Solar Accreditation

QET in association with A1 Solar delivers training in

Photo Voltaic Grid Connect, Design and Install

Competencies Delivered:

UEENEEK125A Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems.

UEENEEK135A Design grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems.

UEENEEK148A Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems.

Off to Frazer in the Troopie 4WD

Robert Pitt A1 Solar: Off to the island to install more solar, more batteries, more everything- hard work, but someone has to do it. (Hope the fish are biting!)

This training is accredited. UEENEEK125A Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems, UEENEEK135A Design grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems and UEENEEK148A Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems, are nationally accredited competencies recognised by the Clean Energy Council (CEC) to go towards your Grid Connect Design and Install Accreditation.

This training is being delivered by Chris Williamson (QET) and Robert Pitt (A1 Solar). Chris has over thirty years experience in teaching trade and advanced trade in the electrical industry and his training will focus on electrical principles within the solar industry. Robert has been installing both on-grid and off grid solar arrays, inverters, generators for over thirty years and battery storage systems for over fifty years. And still doing it! Robert is there as an industrial expert focusing on the practical components for installing solar systems. Together we will guide you through these competencies, provide helpful hints, suggest ways in which to do things, and make sure you are aware of the regulations, standards, and your responsibilities.

People with an electrical mechanic licence can complete all three competencies and be eligible for the CEC Grid Connect Design and Install Solar Licence. People without an electrical mechanic licence but with electrical knowledge can complete K125A and K135A to be eligible for the CEC Grid Connect Design Solar Licence only. Adequate electrical knowledge can be discussed via email with Chris Williamson. Examples of people who have completed design only have been Electrical Engineers, Electronic Engineers and a Chemical Engineer.


Course Material: QET in consultation with A1 Solar, has produced a comprehensive Learning Guide to assist you through the Australian New Zealand Standards. The learning guide takes you step by step through the design, install and fault finding of PV systems.

Installing solar panels

QET practical component includes fitting of Solar Panels, fitting of inverters, fitting isolators and then cabling and commissioning including parametisation of inverters.


Theory Assessment:

In accordance with the competency assessment guidelines and will assess your ability to design a grid solar system.

  • Electrical Mechanic Licences
  • Photo Voltaic theory
  • Wiring Diagrams
  • Cable Sizing
  • Protection Sizing
  • Earthing

Practical Assessment:

In accordance with the competency assessment guidelines and will assess your ability to install solar panels and inverter energy system.

You will be required to install solar panels, inverter, protection, cabling, and earthing in accordance with Australian/ NZ Standards framework.

Duration: 4 days
Location: 13 Leven Street Coopers Plains QLD
Class Size: Maximum 6 students
Cost: $1750.00
Cost with CSQ Funding: $163 for Design & Install for CSQ Eligible Participants
$673 for Design Only for CSQ Eligible Participants
Date: 10th - 13th November 2020 (FULL) 18th - 21st January 2021 (4 days)
Still interested: Please contact Robert or I, preferably by email ( or see contact details. A 20% deposit will secure your place in this course (refer to page 5 of the Student handbook in the footer with regard to QET's refund policy). If you are interested in on-site delivery, please email us to discuss facilities and costs.

Design Only:

I am often asked by non-electricians if they can attend only the design component of this course. This is not possible as the course integrates all three competencies. This works well for delivery and the students enjoy it. I would still welcome you on to the course; however, you will need to attend the full four days. I think you will enjoy being involved in the course in its entirety. We encourage discussions and I'm sure your involvement in the industry will add to the experience. You can join in with the prac, it will only be when the electricians have to glove up and perform electrical work that you would be asked to take a step back.

How long does it take?

The course runs for four days, at the end of which, if you are successful in the exam, you will be issued a Statement of Attainment in the competencies above. This Statement of Attainment is recognised by the CEC, and along with a Working at Heights Statement of Attainment, Electrical Licence and Insurance will qualify you for your Provisional Installer Licence.

How to apply for your CEC licence after completing the training course:

STEP 1: Online Assessments

  • Grid-connect Assessment - Fundamental Theory
  • Grid-connect - Design Theory
  • Grid-connect - Design Scenario

STEP 2: Complete Practical Assessment

  • Chose the most appropriate practical assessment pack that suits your job.
  • Install System and complete all parts of the assessment document.

STEP 3: Complete Upgrade Application and Submit Practical Assessment

If you are unable to complete the assessments in the outlined time frame of 3 months, CEC can allow an installer to request extensions, but this comes at a cost of $110.00 per month incl GST for a maximum of 3 months. CEC recommend that this is completed in 3 months or sooner.