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Working Safely in the Solar Industry

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Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry

The course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry is a short course targeted at persons seeking to work in the solar industry with the installation of photovoltaic and solar water systems.

This training is free to unemployed ETU members.

If there are no dates available you can call us on 1800 270 875 or send us an enquiry.

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Duration: 1 day

Location: Futuretech – North Melbourne

Course Description

Studying the Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry at Holmesglen Futuretech.

The Solar Homes Program is expected to generate more than 5,500 jobs in the solar industry. To ensure that solar workers are well-equipped to carry out this work safely and to a high standard, Solar Vic are working with installers, industry associations, unions, regulators and Registered Training Organisations to expand training and accreditation. The 22515VIC Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry course aims to ensure workers understand required industry health and safety standards and the implications of safety hazards that may arise whilst working on roofs in the workplace. The course is designed to ensure workers have the appropriate skills and knowledge required for the installation of Photovoltaic (PV) systems and solar water systems. On completion, participants for will receive a Statement of Attainment in the unit of competency VU22744 Work safely in the solar Industry.

By 1 July 2020, SolarVIC has confirmed it will be mandatory for all workers participating in the Solar Homes Program to have undertaken or be enrolled to undertake the unit VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry.

Note: The full qualification is not delivered as part of this program. Learners must hold all of the endorsed units of competency in the course to achieve the full qualification 22515VIC Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry.

Learners who already hold one or more of the units of competency from previous study can apply for direct credit transfer when enrolling in this course. Learners can also gain direct credit transfer of units successfully completed in any future courses containing the same units.

The Department can provide further information regarding credit transfer applicable to this course.

Training Provider

FutureTech – RTO 0416


Delivery mode is face to face training and includes a knowledge and practical observation assessment.

Course Outcomes

After successfully completing the five units that make up this course, you will receive a nationally recognised Qualification (22515VIC) and can regester with SolarVic.

Course Fees

ETU Member: FREE

Eligibility for Free Training

  • Members must be financial (includes suspended up to six (6) months)
  • Must be an ETU member for more than three (3) months.

For more information read our Eligibility for free services Policy

Entry requirements

This program is designed for electricians, plumbers, building practitioners, trade assistants and apprentices across the building industries, who are seeking registration with Solar Victoria to install solar energy systems.

Learners are best equipped to achieve the outcomes of the Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry, if they have minimum language, literacy and numeracy skills that are equivalent to level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

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