Grid connect PV systems design and install

This course provides the knowledge necessary for electricians and solar installers to successfully design and install reliable photovoltaic systems that are connected to the grid and have battery storage.

UEENEEK125A Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus

Providing known solutions to predictable problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems operated at ELV and LV. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of basic voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing known solutions to predictable circuit problems.

UEENEEK135A Design grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems

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

UEENEEK148A Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems

The installation, adjustment and set-up of photovoltaic power systems and connecting to a supply grid inverter. It encompasses working safely and to installation standards, matching components with that specified for a given location, placing and securing system components accurately, making required circuit connections and completing the necessary installation documentation.


Must hold unrestricted electrical licence and apply to the Clean Energy Council for provisional accreditation and obtain the RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights.

Online learning

The approach to the delivery of this course is one of flexibility, designed for candidates who do not have the time to attend lengthy face-to-face courses or personnel who are unable to travel long distances to attend training centres. The fully flexible web-based format of the course allows students to complete the theory and practical tasks in their own time, allowing them to expand their knowledge and skills in the industry where it matters, on the job!

If it is not possible to perform the practical components of this course in your current workplace, the trainer will work with you to find a local Clean Energy Council accredited installer you can partner with to fulfill these elements.

Australian Standards to purchase

You or your employer will need to purchase AS5033 and AS477.1 to successfully complete the online training.

Course cost

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and self isolation measures being taken across the country. Staysafe has reduced its fees for online training by 25% from $2500.00 per person to $1875.00 until further notice. You will receive worldclass online training and assessment with Joel Greenbury who will be available for questions, discussions, problem solving and one on one mentoring throughout the course via video response.

The cost of doing this course online for an individual is $18750.00. A deposit of $1500 is payable at enrolment and a further $375.00 is paid after enrolment. The balance of course fees are payable on completion of the course and prior to the issuance of a statement of attainment.

Training costs of $1875.00 is due at enrolment for employers who pay for their employee to do this course.

All course fees must be paid before a statement of attainment is sent to you.

What happens next. Staysafe will send you a link to the course page so you can start the course. The trainer and assessor Joel Greenbury is available for assistance during course hours.

Fee for service

SIT will not accept payment from each individual student of no more than $1000 prior to the commencement of the course. Following course commencement there may be additional fees as indicated in the enrolment form, on our website, the student handbook and the course fees, additional costs and payment terms policy and procedure but only such that at any given time, the total amount required to be paid which is attributable to tuition or other services yet to be delivered to the student does not exceed $1500. This refund policy applies to all course fees paid to SIT.

Employers who engage the RTO for training and assessment of their staff will be required to pay all course fees at the time of booking the course.

Terms & Conditions are as follow:
As per the Staysafe Industry Training Refund Policy, cancellations received 7 working days prior to the course start date are entitled to a refund in fees paid less a 10% administration fee. Cancellations made after this date are not entitled to a refund, though a substitute candidate may attend.

Notice of cancellation must be in writing or email. There is no refund for non-attendance at the course. Staysafe Industry Training will make a full refund of all fees paid should a course be discontinued. Should the candidate desire to take an alternative course with Staysafe Industry Training fees will be fully transferable to that course. In the event of a course for which the learner was enrolled being unavailable or no acceptable alternative course being available, fees are fully refundable.

Extenuating circumstances: should a candidate have to discontinue a course for legitimate reasons, such as sickness, exceptional family circumstances, a pro-rata refund may be given (less a 10% administration fee, at the discretion of the CEO).

About the trainer and assessor

Joel Greenbury has over 12 years’ experience working in the renewable energies sector and 20 years in the electrical industry. During this time, he designed and installed over 700 grid connected systems ranging from domestic, large scale commercial and off grid systems. He also conducted electrical auditing for solar and battery storage systems in south east Queensland.  With this wealth of knowledge and experience, Joel has been an electrical trainer and assessor within the electrical and renewable energies for over 6 years. Ranging from classroom-based training to online delivery, to working with a curriculum development team in writing the electro-technology apprenticeship package. Currently he is working in many different capacities, one of which is an Australian inverter manufacturing company where they design and engineer hybrid inverter and battery storage systems, the other is delivering and developing online curriculum in the renewable energy sector.

Course outline

This course is designed for licensed electricians, electrical engineers and solar enthusiasts who want to gain skills in the design and installation of grid-connected PV systems.

This course will also provide electrical tradesmen and engineers with the qualifications allowing them to obtain accreditation from the Clean Energy Council (CEC) granting access to incentives offered by the Federal Government for solar panel installations.

This course provides the skills to understand energy audits, design, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain grid-connected photovoltaic systems and the associated equipment.

You will develop technical skills and knowledge that will ensure you are ready for work, including:

 Preparing to work on photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
 Solving problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
 Completing work and documenting problem-solving activities
 Preparing to design grid-connected power supply systems
 Developing grid-connected power supply systems design
 Obtaining approval for grid-connected power supply systems design
 Preparing to install photovoltaic power systems
 Installing photovoltaic power systems, and
 Completing and reporting on installation activities.

What you need 

Below is a list of mandatory resources required for the course. It is recommended that the following be purchased as they will be referenced throughout the course:

Australian Standards:
AS 3000: 2018
AS 3008.1.1:2017
AS 4777.1:2016
AS 5033:2014
CEC install guidelines
CEC design guidelines