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CIT skilling for the future with renewables

Published: 31 Aug 2021

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) is leading the way in Vocational Education and Training by innovating and adapting to meet the needs of students, industry and employers now and into the future.

Training in the Renewable Energy sector is an important part of this forward-looking future as jobs in clean energy continue to grow in Australia and overseas.

Ilsa Stuart, Senior Manager, Renewables at CIT highlighted that great career opportunities exist in renewables with the sector experiencing strong job growth.

"Renewable energy creates employment across a diverse range of occupations, led by trades and technicians, labourers and professionals such as project management, engineering, design and planning."

"CIT has partnerships with leading industry in the sector and this gives students opportunities to train and practice with the latest products and technology."

"We offer training in Solar technology including Solar Photo Voltaic, Battery Storage Systems, Small Battery Training and Grid Connection Training for electricians and apprentices."

"CIT is also an exclusive provider of Global Wind Organisation (GWO) certified training in the ACT and surrounding regional NSW. Our state of the art high risk facility in conjunction with our Renewable Energy Centre of Excellence positions CIT as a national leader in wind turbine safety training."

"CIT has partnerships with leading organisations in the renewables sector, this not only gives students opportunities to train and practice with the latest products and technology. It also allows CIT students to participate in exciting tours of amazing renewables facilities around Australia and internationally."

"We offer training in renewable energy technology these courses include Grid Connected Photovoltaic systems as well as Battery Storage Systems Training for electricians and our apprentices can choose to do solar training as their elective during their apprenticeship."

"Students also undertake training with wind power generation installation and maintenance."

"Training as an Electric vehicle technician is also a growing area of interest as more people embrace electric cars, training includes some online learning with workplace simulations for apprentices."

CIT student, Grant Napier, who studied a Certificate III in Electrotechnology including training in solar and batteries, says the course is setting him up for a future career in renewables:

"I am studying because I know it is a career where I am challenged to find solutions and where my skills are tested constantly."

"The CIT training is preparing me for all I face at work. I am currently working in mechanical electrical installing mechanical services and plant equipment, and maintaining building management systems and doing electrical upgrades, and new installations. The training will help me shift into renewables work."

CIT has invested in Sustainable energy training facilities with a Sustainable Skills Training Hub at Bruce Campus - a purpose-built facility for hands-on green skills training for residential and commercial sectors.

CIT has also constructed a multi-purpose sustainable house and training facility, showcasing the latest building technologies. It includes the very best of solar passive design and renewable energy systems.

For more details of current courses visit the CIT website.