Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry

Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry - 22515VIC

VOCATIONAL

Gain the skills you need to pursue a career in solar.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Other
Next intake:
September, October, November
Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning

Overview

This qualification suits people who are seeking to work or currently working in the solar industry for the purposes of installing solar PV or solar hot water systems.

Over a two-day learning period, the Working Safely in the Solar Industry skill set is designed to enhance your practical skills and capabilities to seek work in the solar industry with the installation of photovoltaic and solar water systems.

This skill set provides a pathway to further qualifications. It is not intended as a replacement for full certificate-level qualifications.

* This is a Free at TAFE skill set. Check your eligibility.

Details

The Working Safely in the Solar Industry skill set is designed to ensure you have the appropriate skills and knowledge required to work safely in the solar industry.

Upon completion of your studies in this skill set, you will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • work safely on roofs
  • work safely at heights
  • identify and report asbestos.

The course Work Safey in the Solar Industry is delivered over 2 days, including 2 hours of compulsory practical on-campus assessment.  

Students must attend both days.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this degree and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

To complete this qualification, you will need to undertake and pass five units of competency. These are:

  • VU22744 Work Safely in the Solar Industry

Learners are required to hold a Statement of Attainment for the following units of competency and apply for Credit Transfer:

  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry or the equivalent unit of competency
  • CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights - must have been attained within 6 years to be current if learner intends on applying for accreditation for grid-connect install or SPS install as per accreditation requirements of Clean Energy Council
  • CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid - must have been attained within 3 years to be current.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry
Program code: C0049
National curriculum code: 22515VIC

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry
City Campus
2 days
C0049
Location
City Campus
Duration
2 days
Plan code
C0049
CRICOS

Career

This skill set provides a pathway to further qualifications enabling work in the solar industry.

Recommended for electricians, plumbers, building practitioners, trades assistants and apprentices across industries who install solar panel/water collectors.

Admissions

Applicants must demonstrate literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). This can be demonstrated via a personal statement, or 3-6 months of work experience. 

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

Fees

Free at TAFE

As part of the Free at TAFE initiative, the Victorian Government is currently waiving course fees for select skill sets. Students who are assessed as eligible for a Government subsidised place will not be charged a tuition fee.

2023 fees

The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.

  • 2023 government subsidised place: Free 
  • 2023 full-fee place: Free

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2023 is $326. 

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

You may be entitled to apply for a fee concession or exemption if you are in a Victorian Government subsidised place and you meet the eligibility criteria.

If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.