Course In Working Safely In The Solar Industry

Course Code: 22515VIC
Study Area:

This course is aimed at current and prospective solar installation workers, working in the solar industry installing photovoltaic or solar hot water systems.

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

Upon successful completion of the full course, participants will be able to: 

  • * Work safely on roofs 
  • * Work safely at heights 
  • * Identify and report asbestos

We take rolling enrolments for this course.

The VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry unit is a mandatory certification for all solar workers carrying out installations for the Solar Homes Program from 1 July 2021. 

Contact us on 5434 1800 or for more information

  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure
  • The course duration will be determined after you register your interest to participate in this course. The Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry consists of five core units of competency. To be awarded the Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry participants must successfully complete all core units. Participants, who exit the course without completing all the required units for the course will receive a Statement of Attainment listing those units that were successfully completed.

    The VU22744 Work safely in the solar industry unit is a mandatory requirement for installers, apprentices and trade assistants working in the Victorian Governments Solar Homes program through Solar Victoria as of 1 July 2021.


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • The course is designed for electricians, plumbers, apprentices & trade assistants who want to increase their safety awareness on solar installations.

  • There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. OR You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer); or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.

Course overview

The Course in Working Safely in the Solar Industry provides an accredited training program and vocational outcomes for persons wishing to gain the skills and knowledge required for the installation of Photovoltaic (PV) systems and solar water systems. On completion participants will have the skills and knowledge to: • Install PV/solar collectors systems • Work safely on roofs • Work safely at heights • Identify and report asbestos

How to apply
  • Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
    • Oral/written work
    • Inspection of processes
    • On-site work evidence
    • Practical tasks
    • Research

Learning options
  • None

Key study areas
  • Work safely in the solar industry
  • Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (White Card)
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Work safely at heights
  • Provide first aid

Further study opportunities
  • N/A


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

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Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$0.00
Concession - average total course fee*$0.00
Full fee - average total course fee*$0.00
B.   Materials average fee**$0.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.

This page was last updated on 16/09/2021 6:56 PM

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