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Get in the know. Become a qualified expert in solar battery installation, design and assessment.

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Get in the know. Become a qualified expert in solar battery installation, design and assessment.

Consumers want safe, effective installation for their new solar battery. It’s up to you to set the standard and ensure best practice design and installation of safe solar batteries.

Future Energy Skills will develop and pilot new learning resources and assessment tools for the qualification 22453VIC Course in New Energy Technology Systems. You can learn more about the pilot starting in March 2019, here.

Join the pilot to:

  • Work in a high demand and up and coming industry sector with immense growth
  • Access training recognised by the CEC for battery endorsement
  • Receive training designed and endorsed by the industry
  • Be the first to undertake the new solar battery accredited course in Victoria
  • Get 24/7 access to a new visual training platform providing best practice learning innovation
  • Receive industry updates post course within an online community of peers and teachers

The course

The course in New Energy Technology Systems (NETS) is a nationally recognised qualification only delivered at Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). The training program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to safely undertake a site assessment, design and install a grid connected battery storage system based on your client’s needs.

The units are:

  • Undertake site assessment for installation of a grid-connected renewable energy generation system.
  • Design a grid-connected battery storage system to meet client requirements.
  • Install, maintain and fault find battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems.

Eligibility

To participate in the pilot program, you must:

  • Undertake all three units listed above.
  • Be a Victorian resident.
  • Be a holder of an A Class Electrician’s licence.
  • Have successfully completed the unit UEENEEK148A Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems. This pre-requisite unit is part of the Grid Connect course.

How to Register

There are currently five RTOs in Victoria equipped to deliver the course starting March 2019.

  • The Gordon Institute of TAFE, Geelong campus
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  • NECA Education & Careers, Carlton North campus.
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  • Gippsland TAFE, Yallourn campus.
    Enrol now

  • Solar Training Centre, Knoxfield campus.
    Enquire now

  • Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, Moorabbin campus.
    Enrol now

What to expect from the solar battery course

Qualified installers need the highest level of skills and knowledge to assess, design and install new energy systems safely and competently. This has led the NETS pilot to package a unique training program of superior standard.

The pilot is delivered using best practice learning innovation, with sharp and effective video at its core, helping students to retain knowledge before, during and after the course. Learning is practical and easy.

Here’s an example video of what students will experience during the course.

Training will be delivered using a ‘flipped classroom’ technique. This means you will participate in on-line pre-learning to support knowledge and comprehension and then apply the information in the classroom.

To make learning easy and effective, the training will provide a combination of:

  • Videos pre-course (individual led)
  • Scenario-based learning during course (facilitator led)
  • Practical activities during course (facilitator led)
  • Social learning platform post course (peer to peer, industry updates)

You can check out the learning delivery model below.

The course is 5-7 days plus pre-learning, research and project work related to assessments.

For general enquiries about the pilot, please contact Future Energy Skills on 1300 110 079 or nets@futureenergyskills.com.au

Becoming accredited by the Clean Energy Council

When you become accredited by the Clean Energy Council, consumers will seek you out for safe and reliable design and installation of solar and solar batteries.

Once you have completed NETS pilot and received your qualification (and provided you already have CEC solar accreditation), you can apply for battery endorsement.

Please find out more information about battery endorsement here.

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