UEERE0016 - Install, configure and commission LV grid-connected photovoltaic power systems

Unit code: UEERE0016 | Study level: TAFE
UEERE0022 - Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
UEEEL0012 - Install low voltage wiring, appliances, switchgear and associated accessories
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to install and commission a low voltage (LV) photovoltaic (PV) power system to the grid power system.
It includes working safely and to industry installation standards, matching PV components specified for a given location, placing and securing system components accurately, making required circuit connections and completing the necessary installation documentation.
The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace where work is carried out on electrical installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 volt (V) alternating current (a.c.) or 120 V direct current (d.c.).
Competency development activities in this unit are subject to regulations directly related to licensing. Where a licence or permit to practice is not held, a relevant contract of training, such as an Australian Apprenticeship, is required.Additional and/or other conditions may apply in some jurisdictions subject to regulations related to electrical work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, incl the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:
*applying relevant WHS/ OHS requirements
*dealing with unplanned events/situations in accordance with workplace procedures
*installing & setting up grid-connected PV system
*tilting & adjusting angle of roof mounted & free-standing PV array frame construction
*connecting & commissioning one PV product.

Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
*PV array installation requirements, incl:

  • WHS/OHS requirements & methods working on roofs
  • common methods of roof construction & methods to ensure integrity of waterproofing
  • common types of roof mounted & free-standing PV array frame construction & methods of tilt angle adjustment
  • fixing methods
  • array mounting methods
  • aesthetic considerations in choosing an array location & type of mounting
  • mounting & fixing methods for commercially available building integrated PV product
    *electrical PV array installation requirements, incl:
  • considerations involved in wiring of series connected PV modules
  • PV array wiring diagram incl placement of blocking & bypass diodes
  • considerations involved in choosing location of associated system equipment
  • cable route from PV array/s to inverters

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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