Romea training bridging the skills gap

Romea Training Managing Director Leng Saw said that with old generations leaving and new generations entering the industry, it has become essential that a training program is implemented.

“To be effective, the training program must meet a need and a standard. This is where Romea Training comes in; for the client we tailor a training program and align it to the industry training package, thus the need and standard is met,” Mr Saw said.

As a registered training organisation, Romea Training is authorised to issue nationally recognised certificates of competencies or statements of attainment in the following training packages:

  • PMA: Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Oil Refining up to and including Certificate IV
  • UEG: Gas Industry up to and including Certificate IV

Romea Training delivers competency based training in general pipelines HSEQ, permit system, introduction to pipeline operations and pipeline and easement integrity. In addition to pipeline station operation, pipelines instrument/electrical, power generation, compression and rotating equipment, emergency response and specific facility operation are also provided.

“To ensure nationwide pipeline operations and maintenance stability, we must make certain skills are not lost and gaps are closed. This can be achieved through effective training,” Leng continued. “Working closely with internal subject matter experts, we develop training programs that make sure workers are fully competent to carry out their main work activities.”

In an initiative to teach new skills, Romea Training is collaborating with the state government to design a training program for indigenous Australians. “The program will lead to meaningful employment within the industry for the trainee.”

The Romea team looks forward to meeting industry members at the 2008 APIA Convention in Perth at booth 32.

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