RP2.3-04 Gas fitting practices for future fuels: Opportunities for training and upskilling in Victoria and South Australia.
A safe and timely transition to a future fuels economy requires sufficient trades resources with the necessary skills. The gas fitting trade will be most critical, with the transition disrupting professional practices that have been established for decades and so requiring a planned response to the new and evolving knowledge base, associated competencies, and resourcing level that will be required.
This research aimed to provide an overview of the current status of training programs for new and existing gas fitters, the skills needs of gas fitters for future fuels, and the perceptions and practices of key stakeholders in plumbing and VET sectors. It uses Victoria and South Australia as detailed case studies to assess the changes in resourcing and education in the gas fitting trade that will be required to support the transition to, and ongoing maintenance of, a low carbon economy.
More specifically, the project examined the following:
Project summary (RP2.3-04) (click on green text to access)
The outputs from this project are now publicly available, i.e. beyond the CRC’s participants. To access the project reports please click on the green text below.
RP2.3-04 Interim Report 1 (review of training, certification and licensing frameworks for gasfitters in Victoria, and of training/upskilling needs for hydrogen)
RP2.3-04 Interim Report 2 (review of both South Australia and Victoria)
RP2.3-04 Interim Report 3 (case studies of other industries/professions)
RP2.3-04 Interim Report 4 (results from national survey of plumbers/gasfitters)
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|Commencement / End Date||November 2020 to November 2022|
|Outcomes / Impact||
The central outcome of the project will be advice to policymakers in all states regarding the trades skills and resources required for the future fuels transition based on a detailed review of existing systems and practices in Victoria and South Australia. The project also aims to support the successful practical implementation of a transition to a future fuels economy by helping to ensure that sufficient competent tradespeople are available to make the necessary changes to appliances at the household level.
|Partners||RMIT University, Energy Safe Victoria, Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association of Australia (GAMAA), South Australian Government (DEM)|
Dr Stephen McGrail
Research and Education Program Coordinator