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.
Learn this skill set as part of a broader journey to work in the solar industry.
Gain important foundational safety skills and work-relevant knowledge.
Improve your talent level and employability in a short time frame.
Please note: this course is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa. If you are holding a temporary visa (other than a student visa) and your visa has a full study entitlement, you may be eligible to apply. For more information, see the international students with other temporary (non-student) visas.
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:
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.
To complete this qualification, you will need to undertake and pass five units of competency. These are:
Learners are required to hold a Statement of Attainment for the following units of competency and apply for Credit Transfer:
Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.
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.
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.
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.
As part of the Free TAFE initiative, the Victorian Government is currently waiving course fees for select short courses. Students who are assessed as eligible for a Government subsidised place will not be charged a tuition fee.
Learn more about Free TAFE Short Courses.
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.
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
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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 2024 is $351.
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.
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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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.