Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

UEGNSG317B Mapping and Delivery Guide
Monitor and report on cathodic protection systems

Version 1.0
Issue Date: December 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency UEGNSG317B - Monitor and report on cathodic protection systems
Description 1) Scope:1.1) DescriptorThis competency standard does not include specialist cathodic protection activities, but includes the performance of testing, basic fault recognition, and is limited to minor maintenance, reporting of findings including faults on cathodic protection systems. The work may be performed autonomously in remote locations for long periods of time. The competency standard is applied against the requirements found under the latest version of AS 2885 and AS2832 Australian and New Zealand Standard. Includes Tools and equipment, Maps and Drawings, Established Procedures, PPE and First Aid Equipment, Traffic Control.
Employability Skills 5) This unit contains Employability SkillsThe required outcomes described in this unit of competency contain applicable facets of Employability Skills. The Employability Skills Summary of the qualification in which this unit of competency is packaged will assist in identifying Employability Skill requirements.
Learning Outcomes and Application 2)This competency standard shall apply to any basic and safe work site where Gas Industry operations occur.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.
Prerequisites/co-requisites Prerequisite Unit(s)4) Competencies4.1)Granting of competency in this unit shall be made only after competency in the following unit(s) has/have been confirmed:NilLiteracy and numeracy skills4.2) Participants are best equipped to achieve this unit if they have reading, writing and numeracy skills indicated by the following scales. Description of each scale is given in Volume 2, Part 3 ‘Literacy and Numeracy’Reading4Writing4Numeracy4
Competency Field
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Plan to monitor and report on the cathodic protection system
  • Work schedules, specific requirements, drawings, plans, requirements, established procedures and material and equipment are examined. The extent of preparation for the work is assessed
  • Work is prioritised and sequenced for the most efficient and effective outcome following consultation with others for completion within acceptable timeframes to a quality standard and in accordance with established procedures
  • Risk control measures are identified, prioritised and evaluated against the work schedule
  • Relevant requirements and established procedures for the work are communicated to all persons and identified for all work sites
  • OHS, environmental and sustainable energy policies and procedures related to the work are identified to ensure safe systems of work are followed
  • Relevant work permits are secured to coordinate the performance of work according to requirements and established procedures
  • Resources including persons, equipment, tools and personal protective equipment required for the job are identified, scheduled, coordinated and confirmed in a safe and technical working order
  • Liaison and communication issues with authorised persons, authorities, clients and land owners are resolved and activities coordinated to carry out work
  • Persons participating in the work are fully briefed and respective responsibilities coordinated and authorised where applicable in accordance with establish procedures
       
Element: Monitor and report on the cathodic protection system
  • OHS and Environmental policies and procedures and safe work practices are followed to eliminate or minimise incidents and hazards
  • First Aid and other related work procedures are performed according to requirements and established procedures
  • Lifting, climbing, working in confined spaces and aloft, use of power tools, techniques and practices are safely exercised according to requirements
  • Equipment faults are identified through inspection and testing of operational equipment in accordance with a work schedule and to requirements
  • Hazard warnings and safety signs are recognised and hazards are assessed and OHS risks are reported to the immediate authorised persons for directions according to established procedures
  • Fault finding and troubleshooting techniques are applied to identify any repairs or maintenance that are required according to requirements and established procedures
  • Essential Knowledge and Associated Skills are applied to ensure completion in an agreed timeframe and to quality standards with a minimum of waste according to requirements
  • Solutions to non-routine problems are identified and actioned using Essential Knowledge and Associated Skills according to requirements
  • Ongoing checks of quality of the work are undertaken in accordance with requirements and established procedures to ensure a quality outcome is achieved for the client to a community and industry standard
       
Element: Review, record and report on monitoring and reporting on the cathodic protection system
  • Work undertaken is checked against works schedule for conformance with requirements, anomalies are reported and solutions identified in accordance with established procedures
  • Accidents and injuries are reported and followed up in accordance with requirements and established procedures
  • Work site is rehabilitated/cleaned up and confirmed safe and in accordance with established procedures
  • Tools, equipment and any surplus resources and materials are where appropriate, cleaned, checked and returned to storage in accordance with established procedures
  • Relevant work permit(s) are signed off accordance with requirements
  • Work completion records, reports as installed/modified drawing(s) and documentation and information is confirmed, processed and the appropriate persons notified
       


Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

9) The Evidence Guide forms an integral part of this Competency Standard Unit and shall be used in conjunction with all components parts of this unit and performed in accordance with the Assessment Guidelines of this Training Package.

Overview of Assessment

9.1)

Longitudinal competency development approaches to assessment, such as Profiling, require data to be reliably gathered in a form that can be consistently interpreted over time. This approach is best utilised in Apprenticeship programs and reduces assessment intervention. It is the Industry’s preferred model for apprenticeships. However, where summative (or final) assessment is used it is to include the application of the competency in the normal work environment or, at a minimum, the application of the competency in a realistically simulated work environment. It is recognised that, in some circumstances, assessment in part or full can occur outside the workplace. However, it must be in accord with Industry regulatory policy in this regard.

Methods chosen for a particular assessment will be influenced by various factors. These include the extent of the assessment, the most effective locations for the assessment activities to take place, access to physical resources, additional safety measures that may be required and the critical nature of the competencies being assessed.

The critical safety nature of working with electricity, electrical equipment, gas or any other hazardous substance/material carries risk in deeming a person competent. Hence, sources of evidence need to be ‘rich’ in nature so as to minimise error in judgment.

Activities associated with normal every day work have a bearing on the decision as to how much and how detailed the data gathered will contribute to its ‘richness’. Some skills are more critical to safety and operational requirements while the same skills may be more or less frequently practiced. These points are raised for the assessors to consider when choosing an assessment method and developing assessment instruments. Sample instruments are included for Assessors in the Assessment Guidelines of this Training Package.

Critical aspects of evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

9.2)

Before the critical aspects of evidence are considered all prerequisites shall be met.

Evidence for competence in this unit shall be considered holistically. Each element and associated Performance Criteria shall be demonstrated on at least two occasions in accordance with the ‘Assessment Guidelines — UEG11’. Evidence shall also comprise:

A representative body of work performance demonstrated within the timeframes typically expected of the discipline, work function and industrial environment. In particular this shall incorporate evidence that shows a candidate is able to:

Implement Occupational Health and Safety workplace procedures and practices including the use of risk control measures as specified in the Performance Criteria and range

Apply sustainable energy principles and practices as specified in the Performance Criteria and range

Demonstrate an understanding of the essential knowledge and associated skills as described in this unit to such an extent that the learner’s performance outcome is reported in accordance with the preferred approach; namely a percentile graded result, where required by the regulated environment

Demonstrate an appropriate level of employability skills

Conduct work observing the relevant anti-discrimination legislation, regulations, polices and workplace procedures

Demonstrate performance across a representative range of contexts from the prescribed items below.

Range of tools/equipment/procedures/workplace

Group No

The minimum number of items on which skill is to be demonstrated

Item List

A

All

Working knowledge of relevant sections AS2885 and AS2832

Demonstrate the practical use of communications equipment

Demonstrate use and maintenance of CP equipment

Demonstrate use and maintenance of measuring equipment

Complete written and verbal reports

Demonstrated knowledge of cathodic protection principles and equipment

Identify and recognise cathodic protection faults

Diagnose and perform minor maintenance of faults on cathodic protection equipment

B

All

Interpret technical drawings and symbols

Operate gas detector

Operate pipe locater

Work using relevant OHS and environmental, cultural and heritage regulations, codes of practice, policies and procedures

Practical knowledge of the properties of product being transported

Work safely with hazardous materials and equipment

Apply safe manual handling techniques

Communicate effectively in the workplace

Negotiation skills

Apply basic planning skills

First Aid certificate level 1

C

At least one occasion

Deal with an unplanned event by drawing on essential knowledge and associated skills to provide appropriate solutions incorporated in the holistic assessment with the above listed items

Context of and specific resources for assessment

9.3)

This unit contains Employability Skills

This unit should be assessed as it relates to normal work practice using procedures, information and resources typical of a workplace. This should include:

OHS policy and work procedures and instructions.

Suitable work environment, facilities, equipment and materials to undertake actual work as prescribed by this Competency Standard Unit.

Appropriate environmental regulation and work practices.

Appropriate organisational requirements.

Appropriate work environment, equipment and tools.

In addition to the resources listed above, in Context of and specific resources for assessment, evidence should show demonstrated competency in monitoring and reporting on cathodic protection systems.

Assessment of this competency must also be undertaken in either an actual workplace or under a simulated work environment. Assessment must also integrate the employability skills.

Method of assessment

9.4)

This Competency Standard Unit shall be assessed by methods given in Volume 1, Part 3 ‘Assessment Guidelines’.

Note: Competent performance with inherent safe working practices is expected in the Industry to which this Competency Standard Unit applies. This requires that the specified Essential Knowledge and Associated Skills are assessed in a structured environment which is primarily intended for learning/assessment and incorporates all necessary equipment and facilities for learners to develop and demonstrate the essential knowledge and associated skills described in this unit.

Concurrent assessment and relationship with other units

9.5)

There are no recommended concurrent assessments with this unit, however in some cases efficiencies may be gained in terms of learning and assessment effort being concurrently managed with allied Competency Standard Units where listed.

UEGNSG302B

Maintain pipeline easements

UEGNSG329A

Gas transmission pipeline surveillance

UEGNSG308B

Identify, evaluate and control threats to transmission pipelines

UEGNSG309B

First on-site emergency response on a transmission pipeline

UEGNSG310B

Supervise and monitor contract work

UEGNSG311B

Site control of third party works in the vicinity of a transmission pipeline


Submission Requirements

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Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

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8) This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

Evidence shall show that knowledge has been acquired of safe working practices for monitoring and reporting on cathodic protection systems.

All knowledge and skills detailed in this unit should be contextualised to current industry practices and technologies.

KS01-G317B

Cathodic protection systems

G 2.1.8

Control traffic at the work site

Evidence shall show knowledge and skills in coordinating traffic flow at a workplace where traffic control is required, that is, where work is conducted on or near a road, indicated by the following:

Read and interpret relevant traffic authority regulations for traffic control at a worksite

Identify signs and devices required to control pedestrians and traffic at a worksite depending on traffic flow volumes

Apply techniques for controlling pedestrians and traffic at various worksites

Use procedures for monitoring traffic controls

Set up and monitor pedestrian and traffic controls

G 3.1.2

Work independently in a Gas Industry environment

Evidence shall show an understanding of working independently in a Gas Industry environment, indicated by the following:

understanding of how to work autonomously or under limited/remote supervision.

G 3.4.1

Understanding corrosion processes

Evidence shall show an understanding of corrosion as it applies to cathodic protection on a Gas Industry pipeline, indicated by the following:

understanding corrosion processes.

G 3.4.5

Interpreting topographical maps and information

Evidence shall show an understanding of the requirements to interpret topographical and geographical information and maps for cathodic protection, indicated by the following:

interpreting topographical and geographical maps and information.

G 4.1.2

Understand the effective operation of Gas Industry plant, equipment and materials

Evidence shall show an understanding of the effective operation of Gas Industry plant, equipment and materials, indicated by the following:

understand and apply of relevant industry engineering terminology and units

understanding of pipeline system operating parameters

demonstrate operational knowledge of systems such as pumps, compressors, regulation, shutdown equipment, measurement systems by on-site or remote operation as applicable.

understanding of relevant inspection and testing procedures for applicable plant and equipment

understanding the process of commissioning and decommissioning of relevant equipment such as pipework, vessels and compressors, including on-site and remote operation as applicable.

Understanding the characteristics of gas flows including compressed and non-compressed operations

Understanding the characteristics, operation, capabilities and limitations of applicable tools and equipment including prime movers, compression and control systems, pipeline facilities and associated equipment

understanding the operation of gas analysis and measuring equipment

G 4.1.3

Communicate effectively in the Gas Industry at a supervisory level

Evidence shall show an understanding of communication techniques required in supervisory roles in the Gas Industry, indicated by the following:

communicate effectively with a variety of Gas Industry stakeholders, using strategies for dealing with difficult situations. The communication includes oral, written or electronic communications, : with various stakeholders including:

workplace colleagues

workplace managers

relevant customers and suppliers

regulatory bodies

property/land owners (including traditional land owners) and tenants

emergency response organisations

G 4.1.4

Understand Gas Industry products, processes and characteristics

Evidence shall show a comprehensive understanding of Gas Industry products and characteristics, indicated by the following:

understand the Gas Industry products and the characteristics and tolerances of the product including:

principles of applicable gas laws

gas pressure

gas temperature

compressibility

relative density – specific gravity

hydrocarbon and water dew points

components of applicable natural gases including LPG

standard gas conditions

combustion

venting and purging principles

Effects of temperature and pressure on infrastructure

G 4.1.5

Interpret Gas Industry drawings

Evidence shall show an ability to interpret and understand Gas Industry technical drawings, indicated by the following:

understanding and interpreting relevant technical drawings including, but not limited to:

Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (PID)

Facility and pipeline construction and as-built drawings

Geographical Information System (GIS) drawings and data

Electrical drawings

Survey maps

Pipeline route maps and alignment sheets

G 4.1.6

Understand OHS and First Aid requirements for Gas Industry supervisors

Evidence shall show an understanding of OHS and First Aid requirements for gas industry supervisors and autonomous working staff, indicated by the following:

understanding of applicable enterprise Occupational Health and Safety systems and procedures

understanding of requirements and reasons for providing First Aid equipment and training for employees in the gas industry

G 4.1.7

Create Gas Industry reports and documentation

Evidence shall show an understanding and application of completing and interpreting enterprise-specific supervisory level Gas Industry reports including ,but not limited to:

periodic operational reports

budget reports and summaries

regulatory reporting requirements

G 4.1.8

Use a personal computer

Evidence shall demonstrate requirements to use personal computer and undertake fundamental tasks, indicated by the following:

send, answer and manage emails

access the Internet for research purposes

write documents using a word processing program

develop a basic spreadsheet using a spreadsheet program

apply formatting including cutting and pasting across a variety of computer applications (eg from excel to word)

G 4.1.9

Supervise transmission pipeline operations

Evidence shall show an understanding, applicable at a supervisory level, of gas transmission pipelines, indicated by the following:

pipeline threats, identification and control

pinpointing pipeline locations

excavation machinery and their effects used near pipelines

pipeline specifications

coatings for corrosion protection

HB105 Guide to Pipeline Risk Assessment in accordance with AS2885 Part 1 and Part 3

applicable pipeline legislation, regulatory and advisory standards and codes of practice.

G 4.1.13

Understand electrical fundamentals for the Gas Industry

Evidence shall show an understanding of electrical fundamentals required for Gas Industry workers and supervisors, indicated by the following:

fundamentals of extra low voltage operation

use of electrical test equipment for cathodic protection on gas pipelines and facilities

Electrical risks associated activities within the Gas Industry

safe use of meters and other relevant electrical equipment.

G 4.1.14

Understand and comply with environmental and cultural issues requirements

Evidence shall show an understanding of environmental and cultural issues required of Gas Industry supervisors and autonomous workers, indicated by the following:

understanding relevant environmental legislation, regulations, advisory standards, codes of practice and their impact on gas industry pipelines and facilities

demonstrate appropriate actions and behaviours when dealing with environmental and cultural issues

understanding of the significance of cultural awareness and native title legislation, regulations, advisory standards, codes of practice and cultural customs and practices and their impact on Gas Industry pipelines and facilities.

G 4.1.15

Driving Gas Industry vehicles

Evidence shall show an understanding of requirements and capability of driving applicable Gas Industry vehicles including but not limited to:

Driving vehicles appropriate to the organisation. Vehicles may include any of the following (dependent on the needs of the organisation):

sedan

four wheel drive vehicles

trucks

buses

excavation and construction equipment such as backhoes and excavators.

Note: All vehicles included in this clause have licence or ticket requirements. The licence or ticket will need to be issued to the learner for completion of relevant sections of the EKAS Clause.

G 5.1.2

Apply problem solving, decision making and conflict resolution techniques

Evidence shall show an understanding and application of problem solving, decision making and conflict resolution techniques in a Gas Industry environment, indicated by the following:

problem solving and decision making techniques

the decision making environment

group decision making

guidelines for making decisions

decision making aids and support systems

negotiation with internal and external stakeholders

the nature of negotiation

strategy and tactics of bargaining

pre-negotiation essentials

communication in negotiation

resolve conflict with internal or external stakeholders

dealing with negotiation breakdowns

social context of negotiation

power in negotiation

ethics in negotiation.

10) This relates to the competency standard unit as a whole providing the range of contexts and conditions to which the Performance Criteria apply. It allows for different work environments and situations that will affect performance.

This Competency Standard Unit shall be demonstrated in relation monitoring and reporting on cathodic protection systems.

The following constants and variables included in the element/Performance Criteria in this unit are fully described in the Definitions Section of this volume and form an integral part of the Range Statement of this unit:

Tools and equipment (4)

Maps and drawings

Established procedures and requirements

PPE and First Aid equipment

Traffic control

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Work schedules, specific requirements, drawings, plans, requirements, established procedures and material and equipment are examined. The extent of preparation for the work is assessed 
Work is prioritised and sequenced for the most efficient and effective outcome following consultation with others for completion within acceptable timeframes to a quality standard and in accordance with established procedures 
Risk control measures are identified, prioritised and evaluated against the work schedule 
Relevant requirements and established procedures for the work are communicated to all persons and identified for all work sites 
OHS, environmental and sustainable energy policies and procedures related to the work are identified to ensure safe systems of work are followed 
Relevant work permits are secured to coordinate the performance of work according to requirements and established procedures 
Resources including persons, equipment, tools and personal protective equipment required for the job are identified, scheduled, coordinated and confirmed in a safe and technical working order 
Liaison and communication issues with authorised persons, authorities, clients and land owners are resolved and activities coordinated to carry out work 
Persons participating in the work are fully briefed and respective responsibilities coordinated and authorised where applicable in accordance with establish procedures 
OHS and Environmental policies and procedures and safe work practices are followed to eliminate or minimise incidents and hazards 
First Aid and other related work procedures are performed according to requirements and established procedures 
Lifting, climbing, working in confined spaces and aloft, use of power tools, techniques and practices are safely exercised according to requirements 
Equipment faults are identified through inspection and testing of operational equipment in accordance with a work schedule and to requirements 
Hazard warnings and safety signs are recognised and hazards are assessed and OHS risks are reported to the immediate authorised persons for directions according to established procedures 
Fault finding and troubleshooting techniques are applied to identify any repairs or maintenance that are required according to requirements and established procedures 
Essential Knowledge and Associated Skills are applied to ensure completion in an agreed timeframe and to quality standards with a minimum of waste according to requirements 
Solutions to non-routine problems are identified and actioned using Essential Knowledge and Associated Skills according to requirements 
Ongoing checks of quality of the work are undertaken in accordance with requirements and established procedures to ensure a quality outcome is achieved for the client to a community and industry standard 
Work undertaken is checked against works schedule for conformance with requirements, anomalies are reported and solutions identified in accordance with established procedures 
Accidents and injuries are reported and followed up in accordance with requirements and established procedures 
Work site is rehabilitated/cleaned up and confirmed safe and in accordance with established procedures 
Tools, equipment and any surplus resources and materials are where appropriate, cleaned, checked and returned to storage in accordance with established procedures 
Relevant work permit(s) are signed off accordance with requirements 
Work completion records, reports as installed/modified drawing(s) and documentation and information is confirmed, processed and the appropriate persons notified 

Forms

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