Short Courses

Grid Connect Design

If you're thinking you'd like to plan and design solar energy systems that can be connected to the power grid, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Grid Connect Design short course will provide you with the requisite skills and knowledge. The course is designed for qualified, licensed electricians as well as non-electricians with suitable prerequisites.

Course Code: SET059

Fees: $650.00

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Completion of this unique and environmentally friendly short course provides skills and knowledge to plan and design solar energy systems to be connected to the power grid. Requires prior learning/pre-requisites. This course provides credit for the national unit of competency UEENEEK305C Grid Connect Design.

Topics include:

  • technical standards, regulations and codes for general electrical installations
  • electricity distributors, supply requirements
  • electrical metering arrangements
  • Occupational Health and Safety principles
  • electrical safe working practices
  • grid connected inverters.

Participants must have the following prerequisites before entry into the course:

UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits

UEENEEE137A Document and apply measures to control Work Health and Safey (WHS) risks associated with electrotechnology work

UEENEEE108A Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra low voltage (ELV) circuits


UEENEEEG106A Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits

UEENEEK125A Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems

Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded the following unit of competency:

UEENEEEK135A Design grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems

On completion of the course, participants can apply for accreditation from the Clean Energy Council.

Course details:

The course is delivered over four days.

For further information please contact Short Courses on (03) 9269 8615, or by email: ua.ud1477345859e.cin1477345859hcety1477345859lopen1477345859ruobl1477345859em@se1477345859sruoc1477345859trohs1477345859

Available Sessions


Start Date: 14/11/2016
End Date: 17/11/2016
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Course Cancellation or Postponement

Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled or delayed. You will be notified of this 48 hours prior to course commencement.

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.