E-Oz Energy Skills Australia is the industry’s declared Industry Skills Council for the energy sectors, including;
- Electricity distribution, transmission and rail
- Electricity generation
- Gas Transmission
E-Oz Energy Skills Australia is an independent, not for profit, bipartite company committed to supporting high quality training and workforce development within and beyond the energy industries.
To ensure Australia’s energy industry has access to a highly skilled and effective workforce.
To provide the services, products, support and advice necessary for the development of highly skilled and effective energy industry workforce.
News and Announcements
New – Refrigeration and Air Conditioning – Minimum Australian Context Gap Course
From the 4 February 2021, there will be a new Course in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning – Minimum Australian Context Gap. The new course with the national code 10878NAT, will replace the equivalent course 10146NAT.
If you are an RTO, not currently licensed to deliver 10146NAT and would like to be considered to deliver 10878NAT please complete an EOI available here.
New Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials Course
Following the expiry of 10559NAT on 2 March 2020, a renewed Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials course was accredited with ASQA and came into effect from 3 March 2020. The renewed course has been entered on the National Register as 10852NAT – Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials and is equivalent to 10559NAT.
From 3 March 2020, all RTOs licensed to deliver 10559NAT must cease to advertise or represent the course as being nationally accredited within the AQF and/or that a VET qualification will be issued upon completion.
In accordance with the National Vocational and Training Regulator Act 2011 (the Act) to make false or misleading representations in an advertisement, to make false or misleading representations relating to a VET course or VET qualification and/or to purport to issue a VET qualification that is not a VET qualification. Civil penalties may also apply.
New Electrician – Minimum Australian Context Gap Course.
To ensure the Electrician Minimum Australian Context Gap course continues to meet industry and regulatory requirements some important amendments were required to be made to 10145NAT course in Electrician – Minimum Australian Context Gap. From the 1 January 2020 10145NAT will be replaced by 10809NAT Electrician – Minimum Australian Context Gap.
10145NAT accreditation will be cancelled effective 31 December 2019. In accordance with the provisions of the National Vocational and Training Regulator Act 2011 (the Act) from the date of the cancellation RTOs are not permitted to advertise or represent 10145NAT as being nationally accredited within the AQF/or that a VET qualification will be issued upon its completion. Failure to comply with the Act is an offence and may result in civil penalties.
Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials Course Mandatory in the ACT
The ACT Government has mandated that people in occupations that are likely to work with materials that contain asbestos must complete an approved training course in working safely with asbestos (10559NAT – Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials).
This requirement is in addition to the mandated asbestos awareness course.
The amendments to the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 will commence on the 1 July 2019.
For further information (including the list of occupations) please click here.
For a list of registered training organisations approved to deliver the training please click here.
Advice to Registered Training Organisations with ‘Hazardous Area’ in their scope.
A new edition, AS/NZS4761:2018 Competencies for working with electrical equipment for hazardous areas (EEHA) Part 1: Competency Standards has been published.
Units of Competency (UEENEEM xxx series) and related Skill Sets in the UEE11 Training Package are based on the, now superseded, 2008 edition of AS/NZS 4761.1 and are no longer applicable.
To remain relevant to industry and candidates seeking assessment of competence, such assessment should be based on the new edition, AS/NZS4761:2018 Competencies for working with electrical equipment for hazardous areas (EEHA) Part 1: Competency Standards.
For further advice/information please click here.