Grid Connected PV with Battery Storage

Course Code HSSUEE0013

  • Part Time
  • 4 days
  • On Campus
  • Online
  • Moorabbin

This course is not available for International Students


The Grid Connected PV with Battery Storage course provides nationally accredited training for electricians in the installation of grid connected PV battery storage systems.

Career Opportunities

  • work in the field as an accredited install of Battery Storage Systems.

Pathway to further studies

  • Certificate IV level qualifications
  • UEE42011 Certificate IV in Electrical – Photovoltaic Systems

Studying the Grid Connected PV with Battery Storage at Holmesglen

The 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.<br>Training is delivered at Holmesglen’s Renewable Energy Centre of Excellence, Australia’s premier facility for delivering nationally accredited training in solar energy. A $2.1 million upgrade, fully funded by the Victorian Government, to our renewable energy training facilities has just been completed and includes the installation of new solar panels and electric vehicle charging stations at the Moorabbin campus. This gives learners hands-on experience using premium equipment and technologies and experience with commercial systems, and provides Holmesglen with the capacity to train workers for Victoria’s clean energy future.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible, students must be at least 16 years of age.<p>This program is for qualified A-Grade electricians with a CEC accreditation for Design and Install Grid Connected PV Systems.<p>Holmesglen requires all learners to be a qualified electrician or hold an ‘Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence’ or equivalent, issued in an Australian state or territory; and hold accreditation in Design and Install Grid Connected PV Systems, or have provisional Solar Accreditation with the Clean Energy Council.
Holmesglen recommends secondary Year 11 level numeracy and literacy or successful completion of vocational certificate/s to be suitable for this course.

Recognition of prior learning

You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.

Course Structure


<strong>Online study</strong><br>The online component covers all the theoretical knowledge and assessment required for design and installation of grid-connected PV systems.<p>You will be provided with a course book, access to our online learning resources, and ongoing support with the course instructor.<p>You must successfully complete compulsory online coursework prior to attending a related practical workshop session.<p><strong>Practical workshop</strong><br>The workshops will include a review of online content to ensure you obtain a thorough understanding of all design and theoretical knowledge, and cover all the practical requirements and assessment for the course, including installation of Grid-Connected Battery Storage systems. <p>Attendance at the practical workshops is compulsory.
Unit code Unit name
UEERE4001 Install, maintain and fault find battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems
UEERE5001 Design battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

How to apply


Click the ‘apply’ button below to get your application started with us. Our friendly Holmesglen team will be in touch to discuss your study opportunities and pre-training requirements.


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Qualification and Recognition

On completion, you will attain a Statement of Attainment.

Industry Connections


Tuition fees GST exempt Cost
Full Fee $2,156

Additional Course Cost

The required personal protective equipment students will need to supply is: Safety boots (steel capped, ankle height) Safety pants <br>Work shirt (waist length jacket, if cold) Safety glasses <br>Total costs depending on brands for the above items is approximately $200 - $250.

All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. <a href="/study-with-us/tafe-study/tafe-fees-and-scholarships/government-subsidised-training">Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession. </a>


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