New Zealand Certificate in Renewable Energy System Installation with strands in Grid-connect Systems, and Stand-alone Systems (Photovoltaic) (with optional strands in Wind Energy Systems, and Micro-hydro Systems)

Course details

New Zealand Certificate in Renewable Energy System Installation with strands in Grid-connect Systems, and Stand-alone Systems (Photovoltaic) (with optional strands in Wind Energy Systems, and Micro-hydro Systems)
NZQF Level 4

About the course

This qualification provides the small scale renewable energy systems sector with people able to operate as grid-connected or stand-alone renewable energy system installers and maintainers at a technician level.

This qualification builds upon the New Zealand Certificate in Renewable Energy System Design (Level 4) with strands in Grid-connect Systems (Photovoltaic) and Stand-alone Systems (Photovoltaic), and optional endorsements in Wind Energy Systems and Micro-hydro Systems [Ref: 1938]; and is intended for candidates who wish to specialise in system installation.

For the purposes of this qualification renewable energy systems must include photovoltaic systems, and may include other energy sources such as wind, and micro-hydro systems.

The qualification has a focus on photovoltaic systems as this is the dominant technology that is common to the majority of systems. Optional endorsements in Wind Energy Systems and Micro-hydro Systems are available for those candidates who require training in these technologies.

Installation of renewable energy systems typically involves prescribed electrical work which requires the installer to be registered with the Electrical Workers Registration Board. This qualification is suitable for people who hold, or who are training towards meeting the requirements of, an appropriate class of registration with the Electrical Workers Registration Board.

About the provider

As the largest Industry Training Organisation in the country Skills works across 23 different industries from plumbing, and electrical through to scaffolding, real estate and more. We act as a broker between industry, government and training providers, to develop standard setting qualifications, that will help develop the leaders of tomorrow.

For more than 25 years, we’ve been helping train up the next generation of tradies and professionals. We work with industries to ensure that qualifications provide trainees with the right skills at the right time.