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Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector (UET) Training Updates

22 September 2023 UET Training Update: 7 Rescue Units Granted an Extended Transition Period

In a recent move, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has granted an extended transition period for seven crucial rescue units in the UET (Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector) training package.

The decision resonates with ASQA’s core objective to protect learners’ welfare during qualification transitions, per Clause 1.26(a) of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015.

ASQA’s action pertains to extending the transition period for seven specific units of competency within the UET Transmission, Distribution, and Rail Sector. These units are vital in multiple industries, ensuring worker safety and competence. The affected units include:

  • UETDRRF001 Perform cable pit/trench/excavation rescue
  • UETDRRF002 Perform EWP rescue
  • UETDRRF003 Perform pole top rescue
  • UETDRRF004 Perform rescue from a live LV panel
  • UETDRRF005 Perform rescue from switchyard structures at heights
  • UETDRRF006 Perform tower rescue
  • UETTDRRF08 Perform EWP-controlled descent escape

The transition period for these seven UET rescue units has been officially extended by one year, concluding on 13 October 2024 instead of the original deadline of 13 October 2023. This extension applies to all providers, contingent on students completing and receiving certification by the new transition end date.

Collaboration for Learners’ Benefit

ASQA has taken proactive measures to ensure the extension benefits learners and training providers. They have communicated with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority and the Training Accreditation Council of Western Australia regarding this extended transition period, emphasising the importance of a coordinated approach to education and training.

Maximising the UET Training Updates for Your RTO’s Success

If your Registered Training Organisation (RTO) delivers the UET training package, follow these vital steps for a smooth transition to the latest training update:

  • Align training and assessment plans (TAS) with current UET training package standards.
  • Keep materials up-to-date for an optimal learning environment.
  • Customise assistance to meet students’ unique needs.
  • Stay informed about ASQA’s guidelines and requirements.
  • Communicate to your learners the benefits of the extended transition period.
  • Continuously assess and provide feedback to help students succeed.

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