

Artibus Innovation acknowledges the support of the Department of State Growth, Tasmania as part of the Commonwealth funded Energising Tasmania project.

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