22515VIC Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry

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Duration Part-time: 1 day

Course description

The 22515VIC Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry is targeted 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. The course can also be used as a pathway to further qualifications.

To be awarded the Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry, participants must successfully complete all of the five 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.

  • VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry 
  • CPCCWHS2001 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* 

* Participants that have completed any of these units will be eligible for credit transfers, an Official Statement of Attainment or USI transcript will be required.

It is mandatory for all solar installation workers on the tools (e.g. electricians, plumbers, apprentices and trade assistants) to have completed the unit VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry if they are installing systems as a part of  the Victorian Government’s Solar Homes program as of 1 July 2021.

Note:
Solar Victoria have taken the impact of coronarvirus (COVID-19) restrictions into account in there compliance activities. Enrolments can still be taken after the 30th June deadline, all solar workers are encouraged to meet this mandatory requirement as soon as possible. Please read the Solar Victoria website for more information.
 
Holding a valid White Card is already a mandatory requirement for working on any solar installation, however as of the 1st July 2020, it will also be a mandatory requirement for Solar Homes installation workers. See more about training requirements here.

Participants will enrol in the 22515VIC Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry with the accredited unit: VU22744 Work Safely in the Solar Industry being delivered over 2 days at our East Geelong campus. This is a mandatory unit for all workers participating in the Solar Homes Program. See more information on training requirements here.

Work placement/industry experience

How often do I attend?

How often do I attend?

2 days per week

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.

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19
While The Gordon is permitted to deliver face-to-face teaching in compliance with current Government guidelines and COVIDSafe restrictions, many courses will utilise a blend of remote and on-campus learning. Find out more about delivery changes here.

Applications for this course are not currently open.

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

Applications & attendance

Intake
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.

There are no essential entry requirements for this course. However, learners are best equipped to achieve the outcomes of the course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry, if they have minimum language, literacy and numeracy skills that are equivalent to level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

Learners who do not meet the minimum language, literacy and numeracy requirement may require additional support to complete the course.

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

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 .

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

There are no essential entry requirements for this course. However, learners are best equipped to achieve the outcomes of the course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry, if they have minimum language, literacy and numeracy skills that are equivalent to level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

Learners who do not meet the minimum language, literacy and numeracy requirement may require additional support to complete the course.

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Apply OHS requirements policies and procedures in the construction industry CPCCOHS2001A 20
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry CPCCWHS1001 6
Provide first aid HLTAID003 18
Work safely at heights CPCCCM2010B 8
Work safely in the solar industry VU22744 12

 

Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by The Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check https://training.gov.au/Home/Tga. If you have completed any units previously, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. Find out more about RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Written assessment
  • Practical observation
FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.00 per hour 64 AUD $0.00 AUD $512.00
Standard Tuition AUD $0.00 per hour 64 AUD $0.00 AUD $512.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $0.00 per hour 64 AUD $0.00

 

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.

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

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Date published: 23/08/2021 8:05:56 AM
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