MEM: Non-Destructive Testing Skills

Revised international standards for non-destructive testing (NDT), which underpin certification for NDT technicians have impacted units in the (MEM).

The ISO standards, which are internationally recognised benchmarks for various industries, have been adopted in Australia. As a result, there is a need to ensure that the MEM units and qualifications reflect current industry practice. Adapting the MEM units and qualifications to adhere to these standards guarantees that learners and workers possess skills that are aligned with contemporary manufacturing expectations.

There are 19 units of competency for NDT which need revision as they are used extensively across trade and post-trade, and technician occupations.

The revisions will reflect changes to the international standards, released in the Non-destructive testing – Qualification and certification of NDT personnel (). The project will also consider alignment of the units to the certification requirements for NDT technicians reflected in the Non-destructive testing – NDT training syllabuses ().

Timeline

Complete
Initial development
In progress
Public and government consultation
Jun 2024
Incorporating feedback
Jun-Jul 2024
Senior Officials check
Jul-Aug 2024
Submit to Assurance Body
Aug 2024
Skills Ministers endorsement
Complete
Initial development
Develop initial draft products in line with the Training Product Development Plan, establish Technical Committee.

Status

We have established a Technical Committee to provide expert advice, a pivotal step as we commence development work on the project. As we move forward, we encourage your active involvement in public consultations where you can provide valuable input on the draft training products.

to have your say about this project. Please direct any questions to solutions@manufacturingalliance.org.au.

What we’re reviewing

The work includes reviewing and updating 19 units of competency and one qualification.

Qualifications

Units of Competency

Training Package Maintenance - Minor Changes

As part of maintenance in the MEM Training Package, the following qualifications and skill set will be updated to reflect the revised NDT codes and titles.

Qualifications

Skill Set

Technical Committee & Project Overview and Consultation Strategy

A Technical Committee of subject matter experts has been established to provide industry and educational advice on the Project Overview and Consultation Strategy and the draft training products.

Technical Committee

Full Name Organisation Stakeholder Type State
Angelo Zaccari Australian Institute for Non-destructive Testing (AINDT) Association/SME National
Karen Humphreys TAFE NSW Educational expert/RTO NSW
Jason North Australian Defence Force Employer/SME National

 

 

 

 

 

In progress
Public and government consultation
Release draft products for broad stakeholder feedback in line with Consultation Strategy.

Open for consultation

Public and government consultation is open for MEM: NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING SKILLS from 03 June until 28 June.

In consultation with stakeholders, 18 units of competency for NDT that are used extensively across trade, post-trade, and technician occupations have been revised to better match occupational roles and where required reflect new ISO Standards. Additionally, 5 new units have been developed to align and support certification requirements for NDT technicians reflected in the Non-destructive testing – NDT training syllabuses (ISO/TS 25107:2019).

The proposed changes have been informed by extensive research, analysis, and consultation.

We are seeking feedback on the suitability of the draft content to ensure it is accurate and relevant and meets the needs of industry.

Providing feedback 

Please see the and the proposed training package components below.

You can provide your feedback

Information sessions

Online information sessions will be held to provide furtherdetailsaboutchangesto theunitsand how to provide feedback. Click below to register.

Register for Information Sessions
Session 1 18 June 2024

10:00am – 10:45am

Session 2 24 June 2024

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Note: All feedback is important, whether you’re letting us know you agree with the proposed changes or making suggested changes. 

For more information:
solutions@manufacturingalliance.org.au

View drafts

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Qualifications
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Units of Competency (18 Revised Units)
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5 New Units Developed
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View draft Companion Volumes:

CLICK ON THE COMPONENT TO VIEW THE DRAFT:

Training Package Maintenance - Minor Changes

As part of maintenance in the Manufacturing and Engineering (MEM) Training Package, the following updates have been made:

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Qualifications
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Skill Sets
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Supporting information

Jun 2024
Incorporating feedback
Update products in line with feedback, publish summary consultation log on website, determine whether further consultation is required.
Jun-Jul 2024
Senior Officials check
Seek feedback from Commonwealth, state and territory authorities, amend products as required.
Jul-Aug 2024
Submit to Assurance Body
Submit final draft products for endorsement/recommendation to Skills Ministers.
Aug 2024
Skills Ministers endorsement
Final products have been submitted and are awaiting endorsement.

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