Grid Connect

Course Code NECGDC001
Course Name Grid Connect
Duration 6 days (8am-4pm)
Mode of Study On-Campus (Victoria)
Next Intake 01/04/2019 to 06/04/2019 - see below for more dates

Renewable energy has just been voted back onto the agenda and this time it’s here to stay. The world is going electric and here we offer the courses that will put you and your company at the front of the pack.

Expand your knowledge and skills to understand energy audits, design and compliance in order to be ready to supply home owners and business with the equipment they need to both reduce their energy usage and generate their own cheaper clean energy.

These units are the pre-requisite qualification necessary to apply for provisional Grid Connect Design & Install of PV Systems Accreditation from the Clean Energy Council.

Accreditation is necessary to claim the benefit of trading in small technology certificates
which is effectively a regulated pollution producer’s subsidy towards renewable
energy generation.

Meet your teacher: Allen Burrows

Allen brings over 30 years of combined electrical and solar experience, entering the electrical industry as an apprentice in South Africa. A move to England saw Allen doing reticulation and cabling for the London Underground, before he came to Australia and worked on traffic signals, streetlights and electronic speed limits.

Allen’s next career move was into solar, where he worked for a number of companies in roles including installation team leader and supervisor in solar. He went on to start his own business which he has run for the past 8 years, doing solar design, sales, installation and maintenance.

“I’ve installed systems from 2 kilowatts to 200 kilowatts.”

A career highlight for Allen came at the end of a 200 kilowatt commercial installation, where he was able to stand on a 13 metre scissor lift and look down over the finished work.

The move to teaching happened when an injury caused Allen to rethink his heavy work schedule. Fast forward four years and Allen was teaching solar at NECA Education & Careers, developing a solar installation for the trade school and integrating it with a battery storage system.

“It’s good to see students that are really enthusiastic about doing good designs and doing good work.”

Course Dates

Please note: Course commencement is subject to numbers. Please refer to our refund policy for more information.
Time of day Start Date Availability
Grid Connect
(Friday, Saturday, Sunday X 2 weeks)
01/02/2019 to 10/02/2019 Not available
Grid Connect
(Friday, Saturday, Sunday X 2 weeks)
15/02/2019 to 24/02/2019 Not available
Grid Connect
(Monday to Saturday)
01/04/2019 to 06/04/2019 Register
Grid Connect
(Fri, Sat & Sun X 2 weekends )
14/06/2019 to 23/06/2019 Register

This course runs over six days and will provide you with the necessary qualifications to apply for accreditation from the Clean Energy Council for the Grid Connect PV Systems accreditation.

This course includes the following unit competencies:

  • UEENEEK125A – Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
  • UEENEEK135A – Design photovoltaic grid connected power supply systems
  • UEENEEK148A – Install, configure and commission photovoltaic grid connected power systems

Which covers 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 met and documenting design calculations and criteria. The skills and knowledge required to complete the installation, adjustment and set-up of photovoltaic (PV) 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. And then provide them with the ability to find solutions to predictable problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems operated at extra low voltage and low voltage.

For more information on how to apply for your accreditation and costs associated, check out Clean Energy Council.

Electrician’s Licence
Electrician (supervised) Worker’s Licence
Statement of Attainment which includes the following units:

  • UEENEEE104A – Solve problems in d.c. circuits
  • UEENEEE137A – Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
  • UEENEEG103A – Install low voltage wiring and accessories

And one of the following

  • UEENEEG106A – Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits OR
  • UEENEEE108A – Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage (ELV) circuits

You must have permanent residency in Victoria and be one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen (including dual citizens), or
  • A New Zealand citizen (including dual citizens), or
  • An Australian permanent resident, or
  • A holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa.

NECA Education & Careers reserves the right to refuse entry to a course if you do not meet the selection criteria.

NECA Members – $1235 pp
Non NECA Member – $1300 pp.

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