New Energy Technology Systems (NETS)

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    Total 6 days face to face combined with self-directed study

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    Contact us for full course outline

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    Written Questions and Practicals

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    $480 (no gst applies) + some additional costs for Australian Standards


  • Is this course CEC accredited?

    Yes – it’s the first step towards CEC accreditation – additional requirements apply. Head to for more information.

  • What time does the course start and finish?

    Vic – 8am sign up, starts 8.30 sharp. Finishes 4.30 pm

  • How is the course delivered?

    This pilot course is being delivered in Vic only, involving face to face sessions plus online and self-directed learning.

  • How long will training and assessment take?

    All training and some assessment activities are completed during training.

    Remaining assessments are completed in your own time, within 4 weeks of completing attendance.

  • When is payment required?

    Payment is required before the course commences.

  • Do you have more information about the pilot program?

    Head to the NETS Project information page at:

  • Are fee subsidies available?

    NETS is providing significant fee subsidy for this pilot program. Subject to availability and eligibility.

Course Information

22453 Course in New Energy Technology Systems (NETS)

Through this course you will develop skills to work in grid and battery storage design and battery installation.

Solar Training Centre is part of a pilot program to roll out this new course, which incorporates a range of new course resources including short videos to support your training to help you retain and understand the information and see it applied in the appropriate context.

This is a nationally accredited qualification developed by industry in response to the upcoming demand for residential solar battery installations by consumers. The course is restricted to licensed electricians and places are limited.

After the course, you can continue to have access to information and updates so you stay up to date with ongoing changes in the solar and storage sector.

The pilot is led by Future Energy Skills and validated and endorsed by the following industry stakeholders: Clean Energy Council, Smart Energy Council, Gippsland Solar, Energy Safe Victoria, National Electrical and Communications Association, Electrical Trades Union, and the Country Fire Authority.

The Course involves four units of study:

VU22123   Undertake site assessment for installation of a grid-connected renewable energy generation system
VU22124   Design grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems
VU22125   Design a grid-connected battery storage system to meet client requirements
UEERE4001   Install, maintain and fault find battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems

Note that VU22124  Design grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems is not being offered under the pilot


Assessment is part of each unit and will include:

  • direct observation of processes and procedures
  • oral and written questioning
  • inspection of final processes
  • documented work-based evidence
  • demonstration of practical skills.

Your successful completion of the pilot meets the application requirements for provisional CEC Battery Endorsement on your existing Grid Design and Install accreditation  (additional requirements apply – see


To participate in the Future Energy Skills-led pilot program, you must:

a)   Hold a current A Class Electrician’s Licence
b)   Have successfully completed UEENEEK148A – Install, configure and commission LV grid-connected photovoltaic power systems
c)   Undertake the three units of the New Energy Technology Systems course that are included in the pilot

Award:            Statement of Attainment for successfully completed units of study. Full qualification awarded if all four units completed successfully

Duration:       Total 6  days face to face combined with self-directed study – class dates are July 19 and Aug 26-30

$480 (no gst applies) + some additional costs for Australian Standards

Funding:         This course subsidised by the Victorian Government – subject to eligibility and availability. Only 11 funded places are available

Pilot Course includes:

  • How to undertake a site assessment to inform the design and install of a solar PV system
  • How to design a battery system for addition to an existing energy supply in line with industry standards and CEC guidelines
  • How to install, commission and fault find in a grid connected battery system in line with industry standards and CEC guidelines

Choosing a training or education provider:

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has developed a fact sheet to allow you to be fully informed about your decision to enrol in a course of study. We recommend reading this information prior to enrolling.
It’s available by clicking here.

How to register:

Select the course name below, or contact us to discuss your training needs. We will contact you with full course information and enrolment pack.