Short Courses

Stand Alone Power Supply Systems (SPS)

In order to undertake the Melbourne Polytechnic Stand Alone Power Supply Systems (SPS) short course, participants must be fully qualified electricians, electrical or electronics engineers or have completed the basic electrical prerequisites of the Certificate III in Renewable Energy as required by the Clean Energy Council for accreditation.

Course Code: SET080

Fees: $1,300.00

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This program will teach participants how to install and design standalone power systems using renewable energy sources to charge batteries and inverters to supply 230V AC power to appliances, thus eliminating the need for a grid power connection.

Participants will develop skills and knowledge in PV array sizing, battery sizing, ELV cable sizing and inverter sizing. This will allow the participant to design and install a standalone power system that suits the energy requirements for a specific application or client.

On successful completion of this program, participants will be able to apply for Standalone Power System Install and Design accreditation from the Clean Energy Council. This accreditation is necessary if Installers or Designers want their clients to be eligible for government incentives such as Renewable Energy Certificates.

Participants will need to have a notebook computer with either a RS232 port or a USB to RS232 adaptor. The computer will need to have a copy of Microsoft Excel.

Prerequisites:

Participants must be fully qualified electricians, electrical or electronics engineers or have completed the basic electrical prerequisites of the Certificate III in Renewable Energy as required by the Clean Energy Council for accreditation.

Participants will attain credit for the following nationally recognised units of competency:

UEENEEK123A Carry out basic repairs to renewable energy apparatus
UEENEEK125A Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
UEENEEK127A Diagnose and rectify faults in renewable energy control systems
UEENEEK128A Solve problems in stand-alone renewable energy systems
UEENEEK134A Install ELV standalone photovoltaic power systems
UEENEEK139A Design stand-alone renewable energy (RE) systems

Topics include:

  • Work Health and Safety (WHS) for the installation of Standalone Power Systems
  • electrical safe working practices
  • introduction to renewable energy technologies
  • photovoltaic power systems
  • fault finding techniques
  • renewable energy system electronics
  • stand alone renewable energy system components
  • technical standards, regulations and codes for extra-low voltage work

Duration

72 hours over 3 weeks
Classes held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Location

Epping campus

Testimonials

‘Would definitely recommend the course to other people and will be sending my employees to do the course. Thank you.’ – Adam, Moulamein NSW

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.