Grid-Connected PV Systems Design & Install
Online and 3 day face-to-face Practical Course
The GSES Grid Connected Photovoltaic Systems Design & Install course consists of two main components: online theory completed at students’ own pace and the face-to-face (3 days) component held at a GSES Training Facility in Sydney or Brisbane. The delivery mode of this course is designed for busy tradespeople who do not have the time to attend lengthy face-to-face courses to expand their knowledge and skills: the fully flexible web-based format of the online component allows students to complete the theory in their own time.
To enrol in this course, you must be a licensed electrician or electrical apprentice. GSES is a Nationally Recognised Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code 91461), and students who successfully complete all components of the course will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units of competency UEENEEK125A, UEENEEK135A and UEENEEK148A. This meets the training component of the Clean Energy Council’s requirements for Grid-connect Design and Install Provisional Accreditation.
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Student Details 1
Student Details 1
This course is designed for electricians who wish to further their skills by learning to design and install grid-connected photovoltaic systems (not stand alone power systems). The majority of the course is completed online; students can book the dates for their 3 day face-to-face practical after attempting a certain proportion of the online work. Practical sessions are held regularly in Sydney and Brisbane and the current schedule can be found at this link. Note that dates are subject to minimum and maximum numbers, and places cannot be guaranteed until the necessary amount of online work is completed. Course access is valid for 12 months.
Prerequisites: Unrestricted electrical licence issued by an Australian state or territory. Electrical apprentices may enrol but will not be awarded a Statement of Attainment until they can show they have completed the prerequisite units, and will not be able to apply for their Provisional Accreditation until they have their unrestricted licence.
Outcome of successful completion: Statement of Attainment for the following Units of Competency and eligible to apply for CEC Grid-connect design and install provisional accreditation (refer to the CEC for any additional requirements).
- UEENEEK125A: Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
- UEENEEK135A: Design grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems
- UEENEEK148A: Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems
Required materials: Students are supplied with the publication Grid-Connected PV Systems Design and Installation 8th Edition after enrolment at no additional cost. Students are responsible for obtaining current copies of the following Australian Standards, available for purchase from the SAI Global website and also available from some libraries, institutions and industry associations:
- AS/NZS 5033 – Photovoltaic arrays
- AS/NZS 4777.1 – Grid connection of energy systems via inverters
- AS/NZS 3000 – Wiring rules
- AS/NZS 3008.1.1 – Selection of cables Part 1.1
Students will also require the following:
- Computer with reliable Internet connection
- Scientific calculator
- Email account, checked regularly