Off-Grid Solar Course – Standalone Power Systems

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      5 Days face to face for Design and Install
      3 days face to face for Design only

      All learning and assessment must be completed within 8 weeks of your last face-to-face class. You can apply for industry 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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    • Must have completed national qualifications in both Grid PV AND Battery Systems Design/ Install

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      Written Questions

      Two designs

      Two install practicals

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      Cost: (no gst applies)

      Design and Install $2795  (CITB price $2138*)

      Design Only $2145 (CITB price $2795*)

    • * CITB (SA) funding is subject to eligibility and availability and funded amounts may change at short notice. You must pay the full course price for CITB enrolments – rebates are issued after you successfully complete your course. Booking Fee may apply
    • Keystone Tasmania funds 60% of the full course fee for this course
    • Price 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


What time does the course start and finish?

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

How is the course delivered?

Face to face sessions x 3 or 5 plus 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 6 weeks of completing attendance

When is payment required?

Payment is required before the course commences

Are fee subsidies available?

No fee subsidies are available at this time

Will completion of the Stand-alone Power Systems Course get me CEC accreditation in SPS?

Yes, after successful completion of this course, you can apply to become a provisionally accredited Stand-alone Power Systems Designer/Installer with the Clean Energy Council (CEC).

Which cities is the course delivered in?

Delivery of this course is at our training facilities in: Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Darwin.

Off-Grid Solar Course – Standalone Power Systems

Course Information

CITB and Keystone funding available!!

Electricians and suitably qualified Engineers and others who already hold national qualifications in Design/ Install Grid-Connected PV Systems AND Design/ Install Grid-Connected Battery Storage systems can complete our nationally recognised Stand-alone Power Systems course. You will be eligible for Stand-alone Power Systems (SPS) industry accreditation with the Clean Energy Council / its successor (additional accreditation requirements apply – see for current requirements).

These courses are run concurrently (prerequisites apply):

22601VIC Design Stand-alone Power Systems  

22600VIC Install Stand-alone Power Systems 

To be complete these qualifications, you must

  • have completed Solar Grid PV and Battery Storage qualifications
  • For Install – be a Licensed Electrician (A-grade, full license) and
  • For Install – enrol in and successfully complete the Design qualification (you can attend both courses at the same time)

Statement of Attainment for the qualification(s) completed.


Design and Install – Consecutive 5 days face to face combined with self-directed study.

Design only – Consecutive 3 days face to face combined with self-directed study.

Work on live systems with trainers who actually work in the field.  The Design course involves designing two compliant stand-alone power systems. The Install course involves additional learning including installing and commissioning of two different stand-alone power systems.

Non-electrician designers who wish to observe install practical training can do so by paying the full Design and Install course fee

You will receive thorough training and assessment to prepare you for field work – don’t be short changed by completing a shorter course involving only simple design and install concepts.

Contact us for a full Course Outline

Cost:  (no gst applies). 

Cost subject to change without notice

  • $2795 for Design and Install – CITB price $2138*
  • $2145 for Design Only course- CITB price $1767*

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

For funding options and details, see our Course Funding page

Includes training materials, morning tea and beverages. Selected Aust Standards at additional cost – you must have access to a copy of AS/NZS5139 – at your extra cost

Course dates:

Courses run in each of our locations 2-3 times per year (student numbers permitting). Register for your course date in the calendar below.  If you don’t see a course date that suits you, please click on EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – STAND ALONE COURSE and we will keep you on our waitlist – we’ll notify you when new course dates are released.

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 in NETCC companies or companies employing Accredited Designers and 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 safe 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.

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.

Keystone Funding (TAS)

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

Register here for your course date