This course is designed for electricians who wish to further their skills by gaining an accreditation to install (but not 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.
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 and UEENEEK148A.
For the Fast Track variant: As above, and additionally UEERE4001.
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
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:
Students will also require the following:
Computer with reliable Internet connection
Email account, checked regularly