Photovoltaic Systems
Design and Install

$ 2,295.00

Do the bulk of your training ONLINE at your own pace in your own space!


This course is designed for electricians who already hold an electrician’s qualification or who satisfy the pre-requisite of this course, and wish to further their skills by gaining a qualification to design and install grid-connected photovoltaic systems.


A professional tradesperson does not have the time to spend hours and hours in a classroom, which is why this course is perfect for the busy tradies!

The Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems Design and Install course has been split into two manageable components.

  1.  online self-paced training that you can do at home in your own time with tutor support.
  2. 3 days face to face training in our practical training facility in Peakhurst, Southern Sydney.

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Who is eligible for this course?

The target learner group is licensed electricians who wish to upgrade their skills and achieve Clean Energy Council accreditation in order to enter the rapidly growing grid-connected PV market.

Electrical apprentices in their 3rd or 4th year of an Australian Apprenticeship are also permitted to enrol, provided they have completed the prerequisite units.

A majority of new learners have already been working in the solar industry under supervision, while some learners are experienced electricians but new to solar.


Learning Outcomes

Learning Methods

Course nominal duration is 120hrs made up of online assessments, design task and 24hrs of face to face training that’s delivered over 3 consecutive 8hr days at our training facility in Peakhurst, Southern Sydney.

Before you can start the practical face to face component of this course you must successfully complete 60% of the online assessments. Face to Face training dates are subject to maximum and minimum numbers and placement cannot be guaranteed until you have been adequately deemed eligible.

Refer to our course calendar for practical face to face training dates

Some more Important aspects

An electrical license is a prerequisite for enrolment in this course.

Electrical apprentices may enrol in this course, however they will need to wait till they are issued their unrestricted license before being awarded a Statement of Attainment OR show they have completed the prerequisite Units of Competency or equivalents in their studies already:UEECD0016 Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work

UEECD0043 Solve problems in direct current circuits


UEECD0044 Solve problems in multiple path circuits

UEECD0046 Solve problems in single path circuits


UEECD0025 Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage (ELV) circuits

UEEEL0023 Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits

UEEEL0012 Install low voltage wiring, appliances, switchgear and associated accessories

Electricians with an unrestricted license issued by an Australian state or territory do not need the above units of competency.

Included in the course fee for this training is the supply of the Grid-Connected PV Systems Design and Installation 8th Edition text book. Each student will be sent this text book in the mail shortly after enrolment has been confirmed.

Students will be required to obtain their own copies of the following Australian Standards which are readily available from numerous online sources. They can also be purchased from SAI Global website or Techstreet

AS/NZS 5003 – Photovoltaic arrays

AS/NZS 4777.0 – Grid connection of energy systems via inverters

AS/NZS 3000 – Wiring rules

AS/NZS 3008.1.1 – Selection of cables Part 1.1

Students will also require a computer with internet access, a scientific calculator and a current email account.

As a registered training organisation (RTO) Training Up complies with the Standards set out by the regulator, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), for Vocational Education Training (VET).
Training Up will inform students within 30 days of any changes to services provided to them. This includes any changes to education and support services, any change in the RTO ownership or to third party arrangements.

Training Up maintains an adult workplace. We do not countenance any behaviour that is contrary to safe work practice. We do not countenance inappropriate language in all forms of communication. Training Up asks that all persons treat others with respect.
Cheating will not be tolerated. If detected, sanctions may be implemented at the discretion of Training Up. Students are required to ensure that all responses and/or work they submit is their own work. Any referenced material should be annotated as to its origin. Sanctions may be implemented at the discretion of Training Up if plagiarism or fraud is detected, including revocation of certification.
All Training Up course participants have the right to appeal the results they obtain in assessments and examinations. The appeal should be sent in writing to the RTO Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who will review the result and respond in writing. Training Up may use mediation and conciliation to resolve the complaint. Students also have the right to engage a suitably qualified independent assessor.

  • If the student’s Learning, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) levels are determined by Training Up to be below the standard required to complete the coursework successfully, and the student has not yet submitted coursework for assessment, Training Up may offer a full refund of the online course material and practical training component. If the student then opts to continue with the course, the standard cancellation and refund policy applies.
  • Cancellation of online training courses made within fourteen (14) days of the date of payment AND before the online course has been accessed: the student will receive a full refund of the online course payment.
  • Cancellation of online training courses made within fourteen (14) days of the date of payment AND after the online course has been accessed AND before any coursework has been submitted for assessment: the student will receive a refund of the online course payment less a cancellation fee of $440, unless the value of the course is lower than this, in which case the student will receive no refund.
  • Cancellation more than fourteen (14) days after the date of payment OR after the first coursework (i.e. the Workplace Health & Safety Assessment) is submitted for assessment (whichever occurs first): the student will receive no refund.
  • All course refunds are exclusive of the price of the supplied course publication as advertised at the time of enrolment, unless the publication is returned to Training up in an undamaged and unused condition. Training Up reserves the right to refuse a refund of the publication on the basis that goods are damaged or have been used prior to return.
  • The cost of an online training course is inclusive of the Practical Training Component (if applicable), as are course refunds.

In accordance with the Australian Quality Framework, Training Up is committed to providing a quality recognition process to all students that is:

  • Fair
  • Flexible
  • Reliable
  • Valid

Training Up will on request engage in a recognition of prior learning evaluation. Training Up does not offer entry level VET sector training.

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