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.
The H2TAS001 Certificate II in Renewables Energy Pathways Course is currently awaiting sign off from Skills Tasmania. Once sign off has been granted, the ASQA accreditation process will commence.
We will keep you posted on any further developments.
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
|H2TAS001||Certificate II in Renewable Energy Pathways||Origin||Rationale for inclusion|
|Core units||Choose all five|
|H2TAS003||Prepare to work in the renewable energy industry||New unit||Based on UEGNSG005 rewritten for broader industry context, covers career options and industry knowledge.|
|UEECD0007||Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace||Cert I in ElectroComms skills & 62 other qualifications||Used in multiple industry contexts - gas, construction, agriculture and electro technology|
|UEECD0009||Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment||CII in sustainable energy (career start) and 3 other qualifications||Enables work based learning and exposure to industry|
|UEERE0001||Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector||CII in Techical support and 28 other qualifications||Used in multiple industry contexts - electronics, switching, instrumentation, communications, security|
|UEERE0020||Promote sustainable energy practices in the community||CII in sustainable energy (career start) and 2 other qualifications||Important role for all working in the industry|
|Elective units||Choose six from at least two of groups A to E|
|Group A: Hydrogen|
|H2TAS004||Carry out routine work activities in a hydrogen fuel environment||New unit||Based on UEPMNT201 but rewritten for Hydrogen - Enables work based learning and exposure to industry|
|UEGNSG982Y||Apply safety practices, procedures, and compliance standards for handling hydrogen gas||Gas IRC||Unit drafted by the GAS IRC - awaiting endorsement|
|Group B: Wind|
|UEECO0002||Maintain documentation||Draft - out of project scope|
|UEPOPS251||Conduct routine wind turbine maintenance||Draft - out of project scope|
|Group C: Solar|
|UEPOPS206||Conduct minor electrical maintenance||Draft - out of project scope|
|UEPOPS238||Maintain battery banks and cells||Draft - out of project scope|
|Group D: Hydroelectric|
|UEPMNT201||Carry out routine work activities in an electricity supply industry generation environment||Draft - out of project scope|
|UEPOPS205||Conduct minor mechanical maintenance||Draft - out of project scope|
|Group E: General elective units|
|CPCCCM2012*||Work safely at heights||CII in Construction Pathways and 24 other qualifications||Early opportunities are construction related, base safety unit for all trades|
|CPCCWHS1001||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry||CII in Construction Pathways and 103 other qualifications||Enables issuing a white card - required for all construction sites|
|CPCPCM2043||Carry out WHS requirements||CII in Construction Pathways and 9 other qualifications||Early opportunities are construction related, this is a prerequisite for construction units|
|FSKLRG011||Use routine strategies for work-related learning||Foundation Skills Training Package||Generic unit that enables work integration projects|
|FSKLRG014||Manage strategies for career progression||Foundation Skills Training Package||Generic unit that enables renewable energy career content to be housed|
|FSKNUM026||Read, interpret and use detailed plans, drawings and diagrams for work||Foundation Skills Training Package||Generic unit that enables work integration projects|
|FSKNUM027||Collect, organise and interpret statistical data for work||Foundation Skills Training Package||Generic unit that enables work integration projects|
|HLTAID011||Provide first aid||Health training package||Useful across multiple occupations|
|MEM11011||Undertake manual handling||CI in Engineering and 37 other qualifications||Useful across multiple occupations|
|MEM13015||Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering||CI in Engineering and 41 other qualifications||Enables work based learning and exposure to industry|
|MEM16006||Organise and communicate information||CI in Engineering and 42 other qualifications||Enables work based learning and exposure to industry|
|MSMSUP210||Process and record information||CI in Gas Supply Industry Operations and 9 other qualifications||Enables work based learning and exposure to industry|
|PMAOPS101||Read dials and indicators||Chemicals, hydrocarbons and refining training package||Support processing pathways|
|RIIWHS205E||Control traffic with stop-slow bat||CII in Civil Construction and 22 other qualifications||Support civil and construction pathways|
|RIIWMG203E||Drain and dewater civil construction site||CII in Civil Construction and 5 other qualifications||Enables work based learning and exposure to industry|
|Artibus Innovation acknowledges the support of the Department of State Growth, Tasmania as part of the Commonwealth funded Energising Tasmania project.|
CURRENT PROJECT DOWNLOADSH2TAS Pathway map
H2TAS001 Certificate II in Renewable energy pathways
H2TAS003 Prepare to work in the renewable energy industry
H2TAS004 Carry out routine work activities in a hydrogen fuel environment
Tasmanian Hydrogen Project Application Research