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Stand Alone Power Systems Design & Install

From: $2,295.00

Online and face-to-face Practical Course

The GSES Stand Alone Power Systems Design & Install course consists of two main components: online theory completed at students’ own pace and the face-to-face component held at a GSES Training Facility in Sydney. 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. To enrol in this course, you must be a licensed electrician or electrical apprentice. Students who successfully complete all components of the course will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units of competency UEENEEK123A, UEENEEK125A, UEENEEK128A, UEENEEK134A and UEENEEK139A. This meets the training component of the Clean Energy Council’s requirements for Stand-alone Power Systems Design and Install Provisional Accreditation. This course is an AQF Level 6 course and Level 5 LLN skills are recommended for successful completion.


GSES offers this Design and Install course in three variants, depending on whether you have already studied grid-connected PV systems or grid-connected PV with battery storage. We strongly recommend completing our Grid-Connected PV Systems course, followed by our Grid-Connected PV with Batteries 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 four units of competency – click here for more details.


SAPS Fast Track (must have already acquired the Grid-Connected PV Systems Design & Install accreditation and Grid-Connected Battery Storage endorsement and/or successfully completed the units of competency UEENEEK135A, UEENEEK148A, UEERE4001 and UEERE5001).

Cost: $2295 | Shortened online theory | 3-day face-to-face practical


SAPS GCPV Accredited (must have already acquired the Grid-Connected PV Systems Design & Install accreditation and/or successfully completed the units of competency UEENEEK135A and UEENEEK148A). We recommend enrolling in the Grid-Connected PV with Batteries course rather than this variant, followed by SAPS Fast Track.

Cost: $4995 | Slightly shortened online theory | Two separate 3-day face-to-face practicals


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 Grid-Connected PV with Batteries and SAPS Fast Track.

Cost: $7895 | Online theory | Three separate 3-day face-to-face practicals

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This course is designed for electricians who wish to further their skills by gaining an accreditation to design and install 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.

The majority of the course is completed online; students can book the dates for their face-to-face practical(s) after attempting a certain proportion of the online work. Practical sessions for the Fast Track course are held in Sydney and the current schedule can be found at this link. Please contact the office directly on 02 9024 5312 for practical dates for the Full Course and GCPV Accredited variants. 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 (practicals can be booked for after this time if necessary).

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 of competency.
For the GCPV Accredited variant: As above, and additionally UEENEEK125A, UEENEEK135A and UEENEEK148A.
For the Fast Track variant: As above, and additionally UEERE4001 and UEERE5001.

Outcome of successful completion: Statement of Attainment for the following Units of Competency and eligible to apply for CEC Stand-alone Power Systems Design and Install 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
  • UEENEEK134A  Install ELV stand-alone photovoltaic power systems
  • UEENEEK139A: Design stand-alone renewable energy (RE) systems

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

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