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Stand Alone Power Systems Design Only

From $1,295.00

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Online Course

The GSES Stand Alone Power Systems Design Only course is a fully online course designed for engineers or those who hold equivalent basic electrical units and wish to learn to design stand-alone power systems. The course will provide you with the skills and knowledge in Stand Alone Power systems in order for you to analyse information, create bespoke solutions for clients and communicate these solutions to others. Students will be expected to be highly engaged and motivated, actively designing and managing learning processes appropriate to the context.

Students who successfully complete all components of the course will receive a certificate of completion equivalent to UEENEEK123A, UEENEEK125A, UEENEEK128A and UEENEEK139A. This meets the training component of the Clean Energy Council’s requirements for Stand-alone Power Systems Design Provisional Accreditation, but is not considered Nationally Recognised Training for students who have not completed the relevant VET sector prerequisite units of competency. Electricians and others who have completed the prerequisite units may enrol in the Design Only course as Nationally Recognised Training and will receive a Statement of Attainment for UEENEEK123A, UEENEEK125A, UEENEEK128A and UEENEEK139A upon completion. This course is an AQF Level 6 course and Level 5 LLN skills are recommended for successful completion.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Variants and Options

GSES offers this Design Only course in three variants, depending on whether you have already studied grid-connected PV systems or grid-connected battery storage systems. We strongly recommend completing our Grid-Connected PV Systems course, followed by our Battery Storage for Grid-Connected PV course, if you have not yet completed these courses with us or another registered training organisation. Taking this route is cheaper overall and grants an additional three units of competency – click here for more details.

  • SAPS Fast Track (must have already acquired the Grid-Connected PV Systems Design accreditation and Grid-Connected Battery Storage accreditation and/or successfully completed the units of competency UEENEEK135A and UEERE5001 and/or have completed the Grid-Connected PV Systems Design Only and Grid-Connected PV with Batteries courses).
    • Cost: $1295 | Shortened online theory
  • SAPS GCPV Accredited (must have already acquired the Grid-Connected PV Systems Design accreditation and/or successfully completed the unit of competency UEENEEK135A and/or completed the Grid-Connected PV Systems Design Only course). We recommend enrolling in the Battery Storage for Grid-Connected PV course rather than this variant, followed by SAPS Fast Track.
    • Cost: $2595 | Slightly shortened online theory
  • SAPS Full Course (no prior grid-connect training or accreditation). We recommend enrolling in the Grid-Connected PV Systems course rather than this variant, followed by Battery Storage for Grid-Connected PV and SAPS Fast Track.
    • Cost: $3895 | Online theory
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 Stand-Alone Power 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 4509.1 – Stand Alone Power Systems – Safety and installation
  • AS/NZS 4509.2 – Stand Alone Power Systems – System design
  • AS/NZS 5139 – Electrical installations – Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment
  • AS/NZS 3010 – Electrical installations – Generating sets
  • AS/NZS 3000 – Wiring Rules
  • AS/NZS 3008.1.1 – Electrical installations – Selection of cables

Students will also require the following:

  • Computer with reliable Internet connection
  • Scientific calculator
  • Email account, checked regularly
Delivery Method and Duration

This course is designed for engineers or those who hold equivalent basic electrical units who wish to further their skills by gaining an accreditation to design stand-alone power systems (not grid-connected photovoltaic systems). The delivery mode of this course is designed for busy professionals 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 course allows students to complete the theory in their own time with ongoing tutor support.

The Stand-Alone Power Systems Design Only course is entirely online and self-paced. The time to complete the course will differ between students, but students should expect to commit in the order of 100 hours. 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

The GCPV Accredited course variant has training and assessment specific to UEENEEK125A removed, as students of this variant are already deemed competent in this unit. RPL for some components of UEENEEK135A, which is a prerequisite for enrolling in this variant, has also been applied to part of the course. By providing evidence of their completion of these units, students are granted this RPL automatically at no cost, and do not need to apply separately for RPL based on UEENEEK125A or UEENEEK135A if they have enrolled in the GCPV Accredited stream.

In addition to the course adjustments for the GCPV Accredited course variant, RPL for some components of UEERE5001 has been applied to the Fast Track course variant. By providing evidence of their completion of this unit, students are granted this RPL automatically at no cost, and do not need to apply separately for RPL based on UEENEEK125A, UEENEEK135A or UEERE5001 if they have enrolled in the Fast Track stream.

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:

  • UEENEEK123A: Carry out basic repairs to renewable energy apparatus
  • UEENEEK125A: Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
  • UEENEEK128A: Solve problems in stand-alone renewable energy systems
  • UEENEEK139A: Design stand-alone renewable energy (RE) systems

lectricians 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 Stand-alone Power Systems accreditation.

Additional Information
Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 29.7 × 21.1 × 3.1 cm
Course Variant

Fast track (+$0), GCPV Accredited (+$1300), Full Course (+$2600)

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Description

This fully-online course is designed for people with an electrical background who wish to further their skills by gaining an accreditation to design stand-alone power systems (not grid-connected photovoltaic systems). 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 with ongoing tutor support.

 

Prerequisites: While there are no formal prerequisites to complete this course, 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. Note: prospective students will need to have an electrical engineering degree, electrician’s qualification or successful completion of the GSES Electrical Basics Examination in order to be recommended for CEC Design Stand-alone Power Systems Accreditation.

For the GCPV Accredited variant: As above, and additionally UEENEEK125A and UEENEEK135A or equivalents (e.g. completed Grid-Connected PV Systems Design Only course).
For the Fast Track variant: As above, and additionally UEERE5001 or equivalent (e.g. completed Grid-Connected PV with Batteries Design Only course).

 

Outcome of successful completion: Certificate of completion equivalent to the following Units of Competency and eligible to apply for CEC Stand-alone Power Systems Design provisional accreditation (refer to the CEC for any additional requirements).

UEENEEK123A: Carry out basic repairs to renewable energy apparatus
UEENEEK125A: Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
UEENEEK128A: Solve problems in stand-alone renewable energy systems
UEENEEK139A: Design stand-alone renewable energy (RE) 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 Stand Alone Power Systems Edition 8 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
AS/NZS 4777.1
AS/NZS 4509.1
AS/NZS 4509.2
AS/NZS 3000

AS/NZS 3008.1.1
AS/NZS 3010

Students will also require the following:

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

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 29.7 × 21.1 × 3.1 cm
Course Variant

Fast track (+$0), GCPV Accredited (+$1300), Full Course (+$2600)

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