Version Effective: 8th of January, 2024
Version Effective: 8th of January, 2024

NACC140089 - Gas Fundamentals

Course Details

Course Summary

The course is designed for clients in the Gladstone and Surat Basin region who wish to give their new trainees an overview of the industry they have signed up into. The student will gain an understanding of the upstream and downstream requirements for the gas industry in order to operate and maintain their pipelines and production centres.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Non-accredited)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
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Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply

Through VET enrolment as per normal.

Study Area
  • Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
Skill Area
  • Utilities

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Students attending the course could obtain knowledge which could aid them in obtaining a traineeship in process manufacturing.

The course will be conducted for people who already are employed as trainees by relevant gas companies.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Course Learning Outcomes

The course is designed as an overview of all operational aspects in the upstream and downstream production of gas. The topics that will be covered are: 

  • History of pipeline and gas transmission
  • Pipeline construction
  • Pipeline system components that cover inlet, compressing, water baths, scraper, and main line valve sites
  • Basic gas characteristics
  • Pressure, temperature, volume, density, Instrumentation 
  • Dangers of gas, Natural, LPG, LNG
  • Odourisation
  • Valves and actuators
  • Instrumentation used in gas production and transportation
  • Cryogenics basics
  • Human and SCADA interfaces
  • Standards AS2885 




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