Licenced Electrical Inspector Training Program – Skill Set 2
Are you a qualified licensed electrical inspector looking to increase your understanding of solar and battery inspections?
This training is funded by Solar Victoria, with the support of Energy Safe Victoria, as part of the Training and Workforce Development package.
The Centre for U are delivering courses to encourage more qualified inspectors to develop, knowledge, skills, and capability around solar and new energy technologies.
This training is free to Licensed Electrical Inspectors
Duration: 3 days over 3 weeks (1 day per week). 7.30am start time.
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Location: The Centre for U – Level 3, 200 Arden Street, North Melbourne Victoria
This training is open to existing LEIs who would like to develop solar-specific skills and knowledge. For information about the types of electrical inspectors, see the Energy Safe Victoria website. Solar Victoria is especially keen for more women to undertake this training. Women are significantly under-represented in solar industries, making up less than one per cent of electricians, plumbers, solar PV and battery designers and installers, and licensed electrical inspectors.
This course is aimed at upskilling LEIs and auditors to become specialists in the inspection of new generation systems – focusing on solar and battery installations. It will equip participants with the skills and knowledge to perform electrical inspections accurately and competently on new generation systems in the field.
This training is funded by Solar Victoria with the support of Energy Safe Victoria.
The suite of learning and assessment materials will include interactive, visual media and graphic design content, and cover the following:
- History of Generation Systems endorsement and removal during Black Saturday Bushfires
- Industry review carried out by Solar Victoria (poor quality installs and not picked up by electrical inspectors)
- Work Health and Safety of electrical inspections
- Different generation systems and the hazards of carrying out electrical inspections on them
- The differences between an alternative supply and supplementary supply (find definitions in AS/NZS 3000)
- AS/NZS 3000 Clause 7.3 concerning electricity generation systems.
- Introduce AS/NZS 3010 – Generating Sets, Scope, Sections and Appendixes
- Standards in the correct application for grid-connected systems and stand-alone systems.
- Different types of propulsion used to rotate the generator.
- Basic requirements for the installation of a generator in an electrical installation.
- AS/NZS 4509.1+2+3 Stand-alone Power Systems
- Wind Turbines
- Electrical Fundamentals of Australian Standards and Regulations.
- AS/NZS 3000 Electrical Installations. Wiring Rules .
- Electricity Safety (General) Regulations 2019 .
- Electrical Inspection fundamentals of solar and battery systems.
- Inverter Energy Systems (IES)
- AS/NZS 4777.1 Grid connection of energy via inverters Part 1 Installation requirements.
- AS/NZS 5033 installation and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) arrays. .(refer T5.9 LMS)
- AS/NZS 5139 Electrical installations – the safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment.
- Safety implications of earthing solar arrays correctly.
Inspecting a solar and battery system
- Solar Victoria audit results and most common defects in solar and battery systems
- Visual Inspection requirements of solar and battery systems
- Review of AS/NZS 3000 Section 8
- Testing a solar and battery system
Practical testing of a solar and battery system
- Testing equipment, area, and test equipment
- Carry out visual and practical testing of equipment (1 x Solar Array, 1 x Solar Inverter station, 1 x battery system)
Training is both skills and knowledge based. No formal assessment is undertaken, however satisfactory completion of all tasks is required to receive a certificate
On successful completion of the course, you will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.
Training is free until the end of June 2022 for eligible participants and subsidised until the end of December 2022.
A Licensed Electrical Inspector (Energy Safe Victoria) is a required prerequisite to this course.