The 22515VIC Course in working safely in the solar industry is targeted at individuals seeking to work in the solar industry in the installation of photovoltaic and solar water systems. These will typically be electricians, plumbers, apprentices and trade assistants who want to increase their safety awareness on solar installations.

Work safely in the solar industry (VU22744) unit is a mandatory qualification for all on-site workers in the Solar Victoria programs as of 1 July 2021.


Please note that Chisholm currently only delivers VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry unit.

To gain the full 22515VIC Course in working safely in the solar industry, experienced workers can undertake VU22744 unit and apply for credit transfers for the other units in the course if they have already completed them elsewhere.

TIMETABLE: 8am - 4pm, 1 day

To be awarded the Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry, participants must successfully complete all five core units, starting with the prerequisite VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry:

  • VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry
  • CPCCWHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
  • CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid.

Delivery location Berwick

Length Full Time, 1 day.

Start dates 22 May, 1 Aug and 7 Nov.


Full fee paying: $205 total. $165 tuition plus $40 for material fees.

Student eligible for Free TAFE course (Tuition fee exempt)

Concession and non-concession: $40 for material fees.

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Material fees are also subject to change given individual circumstances. Please note: Fees will be subject to change if the course runs over two or more calendar years. You will also be required to pay the Student Services fee for each year of enrolment. Check to see if you are eligible for government-subsidised training. Training to eligible students is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Students with a disability are encouraged to apply for this course using Skills First funding.

Admission requirements

Applicants must successfully complete BKSB assessment with an outcome of exit level 2 (working at 3) for literacy and exit level 1 (working at 2) for numeracy, applicants need to be physically capable of using tools and accessing and working on a rooftop.

Please note: Students may be required to undertake an assessment of their literacy and numeracy as part of their application process.

Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.