Become a qualified solar installer

Solar SAA accreditation courses in Melbourne
(previously CEC)


The Solar Training Centre is a national award winning registered training organisation. In our Melbourne solar training facility, we offer training and pathways to become a SAA accredited solar installer.

The Melbourne training facility is fully equipped for theoretical and practical training, delivering accredited and non accredited solar courses.

With over 4000 students trained across Australia since 2009, we are the national solar training experts.

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 👌

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a Solar Accreditation (formerly CEC accredited) solar installer in Melbourne?

To become an accredited solar installer with Solar Accreditation Australia  (former CEC accredited solar installer) you first need to complete this Solar Course.

Once we issue your certificate, you may apply for accreditation with Solar Accreditation Australia (formerly Clean Energy Council) here.

Upon completion of the above Design and Install Grid Connected Solar PV Systems Course, you can continue on to the Solar PV Battery Storage Course 

You can also complete our Off grid (Stand-alone) Course as well!!

What can I expect from the solar training?

You can expect our solar courses to cover theory and practical training thoroughly, in line with Australian Standards and industry guidelines. Depending on your course, you will learn how to properly and safely install solar panels and design and install PV systems and battery storage systems.

I am an electrician, which solar course is right for me?

Electricians have three options depending on the level of solar accreditation they require.

Upon completion of the Design and Install Grid Connected Solar PV Systems Course, electricians can apply to Solar Accreditation Australia. You can also opt just for a Design Course or an Install course.  Then apply for SAA accreditation here.

Then, completion of Design and Install Battery Systems for Grid Connected Solar PV Course prepares the student for an application to be accredited Battery Storage Design and /or Install.

Finish off your training with Stand-alone Systems Design or Design and Install!

Solar Installer & Battery Courses


  • Alex J.
    I very much enjoyed the course and welcomed the opportunity given to me to engage in this exciting new career!
    Alex J.
  • Andrew M.
    Enjoyed everything...the training, facility, theoretical and practical work.
    Andrew M.
  • David G.
    Training was interactive, fed my need for knowledge and brought in real life and international perspectives.
    David G.
  • Thank you for sending the certificate. Thanks and best regards to you and your team. You guys have been very helpful during both solar and battery design courses and because of these courses, I have recently secured a job in renewable energy industry as a “Solar Design Engineer”, and when I mentioned these courses during the interviews, it increased my chances of getting the job substantially. Thanks and best regards to you and your team!  - Abdul F
  • Donga Mon-Aphai
    Can't recommend Caz and her team and Solar Training Centre enough! Great organisation, in-depth and hands-on experience learning! I did the course myself and put a couple of my A grades through them as well.
    Donga Mon-Aphai
  • Josh T
    “Just wanted to take some time to personally thank everyone there especially Craig. The course was very informative and everyone was extremely accommodating with guiding me through certain parts of the course. I appreciate the extensions given as it is sometimes hard juggling a business as well. Great course and will be recommending to anyone interested.”
    Josh T

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