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Green Electricians

This training will give you the skills and knowledge to become a solar photovoltaic (PV) designer and installer or a battery designer and installer – and can lead to Clean Energy Council accreditation.

The course includes training for those who are already accredited solar designers and installers, and additional training for those who require battery accreditation.

The 22453VIC Course in New Energy Technology Systems comprises:

Unit code Unit
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
VU22125 Design a grid-connected battery storage system to meet client requirements
UEERE4001 Install, maintain and fault find battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems
UEERE0016 Install, configure and commission LV grid-connected photovoltaic power systems

Offering the design only option will mean more people in the industry can access training, which can lead to CEC accreditation.

Who can do the training?

This training has been developed for electricians and electrical engineers and others with accredited training. You don’t need to be participating in our programs to do this training. You are eligible if you have one or more of the following:

  • an electrical trade/post trade qualification
  • a diploma/advance diploma or degree in engineering
  • minimum of 1 year experience in the installation of PV systems.

Among these, Solar Victoria is especially keen for more women to undertake this training.

Women are significantly under-represented in the solar industry, making up less than one per cent of electricians, plumbers, solar PV and battery designers and installers, and licensed electrical inspectors. See Supporting women in solar.

Completing this training is recommended, not mandatory. Solar Victoria will not be undertaking any compliance activities based on the completion of this training.

When and how is it delivered?

Solar Victoria are currently working with registered training providers to make this training available to you through until 31 December 2022. Please check here as we will confirm details.

How much does it cost?

This training is fully subsidised and is offered free of charge.

How to enrol

Solar Victoria are currently working with registered training providers to make this training available to you through until 31 December 2022.

About our commitment

Solar Victoria is investing $11 million to deliver a comprehensive training and workforce development package. Their aim is for the residential solar and the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning industry to have the skills and capabilities to deliver our programs and to support growth.

Boosting training and workforce development will ensure Victoria has an ongoing supply of skilled workers to support growth in the renewable and clean energy sector.

Any questions?

For general enquiries about Solar Victoria’s training and workforce development package, please email industrytraining@team.solar.vic.gov.au or call our Customer Service team during business hours 8:00am – 6:00pm Monday – Friday (except public holidays) on 1300 376 393.