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Statement of Attainment Designer-Installer Grid-connected Photovoltaic Systems

Overview

This course is for fully qualified electricians who wish to know how to design and install small scale PV systems and design.

On successful completion, you will be eligible to apply for endorsement through Access Canberra, for work on distributed energy resources (Rooftop solar and Inverters) on your Electrical Licence. You may also apply for accreditation through Solar Accreditation Australia (SAA).

Note: when applying for SAA, students will need to supply and hold the current Working at Heights unit RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights.

Qualification:

Statement of Attainment - Designer-Installer Grid-connected Photovoltaic Systems

Course No:

SA-TS107

Campus:

CIT Fyshwick 

Duration:

You will be required to attend Friday evenings and Saturdays over a 5 week duration. Approximately 60 hours face-to-face delivery with a strong practical component.
You will also be required to complete 3-4 hours of independent study per week.

Cost Info:

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance

Indicative Cost:

Commercial: $2450
TFA: $1335

Likely Job Outcome:

Specialised electrical work in Photovoltaic Grid Connect

Application Type:

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Timetable Information

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Additional Information

CIT provides Training Fund Authority (TFA) funding.

Eligibility
An ELIGIBLE PERSON is any person working in or in connection with the building and construction industry in the ACT who is (at least 80%) performing ‘work liable for the Training Levy’, or is a person deemed as an eligible person on application to the Authority.

An eligible person can be an employer, employee or an independent contractor.

Please note: Participants are required to bring a laptop to access course materials.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold an unrestricted electrical license and/or a Certificate III in Electrotechnology UEE30820 or equivalent.

Skills Recognition

To study any course at CIT (excluding non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 4 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level course. Please visit Foundation Skills.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete 4 subjects

Complete all 4

  • UEERE0054   Conduct site survey for grid-connected photovoltaic and battery storage systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1594
      Cost: Full fee $500.00
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to complete site surveys for grid-connected photovoltaic and battery storage systems. It includes safe work practices, site inspection processes and procedures, service provider responsibilities, consulting with qualified people to assess client energy demand requirements and assessing grid-connected equipment options to meet client requirements and site conditions. It also covers provision of advice to the client on battery storage standards, codes of practices, government/utilities incentive schemes, and information related to the installation of a grid-connected photovoltaic and battery storage systems. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEERE0061   Design grid-connected photovoltaic power supply systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1597
      Cost: Full fee $750.00
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to design grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) power supply systems. It includes designing grid-connected PV power supply system, following design briefs, utilising data/information from site survey to determine design requirements, ensuring safety and performance standards and functional requirements are met, documenting and obtaining approval for design. This unit is appropriate for Licenced Electricians or Electrical Engineers with responsibility for designing grid-connected photovoltaic power supply systems. Licensing, legislative or certification requirements that apply to this unit may differ between jurisdictions and system types. They should be checked prior to commencing this unit.
      Prerequisites: UEEEL0039 Design, install and verify compliance and functionality of general electrical installations
      UEERE0054 Conduct site survey for grid-connected photovoltaic and battery storage systems
  • UEERE0080   Install photovoltaic power conversion equipment to grid
    • CIT Code: ELEC1595
      Cost: Full fee $600.00
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to install and commission photovoltaic (PV) power conversion equipment (PCE) to grid. It includes working safely to industry installation standards, installing components in accordance with design, placing and securing system components accurately, making required circuit connections, testing and commissioning the installation and completing the necessary installation documentation. The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace where work is carried out on electrical installations, which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 volt (V) alternating current (a.c.) or 120 V direct current (d.c.). Competency development activities in this unit are subject to regulations directly related to licensing. Where a licence or permit to practice is not held, a relevant contract of training, such as an Australian Apprenticeship, is required. Additional and/or other conditions may apply in some jurisdictions subject to regulations related to electrical work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations. Note: Those holding an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence or equivalent issued in an Australian state or territory meet the prerequisite requirements of UEEEL0012 Install low voltage wiring, appliances, switchgear and associated accessories. All other prerequisite requirements must be met.
      Prerequisites: UEEEL0012 Install low voltage wiring, appliances, switchgear and associated accessories
      UEERE0054 Conduct site survey for grid-connected photovoltaic and battery storage systems
  • UEERE0081   Install photovoltaic systems to power conversion equipment
    • CIT Code: ELEC1596
      Cost: Full fee $600.00
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to install and commission a photovoltaic (PV) power system to power conversion equipment (PCE). It includes working safely to industry installation standards, matching PV components specified for a given location, placing and securing system components accurately, making required circuit connections and completing the necessary installation documentation. The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace where work is carried out on electrical installations, which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 volt (V) alternating current (a.c.) or 120 V direct current (d.c.). Competency development activities in this unit are subject to regulations directly related to licensing. Where a licence or permit to practice is not held, a relevant contract of training, such as an Australian Apprenticeship, is required. Additional and/or other conditions may apply in some jurisdictions subject to regulations related to electrical work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations. Note: Those holding an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence or equivalent issued in an Australian state or territory meet the prerequisite requirements of UEEEL0012 Install low voltage wiring, appliances, switchgear and associated accessories. All other prerequisite requirements must be met.
      Prerequisites: UEEEL0012 Install low voltage wiring, appliances, switchgear and associated accessories
      UEERE0054 Conduct site survey for grid-connected photovoltaic and battery storage systems

Related Courses

Certificate III Electrotechnology Electrician UEE30820
Certificate III Air-conditioning and Refrigeration UEE32220
Non-Accredited Training Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging and Associated Equipment

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au