Solar Grid Connect (Knox)
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Design and Install Grid Connected PV Systems
This course is designed to up-skill electricians for the design and installation of grid connected solar PV systems.
This training is free to unemployed ETU members.
Duration: 5 days in the classroom (8.30am – 4.30pm daily) and self-directed study and assessment – Up to 140 hours
Location: Solar Training Centre – 20 Henderson Road, Knoxfield Victoria
This short course provides nationally accredited training for electricians in the design and installation of grid-connected PV systems.
By undertaking this course, you will complete the following nationally recognised units:
- UEENEEK125A: Solar Basic Problems in PV Energy Apparatus and Systems.
- UEENEEK135A: Design Grid Connected PV Power Supply Systems
- UEENEEK148A: Install, configure and commission LV grid connected PV power systems
Green Business Audit & Training, trading as Solar Training Centre, RTO TOID: 40352
This course is a combination of self-paced study and assessment with face–to-face theory and practical learning and assessment in class over 5 days, with 8 weeks after class to complete assessments
- Module A (up to 12 hours) involves pre-class self paced learning and assessment to prepare you for Module B
- Module B (40 hours) involves 5 full days of face to face in-class delivery of learning and some assessments
- Module C (up to 88 hours) involves self paced learning to allow you to consolidate your knowledge and complete selfpaced assessments.
- Eight written assessments – answers to questions covering knowledge in design and install and fault finding
- Practical demonstration of skills – must be completed and submitted by end of last day of class – 4 practical assessments including IV curves, shading analysis, roof installation and install and commission inverter to grid
After successfully completing this course, you will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment from the Training Provider.
Successful completion of this course allows you gain employment in the field and to apply for CEC Accreditation (additional requirements apply) – see www.solaraccreditation.com.au for more information.
Unemployed Member: FREE
The ETU has covered the costs of the course and text book. We will also make available the required Australian Standards for you in class. These are ‘class sets’ and must be returned. If you decide to work in the solar industry, you will need to purchase the Australian Standards.
Eligibility for Free Training
To access the Upskilling Services for free, ETU members must be:
- Financial (includes suspended up to six (6) months)
- A member for more than three (3) months
Proof of unemployment will be required. If you do not provide proof of unemployment within 10 days your registration will be forfeited/rejected. For more information read our Eligibility Policy.
A current unrestricted Electrician’s Licence. Third year Apprentices may be eligible for Design Only studies – contact provider for information.
When you register with us, we will send you a confirmation email with details on how to enrol and pay with the Training Provider (Green Business Audit and Training, trading as Solar Training Centre, TOID 40352).
The Centre for U will cover the cost of your textbook – Provided to you in class
Grid Connected PV Systems: Design & Installation, 8th Edition
The Centre for U will make available the required Australian Standards – Provided to you in class
- AS5033:2014 Installation and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) arrays
- AS4777.1:2016 grid connection of energy systems via inverters – Part 1 Installation requirements
These are ‘class sets’ and must be returned. If you decide to work in the solar industry, you will need to purchase the Australian Standards.
The following is assumed knowledge on entry into this course:
- AS 3000:2017 Wiring Rules (note this AS has recently been updated)
- AS 3008.1.1:2009 Part 1.1 – Cables for alternating voltage up to and including 0.6/1k
- Each Unit of Competency has required language, literacy and numeracy entry requirements – review these by searchingthe unit code at www.training.gov.au/Home/Tga
Please read the Solar Training Centre Fees Terms and Conditions Policy on their website before enrolling.
What to bring/wear
- Safety glasses with side shielding (fitting over any prescription glasses)
- Safety shoes or safety boots
- Wear workplace attire
Unique Student Identification (USI)
As of 1st of January 2015, the Australian Government introduced compulsory USI numbers. The USI is a reference number that gives you access to your USI account. A USI will allow you to see your results from all training providers including all completed units and qualifications.
Please ensure that you have obtained your USI and provide it to the training provider. The process takes a couple of minutes, is free and available online at http://www.usi.gov.au.