Battery Storage Systems for Grid Connected PV Systems Install only

50% theory online, 50% self paced practicals at our facilities. Start the course online on our E-learning platform at anytime and feel free to make your own schedule and come in at anytime during our open hours. This option is ideal for people who are self motivated and want flexibility around their work and life schedule. Click the Book Now button to enrol.

This Solar Battery Installation course is made for electricians who want to learn how to install battery storage systems for solar Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems. This course does not include designing battery storage systems for grid connected solar PV systems.

After successful completion of this course you will be able to apply for accreditation with the Clean Energy Council of Australia.

This course is made for people who require a fast-paced and flexible learning environment while getting top quality training.

This Solar Battery Installation course involves the skills and knowledge required to safely and effectively install, maintain and fault find battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems.

In this course you will learn :


  • Battery storage systems for grid-connected PV systems
  • Purpose of each component in battery storage systems for grid-connected PV systems
  • Functional block diagrams for typical configurations of battery storage systems for grid-connected PV system
  • Charge controllers
  • Grid-connected batteries
  • Battery types and features
  • Battery safety
  • Grid-connected inverters
  • Grid-connected storage systems fault finding
  • Grid-connected storage systems installations
  • Electrical drawings
  • Grid-connected storage systems maintenance procedures
  • Grid-connected storage systems testing and commissioning procedures

In order to enrol in this Solar Battery Installation course you will require :

  • A valid ID (eg. Drivers licence)
  • A valid Unrestricted Electrical License
  • Competency in the following units :

    UEENEEK125A – Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus
    UEENEEK148A – Install, configure and commission grid-connected photovoltaic power supply systems

    These 2 units are covered in our Solar Panel Installation course.

*What if I have lost my actual Grid Connect Certificate? Is my CEC accreditation certificate enough to enrol in the course?


As per the ASQA requirements we need to verify that you have completed the prerequisite units in order to issue a statement of attainment.

Here are a few solutions if you can't find your statement of attainement :

  • If you have completed your course from 2015 you can provide us access to your USI record so we can check the units attained
  • If you have completed your Grid connect course before 2015 you can contact the RTO where you have completed your course
  • If you are still unable to get your statement of attainment for the prerequisite units but you have a CEC accreditation for Grid Connected PV Systems, you can still do the course but we will issue you a statement of completion which is a non-accredited certificate. CEC accreditation could be attained on the basis of Statement of completion, you will have to contact CEC and confirm before enrolling into the program.

You will need to get access to the following standards :

  • AS/NZS 5139 – Electrical installations – Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment
  • AS/NZS 4777.1 – Grid connection of energy systems via inverters – Part 1: Installation requirements
  • AS/NZS 5033 – Installation and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) arrays

You can borrow them from our library in Darwin while you are in class or buy them for yourself from the SAI Global website or Techstreet website. For reference, the standards might also be available from some libraries, institutions and industry associations.


GSES Book - Battery Storage Systems for Grid-Connected PV Systems, 2nd Edition. Optional - Can be borrowed or purchased from the office.


You will need to bring :

  • A wired headset or headphones
  • A laptop
  • A notepad
  • A pen

You will also need to have an email address and a reliable internet connection in order to complete the online theory part of the course.

Enclosed footwear must be worn at all times when you are on the premises.

Ongoing. Book your course and come in at anytime during our open dates and hours to start your course. This is a self-paced course. Check our calendar for open dates.

Online theory completed at the student's own pace + 3 days practicals at AUSINET training facility in Winnellie, NT.

This is a competency-based training and not an attendance-based training, you can make your own schedule and learn at your own pace.

Ausinet will issue your statement of attainment within 7 days of completion of the course.


After you have successfully completed this course, you will be able to apply for your solar accreditation at the Clean Energy Council of Australia (CEC). You must hold grid-connect solar accreditation before you can apply for battery storage accreditation.

You can find more information about the cec accreditation application process, requirements and fees on the Clean Energy Council website.

Code Unit of Competency/Unit Name Points (Hours)
UEERE4001  Install, maintain and fault find battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems 60

Possible job titles and roles relevant to this Solar Battery Installation course include:

  • Solar battery technician
  • Solar battery electrician
  • Solar battery installer

* Total Nominal hours is 60. Options available for Flexible day and night classes depending on availability, course completion duration may vary depending on student self-paced completion of the units. Check our Calendar for dates. This is a competency based training not an attendancy based training. Duration is subjective and varies with an individuals experience, intellect and tenacity