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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, installation and assessment 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 solar accreditation and 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 learning program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to safely undertake a site assessment, design and install a grid connected new energy generating 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 photovoltaic energy generation system to meet client requirements.
  • 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 four 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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  • Federation Training, Yallourn campus.
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  • Solar Training Centre, Knoxfield campus.
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  • Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, Moorabbin campus.
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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 you to retain knowledge before, during and after the course. Learning is practical and easy.

Here’s an example video of what you’ll 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, during course, post course (individual and facilitator led)
  • Scenario-based learning during course (facilitator led)
  • Practical activities during course (facilitator led)
  • Social learning platform during course, 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.

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.

Post successful completion of the NETS course (all 4 units), you can apply to the Clean Energy Council (CEC) for associated accreditation and endorsement, as follows:

CEC Grid Connect Design Accreditation

  • VU22123 Undertake site assessment for installation of a grid-connected renewable energy generation system
  • VU22124 Design a grid-connected photovoltaic energy generation system to meet client requirements

Battery storage endorsement to CEC Grid-Connect Design Accreditation

  • VU22125 Design a grid-connected battery storage system to meet client requirements

Battery storage endorsement to CEC Grid-Connect Installation Accreditation

  • UEERE4001 Install, maintain and fault find battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems

Once you have completed training and received your qualification, you can apply for a provisional accreditation, lasting up to 3 months. The CEC will process your application within 3-5 days and you will receive a login to their online portal.

Apply for CEC provisional accreditation now.

Within the 3-month window, you need to apply for full accreditation. This process requires you to load a ‘real-life’ on-the-job case study via the on-line portal and have it assessed by CEC qualified expert assessors. Full accreditation takes the CEC about six weeks to process and once attained, lasts 12 months.

Find out more about applying for CEC full accreditation.

After 12 months, you will need to renew your accreditation and commence the continuing professional development program.

Find out more about continuing professional development.

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