Welcome to APGA’s training site where you will find information about training and skills development in the pipeline industry.

APGA is leading our industry’s efforts to ensure we have people with the necessary skills and experience to build and operate pipelines both now, and into the future.

APGA’s Board has issued a statement on the APGA Pipeline Engineer Competency Standards and on registration in the special area of practice of Oil and Gas Pipeline Engineering. Read it here.

Pipeline Engineer Training

APGA has developed a competency-based framework and a number of tools and resources to assist APGA members in pipeline engineer training and development in both the onshore and offshore sectors. These materials also assist in understanding and applying the industry standard which is essential to maintaining the high levels of safety that characterise Australia’s pipeline industry. As a result of APGA’s negotiations, oil and gas pipeline engineering has become a special area of engineering practice in Australia with qualified engineers registered in that special area.

Competency Standards

APGA has developed sets of competency standards for onshore and offshore pipeline engineers that define the range of engineering competencies required by the industry for pipeline design, construction and operation. The APGA Pipeline Engineer Competency Standards  define competency for  pipeline engineers and provide a common industry framework for determining when a pipeline engineer has the expertise to undertake particular pipeline engineering roles. The competency standards can also assist companies to assess the range of competencies their engineers have and to identify any gaps. Using the assessment tools can enhance the process of developing individual and team training and development plans. They will also help training providers structure programs and enable engineers and the organisations they work for to plan careers paths.

Tools and Resources

APGA has also developed tools for individuals  and teams  to make competency assessment easy. Members can explore the assessment tools  and find out how to match your requirements to courses and training offered using the tools  designed to help.

The APGA Guide to Australian Standard AS 2885

As the standard for petroleum pipeline design, construction, testing and operation AS 2885 plays a critical role in the safe and efficient design, construction and operation of pipelines in Australia. It is essential that pipeline engineers understand AS 2885 and how it should be applied. APGA created The Guide to AS 2885 bring together the background information on the evolution of the standard with the documented experience of pipeline engineers in applying it to be a useful information resource for those new to the industry and those who are more experienced.  The Guide was specifically designed to assist pipeline engineering training and to be a reference document. The document is available to APGA members via the Members Only log-in.

Pipeline Engineer Registration

Registration in the special area of practice of Oil and Gas Pipeline Engineering is now available. Registration is based on the APGA Pipeline Engineer Competency Standards and the APGA Pipeline Engineering Competency Portfolio must be included in the application. Find out more.

Young Pipeliners Forum

Among its other activities the APGA Young Pipeliners Forum provides educational opportunities for the industry’s next generation of experts. Find out more about the Young Pipeliners Forum  and what your local forum has planned.

Vocational Education and Training

APGA is a member of the Gas Industry Reference Committee which directs the review, development and implementation of the nationally endorsed training package for the gas industry.

APGA Construction Skills Passport

The APGA Construction Skills Passport allows technicians operators and trades people working in our industry to maintain a record of their experience, providing a guide to new employers on skills available and also highlighting the skills that are attained and retained in the construction industry. More than 8000 passports have been issued to date. To get your passport, just check with your employer.

Other Training Opportunities

Technical Seminars

APGA runs a series of technical seminars where members and other experts make presentations about design, construction and operation and maintenance of pipelines. The schedule is available on the events site .


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Last updated on 21 Jul 2016 by kpolglaze