5 day
Delivery mode: 
Face to Face with eLearning


Learn to safely install Photovoltaic (PV) systems and solar water systems, with the 5-day Working Safely in the Solar Industry 22515VIC course at Victora University Polytechnic.

This course provides an accredited training program for people installing solar systems.  

On completion you will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • install PV/solar collectors systems
  • work safely on roofs
  • work safely at heights
  • identify and report asbestos.

Skills First (subsidised) indicative fees

The Skills First government contribution in 2024 towards this course is $704. If eligible, you will pay:

  • Tuition: $0*
  • Materials: $0
  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF): maximum per year $175.50**

*A concession rate of 20% of the standard Skills First subsidised tuition fee is available if you are eligible for a concession. Learn more about concessions.

**May be subject to change.

Full-fee place total indicative fees

  • 2024 full-fee place: $640.

Course contents

The Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry consists of five (5) core units of competency. To be awarded the Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry participants must successfully complete all five (5) core units.

Participants, who exit the course without completing all the required units for the course will receive a Statement of Attainment listing those units that were successfully completed.

The core units were mandated by the industry steering committee as all the knowledge and skills required to work safely and competently in the Solar Industry.

Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers:Previous completion of units at the Polytechnic or any other Registered Training Organisation and/or previous attainment of skills and knowledge may be credited towards this course.

The Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry provides an accredited training program and vocational outcomes for persons wishing to gain the skills and knowledge required for the installation of Photovoltaic (PV) systems and solar water systems.
On completion participants will have the skills and knowledge to:
• Install PV/solar collectors systems
• Work safely on roofs
• Work safely at heights• Identify and report asbestos

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

As part of the application process, applicants must complete a Pre-training Review (PTR) and undertake a literacy and numeracy (LN) assessment to determine suitability for admission and identify support needs.

Learners wishing to enter this qualification will be electricians, plumbers, building practitioners, trades assistants and apprentices across these industries who install solar panel/water collectors.Learners are best equipped to achieve the outcomes of the Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry, if they have minimum language, literacy and numeracy skills that are equivalent to level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

How to register

Registrations are currently closed.

Contact us

Phone: +61 3 9919 7600
Email: [email protected]

Enquire now

Please fill out the form below, and we'll get back to you shortly.

Information marked with an asterisk "*" is required.

At Victoria University, we aim to display accurate and complete course information online. However, we are unable to guarantee that every course change is currently displayed. You may contact the University directly on +61 3 9919 6100 to confirm the most up-to-date course fees, pathways and credit transfer, recognition of prior learning, admission and enrolment procedures, examinations and services available to our students.