Code:
22515VIC
Course Type:
Short Course; Accredited Course
Study Mode:
On Campus
Duration:
1 week
Starting Date:
April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November 2021
Location:
Yallourn
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Course Overview

Are you a CEC accredited electrician, a licensed plumber, a trades assistant or an apprentice? If so, are you also looking to become qualified as a solar instillation worker?

The Working Safely in the Solar Industry course is the perfect way to help get you there! It will provide a pathway to further your qualifications, as this course is not intended as a replacement for full certificate-level qualifications.

Taught part-time over a period of six months, this course is designed to be flexible. We want you to be able to work in your field at the same time you gain new skills, because we understand you can’t always take time away from earning a living.

A really important part of this course is helping you understand required industry health and safety standards and the implications of safety hazards that may arise whilst working on roofs in the workplace – because safety is of course our first priority.

When you successfully complete all core units in this course, you’ll be able work in the solar industry in a number of formats. This could be working safely on roofs to install PV/solar collectors’ systems, working safely at heights, or identifying and reporting asbestos.

But before you complete each unit, you must have completed the one before it – no skipping ahead!

You’ll also be able to take your learning even further by completing a VET pathway via relevant training products from the CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package.

All of these options will further your skills, enhancing your employment opportunities while you gain hands-on experience and pursue your goals.

Now is the perfect time to add more skills to your toolkit and become an even more sort-after tradesperson and we are here to work with you in making that happen.

Dates

Campus Date Attendance Days
Yallourn 29-30 April 2021 Thursday, Friday 8:30am - 2:30pm
Yallourn 27-28 May 2021 Thursday, Friday 8:30am - 2:30pm
Yallourn 24-25 June 2021 Thursday, Friday 8:30am - 2:30pm
Yallourn 29-30 July 2021 Thursday, Friday 8:30am - 2:30pm
Yallourn 26-27 August 2021 Thursday, Friday 8:30am - 2:30pm
Yallourn 30-31 September 2021 Thursday, Friday 8:30am - 2:30pm
Yallourn 28-29 October 2021 Thursday, Friday 8:30am - 2:30pm
Yallourn 25-26 November 2021 Thursday, Friday 8:30am - 2:30pm
Privacy information

DELWP Privacy Declaration: The information you provide will be shared with the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) as part of the Solar Victoria Solar Homes Program, for the purpose of administering and reporting funding and training program participation. The information you provide will be made available to the Department of Education and Training and relevant third parties who assist Solar Victoria with the administration of the Solar Homes training program for the purpose of tracking and administering funding and participation. For any privacy-related enquiries, you may access the information you have provided to DELWP by contacting foi.unit@delwp.vic.gov.au (If you have an enquiry specifically regarding the Solar Homes program, please contact Solar Victoria).

Times

Thursday and Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm

Qualifications and Recognition

To be awarded the 22515VIC Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry, participants must successfully complete all of the core units. Unit VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry must be completed before undertaking any other unit in the course. 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 and HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Career Opportunities

The vocational outcome of the 22515VIC Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry is to ensure workers understand required industry health and safety standards and the implications of safety hazards that may arise whilst working on roofs in the workplace. On achieving the 22515VIC Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry, learners will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • work safely on roofs to install PV/solar collectors systems
  • work safely at heights
  • identify and report asbestos.

Opportunities for Further Study

After achieving this short course, learners may continue on a VET pathway via relevant training products from the CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package.

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Recommended entry requirements

  • Learners wishing to enter this qualification will typically be building practitioners who install solar PV panel or solar hot water systems who work in the solar or plumbing industry.
  • 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).

Pre-requisites

Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable

Fees

Course Cost

No fee for program participants.

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information

N/A

Placement

Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCCCM2010B Work Safely At Heights
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry

Assessment

  • Direct observation
  • Work samples
  • Role plays
  • Written or oral questioning