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    • ETTA Report Card June 2004 Report 1 ETTA Report Card June 2004 Report Authors: Dr. Rovel Shackleford Mr. Geoff Griffiths Energy and Telecommunications Training Australia (ETTA) 41 Drummond Street, Chadstone VIC 3148. Phone (61) 3-9251 3000 www.etta-training.comCGIT Dr. Rovel Shackleford 03 92513010
    • ETTA Report Card June 2004 Report 2 ACRONYMS DetailAGTUG Australian Gas Turbine Users Group AWU Australian Workers Union CGIT Central Gippsland Institute of TAFECFMEU Construction Forestry Mining Energy UnionCPTED Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design EIAG ETTA Industry Advisory Group EPIC Electro technology Printing Information Technology and Communications Industry Training BoardETTA Energy Telecommunications Training Australia ETU Electrical Trades UnionGASA Gas Appliance Systems Association (Type B Gas)ITAB Industry Training Advisory Board EE-OZNECA National Electrical Contractors AssociationNMTC National Mining Training CentreOCEI Office of the Chief Electrical InspectorOGS Office of Gas SafetyOTTE Office of Training Tertiary Education SCH Scheduled Contact HoursSETC Sustainable Energy Training Centre SEC State Electricity Commission SFF Skilling for the FutureCGIT Dr. Rovel Shackleford 03 92513010
    • ETTA Report Card June 2004 Report 3 CONTENTS PageOverview 4 The ETTA ObjectivesExecutive Summary 4Key Outcomes 5 Extraction, Mining Generation Transmission and DistributionInnovation 8 TXU Flexible Delivery ProgramHighlights of the Centre’s Results 9 Skilling for the Future ETTA Industry Advisory Group EducatorsInnovation 10 Asset Focused Risk Management Workshops Counter Terrorism Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Power Systems BlackoutShort Courses 11 Hybrid Wind, Hydro, Solar, Diesel, Renewable Energy Training ProgramIndustry Forums 11 GASA Gas Turbine Users GroupCommunications 12 ETTA IssuesFuture Activities 12Appendix 1 13 ETTA – Energy Market Linkage StrategyCGIT Dr. Rovel Shackleford 03 92513010
    • ETTA Report Card June 2004 Report 4OVERVIEW Established in June 1994 through the acquisition of the former SEC Lines-school by CGIT; ETTA operates from two strategic locations; Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE’s (CGIT) Morwell campus in the Latrobe Valley and the Chadstone campus in suburban Melbourne, trading under the brand name of Energy and Telecommunications Training Australia (ETTA).ETTA’s objectives are: Work with the energy sector (gas &electricity) to identify current and future potential skill shortages, particularly in light of anticipated brown coal and related energy generation development projects in the Latrobe Valley of Victoria. Provide specialist training to the energy industry through CGIT. Facilitate the inclusion of sustainable energy management principles and practices into training programs across the energy sector. Take a lead role in the implementation and contextualization of the national training packages for the energy industry across Victoria, and provide an opportunity for the Victorian VET sector to market its specialist training services nationally and internationally.EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis ETTA report card clearly identifies the strategy developed and implemented by CGITover the past twelve months. In particular, the report card identifies key industry partnershipsthat CGIT through ETTA has established over the past 12 months to help accelerate progresstowards a reliable and sustainable energy safe future for Victorian energy consumers.The ETTA team has developed partnerships with organizations from the mining, energygeneration, transmission and distribution sector, industry, Local, State and Federalgovernment.Through the influence of ETTA all the industry partners share a common goal: a commitmentto a sustainable and robust energy safe future through the timely and appropriate delivery ofskills training to the energy sector.ETTA, through its partnering networks, has embarked on a number of strategic initiatives thatcover a wide range of skill development activities. These initiatives include both thetraditional trade areas and the emergent energy skill needs related to renewable energy andenergy efficiency improvement through training in demand-side management.Industry has also identified the need for skill development in effective critical infrastructure,asset risk management and the management of potential blackout systems.CGIT Dr. Rovel Shackleford 03 92513010
    • ETTA Report Card June 2004 Report 5A cross-sector advisory group ‘the ETTA Industry Advisory Group (EIAG)’ has beenestablished to bring together for the first time in 10 years all the stakeholders in the industry: Unions – CFMEU, ETU, AWU Miners - NMTC Generators – Primary, Secondary, Renewable Transmission – SPI Powernet Distribution – All Victorian Based Contractors – NECA Regulators – OCEI, OGS State Government – OTTE, other relevant Agencies Federal Government – other relevant Agencies ANTA – ITAB’s, EPIC VET – TAFE, Private RTO’s Gas Industry - All Victorian BasedThe terms of reference of the EIAG are “Stakeholders in the utilities sector working collaborativelyto achieve a common goal to establish ETTA as a Centre of Skilling Excellence to recognize anddeliver the training, development and research requirements for the future needs of the energyindustry”.ETTA, the energy industry’s premier training centre, now operates under an entirely new andinnovative strategic partnership approach, with a vastly revised leadership structure. Coupledwith the introduction of a new flexible training model, ETTA has substantially changed the wayin which skills training is now delivered to the energy industry.The development and establishment of the EIAG and implementation of the new skillsdelivery package known as Option 3 has required a significant investment in thedevelopment of a range of new skills and methods of delivery. The evolution of ETTA from atraditional TAFE based training organization to an innovator in skills development and deliveryto the energy industry, has required a great deal of patience and persistence on the part of allthe industry stakeholders.It has been heartening to find so many willing partners, prepared to be supportive andforthcoming with advice and resources, which has in turn created the very successfuloutcome for the industry and ETTA.Dr. Rovel Shackleford (General Manager ETTA)KEY OUTCOMESIn 2003, ETTA developed relevant industry partnerships with the energy industry. ETTA’sstrategic industry target groups include: Extraction – mining and oil and gas extraction Generation – power generation and related contractors Transmission – significant tower transmission and maintenanceCGIT Dr. Rovel Shackleford 03 92513010
    • ETTA Report Card June 2004 Report 6 Distribution – gas and electrical Related labor market – Unions, State and Federal government agencies Relevant Regulators – OCEI and OGS Relevant National Training Packages – ANTA, National ITAB’s, other providersExtraction (Mining)ETTA has initiated the establishment of a formal ‘Alliance’ 1 with the National Mining TrainingCentre (NMTC) at Morwell. The Alliance has facilitated the opportunity for both CGIT,through its energy industry training arm, ETTA and NMTC, to develop training strategies,products and tools to deliver training into remote locations where oil, gas and miningoperations are based. The primary focus for CGIT, through the ETTA/ NMTC partnership, isthe Brown Coal Industry and Bass Straight Gas in the Latrobe Valley and East Gippsland.Previously, the challenge was to provide training to small numbers of miners and oil and gasindustry workers within limited streams of requirement in a timely and cost effective way. TheETTA/ NMTC Alliance now has over 400 training modules, which can be delivered in thefollowing flexible delivery modes: Online E-Learning Distance Learning Through an in-house trainer and assessor Through ETTA/NMTC onsite trainer and assessor Traditional in classroom trainingThis has been achieved through the formation of a tripartite ‘Alliance’ between NMTC/ ETTAand the former international training arm of BHP Biliton known as Competency BasedLearning Ltd (CBL).The CBL learner delivery model has been developed over the past ten years, boastingsuccess in training delivery around the world in locations as remote as the Sahara Desert,Alaska, the Nepal and Central Africa.The ETTA team has used the CBL training system to deliver generation training to SystemsOperators at a number of power stations and mining sites in Australia in recent months.1 Alliance – a formal working partnership; shared resources; shared outcomes; shared returnsCGIT Dr. Rovel Shackleford 03 92513010
    • ETTA Report Card June 2004 Report 7GenerationThrough CGIT’s CEO Mr. Jeff Gunningham and the ETTA team, a joint heads of agreementwas signed to set out the principles of collaboration recognizing that a collective approach toaddressing the skill shortage in the Industry is required.The following industry participants have agreed to collaborate and participate in a skillsdevelopment dialogue through ETTA to achieve a cohesive skills development and deliverystrategy: Alstom Edison Mission Energy Energy Brix Australia Corporation Fluor Global Services International Power Hazelwood Loy Yang Power Silcar Yallourn Energy Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE – ETTA/ NMTCThe partnership has facilitated the opportunity to conduct a number of focus group meetings,resulting in all the stakeholders working towards closer consultation on the delivery of powergeneration and transmission training in the Latrobe Valley.OTTE funded skills needs research has been completed by Central Gippsland Institute ofTAFE through the SETC and delivered to OTTE for comment and wider industry circulation.The research has: Validated the priorities identified in the 2Energy Industry Strategy Paper. Evaluated the adequacy of existing methods of skill formation and delivery. Identified and engaged the major power generators and contractors. Provided indicative solutions to address the skill shortages and needs in the power generating industry.The SETC through EIAG has embraced the skills issues research findings and in so doingdeveloped a new training delivery options paper (Option 3) http://www.etta-training.com/new_training.htm which was sent to the power industry in early July 2004. Thepackage has been recently adopted by one of the generation companies in the Latrobe Valleyas its preferred skills development package for Systems Operators and refresher training forTransmission Yard personnel.Considerably more work needs to be done to migrate the new training delivery model into theVictorian power generation sector over ensuing months.2 Energy Industry Strategy White Paper – OTTE February 2002CGIT Dr. Rovel Shackleford 03 92513010
    • ETTA Report Card June 2004 Report 8Ongoing meetings are planned with the Trades and Labor Council and the power generationand mining industries in the Latrobe Valley to identify new ways to assimilate the new Option3 training solutions package into the sectors in the most effective way.Transmission and DistributionSince the inception of the SETC, ETTA has moved quickly to establish a meaningful dialoguerelationship with the power transmission and distribution sectors.This has been achieved through the establishment of the Skilling for the Future (SFF) inspiredETTA Industry Advisory Group (EIAG). Essentially the EIAG is an industry advisory body thathas been convened to support ETTA in appropriately meeting the skill demand needs of theenergy industry in Victoria. The diagram (Appendix 1) clearly indicates how the EIAGcoordinates the flow of issues and initiatives through the industry.INNOVATIONTXU Flexible Delivery ProgramIn 2003 through ETTA and the Gas Training Manager at ETTA Mr. Neil Williams, the Centreembarked on a process in partnership with TXU Gas Division to develop a first for theAustralia gas industry; a real-time, interactive web based online induction program.The concept was to develop a comprehensive OH&S and policy focused induction programonline for the gas industry that is entirely WEB based and interactive. ETTA/ SETC and TXUGas Division jointly funded the project.The strategy agreed by the project partners; SETC, CGIT, ETTA and TXU was to use theonline tool box known as TAFE Virtual Campus (TVC) to deliver a flexible interactive programto TXU’s new gas employees and contractors incorporating: A stand alone TXU Induction course A stand alone TXU Pipeline Installer course A combination of the two TXU courses online A classroom course for the above two courses to be available in 2005 Red Card training to be conducted throughout second semester 2004.The project was completed in June 2004 and is currently being trialed by TXU Gas Division.Early indications are very positive and TXU has requested development of a similar programfor TXU Power Workers and Contracting teams.CGIT Dr. Rovel Shackleford 03 92513010
    • ETTA Report Card June 2004 Report 9HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ETTA REPORT CARD RESULTSIndustry Focus/Consultative GroupsSkilling for the FutureETTA has maintained representation on the predominantly industry dominated taskforceknown as Skilling for the Future (SFF). The SFF led by Mr. Peter Magarry, now of Alinta,invested in assessing and conveying to the wider stakeholder community the potential skillshortages in the power distribution industry in Victoria. The studies undertaken by SFF werewell defined and the results widely distributed to the key influencers in the industry andgovernment.Having successfully achieved its objective of defining and articulating potential skill shortages,the SFF conducted an industry forum in October 2003 at which it encouraged the broaderstakeholder community to embrace the issues and move forward on a number of definableinitiatives to address the issues. One of those issues was to establish an industry advisorybody at ETTA.ETTA embraced the initiative and in late November 2003 launched the ETTA IndustryAdvisory Group (EIAG).The EIAG now has representation from Industry, Unions, RTO’s, Regulators and Contractors.Since its inception under the auspices of the SETC, the EIAG has delivered a number ofexciting and innovative flexible training initiatives to the Power Industry in Victoria.Industry has embraced the new ETTA flexible training initiatives and it is anticipated that atleast 20% of the industry will sign on to the new plan by the end of 2004.The OCEI has actively supported ETTA’s new training delivery model heralding it as a newand innovative way to deal with the vexing issue of Lineworker Registration. Essentially, thenew training model will provide training for Lineworker Registration at one-third the cost oftraditional training models. The flexible nature of the model fundamentally means thatindustry can get training when and how it requires it in an ‘on demand’ manner.ETTA Industry Advisory Group (EIAG)This pivotal group is charged with skill development in the electrical distribution sector. TheEIAG will focus on the most appropriate skill development strategies, timely and cost effectivesolutions, skill pool retention in a competitive labor market and the harmonization betweenskill development and compliance.The group has met on several occasions; 12 December 2003, 31 March 2004, 29 April 2004,27 May 2004 and 22 June 2004.The committee comprises representatives from: National Power Agility ServicesCGIT Dr. Rovel Shackleford 03 92513010
    • ETTA Report Card June 2004 Report 10 Skilled Engineering Powercor Thiess ETU ETTA OCEIETTA personnel have been appointed to a number of industry specific consultative groupssuch as: Green Book - Electrical Distribution (OCEI) Blue Book - Electrical Operation regulations, guidelines and processes. (OCEI) ELAC – Lineworker Apprenticeship Advisory Group. (ETTA) EIAG – ETTA Industry Advisory Group. (ETTA) EE-OZ – Power Industry (ITAB) EPIC – Power Industry Training Advisory Committee (State Rep. to EE-OZ) AGTUG - Australian Gas Turbine Users Group – (ETTA)EDUCATORSTAFEOn the 23 June 2004, ETTA conducted an information exchange on skill development in theemergent Renewable Energy sector. All the major TAFE’s attended to discuss the OTTEfunded Hybrid Training Unit being constructed at CGIT’s Chadstone Campus. Discussionscentered on how metropolitan TAFE Institutes could participate in delivering skills training to anew skill demand market known as ‘Green Electricians’.ETTA has initiated the co-ordination of meetings with other providers to create a ‘one-stop-shop’ approach to delivering training in the renewable energy market.Membership includes Box Hill, Northern, Chisholm, Holmesglen, Gordon, South West,Swinburne, RMIT and VUT.INNOVATIONAsset Focused Risk Management WorkshopsCounter TerrorismAfter a review of the Community Protection Act 2003, and a need based assessment, ETTAdecided to conduct a series of workshops for the energy sector on Counter Terrorism forCritical Infrastructure. With the assistance of Government Departments, Police, academicsand an alliance with Engineers Australia (71,000 members), a two day workshop wasconducted in Melbourne on the 17 /18 May 2004. This was attended by generators,distributors, gas and other key infrastructure including venues, transport, banks, councils,airports and mines.CGIT Dr. Rovel Shackleford 03 92513010
    • ETTA Report Card June 2004 Report 11ETTA has now been requested to conduct the same program in Tasmania on the 27/28 Julyand in Adelaide on the 24/25 August; with strong interest from Perth and Brisbane forprograms in September / October.Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)CPTED is an approach for preventing crime through the design of the built environment.Critical infrastructure partners including the energy industry generators and distributors haveshown interest in this risk planning approach. This activity has risk management implicationsfor counter terrorism procedures for companies working through hazard Identification and riskplanning.ETTA Workshops are planned for 21 September in Melbourne, 14 October in Sydney and 26October in Brisbane.Power System BlackoutThe level of concern over the future possibility of Power System Blackouts is evident. Withthis in mind, ETTA has conducted a three-day workshop for the major generators around thecountry to identify what actions they could take to minimize the possibility and severity of sucha blackout occurring. The workshop was conducted in Melbourne on the 28/29/30 June withstrong representation from the major utilities.SHORT COURSESA range of short courses have been developed to meet the needs of industry. They vary intype and include First Aid, Confined Space, Spotter, Traffic Management and PowerAwareness.Hybrid Wind, Hydro, Solar, Diesel, Renewable Energy Training ProgramWith the installation of the ground facilities and mobile Pantech, ETTA will be in an idealposition to offer other providers access to the latest technology, which will support theirtraining activities in Green Electrical Connection and Systems Management. ETTA’sinaugural meeting of the TAFE/ University sector was held on the 23 June 2004, with thesecond meeting planned for September.INDUSTRY FORUMSGASAETTA’s latest meeting was held on the 4 June 2004 to work through a business plan andsecretariat for the Type B Gas appliance focused association known as GASA. Theestablishment of the GASA Secretariat involves discussions with the Office of Gas Safety andthe development of specific training for the Type B gas industry.CGIT Dr. Rovel Shackleford 03 92513010
    • ETTA Report Card June 2004 Report 12Gas Turbine User GroupThis emerging group established by ETTA, is in the process of developing a Gas Turbine usergroup incorporating Education/Training, Operations and Maintenance (O&M), lobby forManufacturers and Government on key issues impacting on the industries fastest growingsector ‘Gas Turbine Generation’.The Secretariat is to be established to manage this group and co ordinate training.Further research into the extent of the market size is currently being carried out.COMMUNICATIONNewsletter ‘ETTA ISSUES’The first draft of an ETTA newsletter is now partially complete. The document is designed toinform internal and external stakeholders of ETTA’s activities. The ETTA Issues newsletterwill be produced every three months and electronically mailed to the market.FUTURE ACTIVITIESETTA and its Alliance Partners will accelerate progress towards a sustainable training futureby bringing together the best available knowledge and expertise to stimulate innovation intraining to the utilities sector.Partnerships with public and private sector organizations are central to ETTA’s approach.ETTA has selected a diverse but relevant range of partners on the basis of their desire to leadthe way in utilities training innovation with a particular bias towards flexible training solutions.ETTA will continue to implement innovative new approaches to utilities sector training thatdelivers training in a timely and cost effective manner. ETTA’s ethos is to be solutionsfocused in its approach to meeting the key critical utilities stakeholder needs.CGIT Dr. Rovel Shackleford 03 92513010
    • APPENDIX 1 ETTA – Energy Market Linkage Strategy Jun 2004 SOURCE CONDUIT ACTIVITY TARGETIndustry Focus Groups &Forums. Workshops Extraction • Counter – Terrorism – • Oil & GasSkilling for the Future • CPTEDGreen Book • Mining • Blackout SystemsBlue BookEPIC Generation Short Courses • Generation InfrastructureEE-OZ • First Aid • Skill needsNECA • Confined Spaces • Spotter TransmissionUnions • Elevated work PlatformETU • Traffic Management • Compliance trainingCMFEU EIAG • Power AwarenessAWU • HV Operator Distribution • Live Line • Red Card Induction • ComplianceEducators • Frontline Management • Replacement skillsTAFE HybridUniversities • Green Electricians TrainingPrivate RTO’s Industry Forums • GASARegulators • Gas Turbine User GroupOCEI Network NewsletterOGS ‘ETTA Issues’ Feedback AssessmentWorksafe • Focus Groups • Market Research • Activity Based MeasuresCGIT Dr. Rovel Shackleford 03 92513010