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SSUEE0009

Solar Panel and Grid Connect Design Skill Set

Sustain a career in the renewable energy industry. Watch this short video to find out how TAFE Queensland is working with industry and their skills-base to make sure they can deliver systems and quality training safely and reliably in the renewable energy industry.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Bundaberg Start date: 21 Nov 2022 Duration: 1 week
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Sunshine Coast Wide Bay Burnett
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
CSQ funded
$250
Full Fee
$820

Course overview

This short course will prepare you for Grid Connect accreditation as prescribed by the Clean Energy Council (CEC).

If you are an electrician you may choose to gain Grid Connect Accreditation in Install and Design.  

Non-Electricians may only enrol in Design.  Read the specific details about accreditation on Clean Energy Council before enrolling in this course.

Course outcome:

Statement of Attainment

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Funding

TAFE Queensland is a proud recipient of Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding and is a registered provider in the CSQ Short Course and Apprentice Advance Plus programs - this unit is subsidised under one of these programs. It is important to note only eligible participants may receive funding for eligible courses. Learn more about eligibility criteria.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this program requires you to complete the unit listed below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEENEEK135A
    Design grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEENEEK135A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the design of grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems and their installation. It encompasses following design briefs, incorporating schemes for protection of persons and property from dangers of system malfunction, ensuring other safety and performance standards and functional requirements are meet and documenting design calculations and criteria.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEENEEK125A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Design grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems
Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Eagle Farm
Anytime
up to 4 months
Theory options: In class/Distance self paced/Scheduled Tutorials (in class and on Zoom) Practical: One day
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $820
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
12 Dec 2022
4 days
Full time
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • CSQ funded: $250
  • Full fee: $820
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bundaberg
21 Nov 2022
1 week
Full time
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • CSQ funded: $250
  • Full fee: $820

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Solar Panel and Grid Connect Design Skill Set (SSUEE0009)

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Solar Panel and Grid Connect Design Skill Set

COURSE CODE: SSUEE0009
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Selection criteria

Students must have enrolled in the Course in Solar Panel and Grid Connect Install Accreditation.

Prior to study students must either:

  • complete seven electrical knowledge units available in the Course in Foundation Electrical Units Prerequisites Renewable Energy, Clean Energy Council Accreditation
  • apply to the TAFE Queensland recognition of prior learning (RPL) unit for RPL in the eight electrical knowledge units
  • be granted an exemption from the eight electrical knowledge units by the Clean Energy Council (CEC). This is granted automatically to Electricians, Electrical or Electronics Engineers and in some cases to other Engineers. It is essential that you speak to the CEC to obtain exemption.
Resources required

Required textbooks and Australian Standards (AS):

  • Grid Connected PV Systems Design and Installation (8th Edition) by GSES.  This is available for purchase through QTW .  Limited copies (old version) are accessible via the TAFE Queensland library.  
  • AS 4777 Grid connection of energy systems via inverters (accessible via the TAFE Queensland library)
  • AS 5033 Installation and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) arrays (accessible via the TAFE Queensland library)

Materials list:

  • notebook
  • calculator
  • active email address
  • internet access
  • Microsoft Word and Excel.

Students failing to meet these minimum standards of dress will not be permitted entry in to practical classes.

Need to know

You must successfully complete unit UEENEEK135A Design Grid Connected Photovoltaic Systems to be eligible to apply for Grid Connect Accreditation with the Clean Energy Council

Unit UEENEEK125A Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems, is a prerequisite for unit UEENEEK135A Design Grid Connected Photovoltaic Systems.

Replacement skill set
This skill set has been superseded, as of 4 October 2020. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 3 October 2022. If required, enrolments will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.