Course in New Energy Technology Systems (NETS)

Course Code 22453VIC
Course Name Course in New Energy Technology Systems (NETS)
Duration 250 hours
Mode of Study Online & Face-to-Face

The NETS course develops competence of tradespeople within the battery storage industry setting.

NECA Education & Careers is part of a pilot program developed by the industry in response to the upcoming demand for residential solar battery installations by consumers.

The pilot is developing new course resources and implementing a new visual learning teaching approach prior to class, during class and post the course for the course in NETS.  This means learners will have access to frequent short videos to support training, retention and synthesis of information as well as scenario-based learning.

Post the course, learners will access information and updates to keep abreast of the on-going changes in the ‘new energy’ storage sector.

The pilot will undertake an independent evaluation of the resources and teaching effectiveness at various intervals.

Parallel to learners undertaking the course, the pilot will execute a comprehensive communication campaign to educate consumers about the importance of seeking out accredited battery installers.

The pilot is led by Future Energy Skills and validated and endorsed by industry stakeholders; Clean Energy Council, Smart Energy Council, Gippsland Solar, Energy Safe Victoria, National Electrical and Communications Association, Electrical Trades Union, and the Country Fire Authority.

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Post successful completion of the course, you will receive a Nationally Recognised Qualification.

Successful attainment of this course will enable graduates to apply to the Clean Energy Council (CEC) for solar accreditation as a designer and installer of renewable energy generating systems.

Successful attainment of UEERE4001 Install, maintain and fault find battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems will enable graduates to apply for the Battery Storage endorsement with CEC.


Assessment is part of each unit and will include:

  • Direct observation of processes and procedures
  • Oral and written questioning
  • Inspection of final processes
  • Documented work-based evidence
  • Demonstration of practical skills
VU22123 Undertake site assessment for installation of grid-connected renewable energy generation system
VU22124 Design a grid-connected photovoltaic energy generation system to meet client requirements
VU22125 Design a grid-connected battery storage system to meet client requirements
UEERE4001 Install, maintain and fault find battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems
Start Dates

Group 1 March-April and June-July 2019 – dates to be confirmed

Group 2 June-July and Aug-Sept 2019 – dates to be confirmed

Length & Delivery

The pilot is part-time and delivered using a combination of classroom-based learning involving both practical and theory as well as online/remote pre-learning. 

  • Classroom delivery (40 hours) ie 5 days
  • Pre-learning videos per unit (70 hours)

The pilot embraces best practice learning innovation, with video at its core, helping retention of knowledge before, during and after the course.

Learners will participate in on-line pre-learning to support knowledge and comprehension and then synthesis and apply the information in the classroom.

To amplify learning, there will be a combination of:

  • Videos – Pre-course, during course, post course
  • Scenario-based learning- During course
  • Practical activities- During course
  • Social learning platform – During course, post course

Training will be delivered at set times to allow for an evaluation of the newly developed course and assessment material and training effectiveness. (refer to Start Dates)

Learners to have language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to Level III of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

Learners who have lower levels of language and literacy may require additional support to undertake the course.

This course does not align with any specific Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level

To participate in the Future Energy Skills led pilot program, you must:

  1. Hold a current A Class Electrician’s Licence
  2. Have successfully completed UEENEEK148A – Install, configure and commission LV grid-connected photovoltaic power systems
  3. Undertake all four units of the New Energy Technology Systems course

For the purposes of the pilot, students need to undertake and be part of the full course and evaluation.  This means RPL will not be available.

$480 for eligible students

If you would like more information please Contact us

NECA Education and Careers Ltd – TOID 21098