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22515VIC Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry~

Free TAFE Electrical

Next intake To be advised
Duration Part-time: 1 Month

Course description

The course is aimed at current or prospective people who work in the solar industry with the installation of PV grid-connected or solar water systems or heat pumps. Participants undertaking this course would be CEC Accredited Electricians, Licensed Electricians, Licensed Plumbers, Trades assistants and apprentices.

The course provides an overview of safety hazards and appropriate safety measures relevant to solar installations. 

Participants must complete all five core units to be awarded the Course in Working 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. Participants that have completed any of the units will be eligible for a credit transfer, Official Statement of Attainment, or a USI transcript will be required.

~ This course is in transition.

The course code, title, units and content may change in future. Further information will be provided on The Gordon website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

Possible career outcomes

  • The vocational outcomes of the Course in Working Safely in the solar industry  is to ensure workers understand the required industry WH & S standards and the implications of safety hazards that may arise while working at heights installing Solar PV Systems and Solar Hot Water Systems.

Applications & attendance

Applications for this course are not currently open.

Please contact customer service on 52250538 during business hours to discuss upcoming intake dates.

Please contact Customer Service on 5225 0800 to discuss upcoming intakes.


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

    • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Free TAFE. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

    Pre-training review

    Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

    Personal Learning Requirements

    There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

    Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

    Selection mode

    Core Units Code Hours
    Apply WHS requirements policies and procedures in the construction industry CPCCWHS2001 20
    Prepare to work safely in the construction industry CPCCWHS1001 6
    Provide First Aid HLTAID011 18
    Work safely at heights CPCCCM2010B 8
    Work safely in the solar industry VU22744 12


    Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

    Assessment is based on:

    • Written assessment
    • Practical observation

    This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

    Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

    FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
    Concession Tuition AUD $0.71 per hour 64 AUD $45.00 AUD $640.00
    Standard Tuition AUD $3.55 per hour 64 AUD $227.00 AUD $640.00
    Full Fee Tuition AUD $12.55 per hour 64 AUD $803.00


    All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

    Which fee will I pay?

    Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

    Fee help and student loans

    VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
    The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

    Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

    Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

    Date published: 15/04/2024 12:00:26 PM