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Grid-Connected PV Systems Design Only

$1,295.00

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Online Course

The GSES Grid Connected Photovoltaic Systems Design Only course is designed for engineers, electricians or those who hold equivalent basic electrical units, who wish to learn to design grid-connected photovoltaic systems. This course comprises online theory and assessments which can be completed at students’ own pace. The course is online only, however GSES provides the opportunity to attend an optional practical for those wishing to gain hands-on experience.

GSES is a Nationally Recognised Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code 91461), and students who successfully complete all components of the course and provide evidence of competency in the prerequisite units (see description below for details) will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units of competency UEENEEK125A and UEENEEK135A. This meets the training component of the Clean Energy Council’s requirements for Grid-connect Design Provisional Accreditation.

Students who have not completed the prerequisite VET sector units of competency are still able to enrol in this course, but the course will not be considered Nationally Recognised Training and students who successfully complete all components of the course will receive a certificate of completion rather than a Statement of Attainment. Students who do not hold the prerequisite units of competency but still wish to apply for CEC accreditation must meet additional eligibility requirements (see Prerequisites section below).

Please read the essential Course Information and Policies before purchasing this course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Prerequisites

To receive a Statement of Attainment upon completion of the course, students must hold either:

  • An unrestricted electrical licence issued by an Australian state or territory
  • Competency in the following units as evidenced by Statements of Attainment or authenticated USI transcript:
    • UEENEEE104A
    • UEENEEG106A or UEENEEE108A
    • UEENEEE137A

If students do not meet the above requirement, but wish to apply for CEC accreditation upon completion of the course, they must demonstrate sufficient prior electrical knowledge through either:

Students who do not meet any of the prerequisites described are warned that there is heavy use of computer, calculator and mathematical equations. For this reason it is strongly recommended that students have prior knowledge of mathematics, as well as computer and calculator skills.

Materials and Equipment

Students are supplied with the publication Grid-Connected PV Systems Design and Installation 8th Edition as part of enrolment; the cost of the publication and shipping is included in the course price. Students are responsible for obtaining current copies of the following Australian Standards, available for purchase from the SAI Global website or Techstreet 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 a reliable Internet connection
  • Scientific calculator
  • Email account, checked regularly
Delivery Method and Duration

This course is delivered online at students’ own pace. The time to complete the online component will differ between students, but students should expect to commit around 56 hours (40 hours for online content and assessments, and 16 hours for the design task). Courses are valid for twelve (12) months. Extension fees apply from the date of expiry, and the maximum extension permitted is six (6) months from the date of expiry.

GSES has a team of tutors who mark the online work and as necessary supply feedback or additional technical information to the students. GSES’s tutors are also available to be contacted by phone during business hours or email.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

As a registered training organisation (RTO) GSES complies with the Standards set out by the regulator, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), for Vocational Education Training (VET).

GSES will inform students within 30 days of any changes to services provided to them. This includes any changes to education and support services, any change in the RTO ownership or to third party arrangements.

GSES maintains an adult workplace. We do not countenance any behaviour that is contrary to safe work practice. We do not countenance inappropriate language in all forms of communication. GSES asks that all persons treat others with respect.

Cheating will not be tolerated. If detected, sanctions may be implemented at the discretion of GSES. Students are required to ensure that all responses and/or work they submit is their own work. Any referenced material should be annotated as to its origin. Sanctions may be implemented at the discretion of GSES if plagiarism or fraud is detected, including revocation of certification.

All GSES course participants have the right to appeal the results they obtain in assessments and examinations. The appeal should be sent in writing to the RTO Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who will review the result and respond in writing. GSES may use mediation and conciliation to resolve the complaint. Students also have the right to engage a suitably qualified independent assessor.

Cancellation and Refunds

Cancellation of online training courses will be subject to the following conditions:

  • If the student’s Learning, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) levels are determined by GSES to be below the standard required to complete the coursework successfully, and the student has not yet submitted coursework for assessment, GSES may offer a full refund of the online course material and practical training component. If the student then opts to continue with the course, the standard cancellation and refund policy applies.
  • Cancellation of online training courses made within fourteen (14) days of the date of payment AND before the online course has been accessed: the student will receive a full refund of the online course payment.
  • Cancellation of online training courses made within fourteen (14) days of the date of payment AND after the online course has been accessed AND before any coursework has been submitted for assessment: the student will receive a refund of the online course payment less a cancellation fee of $440 inc GST, unless the value of the course is lower than this, in which case the student will receive no
  • Cancellation more than fourteen (14) days after the date of payment OR after the first coursework (i.e. the Workplace Health & Safety Assessment) is submitted for assessment (whichever occurs first): the student will receive no refund.
  • All course refunds are exclusive of the price of the supplied course publication as advertised at the time of enrolment, unless the publication is returned to GSES in an undamaged and unused condition. GSES reserves the right to refuse a refund of the publication on the basis that goods are damaged or have been used prior to return.
Recognition of Prior Learning

In accordance with the Australian Quality Framework, GSES is committed to providing a quality recognition process to all students that is:

  • Fair
  • Flexible
  • Reliable
  • Valid

GSES will on request engage in a recognition of prior learning evaluation. GSES does not offer entry level VET sector training.

For more information on our Recognition of Prior Learning policy, please see the Course Information and Policies section 4.

Training Outcome

Successful completion of this Grid-Connected PV Systems Design only course will result in the award of a certificate of completion equivalent to the following Units of Competency:

  • UEENEEK125A: Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
  • UEENEEK135A: Design grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems

Electricians and students holding the prerequisite Units of Competency will receive a Statement of Attainment for the current version of these Units of Competency.

Upon successful completion of the course, students who have the necessary prerequisite knowledge (i.e. recognised electrical engineering degree or pass mark in the GSES Electrical Basics examination) will be eligible to apply to the Clean Energy Council for the Design of Grid-Connect PV Systems accreditation.

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Weight 2 kg

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Description

This course is designed for engineers and others working in the renewable energy industry who wish to further their skills to design grid-connected photovoltaic systems. The course is entirely online with tutor support via phone and email; however, an additional optional face-to-face practical is available for those who want hands-on installation experience. Course access is valid for 12 months.

Prerequisites: To receive a Statement of Attainment upon completion of the course, students must hold either:

  • An unrestricted electrical licence issued by an Australian state or territory
  • Competency in the following units as evidenced by Statements of Attainment or authenticated USI transcript:
    • UEENEEE104A
    • UEENEEG106A or UEENEEE108A
    • UEENEEE137A

If students do not meet the above requirement, but wish to apply for CEC accreditation upon completion of the course, they must demonstrate sufficient prior electrical knowledge through either:

  • An electrical engineering degree recognised by the Washington Accord
  • A certificate of completion for the GSES Electrical Basics examination (currently only available to engineers)

Students who do not meet any of the prerequisites described are warned that there is heavy use of computer, calculator and mathematical equations. For this reason it is strongly recommended that students have prior knowledge of mathematics, as well as computer and calculator skills.

Outcome of successful completion: Certificate of completion equivalent to the following Units of Competency and, along with an electrical engineering degree or certificate of completion for the Electrical Basics examination, eligible to apply for CEC Grid-connect Design 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

Licensed electricians or others who can demonstrate completion of the prerequisite VET sector units of competency will receive a Statement of Attainment for the above units.

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 or Techstreet 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

Additional information

Weight 2 kg

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