Design and Install Grid Connected Solar PV Systems Course

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    Self-paced study via online learning and assessment which can be commenced at any time after your enrolment is accepted. Plus 5 days face to face training. Total online component is up to 50 hours. Students with prior skills and experience in the field will be able to progress through the course more quickly.

  • All learning and assessment must be completed within 8 weeks of your last face-to-face class. You can apply for CEC Accreditation once you have completed your training successfully and we have issued your qualification parchment – this usually occurs within 7 days of passing all elements of your course.
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    Contact us for full course outline. Prerequisites include units from Cert III Electrotechnology studies. Please contact us  for information about enrolment by Apprentices and non-electricians

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    Written Questions and Practicals

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    Cost: (no gst applies)

    Design and Install $2395  CITB price $1065* CSQ price $792*

    Design Only $1895  CITB price $1405* CSQ price $807*

    Install Only $1895 CITB price $1055* CSQ price $865*

    Design for CEC Accredited Installers$1190 *CITB price $700 CSQ price $617

    Includes most training materials, morning tea and beverages
    Selected Aust Standards at additional cost – please refer to course outline. You will also need access to these Australian Standards when working in the field

     * CITB (SA) and *CSQ (QLD) subject to eligibility and availability. You must pay the full course price. Rebates are issued after you successfully complete your course. 


What time do the face-to-face sessions start and finish?

Start 8.30am- finish 4.30 pm Monday then 7.30am -3.30pm Tuesday-Friday

How is the course delivered?

Face to face sessions x 5 plus self directed learning – see above or full Course Outline for details

How long will training and assessment take?

Core training and some assessment activities are completed during training.

Remaining learning and assessment is completed in your own time, within 8 weeks of completing attendance. See above for more details

When is payment required?

Payment is required before the course commences in line with the due date of your invoice.

Are fee subsidies available?

CITB (SA) is availability and eligibility. Our courses in QLD are supported by industry and are discounted accordingly where possible. Contact us for more information.

Will completion of the Solar PV Installation Course and /or Design Course allow me to apply for CEC accreditation as a solar installer / solar designer?

Yes, after the completion of this course (Design and/ or Install Grid Connected Solar PV Systems), you may apply for a provisional accreditation as a Solar PV Installer with the Clean Energy Council (CEC) here.

To become a fully qualified Solar PV Installer or Designer you will need to: complete Solar Training Centre’s course in Design and/or Install Grid Connected Solar PV Systems -> apply for provisional accreditation with CEC -> pass the CEC’s online assessment and also submit and pass a CEC install case study. Solar Training Centre is not involved in this CEC process – contact the CEC for more information.

Which cities is the course delivered in?

Delivery of this course is at our training facilities in: Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Darwin. Contact us if you would like to arrange group training at alternative locations

Solar Installation/Design Course Information

CSQ funding now available for QLD courses !! See QLD course dates below for CSQ pricing

Licensed Electricians and other eligible learners* can gain entry to provisional Grid-Connect Design and /or Install PV Systems Accreditation with the Clean Energy Council (CEC) by successfully completing this short course (additional CEC accreditation requirements apply – see  You must hold an Australian A-grade (full) electrical license to complete the Install Grid PV Systems course.

Watch the CEC’s video about the CEC Accreditation process here

If you are not an Electrician or Electrical/Electronic Engineer, contact us to discuss your study options.

Our Grid Connected Solar PV Design /Install Course involves three units of study:

UEENEEK125A   Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems

UEENEEK135A   Design grid-connected photovoltaic power supply systems

UEENEEK148A   Install, configure, and commission LV grid-connected photovoltaic power systems

  • Students wishing to complete only Design Grid Connected PV Systems will study UEENEEK125A and UEENEEK135A only
  • Students wishing to complete only Install Grid Connected PV Systems will study UEENEEK125A and UEENEEK148A only

If you are an Electrical Apprentice, ask us about your study pathway to CEC Accreditation.

Statement of Attainment for successfully completed units of study.

*Note: Electrical and Electronic Engineers can complete this course and receive a Certificate of Completion which is accepted by the Clean Energy Council for an application as a provisional CEC Accredited Designer.

Faced to face option  – 5 consecutive days  combined with self-directed study online up to 50 hours (students with field experience may complete the course in a shorter time frame)

Webinar option – 4 consecutive days Live Interactive Webinars + 1 day face to face combined with self-directed study –  Available when Covid impacts our business operations – or yours!

Design only and Install only courses are 4 days face to face with self-directed study online.

CEC Accredited Installers who wish to undertake the Design Course are provided credit transfer for studies already completed.

We deliver a comprehensive and thorough course – we don’t cut corners or reduce the course duration just to push you through quickly. In particular, you will complete two full system designs to CEC standards. Our course fully prepares you for your application for CEC accreditation. Our trainers can assist you post face-to-face training with questions you have about your learning.

Contact us for a full Course Outline

Cost: subject to change without notice

$2395 (no gst applies) for Design and Install

$1895 (no gst applies) for Install Only and Design Only course

$1190 (no gst applies) for Design Only for CEC Accredited Installers

See your course date below for CITB (SA) and CSQ (QLD) pricing and other discounts available

Includes most training materials^, morning tea and beverages.
^Students must have access to Australian Standards AS/NZS 5033:2014 and AS/NZS 4777.1 :2016 at additional cost – we provide copies during face-to-face training, but you will need your own copies for this course and after the course when completing your CEC accreditation application.

This course includes:

  • How to solve predictable problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus operating at extra-low voltage
  • Comprehensive training in how to design grid-connected power supply systems in line with Australian Standards and CEC guidelines (Design Course)
  • How to plan, install and commission photovoltaic power systems and connect to the grid
  • Practical training including installation of PV panels on two types of roof construction, and installation and commissioning of grid connected inverters (Install Course)

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 enroll in a course of study. We recommend reading this information prior to enrolling.
It’s available by clicking here.

Our Commitment to You

Solar Training Centre does not have commercial ownership interests in solar sales and marketing companies or in ASRs or companies employing CEC Accredited Installers.

Our trainers are committed to bringing you and your staff high-quality training programs because they are solar industry professionals, not competitors to your business. You can refer your employees to our RTO services safely in the knowledge that we won’t undercut your business.

Our interest is in training you and your employees for CEC accreditation, ensuring you are safe out in the field,  and in building a highly qualified viable solar sector  – together as partners, not as commercial rivals.

How to register:

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

We are proud participants of the following funding schemes:

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ)

QLD ONLY : Visit the Course Fee Funding Page for more information about CSQ Funding.

Construction Industry Training Board

SA ONLY: Visit the Course Fee Funding Page for more information about CITB Funding.

Funding is subject to eligibility and availability

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