MEM: Non-Destructive Testing Skills

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

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

Jun 23 – Feb 2024
Initial development
Mar 2024
Public and government consultation
Apr 2024
Incorporating feedback
Apr 2024
Senior Officials check
May 2024
Submit to Assurance Body
Jun 2024
Skills Ministers endorsement
Jun 23 – Feb 2024
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.

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

What we’re reviewing

The work includes reviewing and updating 19 units of competency associated with 10 qualifications and a skill set.

Technical Committee and 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 members

Full name Organisation
Karen Humphreys TAFE NSW
Jason North Royal Australian Airforce
TBC Australian Institute for Non-destructive Testing (AINDT)

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