Review of Skill Set and Unit of Competency Public Comment

Tue, 9 Jun 2020

AUSJET / ADCVA initiated a review of the skill sets associated with for the following courses through IBSA, due to an change in the requirements of the technical drawing units of competency contained within the skill set.

Skill sets reviewed:

• MSMSS00003 Use high pressure water jetting equipment

• MSMSS00004 Operate a high pressure water jetting system

• MSMSS00005 Operator a drain cleaning system

• MSMSS00006 Operate a vacuum loading system.

As part of that review the following units of competency were also reviewed and updated

Units of competency reviewed:

• MSMWJ201 Use high pressure water jetting equipment

• MSMWJ301 Operate a high pressure water jetting system

• MSMWJ302 Operator a drain cleaning system

• MSMWJ303 Operate a vacuum loading system.

The review is now complete and open for public comment.

During the review it was noted that there was a gap within the current skills set and units of competency in respect to Hydro Excavation activities that utilise smaller pressure/volume combination Class B pumps. As a result AUSJET / ADCVA submitted a proposal to IBSA to include a new unit of competency and skill set FOR Hydro Excavation in the current project.

It is important as an industry that we support both the changes to the existing skills sets and units of competency, and the introduction of a new skill set and unit of competency for Hydro excavation. This will allow companies performing Hydro Excavation with Class B pumps to fully comply with AS/NZS 4233:2013.

Please find below link to the consultation paper and proposed changes to the skills set and units of competency for public comment. We would request both members and non-members involved in the industry review the changes and the proposed additions in relation to Hydro Excavation, and provide comment if necessary.

https://ibsa.org.au/consultation-project/high-pressure-water-jetting-case-for-change/

Please email your feedback to manufacturing@ibsa.org.au by Friday 26 June 2020.

IBSA will also be holding a consultation session via Zoom on Wednesday 24 June from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm (AEST). If you’d like to participate in this session register your interest by emailing manufacturing@ibsa.org.au by COB on Wednesday 17 June.

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