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.

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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.

DOWNLOAD - Tasmanian Hydrogen Application Research Presentation

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.

DOWNLOAD - H2TAS Pathways Map

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
       
Tasmanian Government sponsored Artibus Innovation acknowledges the support of the Department of State Growth, Tasmania as part of the Commonwealth funded Energising Tasmania project.
PUBLIC CONSULTATION AND FEEDBACK
Tasmanian Hydrogen Project Feedback Survey

CURRENT PROJECT DOWNLOADS
H2TAS Pathway map
H2TAS001 Certificate II in Renewable energy pathways
H2TAS001 Core
H2TAS001 Electives
H2TAS001 Streams
H2TAS003 Prepare to work in the renewable energy industry
H2TAS004 Carry out routine work activities in a hydrogen fuel environment
Project Summary
Tasmanian Hydrogen Project Application Research
PROJECT CONTACT
Contact: Artibus Innovation
Project submission date: TBD
Project last updated: August 2021
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