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Overview

Become an electrician trained to meet Clean Energy Council Accreditation standards when you study the Electrotechnology national training package.

Short course dates and times: 
3–7 December 2018 8am–4.30pm Grid-connect PV Design & Install units | 5 Days | Course intake closed
3–4 December 2018 8am–4.30pm Grid-connect PV Install units | 2 Days | Course intake closed
5–7 December 2018 8am–4.30pm Grid-connect PV Design units | 3 Days | Course intake closed
11–15 February 2019 8am–4.30pm Grid-connect PV Design & Install units | 5 Days
11–12 February 2019 8am–4.30pm Grid-connect PV Install units | 2 Days |
13–15 February 2019 8am–4.30pm Grid-connect PV Design units | 3 Days
18–19 March 2019 8am–4.30pm Grid-connect PV Install units | 2 Days
18–22 March 2019 8am–4.30pm Grid-connect PV Design & Install units | 5 Days
20–22 March 2019 8am–4.30pm Grid-connect PV Design units | 3 Days
20–24 May 2019 8am–4.30pm Grid-connect PV Design & Install units | 5 Days
20–21 May 2019 8am–4.30pm Grid-connect PV Install units | 2 Days
22–24 May 2019 8am–4.30pm Grid-connect PV Design units | 3 Days

Expand your opportunities in renewable energy and gain an accreditation as a Solar Grid Connect Designer and Installer. When you study the Electrotechnology National Training Package you'll become an electrician trained to meet Clean Energy Council (CEC) Accreditation standards.

The course covers the following areas:

  • revision of basic electrical concepts
  • OH&S (working at heights and working with DC)
  • solar radiation
  • site and solar access evaluations
  • system component operation including PV panels and inverters
  • system design (including calculations for matching panels with inverters, circuit protection/isolation, voltage drop and cable sizing)
  • system installation and connections at array, inverter and switchboard (practical and theory components)
  • signage (practical and theory components)
  • monitoring/displays
  • metering arrangements
  • supply authority/inspectors requirements
  • system efficiencies and losses
  • renewable energy certificates/solar credits
  • commissioning (practical and theory components)
  • documentation
  • routine maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Australian Standards Requirements 3000, 4.777/1/2 & 5.033.

Grid-connect PV Install units

Pre-entry requirements: You must hold a current unrestricted electrical licence issued in an Australian State or Territory.

Course duration: two days (16 hours)

Course cost: $600

  • UEENEEK125A Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
  • UEENEEK148A Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems.

 

Grid-connect PV Design units

Pre-entry requirements: You must hold the following unit codes: UEENEEE101A, UEENEEE102A, UEENEEE104A, UEENEEE105A, UEENEEG106A, UEENEEE107A, UEENEEE137A or hold a current unrestricted electrical licence issued in an Australian State or Territory.

Course duration: three days (24 hours)

Course cost: $905

  • UEENEEK125A Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and system
  • UEENEEK135A Design grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems.

 

Grid-connect PV Design and Install units

Pre-entry requirements: You must hold a current unrestricted electrical licence issued in an Australian State or Territory.

Course duration: five days (40 hours)

Course cost: $1,310

  • UEENEEK125A Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
  • UEENEEK135A Design grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems
  • UEENEEK148A Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems.

Course contents

To be granted a TNSOL Solar Grid Connect Statement of Attainment, a student must successfully complete one stream. 

The Polytechnic offer the following streams, under TNSOL Solar Grid Connect:

TNSOL Solar Grid Connect: Design

Pre-entry requirements: It is essential that anyone undertaking this stream hold the following unit codes: UEENEEE101A, UEENEEE102A, UEENEEE104A, UEENEEE105A, UEENEEG106A, UEENEEE107A, UEENEEE137A or hold a current unrestricted electrical licence issued in an Australian State or Territory.

Course Duration: 3 days

TNSOL Solar Grid Connect: Install

Pre-entry requirements: It is essential that anyone undertaking this stream hold a current unrestricted electrical licence issued in an Australian State or Territory.

Course Duration: 2 days

TNSOL Solar Grid Connect: Design and Install

Pre-entry requirements: It is essential that anyone undertaking this stream hold a current unrestricted electrical licence issued in an Australian State or Territory.

Course Duration: 5 days

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. Units must satisfy the completion rules of the qualification and be assessed as appropriate by the Polytechnic.

This course allows successful students to gain Provisional Accreditation with the Clean Energy Council accreditation scheme, and lead to Full Accreditation in either Grid Connect Install, or Grid Connect and Design.

Admission requirements

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.

It is essential that anyone undertaking this non-award course must meet the pre-requisite entry requirements for each stream or hold a current unrestricted electrical licence issued in an Australian State or Territory. This admission requirement satisfies the unit prerequisites and the Clean Energy Council accreditation requirement.

It is recommended that prior to enrolment prospective students visit the CEC website www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au (http://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/) for the latest accreditation rulings.

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

How to register

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