Field Engineering and Technology

 

Review of Explosive Atmospheres unit standards

 

Subfield

Domain

ID

Explosive Atmospheres

Electrical Apparatus in Explosive Atmospheres - Compliance

17055, 17074,17075, 24980

 

Electrical Apparatus in Explosive Atmospheres - Operations

17056, 17058, 17070, 17071, 26739, 26740, 26741

 

The Skills Organisation has completed the review of the unit standards listed above.

 

Date new versions published March 2017

 

Planned review date December 2021

 

Summary

 

The review of these unit standards was initiated through their planned review and the Targeted Review of Qualifications (TRoQ) for Engineering and Technology triggered for 2011.

 

The unit standards were reviewed to ensure that they are fit for purpose, relevant to the Electrical Equipment in Explosive Atmospheres sector of the Electrical Engineering Industry and are readily available for assessment. Industry representatives from the TRoQ Review and Qualification Development Group were involved in the review and writing of these unit standards and took into account the requirements of AS/NZS 4761.1:2017 Competencies for working with electrical equipment in hazardous areas (EEHA), which is in draft format. Standards Australia plan to publish the final version later in 2017, at which time The Skills Organisation will review the unit standards covered in this application against the published Standard.

 

Main changes

 

         Changes were made to accurately reflect industry terminology and practice, entry requirements, and evidence requirements.

         10 unit standards have been reviewed as Category B.

         4 new unit standards were developed.

         1 unit standard has been reviewed as Category C and replaced.

         A last date for superseded versions of Category B unit standards was specified.

 

The Category C unit standard will expire at the end of December 2020

 

The last date for assessment of superseded versions of Category B unit standards is December 2021

 

Detailed list of unit standards classification, title, level, and credits

 

All changes are in bold.

 

Key to review category

A

Dates changed, but no other changes are made - the new version of the standard carries the same ID and a new version number

B

Changes made, but the overall outcome remains the same - the new version of the standard carries the same ID and a new version number

C

Major changes that necessitate the registration of a replacement standard with a new ID

D

Standard will expire and not be replaced

 

Engineering and Technology > Explosive Atmospheres > Electrical Apparatus in Explosive Atmospheres - Compliance

ID

Title

Level

Credits

Review Category

17055

Manage compliance of hazardous areas

Manage compliance of explosive atmospheres

5

3

B

17074

Conduct visual inspection of existing explosive atmospheres installations

Conduct visual and close inspection of electrical installations for explosive atmospheres

4

2

 

3

B

17075

 

30071

Conduct detailed inspection of electrical apparatus installations in explosive atmospheres

Conduct detailed inspection of electrical installations for explosive atmospheres

5

 

5

2

 

5

C

24980

Conduct audit of hazardous areas installations

Perform compliance audits of explosive atmospheres and the related electrical installation

5

6

3

 

B

30068

Enter classified explosive atmosphere areas to undertake work

3

2

New

30070

Manage continuous supervision inspection associated with explosive atmospheres

6

5

New

 

Engineering and Technology > Explosive Atmospheres > Electrical Apparatus in Explosive Atmospheres - Operations

ID

Title

Level

Credits

Review Category

17056

Install explosion-protected electrical apparatus and wiring systems in hazardous areas

Install explosion-protected equipment and associated equipment and wiring systems

4

9

B

17058

Maintain apparatus in explosive atmospheres

Maintain electrical equipment associated with explosive atmospheres

4

9

B

17070

Develop and manage maintenance programmes for explosive atmospheres installations

Develop and manage electrical inspection and maintenance programmes for explosive atmospheres

6

 

5

8

 

 

B

17071

Plan electrical installations for explosive atmospheres

5

8

B

26739

Demonstrate introductory underpinning knowledge of electrical apparatus in explosive atmospheres

Demonstrate introductory underpinning knowledge of electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres

4

5

 

 

7

B

26740

Demonstrate and apply intermediate underpinning knowledge of electrical apparatus in explosive atmospheres

Demonstrate and apply intermediate underpinning knowledge of electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres

4

5

 

 

 

B

26741

Demonstrate underpinning knowledge of gas detection apparatus in explosive atmospheres

Demonstrate underpinning knowledge of gas detection equipment in explosive atmospheres

4

4

 

6

B

30069

Determine the explosion-protection requirements specified for classified explosive atmospheres

4

5

New