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Bridging Course for Grid-Connected PV with Battery Storage Design Only

From: $859.00

RPL-based Online Course

The GSES Grid-Connected PV with Battery Storage Design Only bridging course is designed for engineers and others who have previously designed grid-connected battery systems under the Clean Energy Council’s Grid-connect and Stand-alone power accreditations. From April 1 2019, these accreditations are no longer sufficient: designers for grid-connected battery systems need the Clean Energy Council battery storage endorsement, which requires competency in UEERE5001. This course applies Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) based on the student’s previous training and experience in Grid-Connected PV and Stand-Alone Power Systems, allowing eligible students to avoid the greater time and cost expenditure of a full Grid-Connected PV with Battery Storage course.

Please note: RPL assessments may take up to 15 working days from date of submission to be reviewed. 

The Grid-Connected PV with Battery Storage bridging course consists of three components:

  1. RPL based on prior completed units of competency: UEENEEK123A, UEENEEK125A, UEENEEK128A, UEENEEK134A, UEENEEK135A and UEENEEK139A (or equivalents).
  2. RPL based on evidence submitted by the student of their previous designs of grid-connected battery systems.
  3. Short online quizzes to assess knowledge not covered by the previous two components. There are around 40 questions in total.

To enrol in this bridging course, you must be accredited by the Clean Energy Council as a designer for both Grid-Connect PV Systems and Stand-Alone Power Systems, and be able to provide the evidence specified in point 2 above. This applies also to non-electricians who have a Design & Supervise accreditation for Grid-Connect PV Systems in addition to a Design & Install accreditation for Stand-Alone Power Systems. Students who successfully complete all components of the course will receive either a Statement of Attainment or Certificate of Completion for the unit of competency UEERE5001, depending on whether they have previously attained the Nationally Recognised Training pre-requisite unit UEENEEK135A. This meets the training component of the Clean Energy Council’s requirements for Grid-connect Battery Storage Provisional Endorsement. Successful completion of the unit UEERE5001 is not classified as an additional accreditation by the Clean Energy Council: it will be an endorsement applied to the applicant’s existing Accreditation (i.e. Design of Grid-Connected PV systems Accreditation).

Please read the essential Course Information and Policies before purchasing this course. In addition to completing the fields below, students will need to complete the Application and Enrolment Form for this course as part of enrolment.

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This course is designed for engineers and others who are accredited to design grid-connected photovoltaic systems AND stand-alone power systems, and have previously been using these accreditations to design grid-connected battery systems. This RPL-based online-only course allows eligible students to apply for the Clean Energy Council battery storage endorsement by using their previous training and experience to meet the majority of the assessable requirements.

This bridging course consists of three components:

  1. RPL based on prior completed units of competency: UEENEEK123A, UEENEEK125A, UEENEEK128A, UEENEEK134A, UEENEEK135A and UEENEEK139A (or equivalents).
  2. RPL based on evidence submitted by the student of their previous designs of grid-connected battery systems. Please view the required evidence before enrolling.
  3. Short online quizzes to assess knowledge not covered by the previous two components. There are around 40 questions in total.

Course access is valid for 6 months.

Prerequisites: Clean Energy Council Design accreditations for both Grid-Connect PV and Stand-Alone Power Systems, and demonstrable experience working with grid-connected battery systems.

Outcome of successful completion: Statement of Attainment or Certificate of Completion for the following Unit of Competency and eligible to apply for CEC battery storage endorsement.

  • UEERE5001: Design battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems

Required materials: As current practitioners, students are expected to have current copies of the following Australian Standards:

  • 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
  • AS/NZS 4509.1 – Stand Alone Power Systems – Safety and installation
  • AS/NZS 4509.2 – Stand Alone Power Systems – System Design

Students will also require the following:

  • Computer with reliable Internet connection
  • Scientific calculator
  • Email account, checked regularly

Although not compulsory, the Grid-Connected PV Systems with Battery Storage is recommended reading for this course. The cost of the book is not included in the course price, but can be purchased in addition.

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