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Work safely in the solar industry

The 22515VIC Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry is targeted at persons seeking to work or currently working in the solar industry with the installation of photovoltaic and solar water systems.

The course provides an overview of safety hazards and appropriate safety measures relevant to solar installations. The course provides a pathway to further qualifications. It is not intended as a replacement for full certificate-level qualification.

From July 1, 2020, the first unit within this course, VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry is also a mandatory requirement for all solar workers carrying out installations under the State Government’s Solar Homes program. For more information visit Solar Homes Training page.

This course will ensure workers understand the required industry health and safety standards and implications of safety hazards that may arise whilst working on roofs in the workplace. Upon successful completion of the full course, participants will be able to:
• work safely on roofs to install PV/solar systems
• work safely at heights
• identify and report asbestos.

Individuals completing this qualification will typically be electricians, plumbers, apprentices and trade assistants who want to increase their safety awareness on solar installations.

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.

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 

Note: VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry must be completed before undertaking any other unit in the course.

Course code
22515VIC
On campus
Berwick
Online
Not available Online
International
Not available for International students
Length
Full Time, 2 days.
Start dates
9, 10, 22, 23 June. 6, 7, 30, 31 July 2020 (Berwick)