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 SAA accreditation courses 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), now SAA accreditation courses.

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 Solar Accreditation Australia (additional accreditation requirements apply)

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/NZS 5139 – 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  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.

Google Reviews

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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