The Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory (PMRVL) Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing, is undertaking a review to update the high pressure water jetting training package components in the MSM Manufacturing Training Package to meet workforce upskilling demands and emerging technological changes.

Refer to the Case for Change for more information on the training package components to be modified, and the research undertaken to support this project.


August 2020: Round 2 public consultation closed

Public consultation on Draft 2 of the training package components ran from Thursday 06 August to Friday 21 August 2020 and is now closed. All feedback will now be reviewed. When ready, the draft Case for Endorsement, MSM Manufacturing Training Package components and Companion Volume Implementation Guide will be sent to the State Training Authorities (STAs) and Industry Training Advisory Bodies (ITABs) for their feedback.

Why we are reviewing it

Safe Work Australia has developed guidelines on managing health and safety risks associated with high pressure water jetting operations. While MSMWJ-coded units from the training package are generally the accepted training to meet Safe Work Australia’s guidelines, Ausjet members have identified that units of competency need to be updated to reflect advances in operation and maintenance and new technologies.

Units of competency will also be reviewed to ensure they align with the Standards for Training Packages 2012 and meet industry best practice.

What we are reviewing

Five units of competency:

  • MSMWJ201 Use high pressure water jetting equipment
  • MSMWJ301 Operate a high pressure water jetting system
  • MSMWJ302 Operate a drain cleaning system
  • MSMWJ303 Operate a vacuum loading system
  • MSMWJ30X Operate a hydro excavation system (new unit).

Five skill sets:

  • MSMSS00003 Use high pressure water jetting equipment
  • MSMSS00004 Operate a high pressure water jetting system
  • MSMSS00005 Operate a drain cleaning system
  • MSMSS00006 Operate a vacuum loading system
  • MSMSS0000X Operate a hydro excavation system (new skill set).


Training package development projects are overseen by the relevant Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and supported by a project Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). They guide the project and provide industry expertise for developing the components.  All projects are then referred to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for approval.

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For more information contact:
Mark Shaddock | Industry Engagement Partner
P: 0499 599 298 E: [email protected]