Grid Connect PV Systems - Design only

Course code HSSUEE0003
Start date(s) Various dates throughout the year
Course lengthPart time: Online plus 3 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 ensure 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 January 16. You will be contacted by the course instructor to discuss the program 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

    2017 course dates: January 16 - March 3

    Practical workshops are scheduled on January 31, February 1 and 2. They are held at our Moorabbin Campus between 8,30 am and 4 pm.

    Attendance at these workshop sessions is compulsory.

    This course requires you to undertake online study and attend a series of on campus practical workshop sessions, scheduled over the duration of the course.

    Also, design participants are 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.

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

  • 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


    Fees data is currently unavailable for this program. Please contact the department for current fees for this program.

    Electrical & Engineering Department
    03 9209 5690

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