Work Safely in the Solar Industry – Solar Victoria

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    Up to 12 hrs – RPL students and students with experience in the field may complete this course in a shorter time

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    Prerequisites (only for students applying for RPL):

    1. Your Statement of Attainment/ USI transcript for unit UEENEEK148A/UEERE0016/ UEERE0081 issued by a Registered Training Organisation
    2. Your Statement of Attainment/USI Academic Transcript showing you have completed one of these Work safely at heights qualifications in the past three years
      1. CPCCCM2012
      2. CPCCCM2010A or CPCCCM2010B
      3. RIIWHS204D or RIIWHS204E
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    Four online theory assessments submitted via Solar Training Centre’s LMS.

    One practical assessment completed face to face (or via RPL if eligible)

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    Cost (no GST):

    • Free to eligible regional Victorians- ask us about eligibility requirements
    • Other students including RPL option $350 (no gst applies). Discounted to $150 for students who have completed a Solar Installation qualification at Solar Training Centre

    #Fees are subject to change without notice. No gst applies to course fees

    *Students with prior experience in working on-site in the solar industry may complete the course in a shorter timeframe


How is the course delivered?

Theory is online via Solar Training Centre’s LMS; Practical training is completed face to face or via RPL for eligible students

How long will training and assessment take?

Up to 12 hours. You must complete the course within 1 month of commencement. Candidates with prior experience may be able to complete the course in shorter duration

When is payment required?

Payment is required before the course commences.

Are fee subsidies available?

See our Course Funding page for funding options

Work Safely in the Solar Industry – Solar Victoria Funding Available

This course attracts 20 SAA CPD points!

Course Information

All solar PV, battery and solar hot water system installers must compete mandatory training in VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry before registering and completing any installations under the Solar Homes Program.

This includes apprentices, licensed and registered plumbers*, electricians and trade assistants. 

*Plumbers installing only heat pumps are not required to complete this training

Read more about this requirement on Solar Victoria’s website here


VU22744 – Work safely in the solar industry


Completing this course will provide you skills and knowledge to work safely in the solar industry, including

  • Preparing to work in the solar industry safely
  • Planning and preparing for solar installation
  • Evaluating work area requirements, including safely working at heights
  • Accessing the solar installation work area safely
  • Performing and completing non-electrical solar installation work tasks

Completion of this course satisfies the mandatory training requirements to undertake non-electrical installation activities under Solar Victoria’s Solar Homes program.

TWO Study Options:

OPTION 1 – Online studies then 3-4 hrs of face to face practical training and assessment (Free for eligible regional Victorians through Solar Victoria)

Solar Training Centre provides free training in this course for regional Victorians who meet Solar Victoria’s funding eligibility requirements**. You must live outside the Melbourne metro area to be eligible for regional funding. Online study must be completed before you can attend mandatory face to face practical training and assessment. Recognition of Prior Learning is not available for funded training.  This funded training program closes in June 2024.

Next REGIONAL training dates and locations:

    • Tuesday 11 June 2024 – Geelong – FULL
    • Thursday 13 June 2024 – Shepparton – FULL
    • Thursday 18 July 2024 – Traralgon – places available
    • New Ballarat, Bendigo, Wodonga and Shepparton dates will be released soon – course dates will run Aug – Dec – you can register now for your preferred location and we will advise you of dates once scheduled

Funding eligibility requirements: Refer to our Course Funding page here

Register your interest for Regional Victoria training by selecting the Work Safely in the Solar Industry – Regional Vic course in our course calendar below or click on this link here

Next SPRINGVALE training dates and locations:

Not from Regional Vic? You can complete this study option by paying the required course fee in full and completing your online theory and then attend practical training at our training centre in Melbourne at Springvale 

Course fee of $350 (no gst) applies

Dates are listed in our calendar (see below). Don’t see a date that suits you? Contact us to discuss!


OPTION 2 – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and gap training (no Solar Victoria/ Vic Government funding available – fee applies):

This option has been configured to provide gap training after successful application for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for prior studies in both of these qualifications:

  • Install Grid PV systems via one of the following units
    • UEENEEK148A /UEERE0016/ UEERE0080 Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems OR UEERE0081 Install photovoltaic systems to power conversion equipment


  • Work safely at Heights within the last three years via
    • CPCCM2012 or CPCCCM2010B or CPCCCM2010A Work safely at heights
      or RIIWHS204D or RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights

Completion of formal Install Grid PV Systems qualifications and Work Safely at Heights qualifications means you will already have completed the practical training requirements for unit VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry – you will only need to complete “gap” training to go on to achieve the full requirements of VU22744

All study in this option is completed online via e-learning using our LMS (Learning Management System), with support from your trainer where needed.

Register your interest for this RPL option by selecting ANY Work Safely in the Solar Industry course in our course calendar below  (but do not select the Regional Vic course)

Course fee:  $350 (no gst applies).

RPL option is discounted to $150 for students who have completed a Solar PV Installation qualification at Solar Training Centre

For all Study Options:


  • Up to 12 hours
  • Candidates with prior experience and/or RPL may be able to complete the course in shorter duration
  • You must complete the theory component of your course within 1 month of commencement. Your commencement date is the date we provide you your Welcome Email and access to your electronic course materials


There are no prerequisite units of competency for this course. We strongly advise you to complete Work Safely at Heights training before attending this course.

If you wish to undertake the RPL study option, you need to have completed prior studies to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning – see Study Options above


Statement of Attainment for unit of competency successfully completed.

Students who show evidence of having completed the following additional units of competency will be granted a Statement of Attainment for 22515VIC Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry:

  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements. Policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
  • CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

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 your course date below, or contact us to discuss your training needs, including group training.

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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!
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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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