Course Fee Funding

Solar Victoria

Upskilling for Electricians Training

This training is funded by Solar Victoria as part of the Training and Workforce Development program.

Solar Victoria is funding training for A-grade electricians and fourth-year electrical apprentices to gain the skills and knowledge to become a qualified solar photovoltaic (PV) designer and installer or a battery storage system (BSS) designer and installer.

Participants can complete our Design and Install Grid PV Systems course, subject to meeting student eligibility and course prerequisite requirements. Funded positions are strictly limited and are subject to availability.

This training can lead to accreditation by Solar Accreditation Australia.

Boosting training and workforce development will ensure Victoria has an ongoing supply of skilled workers to support growth in the renewable and clean energy sector. See Solar Victoria’s website here www.solar.vic.gov.au/upskilling-electricians

Solar Training Centre will be running these courses in Ballarat – open to all eligible participants regardless of their residential location.

Eligibility

You are eligible to apply for a course fee grant if you meet these student eligibility and course pre-requisite requirements:

  • You are an Australian Citizen or permanent resident.
  • You are a Victorian resident (if the student is not a Victorian resident, Solar Victoria may consider them eligible is there is a demonstrable link to Victoria and written approval is provided prior to enrolment).
  • You are a certified A Grade electrician or a fourth-year electrical apprentice.
  • For installation courses, you have a minimum of 1 year of experience in the installation of PV or battery system (including any experience gained during apprenticeships).
  • You are employed by a business that is an authorised installer or retailer registered with Solar Victoria.
  • You have not previously completed an equivalent course

You must comply with all the Terms and Conditions of your enrolment and your Course Fee Grant application – full details are provided to you prior to enrolment.

Contact us at info@greenrto.com.au or 0490 115 332 or see our Grid PV Course page for more information about this course

 

Solar Victoria

Work Safely in the Solar Industry

The Solar Training Centre is funded by Solar Victoria to increase access and support for regionally based solar installers by delivering the nationally accredited training unit VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry, in more locations across regional Victoria. 

All solar PV, battery and solar hot water system installers must compete this mandatory training before registering and completing any installations under the Solar Homes Program. This includes apprentices, licensed and registered plumbers (except those who ONLY install heat pumps), electricians and trade assistants. 

This free training for Victorians who meet the funding eligibility requirements. Online study must be completed before you can attend mandatory face to face practical training and assessment. This funded training program closes in June 2024.

Next training dates and locations:

  • Tuesday 11 June 2024 – Geelong
  • Thursday 13 June 2024 – Shepparton
  • Thursday 18 July 2024 – Traralgon
  • More regional training dates to follow in Bendigo Ballarat Wodonga Shepparton and Geelong- contact us at info@greenrto.com.au for more details

You must provide evidence of these eligibility requirements to receive a funded training place 

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident as evidenced by green Medicare card or other documentation
  • Victoria resident as evidenced by a Victorian driver’s licence or the provision of documentation that proves residency status
  • Reside in Regional Victoria OUTSIDE of the Local Government Areas of the Port Phillip region (map is provided in our enrolment form)
  • Involved in relevant on-site installation which will support participation in the Solar Homes Program
    • Licensed Electrician or Plumber
    • Apprentice Electrician or Plumber
    • Trades Assistant
    • If none of the above, you will need to provide details and proof of job role

Register your interest and preferred location here after reading our Course Information (click this link)

Metro area students – attend training at our Springvale location – course fee applies (no funding available)

Contact us at info@greenrto.com.au for more information.

 

Skills Checkpoint & Training Incentive

This funding program closed for applications on 28.03.24

CSQ Funding (QLD)

About CSQ Funding:

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ)  is an independent, not-for-profit, industry funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices, trainees and career seekers in the building and construction industry. CSQ provides funding to reduce the financial obstacle to training, making upskilling an affordable option for many more individuals in the construction industry. CSQ-funded training is delivered by a range of selected registered training organizations (RTOs) like Solar Training Centre across Queensland.  CSQ contributes towards the cost of courses to reduce the cost to participants. CSQ funding is paid directly to the contracted RTO, generally between 75% and 100% of course costs.

Courses Offered:

CSQ Funding is applicable to the following short courses at Solar Training Centre:

  • Grid Connected Solar PV Systems
  • Battery Storage for Grid Connected Solar PV Systems

Course Fees:

Please refer to the course page for full course fee

Applicable Rebates: We pay you back this amount after you pass the course within the timeframe we specify, and we issue your certificate

Solar PV Courses
  • Design Grid PV Systems – Rebate of $573 (1 unit of study – UEERE0061)
  • Install Grid PV Systems – Rebate of $515 (1 unit of study – UEERE0081)
  • Design for Qualified Installers – Rebate of $573 (1 unit of study – UEERE0061)
  • Design and Install Grid PV Systems – Rebate of $1088 (2 units of study – both of the above)
Battery Storage Courses
  • Design Battery Systems for Grid PV – Rebate of $756 (1 unit of study – UEERE0060)
  • Install Battery Systems for Grid PV – Rebate of $756 (2 units of study –  UEERE0077 at $379 and UEERE0078 at $379))
  • Design and Install Battery Systems for Grid PV – Rebate of $1512 (3 units of study – all of the above)

Eligibility Criteria and Applying:

Detailed eligibility criteria and the proof of eligibility you need to provide us are provided to you when you complete an Enrolment form and Training Agreement with us. Funding is also subject to availability.

  1. To be eligible for CSQ funding for our Solar PV and Battery Storage courses, you must be an Australian Resident/ Permanent Resident/ holder of an appropriate VISA and be substantially engaged in the Queensland residential building and construction industry and hold an electrical license, or be an eligible electrical apprentice in QLD. Additional eligibility requirements apply.

YOU MUST NOT BE

  1. an Employee of an Authority (Employees of a Local Councils are acceptable where they are an eligible worker)
  2. currently enrolled and participating in a Queensland secondary school program
  3. a contracted trainer or assessor or existing worker of an RTO
  4. funded by an Authority or such other source for the delivery of the same Training being undertaken as part of this Program
  5. a participant who is seeking a Verification of Competency (or Determination of Competency)

CSQ permits each student a claim maximum of 8 short courses (i.e. units of study) in the funding period 01.10.22 to 30.09.24.

Click on this link to review eligibility for CSQ short courses on the CSQ website.  Contact us for more information.

You can download our CSQ Funding Application form here

CITB Funding (SA)

About CITB Funding:

The CITB Construction Skills Training Program provides funding for eligible persons employed in the SA building and construction industry to complete training that promotes increased productivity, career opportunities, personal satisfaction and a health and safe environment within the industry. Funding is subject to eligibility and availability.

Solar Training Centre is a CITB Endorsed Training Provider.

You must meet CITB’s criteria to be eligible for CITB funding. As permitted by CITB, we retain 10% of the CITB rebate permitted to cover admin costs in administering the CITB system. CITB rebates shown below are the maximum rebate we refund after passing the course. Rebate amounts are subject to change. For more information about CITB and eligibility and to register for a CITB number, please refer to the CITB website here.

CITB-registered applicants have $3000 of CITB funds to assist with training and development each financial year. You must check your available funding balance using your My CITB app to ensure you have enough funds available for your chosen course with us.

CITB funding for the remainder of the 23/24 financial year is strictly limited – we will confirm the amount of CITB funding available to you once you lodge an enrolment form with us

Courses Offered:

CITB funding rebates are applicable to the following short courses at the Solar Training Centre:

  • Design / Install Grid Connected Solar PV Systems
  • Design / Install Battery Storage for Grid Connected Solar PV Systems
  • Design / Install Stand-alone Power Systems
  • Work Safely at Heights

Course fees:

Please refer to the relevant course page for full course fees

Applicable Rebates: We pay you back up to this amount after you pass the course and we issue your certificate provided you 

Solar PV Course Rebates (subject to change at short notice):

  • Design and Install Grid Connected Solar PV Systems – Max rebate of $1836
  • Design Grid Connected Solar PV Systems – Max rebate of $756
  • Install Grid Connected Solar PV Systems –  Max rebate of $1080
  • Design for Qualified Installers – Max rebate of $756

Battery Storage courses

  • Design and Install Battery Systems for Grid PV – Max rebate of $2160
  • Design Battery Systems for Grid PV – Max rebate of $1080
  • Install Battery Systems for Grid PV – Max rebate of $1080

Stand-alone Power Systems

  • Design Stand-alone Power Systems – Max rebate of $378
  • Install Stand-alone Power Systems – Max rebate of $279

Other

  • Work Safely at Heights – Max rebate of $130

Eligibility Criteria and Applying:

Detailed eligibility criteria and the proof of eligibility you need to provide us are provided to you when you complete an Enrolment form and Training Agreement with us. Funding is also subject to availability and CITB rebate amounts are subject to change.

You must have an approved and active CITB number before enrolling in a CITB course. Please check the CITB website to ensure your CITB number and details are up to date, or to check your eligibility or apply for a CITB number if you don’t already have one. Additional eligibility requirements apply. Contact us for more information

Keystone Funding (TAS)

Keystone Tasmania will fund up to 60% of our advertised course cost for the following courses for applicants who are eligible under the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Act 1990.

  • Design and Install Solar Grid PV Systems Design and Install
  • Battery Storage Systems Design and Install
  • Stand Alone Power Systems

You are eligible for funding if you have registered an account with Keystone and you perform onsite work in the construction industry – conditions apply. See the Keystone website at www.keystone.com.au for more information

You need to register your enrolment in our course with Keystone a minimum of 3 days prior to the course start date and will accept claims up to 60 days from the date of completion (i.e. issuance of your course certificate).

Keystone does not fund assessment-only activities such as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Verification of Competency (VOC). Payments are made by Keystone to the applicant upon successful completion of the approved activity. Evidence of successful completion is required.