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Battery Storage Systems for Grid-Connected PV Systems Install Only

$1,695.00

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Online and Face-to face 3-day Practical Course

The Battery Storage Systems for Grid-Connected PV Systems: Install only 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. 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 and have previously completed the units of competency UEENEEK125A and UEENEEK148A. 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 unit of competency UEERE4001. This meets the training component of the Clean Energy Council’s requirements for Battery Storage Install Accreditation.

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

FAQs and other information

Prerequisites

This course is designed for electricians who already hold an electrician’s qualification, have completed the Grid-Connected PV Systems Install only course or equivalent, and wish to further their skills by gaining a qualification to install grid-connected photovoltaic systems with battery storage.

An electrical licence is a prerequisite for enrolment in this course. This course builds on the knowledge of the Grid-Connected PV Systems Install only course, so a prerequisite for enrolment is a Statement of Attainment in the following Unit of Competency:

  • UEENEEK148A: Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems
Materials and Equipment

Students are supplied with a copy of the GSES publication Battery Storage Systems for Grid-Connected PV Systems with Battery Storage 2nd Edition as part of enrolment; the cost of the publication and shipping is included in the course price.

Students will require a current copy of the following standards:

  • AS/NZS 5139 – Electrical installations – Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment
  • AS/NZS 4777.1 – Grid connection of energy systems via inverters – Part 1: Installation requirements
  • AS/NZS 5033 – Installation and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) arrays

These are not supplied by GSES; they can be purchased from the Techstreet or SAI Global websites (www.techstreet.com or infostore.saiglobal.com/store) and are available at some local libraries. TAFE students or members of NECA or Master Electricians may be able to access the standards through their respective institutions.

It is assumed that the student will, as a licenced electrician, have and be familiar with current copies of the following:

  • AS/NZS 3000 – Wiring Rules
  • AS/NZS 3008.1.1 – Electrical installations – Selection of cables
  • Local DNSP Service and Installation Rules

The following standards are not required, but are recommended reading:

  • AS/NZS 2676.1 – Guide to the installation, maintenance, testing and replacement of secondary batteries in buildings – Part 1: Vented cells
  • AS/NZS 2676.2 – Guide to the installation, maintenance, testing and replacement of secondary batteries in buildings – Part 2: Sealed cells
  • AS/NZS 3011.1 – Electrical installations – Secondary batteries installed in buildings – Part 1: Vented cells
  • AS/NZS 3011.2 – Electrical installations – Secondary batteries installed in buildings – Part 2: Sealed cells
  • AS/NZS 4509.1 – Stand-alone power systems – Part 1: Safety and installation
  • AS/NZS 4509.2 – Stand-alone power systems – Part 2: System design

Due to the online nature of the course platform, students will require access to a computer and the Internet in order to complete the course. Students will also need a scientific calculator, and access to Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice Calc (freeware) spreadsheet program is recommended.

Delivery Method and Duration

This course uses two delivery methods: online theory completed at students’ own pace and the face-to-face component (24 hours over 3 days) held at a GSES Training Facility. Both components must be successfully completed to receive a Statement of Attainment.

The time to complete the online component will differ between students, but students should expect to commit around 36 hours. This work may be completed at any time during the student’s enrolment period, which is valid for 12 months, but approximately 60% of the online assessments (up to and including “System Layout”) must be completed before attending the face-to-face component.

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 (02 9024 5312) during business hours or email (tutor@gses.com.au). For the face-to-face component, students will work in small groups and individually. One trainer is assigned to a maximum of ten students for practical activities to ensure focused time with the trainers for any additional questions or advice.

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 does not countenance discrimination of any kind in the workplace. We wish to provide a safe and comfortable place of work.

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.

Complaints and Appeals

GSES has a policy of treating all complaints quickly and professionally. GSES welcomes your feedback.

We ask that you seek to resolve any issue with the GSES staff person who is providing the service. If you are unsure with whom you need to raise your issue, please:

We will attempt to resolve your complaint within 10 working days.

If you cannot resolve the complaint informally with a staff member, you may lodge the complaint in writing with the RTO Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at gses@bigpond.com. With your permission the CEO or senior manager will respond in writing within 10 working days. GSES may use mediation and conciliation to resolve the complaint.

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) at gses@bigpond.com 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.
  • Cancellation more than fourteen (14) days after the date of payment OR after the first coursework (i.e. the Introduction to Battery Energy Storage 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.
  • The cost of an online training course is inclusive of the Practical Training Component (if applicable), as are course refunds.
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.

Additional Information
Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 cm

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Description

This course is designed for electricians who are accredited to install grid-connected photovoltaic systems and wish to further their skills to install grid-connected battery storage. The majority of the course is completed online; students can book the dates for their 3 day face-to-face practical after achieving a set proportion of the online work. Practical sessions are held regularly in Sydney 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, and competency in the following units of competency:

  • UEENEEK125A – Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus
  • UEENEEK148A – Install, configure and commission grid-connected photovoltaic power supply systems

These units are considered as ‘required prior learning’ for this course.

Outcome of successful completion: Statement of Attainment for the following Unit of Competency and eligible to apply for CEC Battery Storage Install Accreditation (refer to the CEC for any additional requirements).

  • UEERE4001: Install, maintain and fault find battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems

Required materials: Students are supplied with the publication Battery Storage Systems for Grid-Connected PV Systems 2nd 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 5139 – Electrical installations – Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment
  • AS/NZS 4777.1 – Grid connection of energy systems via inverters – Part 1: Installation requirements
  • AS/NZS 5033 – Installation and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) arrays

Students will also require the following:

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

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 cm

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