Grid Connect PV with Battery Storage

Course code HSSUEE0013
Start date(s) Various dates throughout the year
Course lengthPart time: Online plus 4 day workshop
Campus Moorabbin; Off Campus; Online
Study mode Mixed delivery
International course No
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  • Course Overview

    This course is designed for electricians who have completed the design and install grid-connected PV systems course or have provisional Solar Accreditation and are wanting to gain the necessary knowledge and skills they need to install grid-connected PV systems with battery storage.

    This course provides you with the accredited training required to apply for the Clean Energy Council Battery Storage Endorsement.

    To become endorsed to install grid-connected battery storage, accreditation must also be held for the design and install of grid-connected (GC) photovoltaic systems. For more information about the Clean Energy Council Battery Storage Endorsement, visit the CEC website.

  • Course Structure

    This course is mapped against Nationally Accredited Units of Competency CEC approved training required for the Battery Storage Endorsement.

    The course blends online learning with practical face-to-face on-campus workshops.

    Participants are required to complete online study and attend a series of on-campus practical workshop sessions, and then conclude the course with further online work and assessment. Online study and on-campus sessions are delivered in parallel, by the same course instructor.

    Online Study
    The online component covers all theoretical knowledge and assessment required for design and installation of grid-connected PV systems with battery storage.

    Practical Workshop Sessions
    After completing the online coursework, you are required to attend a four day face-to-face practical workshop. The workshop includes review of online content to ensure a thorough understanding of all design and theoretical knowledge, and covers all practical aspects of the course, including installation of grid-connected PV systems with battery storage.

    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 work.

    Note: We are currently offering Design and Install GC Battery Storage. There is no Design Only option offered for this course.


    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.


    UEERE4001Install, maintain and fault find battery storage systems for grid-connected
    UEERE5001Design battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems
  • Requirements


    • Unrestricted Electrician Licence
    • Successful completion of the following nationally recognised units of competency:
      • UEENEEK125A – Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus
      • UEENEEK135A – Design grid connected power supply systems
      • UEENEEK148A - Install, configure and commission grid-connected power supply systems

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    Unrestricted electrical license holders, who already hold accreditation in design and install of grid-connected (GC) photovoltaic systems, may apply to the Clean Energy Council (CEC) for the Battery Storage Endorsement. Check out the CEC website for further information.

    Career Opportunities

    • Obtain CEC CPD points, as well as gain the knowledge and skills to build your business or increase your employability skills
    • CEC Battery Storage Endorsement, applied to existing CEC Accreditation (Design & Install Grid-Connected PV Systems)
  • Dates

    Course Commencement

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

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

    2018 Course Dates:

    • January 8 - February 14

      (Practical workshops* scheduled: January 23, 24, 30 and 31)

    • January 29 - March 14

      (Practical workshops* scheduled: February 13, 14, 27 and 28)

    • February 26 - April 3 (workshop dates ideal for interstate/country students)

      (Practical workshops* scheduled: March 15, 16, 19 and 20)

    • March 19 - May 2

      (Practical workshops* scheduled: April 3, 4, 17 and 18)

    • May 28 - July 3 (workshop dates ideal for interstate/country students)

      (Practical workshops* scheduled: June 14, 15, 18 and 19)

    • June 25 - July 31

      (Practical workshops* scheduled: July 10, 11, 16 and 17)

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

    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, choose Grid Connect PV Battery Storage

    Note: Program Fee includes the GSES Grid Connected Battery Storage Systems textbook.

    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$1836

    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.