Summary

Who
The Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicles and Laboratory (PMRVL) Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing.

What
A review to update the high pressure water jetting training package components of the MSM Manufacturing Training Package to meet workforce upskilling demands and emerging technological changes.

The numbers
• 4 reviewed units of competency
• 4 new skill sets.

When
If approved, this project will be scheduled for submission to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) in December 2020.

Why

  • Safe Work Australia has developed guidance on managing health and safety risks associated with high pressure water jetting operations.
  • The 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 ensure advances in operation and maintenance, as well as new technologies, are reflected, and also reflect industry best practice.
  • Units of competency will also be improved to better align with the Standards for Training Packages 2012.

How
IBSA Manufacturing Training Package Development Methodology
Training Package Development and Endorsement Process Policy.

What’s the latest?
March 2020: The Case for Change has been approved by the AISC and a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is being established.


Details

IBSA Manufacturing, on behalf of the Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory Industry Reference Committee (IRC), undertook research to develop a Case for Change to review and update the high pressure water jetting components in the MSM Manufacturing Training Package.

Cases for Change provide evidence and a rationale for proposed changes to training package components. Once prepared, IBSA Manufacturing, on behalf of the Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory IRC, submits a Case for Change to the AISC for their review and consideration. When a Case for Change is approved, it forms the basis of a training package project.

High pressure water jetting is a process using a stream of pressurised water to remove material, coatings or contamination and debris from the surface of a work piece or material substrate. It is a dangerous activity associated with a number of hazards and risks. The Case for Change focused on reviewing and updating the following high pressure water jetting training package components to meet workforce upskilling demands and emerging technological changes:

Units of competency:
• MSMWJ201 Use high pressure water jetting equipment
• MSMWJ301 Operate a high pressure water jetting system
• MSMWJ302 Operator a drain cleaning system
• MSMWJ303 Operate a vacuum loading system.

Skill sets:
• MSMSS00003 Use high pressure water jetting equipment
• MSMSS00004 Operate a high pressure water jetting system
• MSMSS00005 Operator a drain cleaning system
• MSMSS00006 Operate a vacuum loading system.


Progress Updates

March 2020
The Case for Change has been approved by the AISC and a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is being established.

Previous Updates

December 2019: Submission
This Case for Change was submitted to the AISC for review and consideration in December 2019. Thank you to all stakeholders who contributed to the Case for Change. This has been submitted to the AISC for their review and consideration. Note: When a Case for Change is approved it forms the basis of a training package project.

November 2019: Consultation now closed
Public consultation for the High Pressure Water Jetting Case for Change is now closed. Thank you to those stakeholders who provided comment.

Once approved by the Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicle and Laboratory IRC, the Case for Change will be submitted to the AISC for their review and consideration.


Project Governance, Methodologies and Timelines

IBSA Manufacturing, in consultation with the Process Manufacturing, Recreational Vehicles and Laboratory Industry Reference Committee (IRC), oversaw the development of the Case for Change.

This project follows the Training Package Development and Endorsement Process Policy and uses the IBSA Manufacturing Training Package Development Methodology. The process provides robust evidence to support the AISC’s decision-making process.

Key Dates
• January–March 2020: Research and analysis
• April–June 2020: Development of Draft 1; Round 1 public consultation
• July–September 2020: Development of Draft 2, based on Draft 1 feedback; Round 2 public consultation
• October–December 2020: Final updates and approval process
• December 2020: Submission to the AISC.


Staying in Touch

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

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