To find more information regarding the types of courses available and which of them is right for you, refer to our Guide to CEC Accreditation article.

Organisation Name Storage Endorsement SPS Design SPS Install SPS Install & Design GC Design GC Install GC Install & Design
Melbourne Polytechnic ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
NECA (VIC) ✔️ ✔️
TAFE (VIC) Holmesglen Institute ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Swinburne University ofTechnology Melbourne
Victoria University Polytechnic ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
South West Institute of TAFE ✔️
Volt Edge ✔️ ✔️
GSES ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Skillbuild Training ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Solar Training Centre ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

Melbourne Polytechnic

Grid Connect Design

https://www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au/short-courses/grid-connect-design

Our Grid Connect Design course is a theory course that will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to plan, configure and design alterative power systems, up to 30kW to be connected to the power grid. As designers, you can ensure your customers will maximise the production output of the solar system. This gives customers the opportunity to enjoy generating their own power and minimising their electricity consumption from the grid.

Prerequisites

  • Be a Licensed Electrician and hold a Grid Connect Install Accreditation; OR
  • Completed Grid Connect Install for Qualified Electricians

Dates

To be announced

Location

Epping Campus, Corner of Cooper St  and Dalton Rd, Epping VIC 3076

Units of Competency fulfillment

UEENEEK135A

Eligibility

CEC Accreditation of Grid-connect Solar Design

Fee

$750

Course structure

4 day class, total 32 hours

Course contacts

Office: 03 9269 8615
Prospective student enquiries: 03 9269 8615 shortcourses@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au


Melbourne Polytechnic

Grid Connect Install for Qualified Electricians

https://www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au/short-courses/grid-connect-install-for-qualified-electricians/

The course’s theory and practical components develop skills necessary for accreditation and as an installer you can ensure your customers are able to claim the government rebate. This gives customers the opportunity to enjoy generating their own power and minimising their electricity consumption from the grid.

Prerequisites

Qualified electrician

Dates

To be announced

Location

Epping Campus, Corner of Cooper St and Dalton Rd, Epping VIC 3076

Units of Competency fulfillment

  • UEENEEK125A
  • UEENEEK148A

Eligibility

CEC Accreditation of Grid-connect Solar Install

Fee

$750

Course structure

4 day class, total 32 hours

Course contacts

Office: 03 9269 8615
Prospective student enquiries: 03 9269 8615, shortcourses@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au


Melbourne Polytechnic

Stand Alone Power Supply Systems (SPS)

https://www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au/short-courses/stand-alone-power-supply-systems-sps/

Participants will develop skills and knowledge in PV array sizing, battery sizing, ELV cable sizing and inverter sizing. This will allow the participant to design and install a standalone power system that suits the energy requirements for a specific application or client.

Prerequisites:

  • Qualified A Grade electrician; OR
  • Electronics Engineers (Australian qualification); OR
  • Electrical Engineers (Australian qualification); OR
  • Completed basic electrical prerequisites of Certificate III in Renewable Energy as required by the Clean Energy Council for accreditation.

Dates

To be announced

Location

Epping Campus, Cnr Cooper St & Dalton Rd, Epping VIC 3076

Units of Competency fulfillment

  • UEENEEK123A
  • UEENEEK125A
  • UEENEEK127A
  • UEENEEK128A
  • UEENEEK134A
  • UEENEEK139A

Eligibility

CEC Accreditation of Stand-alone Design and Install

Fee

$1600

Course structure

Monday and Tuesday over 4 weeks

Course contacts

Office: 03 9269 8615
Prospective student enquiries: 03 9269 8615, shortcourses@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au


NECA (Vic)

Grid Connect

https://necaeducation.com.au/course/gridconnect/

Expand your knowledge and skills to understand energy audits, design and compliance in order to be ready to supply home owners and business with the equipment they need to both reduce their energy usage and generate their own cheaper clean energy.
This course runs over five days and will provide you with the necessary qualifications to apply for accreditation from the Clean Energy Council for the Grid Connect PV Systems accreditation.

Prerequisites:

  • Electrician's License; OR
  • Electrician (supervised) Worker’s License;

AND

  • UEENEE104A
  • UEENEE137A
  • UEENEE103A

AND

  • UEENEEG106A; OR
  • UEENEE108A

Dates

  • 7 February–15 February 2020
  • 30 March–29 March 2020
  • 1 May–9 May 2020
  • 12 June–20 June 2020        

Location

1024 Lygon Street, North Carlton VIC 3054

Units of Competency fulfillment

  • UEENEEK125A
  • UEENEEK135A
  • UEENEEK148A

Eligibility

CEC Accreditation of Grid-connect Design and Install

Fee

  • NECA Members: $1330
  • Non NECA Members: $1400

Course structure

5 days (8–4pm) on-campus

Course contacts

Office: 1300 827 832, info@necaeducation.edu.au


NECA (VIC)

Battery Storage for Grid Connect System

https://necaeducation.com.au/course/necsto003/

More than 1 million solar systems have been installed in Australia so far and the majority of these are grid connected systems. It is clear that there’s growing interest in battery storage systems and the forecasts show that demand will grow rapidly as the cost of such systems comes down, driven by competition and technology.
Consumers are asking themselves why export power to the grid during the day for 5 cents a kwh and buy it back at 25 cents in the evening if you can store it yourself?

Prerequisites:

  • Electrician's License
  • UEENEEK125A
  • UEENEEK135A
  • UEENEEK148A

Dates

Course commencement is subject to numbers

Location

1024 Lygon Street, North Carlton VIC 3054

Units of Competency fulfillment

  • UEERE4001
  • UEERE5001

Eligibility

CEC Storage Endorsement

Fee

  • NECA Members: $1852.50
  • Non NECA Member: $1950

Course structure:

6 days (8–4pm) on-campus

Course contacts

Office: 1300 827 832, info@necaeducation.edu.au


TAFE Holmesglen Institute

TAFE (VIC) Holmesglen Institute

Design and Install Grid Connect PV Systems

https://holmesglen.edu.au/Courses/Building-and-Construction/Renewable-Energy/Design-and-Install-Grid-Connect-PV-Systems/

This short course provides nationally accredited training for electricians in the design and installation of grid-connected PV systems.
The course is delivered both online, with a five-day on campus workshop.
Successful completion meets the Clean Energy Council Uee11 Accreditation pathway and will entitle licensed electricians to apply for Provisional Accreditation for Design and Install of Grid-connected PV systems with the Clean Energy Council.
The course is delivered by Holmesglen’s Renewable Energy Centre of Excellence - Australia’s premier facility for delivering nationally accredited training in solar energy. Designed to provide real-world hands-on simulated practical activities, our students get unrivalled training with access to premium equipment.

Prerequisites

  • Unrestricted electrical license; OR
  • 4th Year electrical apprentice

Dates

  • Start 2 March 2020
  • Start 6 April 2020
  • Start 8 June 2020
  • Start 27 July 2020
  • Start 7 September 2020
  • Start 26 October 2020

Location

Moorabbin campus, 488 South Rd, Moorabbin VIC 3189

Units of Competency fulfillment

  • UEENEEK125A
  • UEENEEK135A
  • UEENEEK148A

Eligibility

CEC Accreditation of Grid-connect Design and Install

Fee

$1995

Course structure

  • Online pre-learning and assessments offered 2 weeks prior to face-to-face workshop
  • 5 full day campus workshop

Course contacts

Office: (03) 9209 5609, EEIT@holmesglen.edu.au


TAFE Holmesglen Institute

TAFE (VIC) Holmesglen Institute

Grid Connect PV Systems - Design only

https://holmesglen.edu.au/Courses/Building-and-Construction/Renewable-Energy/Grid-Connect-PV-Systems-Design-only/

This Grid Connect PV Systems - Design only course is training in battery storage design for electricians and electrical engineers who want to gain skills to design only grid-connected PV systems.
Successful completion meets the Clean Energy Council UEE11 Accreditation pathway and will enable you to apply for Provisional Accreditation for Design of Grid-connected PV systems with the Clean Energy Council (www.solaraccreditation.com.au).

Prerequisites

  • UEENEEK125A
  • UEENEEK135A

Dates

  • Start 2 March 2020
  • Start 6 April 2020
  • Start 8 June 2020
  • Start 27 July 2020
  • Start 7 September 2020
  • Start 26 October 2020

Location

Moorabbin campus, 488 South Rd, Moorabbin VIC 3189

Units of Competency fulfillment

  • UEENEEK125A
  • UEENEEK135A

Eligibility

CEC Accreditation of Grid-connect Design

Fee

$1180

Course structure

Online pre-learning and assessments offered 2 weeks prior to face-to-face workshop
5 full day campus workshop

Course contacts

Office: (03) 9209 5609, EEIT@holmesglen.edu.au


TAFE Holmesglen Institute

TAFE (VIC) Holmesglen Institute

Grid Connected PV with Battery Storage

https://holmesglen.edu.au/Courses/Building-and-Construction/Renewable-Energy/Grid-Connected-PV-with-Battery-Storage/

The Grid Connected PV with Battery Storage short course provides nationally accredited training for electricians in the installation of grid-connected PV battery storage systems.
The course provides the accredited training required to apply for the Clean Energy Council Battery Storage Endorsement.
This course blends online learning with practical face-to-face on-campus workshops. Students are required to complete online study and attend a series of on-campus practical workshop sessions. The online study and on-campus sessions are delivered in parallel, by one course instructor.

Prerequisites

  • Unrestricted electrical license
  • UEENEEK125A
  • UEENEEK135A
  • UEENEEK148A

   OR

  • Provisional Solar Accreditation

Dates

  • Start 24 February 2020
  • Start 6 April 2020
  • Start 1 June 2020
  • Start 13 July 2020
  • Start 10 August 2020
  • Start 14 September 2020
  • Start 30 October 2020

Location

Moorabbin campus, 488 South Rd, Moorabbin VIC 3189

Units of Competency fulfillment

  • UEERE4001
  • UEERE5001

Eligibility

CEC Storage Endorsement

Fee

$1880

Course structure

  • Online pre-learning and assessments offered 2 weeks prior to face-to-face workshop
  • 5 full day campus workshop

Course contacts

Office: (03) 9209 5609, EEIT@holmesglen.edu.au


TAFE Holmesglen Institute

TAFE (VIC) Holmesglen Institute

Stand Alone Power Systems

https://holmesglen.edu.au/Courses/Building-and-Construction/Renewable-Energy/Stand-Alone-Power-Systems/

This course is designed for electricians to gain the required skills to design and install stand-alone power systems (off-grid PV).
Successful completion of the course meets the Clean Energy Council UEE11 Accreditation pathway and will entitle licensed electricians to apply for Provisional Accreditation for Design and Install Stand-Alone Power Systems with the Clean Energy Council.

Prerequisites:

  • Unrestricted electrical license

Dates

  • Start 6 July 2020
  • Start 12 October 2020

Location

  • Moorabbin campus, 488 South Rd, Moorabbin VIC 3189

Units of Competency fulfillment

  • UEENEEK123A
  • UEENEEK125A
  • UEENEEK128A
  • UEENEEK134A
  • UEENEEK139A

Eligibility

CEC Accreditation of Stand-alone Design and Install

Fee

$2410

Course structure

  • Online pre-learning and assessments offered 2 weeks prior to face-to-face workshop
  • 6 full day campus workshop

Course contacts

Office: (03) 9209 5609, EEIT@holmesglen.edu.au


TAFE Holmesglen Institute

TAFE (VIC) Holmesglen Institute

Course in New Energy Technology Systems

https://holmesglen.edu.au/Courses/Building-and-Construction/Renewable-Energy/Course-in-New-Energy-Technology-Systems/

Through the Course in New Energy Technology Systems, you will develop skills to work in battery storage installation.
Holmesglen is part of a pilot program to roll out this new course, which incorporates a range of new course resources including short videos to support your training to help you retain and understand the information and see it applied in the appropriate context.
This is a nationally accredited qualification developed by industry in response to the upcoming demand for residential solar battery installations by consumers. The course is restricted to licensed electricians and places are limited.  

Prerequisites:

  • Unrestricted electrical license
  • Complete UEENEE148A
  • Undertake three units of the New Energy Technology Systems course

Dates

  • 10 February–14 February 2020

Location

  • Moorabbin campus, 488 South Rd, Moorabbin VIC 3189

Units of Competency fulfillment

  • VU22123
  • UEERE4001
  • VU22124
  • VU22125

Eligibility

CEC Storage Endorsement

Fee

Government subsidized $492

Course structure

  • Part-time
  • Online coursework
  • 5 days of on-campus face-to-face practical

Course contacts

Office: (03) 9209 5609, EEIT@holmesglen.edu.au


Victoria University Polytechnic

Victoria University Polytechnic

Solar Grid Connect - Design and Install

https://www.vu.edu.au/courses/solar-grid-connect-design-and-install-tnabl

The Solar Grid Connect - Design and Install short course is designed for electricians and electrical engineers who want to gain skills in the design and installation of grid-connected PV systems.
This course provides licensed electricians with the skills to understand energy audits, design, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain grid connected photovoltaic systems and the associated equipment. It allows successful students to gain provisional accreditation with the Clean Energy Council, which may lead to full accreditation in Grid Connect Design or Grid Connect Install.

Prerequisites

  • Unrestricted Electrician's Licence or equivalent issued in an Australian State or Territory

Dates

  • 18 May–22 May 2020 (Monday–Friday, 8am–4:30pm)
  • 15 June–19 June 2020 (Monday–Friday, 8am–4:30pm)
  • 27 July–31 July 2020 (Monday–Friday, 8am–4:30pm)
  • 17 August–21 August 2020 (Monday–Friday, 8am–4:30pm)
  • 14 September–18 September 2020 (Monday–Friday, 8am–4:30pm)
  • 19 October–23 October 2020 (Monday–Friday, 8am–4:30pm)
  • 23 November–27 November 2020 (Monday–Friday, 8am–4:30pm)

Location

Sunshine campus, 460 Ballarat Rd, Sunshine VIC 3020

Units of Competency fulfillment

  • UEENEEK125A
  • UEENEEK135A
  • UEENEEK148A

Eligibility

CEC Accreditation of Grid-connect Design and Install

Fee

$1440

Course structure

5 day hands on face-to-face delivery

Course contacts

Office: 1300 823 387


Victoria University Polytechnic

Solar Grid Connect - Install

https://www.vu.edu.au/courses/solar-grid-connect-install-tnabn

The Solar Grid Connect - Install short course is designed for electricians and electrical engineers who want to gain skills in installing grid-connected PV systems.
This course allows successful students to gain provisional accreditation with the Clean Energy Council, which may lead to full accreditation in Grid Connect Install.

Prerequisites

Unrestricted Electrician's Licence or equivalent issued in an Australian State or Territory

Dates

  • 18 May–19 May 2020 (Monday and Tuesday, 8am–4:30pm)
  • 15 June–16 June 2020 (Monday and Tuesday, 8am–4:30pm)
  • 27 July–28 July 2020 (Monday and Tuesday, 8am–4:30pm)
  • 17 August–18 August 2020 (Monday and Tuesday, 8am–4:30pm)
  • 14 September–15 September 2020 (Monday and Tuesday, 8am–4:30pm)
  • 19 October–20 October 2020 (Monday and Tuesday, 8am–4:30pm)
  • 23 November–24 November 2020 (Monday and Tuesday, 8am–4:30pm)

Location

Sunshine campus, 460 Ballarat Rd, Sunshine VIC 3020        

Units of Competency fulfillment

  • UEENEEK125A
  • UEENEEK148A

Eligibility

CEC Accreditation of Grid-connect Install

Fee

$820

Course structure

  • 2 day hands on face-to-face delivery

Course contacts

Office: 1300 823 387


Victoria University Polytechnic

Solar Grid Connect - Design

https://www.vu.edu.au/courses/solar-grid-connect-design-tnabm

The Solar Grid Connect - Design short course is designed for electricians and electrical engineers who want to gain skills in designing grid-connected PV systems.
This course provides licensed electricians with the skills to understand design of grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems and their installation. It allows successful students to gain provisional accreditation with the Clean Energy Council, which may lead to full accreditation in Grid Connect Design.

Prerequisites:

  • Unrestricted Electrician's Licence or equivalent issued in an Australian State or Territory

Dates

  • 20 May–22 May 2020 (Wednesday–Friday, 8am–4:30pm)
  • 17 June–19 June 2020 (Wednesday–Friday, 8am–4:30pm)
  • 29 July–31 July 2020 (Wednesday–Friday, 8am–4:30pm)
  • 19 August–21 August 2020 (Wednesday–Friday, 8am–4:30pm)
  • 16 September–18 September 2020 (Wednesday–Friday, 8am–4:30pm)
  • 21 October–23 October 2020 (Wednesday–Friday, 8am–4:30pm)
  • 25 November–27 November 2020 (Wednesday–Friday, 8am–4:30pm)

Location

Sunshine campus, 460 Ballarat Rd, Sunshine VIC 3020

Units of Competency fulfillment

  • UEENEEK125A
  • UEENEEK135A

Eligibility

CEC Accreditation of Grid-connect Design

Fee

$1030

Course structure:

3 day hands on face-to-face delivery

Course contacts

Office: 1300 823 387


South West Institute of TAFE

Grid Connect PV Installer Accreditation

https://swtafe.weteachme.com/courses/1001144-grid-connect-pv-installer-accreditation

Working towards Clean Energy Council (CEC) Accreditation
Designed for electricians who want to learn how to install a grid-connect PV system.

Prerequisites:

  • CPCCM2010B - Work Safely at Heights
  • Hold current Unrestricted Electrical Licence

Dates

To be annouced: Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm

Location

Warrnambool Campus, 193/197-205 Timor St, Warrnambool VIC 3280

Units of Competency fulfillment

  • UEENEEK125A
  • UEENEEK148A

Eligibility

CEC Accreditation of Grid-connect Install

Fee

To be confirmed

Course structure:

5 days, Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm

Course contacts

Office: 1300 648 911


Volt Edge

Design and Install of Grid Connected Photovoltaic Systems

https://www.voltedge.com.au/courses/design-and-install-of-grid-connected-photovoltaic-systems/

The grid-connect skill set offered by Volt Edge has been designed for licensed electricians who want to obtain accreditation from the Clean Energy Council (CEC).
This will enable them to access incentives offered by the Federal Government for solar panel installations.
The course on offer meets the requirements of the regulating body, the Clean Energy Council, for accreditation.

Prerequisites

  • Unrestricted Electrician License/Mechanic License or equivalent qualification
  • UEENEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
  • UEENEE137A Document and apply measures to control OHS risk associated with electrotechnology work
  • UEENEE103A Install low voltage wiring and accessories

Dates

Melbourne, 6 April–9 April 2020

Location

Unit 5/262 Wolseley PlThomastown VIC 3074

Units of Competency fulfillment

  • UEENEEK125A
  • UEENEEK148A
  • UEENEEK135A

Eligibility

CEC Accreditation of Grid-connect Design and Install

Fee

$2200 - CSQ funding available

Course structure

4 days face-to-face training

Course contacts

Office: 1300 761 366, 0408 242 377, training@voltedge.com.au


Solar Training Centre

Design and Install Grid Connected Solar PV Systems

http://solarrto.com.au/courses/design-and-install-grid-connected-solar-pv-systems/

Electricians and other eligible learners can gain their Grid-Connect Install and Design PV System Accreditation from the Clean Energy Council (CEC) by successfully completing this short course.

Prerequisites:

Licensed electricians and other eligible learners

Dates:

  • 2 March6 March 2020 (MondayFriday, 8.30 am4.30 pm)
  • 30 March3 April 2020 (MondayFriday, 8.30 am4.30 pm)
  • 18 May22 May 2020 (MondayFriday, 8.30 am4.30 pm)

Location:

20 Henderson Road, Knoxfield VIC 3180

Units of Competency fulfillment

  • UEENEEK125A
  • UEENEEK135A
  • UEENEEK135A

Eligibility

CEC Accreditation of Grid-connect Design and Install

Fee

$2395

Install Only: $1750
Design Only: $1750
Design for Accredited Installers: $1190        

Course structure:

  • Self directed learning
  • 5 days classroom attendance
  • Design only or Install only: 4 days (no Friday)
  • Design for Accredited Installers: 2 days (Monday and Friday)        

Course contacts


Solar Training Centre
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Solar Training Centre

Battery Course - Design and Install Grid Connected PV with Batteries

https://solarrto.com.au/courses/batteries-for-grid-connected-solar-pv-systems/

Electricians and other eligible learners can gain their Grid-Connect Install and Design PV System Accreditation from the Clean Energy Council (CEC) by successfully completing this short course.

Prerequisites

  • Electricians license
  • TAFE/RTO certificate for Grid Connected Solar PV Design/Install

Dates

23 March–27 March 2020

Location

20 Henderson Road, Knoxfield VIC 3180

Units of Competency fulfillment

  • UEERE4001
  • UEERE5001

Eligibility

CEC Storage

Fee

$2495

Install Only: $1995
Design Only: $1995

Course structure

  • Pre-course learning and submission of assessments (20 hours)
  • 5 days (MonFri 8:30am4:30pm) classroom attendance
  • Completion of extended learning and assessments post course        

Course contacts


Skillbuild Training

Solar Grid Connect Design and Install Course - CEC Accreditation

https://skillbuild.edu.au/solar-grid-connect-design-and-install-course-cec-accreditation/

The Grid Connect course offered by Skillbuild Training has been designed for licensed electricians who want to obtain accreditation from the Clean Energy Council (CEC). This will enable them to access incentives offered by the Federal Government for solar panel installations. The course on offer meets the requirements of the regulating body, the Clean Energy Council, for accreditation.
The training will be delivered through a combination of technical/theoretical training, and workshop practical training and assessment. The course covers the essential knowledge and skills required to meet industry requirements. The training is carried out over 4 days (with some pre-course work required) . We do a ‘real’ install as part of the training, not just look at systems. We also don’t send you away to do extra work in your own time.

Prerequisites

Electrical license or least year electrical apprentices

Dates

To be announced

Location

Melbourne training

599 Gilbert Rd Preston, VIC 3072

Horsham training

To Be Advised, Horsham, VIC 3400

Units of Competency fulfillment

  • UEENEEK125A
  • UEENEEK135A
  • UEENEEK148A

Eligibility

CEC Accreditation of Grid-connect Design and Install

Fee

$2180

Course structure

  • Pre-course work
  • 4 day training

Course contacts


Skillbuild Training

Battery Storage Course - CEC Endorsement

https://skillbuild.edu.au/battery-storage-course-cec-endorsement/

This course is designed for electrical tradespeople with an unrestricted license and Solar Grid Connect training. The units covered in this course meet the requirements for an endorsement for Grid Connect with Battery Storage with the Clean Energy Council.
The training will be delivered through a combination of technical/theoretical teaching, and workshop practical instruction where possible. The course covers the essential knowledge and skills required to meet industry requirements. The training is carried out over four days.

Prerequisites:

  • Unrestricted Electrical License
  • Completion of a Grid Connect Design and Install course

Dates

To be announced

Location

599 Gilbert Rd Preston, VIC 3072

Units of Competency fulfillment

  • UEERE4002A
  • UEERE5001

Eligibility

CEC Storage Endorsement

Fee

$2180

Course structure

  • Pre-course assignment
  • 4 day face to face training

Course contacts