Common Industry Competencies Standards


Common Industry Competency Standards

This standard was produced by the Competence & Behaviour Working Group

of the Queensland Natural Gas Exploration and Production Industry

Safety Forum (Safer Together)

Version 1.0 dated 27 April 2017

1.  Purpose

In accordance with the Safer Together Strategic Plan, the Queensland Natural Gas E&P Industry has implemented Common Industry Competencies (CIC) to:

  • Enhance the safety competence of all personnel in the Industry to enable them to carry out their duties in the safest manner possible thereby improving safety performance;
  • Drive consistency and cost efficiency in recognising standards of competency for workers in the Industry.

The purpose of this Standard is to detail the processes, roles and responsibilities for determining competency and to codify agreed CIC requirements across the Industry.

2. Roles and Responsibilities

2.1. Safety Leaders Group

The Safer Together Safety Leaders Group (SLG) is responsible for:

  • Appointing Co-Chairs of the Competence and Behaviour Working Group;
  • Approving this Standard and any subsequent revisions; and
  • Ensuring that necessary arrangements and resources are in place to administer CIC processes.

2.2. Competence and Behaviour Working Group

The Safer Together Competence and Behaviour Working Group is responsible for:

  • Developing CIC requirements codified in this Standard for SLG approval;
  • Monitoring training and competency developments (e.g. as updated or varied in accordance with competency standards endorsed by Australian Skills Quality Authority – ASQA) and revising this Standard as necessary; and
  • Ensuring that adequate processes and tools are in place to communicate with relevant stakeholders about CIC requirements

3. Common Industry Competencies Requirements

Industry leaders require that the CIC requirements defined in this Standard will all apply to all Facilities in the Queensland Natural Gas E&P Industry from July 1, 2017.

Details of minimum standards and compliance for each CIC training course are defined in Appendix 1.

Implementing this Standard will be driven by incorporating its requirements into Safety Management Systems that apply to Facilities in the Queensland Natural Gas E&P Industry. To guide this implementation ‘Facilities’ include: geological survey, well sites, gathering networks, processing plant, water treatment plants, pipelines.

4. Exemptions

Exemptions to this Standard are approved in accordance with the Safety Management System that applies to the Facility.

5. CIC Records

CIC records shall be maintained in accordance with the Safety Management System that applies to the Facility. As a minimum CIC records shall be:

  • subject to verification to confirm that they are valid; and
  • stored in a secure manner in accordance with relevant Privacy legislation.




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