Design and Install Grid Connected Solar PV Systems Course

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Real Industry Practical Training!

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    5 Days face to face + online (WEBINAR OPTION AVAILABLE)
    Self-paced study via online learning and assessment which can be commenced after your enrolment is accepted. Plus 5 days face to face training. Total online component is up to 60 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 SAA Provisional 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. Non electricians must study unit UEERE0054 at extra cost and duration. Please contact us for information about enrolment by Apprentices and non-electricians

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    Written Questions and Practicals

    Cost: (no gst applies)

    Design and Install $2595
    : CITB price $759*
    : CSQ price $1507*

    Design Only $2095
    : CITB price $1359*
    : CSQ price $1522*

    Install Only $2095
    : CITB price $1015*
    : CSQ price $1580*

    Design for  Qualified Installers $1390 *
    : CITB price $634
    : CSQ price $817

    Keystone Tasmania funds 60% of the full course fee for this course

  • 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 for CSQ and CITB enrolments – rebates are issued after you successfully complete your course. Booking Fee may apply.


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 SAA accreditation courses 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 Solar Accreditation Australia, formerly Clean Energy Council (CEC)

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 Solar Accreditation Australia -> pass the SAA’s online assessment and also submit and pass a SAA install case study. Solar Training Centre is not involved in this SAA process – contact the SAA 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

CITB, Keystone Tas and CSQ funding available as well as SAA CPD points!

Licensed Electricians and Electrical Apprentices (with conditions)  can gain entry to provisional Grid-Connect Solar Design and /or Install PV Systems with Solar Accreditation Australia by successfully completing this short course (additional accreditation requirements apply).

You must complete this course before you can study a Battery Storage Course.

Non- electricians including Engineers and others such as solar sales staff can study a pathway towards Grid-Connected Solar Design accreditation.  This is a very challenging but rewarding pathway for participants who do not have prior electrical and solar systems knowledge.

If you are not an Electrician or Electrical/Electronic Engineer, contact us to discuss your study options and a pathway that will suit you.

BALLARAT COURSES ONLY – *Free course to eligible metropolitan and regional Victorian participants 

Solar Victoria is fully funding training for qualified people working in the electrical industry to equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to meet growth in the solar and clean energy sector.
Eligible electricians and fourth-year electrical apprentices can apply for a Course Fee Grant to attend our Ballarat courses and become a qualified solar photovoltaic designer and installer.

Strictly limited places available  – see the eligibility criteria here and register via our course calendar


Units of Study

Our Grid Connected Solar PV Design /Install Course involves these units of study that align with industry accreditation requirements:

UEERE0054  Conduct site survey for grid-connected photovoltaic and battery storage systems

UEERE0061   Design grid-connected photovoltaic power supply systems

UEERE0080  Install photovoltaic power conversion equipment to grid

UEERE0081  Install photovoltaic systems to power conversion equipment


  • Students wishing to complete only Design Grid Connected PV Systems will study UEERE0054 and UEERE0061
  • Students wishing to complete only Install Grid Connected PV Systems will study UEERE0054 and UEERE0080 and UEERE0081

** If you are a non-electrician, you first need to complete a pre-requisite unit:

UEERE0051 Apply electrical principles to renewable energy systems

This is completed fully online for up to an additional 40 hours at an extra cost – currently discounted to $850

Statement of Attainment for successfully completed units of study.

SAA CPD Points: (apply for each of the below – separately – via your SAA Accreditation portal once accredited )

Design Grid PV Systems: 40 points          Install Grid PV Systems:  40 points

You have 12 months from the date of your certificate to apply for these points with SAA


Duration (not including prerequisite units)

Face to face option
  – 5 consecutive days combined with self-directed study online up to 60 hours (students with field experience may complete the course in a shorter time frame)

Live Webinar option – 4 consecutive days Live Interactive Webinars + 1 day face to face combined with self-directed study –  Available periodically and 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 up to 30 hrs

Qualified Installers who wish to undertake the Design Course are provided credit transfer for studies already completed – you’ll attend for two days and complete additional homework

Why choose us?

  • We are Australia’s leading provider of solar and storage training 
  • Our trainers are experts in their field – they run their own solar businesses, are considered industry experts and hold teaching qualifications as well!
  • Receive thorough training in site assessment and design of a complaint system to suit customer needs and meet industry and regulator requirements. You’ll complete two full designs and learn the processes and pitfalls associated with designing solar PV systems
  • Work on live systems in class – we have the most extensive practical training facilities in Australia and our course involves extensive practical training and assessment including installation, testing and commissioning
  • Through our unique Industry Engagement Program, you’ll have the opportunity to meet manufacturers and suppliers of solar and storage equipment during class and discuss their products and services

Included in our practical training equipment are products from Longi, Selectronic, Power Plus, Enphase, Clenergy, Fronius, Alpha-Ess, Redback, SMA, Goodwe, SolaX, Victron, Growatt and more (selection available for each course).

We deliver a comprehensive and thorough course with extensive trainer input – we don’t cut corners or reduce the course duration just to push you through quickly.  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 – FUNDING MAY BE AVAILABLE

$2595 (no gst applies) for Design and Install

$2095 (no gst applies) for Install Only and Design Only course

$1390 (no gst applies) for Design Only for Qualified Installers

See your course date below and our course funding page for CITB (SA) and CSQ (QLD) pricing. Keystone Tasmania refunds 60% of the full course price to eligible Tasmanians.

Includes most training materials^, morning tea and beverages.
^Students must have access to Australian Standards AS/NZS 5033:2021 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 industry accreditation application.

*Funding is subject to eligibility and availability and funded amounts may change at short notice. Booking fees may apply. Students must abide by the requirements of the funded program and complete studies in the timeframe specified on enrolment. Funding may be subject to a wait list. CITB funding allocations for courses March 2024 onwards are subject to approval by CITB

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 industry 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 enrol 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 companies employing 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 industry 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:

Solar Victoria Upskilling for Electricians training under the Training and Workforce Development program

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.

Keystone Funding (TAS)

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

Funding is subject to eligibility and availability

Google Reviews

Jaime WoollettJaime Woollett
00:48 13 Jun 24
Had the pleasure of doing my training with Solar Training Centre. The staff were friendly, passionate and knowledgeable. The course was enjoyable and I learnt a lot. Thank you! Would highly recommend.
Jamie CarrJamie Carr
00:45 13 Jun 24
Good basic introduction into working in the solar industry. Really well presented and very interactive in terms of being involved in prac activities to gain the skills to using equipment and materials that would be used on the job
James BanksJames Banks
00:45 13 Jun 24
Well presented and organised, friendly staff. Recommended for your training needs
Ben WiggintonBen Wigginton
01:15 11 Jun 24
professional and knowledgeable trainers, do recommend using for upskilling 👍
Jake TaylorJake Taylor
07:20 05 Jun 24
Steve, Andrew, Craig and Caz were all fantastic and made it an enjoyable week. Will be back for the battery course
Kim WickhamKim Wickham
06:26 31 May 24
Guys were really knowledgeable. Explained things clearly, and took the time to ensure understanding. Highly recommend these people as trainers
Mac ArmisteadMac Armistead
06:24 31 May 24
Steve was very energetic and had good muffins
seth farrarseth farrar
06:23 31 May 24
Sean MclachlanSean Mclachlan
06:23 31 May 24
Good crew, organised, very knowledgeable.Looking to my battery and off grid license through these guys too!
Benjamin willsBenjamin wills
06:23 31 May 24
Great place to do your grid training so you can get your SSA and
Nicholas CNicholas C
05:39 10 May 24
Great learning thanks steve and craig
Christian McleanChristian Mclean
05:39 10 May 24
Rob ORob O
04:32 10 May 24
Studied under Josh for Stand-Alone Power Systems. He had all the answers or made it his business to find out. Excellent course and excellent trainer. Highly recommend.
More 2 ElectricalMore 2 Electrical
04:31 10 May 24
We've had our team members do their solar & battery on and off grid classes through the Solar Training Centre team. Very pleased with how everything has turned out and will have more members back in the future
Matthew IannucciMatthew Iannucci
04:29 10 May 24
Excellent facility.Excellent and very knowledgeable trainers.Highly recommended.
moj kheiroddinmoj kheiroddin
08:23 07 May 24
My sincere appreciation for the outstanding experience and welcoming environment at Solar Training Centre. The curriculum's depth was impressive. Craig and Steve's expertise was invaluable. The training directly addressed the industry needs, making it an excellent choice for anyone interested in solar energy. I also want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Caz for her unwavering encouragement and support throughout and beyond the training sessions. Her dedication has been invaluable to me.
craig redmancraig redman
06:22 12 Apr 24
Beaut Course Beaut Staff!Jashan helped me through the course greatly!Give Steve a call for Battery course!
Shane McsweeneyShane Mcsweeney
05:20 12 Apr 24
I recently completed the Battery Short Course and I must say it exceeded all my expectations. The course content was comprehensive, engaging, and incredibly informative. The instructor Josh was knowledgeable and made complex concepts easy to understand. The hands-on activities and practical exercises were invaluable in solidifying the learning. I highly recommend the Battery Short Course to anyone looking to deepen their understanding of batteries and energy storage. Five stars all the way!Thanks to Steve and Caz as well
Elton RobinsonElton Robinson
05:19 12 Apr 24
Amazing. Organisation. Content relevance. Knowledgeable trainers, even the admin staff.
Ashoka PradeepAshoka Pradeep
01:52 07 Mar 24
I did my solar designer course here. The course was well structured. There were plenty of practical application discussions and explanations by the trainer. Caz was also very helpful from first call to getting certificate and even after finishing the course as well. Can recommend 100% if you are looking for solar training.
Thomas ClarkeThomas Clarke
01:37 29 Feb 24
Steve was an excellent trainer and was a very good guy to talk to and ask questions. If you’re an apprentice and wanting to get into solar i 100% recommend solar training centre
Guiseppe MarguglioGuiseppe Marguglio
00:45 26 Feb 24
Incredible course, it contained all the relevant information needed! Extremely informative and enjoyable
Mark BakerMark Baker
08:14 24 Nov 23
I have just completed the Off Grid Design and Install training at the Melbourne centre. Steve and Kaz have created a bussiness that focuses on the training outcome rather than just making people accredited, there is a real feeling of passion about the whole training centre.Josh Sheppard was our trainer and he has a very in depth knowledge of designing and installing off grid systems, he is a current installer, has real life relevant experience and is very up to date with products and solutions. He was great with delivery of information and able to show real answers to any question or topic raised.This business has forged relationships with relevant suppliers and has a huge suite of working products to install as part of the practical sessions. We had the pleasure of installing a brand new Selectronics invertor and set up from scratch; complete with working batteries.Off Grid heavyweights Selectronics and Powerplus Energy support this centre and attend training sessions to offer information and support to participants.If you want to learn about designing and installing a system and not just getting accredited then look no further and sign up.
Charlie AydinCharlie Aydin
02:17 20 Nov 23
These guys are the real deal, our teacher was an old boy who had been there and back and had the t-shirt to prove it.They taught us in a thorough and enjoyable way and I gained all the technical and practical know-how I was looking for.We had lunch put on for us 3 times the week and coffee and snacks galore.The big unis and tafe's may be cheaper but you get what you pay for. These guys are the bestHighly recommend
Benjamin LoweBenjamin Lowe
03:36 17 Nov 23
Very informative, as a beginner I feel like I could just about do an install straight away. Great teachers and venue set up.
S. DuBoisS. DuBois
03:36 17 Nov 23
Enjoyed the course. Good current material.
Josh HJosh H
19:55 19 Oct 23
Knowledgeable trainers, great facilities and helpful staff.Pracs used relevant products that you'd use in the the real world. I left both courses (grid connect solar and battery) I've done to date with the knowledge and tools to complete excellent designs and installs in the real world.Caz was very helpful getting me signed up and started and the team was very prompt in helping with any LMS issues I had.Steve, Craig and Joel where all fantastic and happy to help with any questions.Highly recommended and I will be coming back here to do the standalone systems course
08:40 18 Oct 23
Steve was a fantastic solar course facilitator for a bunch of female plumbing apprentices - myself included! He is very knowledgeable on the industry and friendly and enthusiastic to boot.The day went very quickly and we learned what we were there for. The whole process was quick and painless from enrolment to the course itself and the assessments were the same.Solar Training Centre is highly recommended!
Galaa GanaaGalaa Ganaa
06:11 06 Oct 23
Impressive facility. Amazing trainers who are actually qualified electricians and teachers.I had many trainings during my professional career. This was (Solar Training Centre in Springvale) one of the best.Keep up the good work and thank you
Dean ClarkeDean Clarke
06:07 06 Oct 23
The staff were amazing, the course was very informative and any help that you need they are willing to help as long as your willing to put in the effort 👌

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