This webpage lists the compilation of resources spread out across the NSW UE ITAB website. It provides a central repository of resources which are made available for users.

Please feel free to download and utilise at your convenience, noting the disclaimer and acknowledgement in each.  If you would like more information regarding the content or details of each resource or opportunities to adapt them, please contact Tony Palladino at tony@uensw.com.au

Additional Energy Career Resources

Additional Energy Career Resources that include Job Guides, Career Resources, Career Flow Charts and other supporting materials can be accessed via this website at the Energy Career Resources tab.

Explore too, how women are increasingly choosing Energy Careers. Listen to their stories HERE.

ELECTROTECHNOLOGY:

FAIR TRADING RELEASES APPRENTICE SUPERVISION PRACTICE STANDARD GUIDE FOR ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY

With the growing concern over apprentice supervision in the electrical industry, the NSW Government’s Department of Customer Services Fair Trading division has released a new Supervision Practice Standard (SPS) to guide the electrical industry on appropriate levels and ratios for the supervision of electrical apprentices.  The new Supervision Practice Standard for licenced electricians supervising apprentices was released after the Department undertook a lengthy consultation and feedback process with selected industry stakeholders. 

The Department states, “The new Supervision Practice Standard for electrical apprentices aims to respond to compliance issues and industry needs by clarifying the appropriate levels and ratios of supervision depending on the experience of an apprentice. These guidelines will assist businesses, licence holders and apprentices to understand their rights and obligation and make the necessary arrangements to ensure safety and compliance.”

SPS to be mandated – Sep 2024

The Supervision Practice Standard (SPS) acts as a guideline to help businesses, licence holders and apprentices to understand their rights and obligations. It also details the supervision requirements of electrical apprentices to achieve compliant work in a safe manner.

The NSW Government intends the SPS will be mandated as a legal requirement from September 2024.

For more information from the Buidling Commissioin visit weblink: Supervision Practice Standard for licenced electricians supervising apprentices

DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE APPRENTICE SUPERVISION PRACTICE STANDARD GUIDEHERE

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Starting a career as an Electrician: DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE HERE

Starting a career as a refrigeration and air conditioning technician: DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE HERE

Electrotechnology PowerUp Careers Brochure here – DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE HERE

Career videos and pathways: Electrotechnology Careers

Electrical Apprenticeship Supervisor Guide: Electrical Apprenticeship Supervisor Guide (NSW UE ITAB Approved Publication – 15 Dec 2021)

Apprentice Electrician Employer Evaluation Guide for Apprentice Network Providers, Employers, RTOs and State Training Authority: Apprentice Electrician Employer Evaluation Guide (NSW UE ITAB Approved Publication – 20 Oct 2022)

ESP Charter: ESP Position Paper (ESP endorsed – 18 Nov 2021-V1)

ESP Position Paper: ESP Position Paper (ESP endorsed – 18 Nov 2021-V1)


ESI – TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION AND RAIL:

ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector, then download a copy of the ESI TDR PowerUp Careers Brochure here – download brochure

Career videos and pathways: ESI-Transmission, Distribution & Rail Careers


ESI – GENERATION:

ESI Generation PowerUp Careers Brochure here – download brochure

Career videos and pathways: ESI-Generation Careers


GAS SECTOR:

Gas PowerUp Careers Brochure here – download brochure

Career videos and pathways: Gas Sector


FAIR TRADING DISCONNECT-RECONNECT ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT NOTICE FOR RTOs

Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), that the Acting Commissioner for the Office of Fair Trading has issued a notice to RTOs in relation to the issuing of transcripts (Statements of Attainment) to persons assessed as competent in disconnecting and reconnecting electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring. 

RTO transcripts must formally include additional information related to the category of ‘electrical equipment’ the qualified holder of the transcript was assessed on, in addition to the other requirements on the application form.

The requirements have been brought about because of the amalgamation of a number of Disconnect and Reconnect units of competency covering a range of categories of electrical equipment into one, in the recently updated Electrotechnology Training Package (UEE).

In order to meet its regulatory functions in relation to affirming the category of ‘electrical equipment’ the qualified holder of an RTO transcript was assessed on, given it is no longer reported in the title of the unit of competency, OFT’s Assistant Commissioner has had to formally gazette and issue a “NOTICE OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION” for RTOs.  The OFT notice can be downloaded HERE, outlining the requirements that must be reported on an RTO’s transcript.

Specific units of competency are:

The Notice states, “Licence or Certificate applicants are required to provide an RTO issued digital (computer generated) transcript that includes the category of ‘electrical equipment’ the qualified holder of the transcript was assessed on in addition to the other requirements on the application form.

The following specialist work categories of ‘electrical equipment’ must be indicated on the RTO issued digital transcript. Failure to do so will result in the applicant being refused a licence or certificate.

  1. Motors
  2. Hot Water heaters
  3. Appliances
  4. Air conditioning
  5. Refrigeration”

Download the OFT NOTICE OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REQUIRED OF RTOs HERE