The Electricity Supply Transmission, Distribution and Rail IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to the installation, service, maintenance, diagnosis and repair of electrical cabling systems; apparatus and equipment in relation to: overhead distribution and transmission lines; power pole and easement management; system reliability and power quality; street lighting, demand management and the integration of embedded generation; cable jointing and equipment installation.
These qualifications are included in the UET12 Electricity Supply Industry – Transmission, Distribution and Rail Training Package.
The IRC will consult widely during any future training package development process providing opportunity for any interested parties to make a contribution.
Technical Advisory Committees may also be established to inform future work, utilising a broad range of stakeholders with technical and specific industry knowledge.
The Electricity Supply Transmission, Distribution and Rail IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, Australian Industry Standards Limited (AIS). For more information visit AIS.
Further information about the role of IRCs and how they operate can be found in the IRC Operating Framework.
The AISC has approved the following members for the Electricity Supply Transmission, Distribution and Rail IRC:
|Western Power||Mr Johannes Schoonbee||WA|
|TransGrid||Ms Leonie McCallum||NSW|
|AusNet Services||Mr Mauris Bianchin||VIC|
Mr Peter Woods
|Distribution and Linework||Mr Gerard Coad||TAS|
|Renewable||Position remains open for nomination|
|Sector expertise as required||Three positions remain open for nomination and will be filled on an as needs basis by the IRC to provide the required expertise|
State Industry Training Boards
The position will rotate every two years amongst states
|Energy Skills Queensland||Mr Timothy Roberts||
|Regulator||Energy Safe Victoria||Mr Barry Heywood (Deputy Chair)||VIC|
|Employee Association||Electrical Trades Union||Mr Mark Burgess||National|
|Peak/Advisory/ Association||Energy Networks Australia||Dr Stuart Johnston||National|