Grid Connected PV Systems Design and Install

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 Design and Install course is designed for electricians who want to learn how to design and install solar photo voltaic 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 the best quality training.

This Solar Design and Install course covers providing known solutions to predictable problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems operated at ELV and LV. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of basic voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing known solutions to predictable circuit problems.

This Solar Design and Install course covers the design of grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems and their installation. It encompasses following design briefs, incorporating schemes for protection of persons and property from dangers of system malfunction, ensuring other safety and performance standards and functional requirements are meet and documenting design calculations and criteria.

This course covers the installation, adjustment and set-up of photovoltaic power systems and connecting to a supply grid inverter. It encompasses working safely and to installation standards, matching components with that specified for a given location, placing and securing system components accurately, making required circuit connections and completing the necessary installation documentation.

There is no funding currently available for this course.

In this course you will learn :

  • Daily irradiation
  • Photovoltaic modules
  • Module characteristics


  • Site Survey
  • PV arrays selection
  • System components selection
  • Other design considerations
  • Inverters
  • Inverter Operation
  • Inverter Characteristics
  • PV Grid Connected System Operation
  • Grid connect inverter selection
  • PV array installation requirements
  • Electrical PV array installation requirements
  • System installation and maintenance
  • Inverters
  •  Inverter operation
  • Inverter characteristics
  • PV grid connected system operatio
  • Installation of grid connected inverters
  • System commissioning and maintenance

In order to enrol in this Solar Design and Install course you will require :

  • A valid Unrestricted Electrical License (you can also enrol if you are an electrical apprentice)
  • A valid ID (eg. Drivers licence)

You will need to get access to the following standards :

  • AS/NZS 5033 – Photovoltaic arrays
  • AS/NZS 4777.1 – Grid connection of energy systems via inverters
  • AS/NZS 3000 – Wiring rules
  • AS/NZS 3008.1.1 – Selection of cables Part 1.1

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 - Grid Connected PV Systems Design and Installation, 8th 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, a computer 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 Solar Design and Install 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 face to face 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 the accreditation by the Clean Energy Council of Australia (CEC). You can find more information about the application process, requirements and fees on the Clean Energy Council website.

Code Unit of Competency/Unit Name Points (Hours)
UEERE0022 Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems 40
UEERE0011 Design grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems 60
UEERE0016 Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems 80

Possible job titles and roles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Solar technician
  • Solar electrician
  • Solar installer

* Total Nominal hours is 180. 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