Grid Connect PV Systems - Design only

Course code HSSUEE0003
Start date(s) Various dates throughout the year
Course lengthPart time: Online plus 5 day workshop
Campus Moorabbin; Off Campus
Study mode Mixed delivery
International course No
  • Course Overview

    This nationally recognised course provides training for electricians, electrical engineers and others who have completed the electrical knowledge units requirements, to gain the required 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).

    All our renewable energy trainers are CEC accredited and have current industry experience.

  • Course Structure

    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. 

    Online study
    The online component covers all the theoretical knowledge and assessment required for design of grid-connected PV systems. Students will be provided with a course book, access to our online learning resources and ongoing support with the course instructor.

    All students must successfully complete compulsory online coursework prior to attending a related practical workshop session.

    Practical workshop
    The workshops will include a review of online content to give you a thorough understanding of all design and theoretical knowledge, and cover all the practical requirements and assessment for the course. Attendance at the practical workshops is compulsory for the course.

    Workshops will be delivered in our progressive purpose built Renewable Energy Training Centre at our Moorabbin campus, built in partnership with industry.

    Commencing study
    The course commences on the start date listed above. You will be contacted by the course instructor to discuss the course and schedule. You will be provided with all course resources to commence the online course work.

    To successfully complete the course, all course work and assessments must be satisfactory completed.


    Assessment is by self-paced online quizzes and observation of workshop practical activities and off-the-job projects. To achieve successful completion of this course participates will need to attend to all aspects of the program. This includes all the online and practical assessments within the specified time frames.


    UEENEEK125ASolve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus
    UEENEEK135ADesign grid connected power supply systems
  • Requirements


    This course is for electricians who have already completed their install accreditation and require the design grid connect PV systems. This course is also suitable for engineers or others who complete the electrical knowledge units to gain CEC design only grid connect PV systems accreditation.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed statement of attainment.

    Unrestricted electrical license holders, electrical engineers or others who have completed the electrical knowledge units requirements may apply to the Clean Energy Council (CEC) to apply for Provisional Accreditation for Design of Grid-connected PV systems. 

    Check out the CEC website for further information.

    Career Opportunities

    Accredited CEC grid connected PV designer, designing residential and commercial PV systems to meet the growing demand for clean, renewable energy.

  • Dates

    Course Commencement

    This course requires you to undertake online study and attend a series of on-campus workshop sessions, scheduled at our state of the art Renewable Energy Training Facility.

    Workshops are held over three full days at our Moorabbin campus, 8.30 am - 4 pm each day.

    2018 Course Dates, Semester 1:

    • January 22 - March 2

      (On campus workshops* scheduled: February 7, 8, 9)

    • March 5 - April 20

      (On campus workshops* scheduled: March 21, 22, 23)

    • April 18 - May 25

      (On campus workshops* scheduled: May 3, 4, 5)

    Industry and other groups can contact the department to discuss training requirements.

    *Attendance at workshop sessions is compulsory. You must successfully complete the online component to be eligible to attend the workshops.

    Design participants are also encouraged to attend an additional two-day installation block to observe only, and help gain an understanding of the installation process. This is optional and no charge, as there is no enrolment or assessment in installation units.

  • How to Apply


    When applying online through our Holmesglen Self-Service page, for Application Type select Building and Construction and for Program of Study, please choose

    Grid Connect PV Systems - Design only

    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Electrical & Engineering Department

    03 9209 5690



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  • Fees

    Program Fees

    Full Fee$1120

    Payments options are available to assist with repayment of tuition fees. HELP loans, which are a government loan scheme, are available to eligible students. A Student Services and Amenities fee is payable at the time of enrolment. All fee payments must be completed by the Administrative Date and the final date to withdraw without incurring a Loan debt must be completed by the Census Date.

    Individual subject tuition fees are available for higher education programs.

    The published fee was current at the time of publication however, due to a rise in resource and delivery costs, full fee programs may be subject to change.