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.

COURSE STRUCTURE

22515VIC Course in working safely in the solar industry provides certification that will ensure workers understand the required industry safety standards when installing solar PV or hot water systems.

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

We do not have regular scheduled dates for the other four units making up the full course. Please speak with our customer contact or enrolment officers about our waiting list. We will be in contact when we have sufficient numbers to run the full course.

TIMETABLE: 8am - 4pm over two days

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.

Qualifications and recognition

To be awarded the Course in working safely in the solar industry, participants must successfully complete all of the core units. Participants who exit the course without completing all five units will receive a Statement of Attainment listing those units that were successfully completed, for example VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry.

Participants who exit the course without completing all five units will receive a Statement of Attainment listing those units that were successfully completed. Holding a valid White Card is already a mandatory requirement for working on any solar installation, however as of 1 July 2021, it will also be a mandatory requirement for Solar Homes installation workers.

Solar workers can complete this training unit free of charge by enrolling in 22515VIC Course in Working safely in the solar industry and completing the prerequisite VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry training unit first. It is highly recommended that apprentices and trade assistants working in the solar industry undertake the full course.

Experienced workers who wish to update their qualifications can undertake VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry, and apply for credit transfers/RPL on remaining subjects, where appropriate, to gain the full course certification.

Delivery location Berwick

Length Full Time, 2 days.

Start dates 2022 7 Sept, 21 Sept, 10 Oct, 9 Nov and 6 Dec. Start dates 2023 6 Feb, 1 Mar, 4 Apr, 1 May, 1 Jun, 6 Jul, 1 Aug, 4 Sep 

Fees

Full fee paying: $215 total. $180 tuition plus $35 for material fees.

Student eligible for Free TAFE course (Tuition fee exempt)

Concession and non-concession: $35 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 are required to complete the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) assessment and obtain a minimum exit level 3 - working level 4 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)., 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.