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Renewable Energy Technician

As a Renewable Energy Technician you would select, install, commission, fault find and maintain multiple renewable energy sources and equipment for control of energy use.

Summary of Training

  • Implement and monitor OHS policies and procedures
  • Compile and produce an electrotechnology report
  • Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan
  • Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • Solve problems in d.c. circuits
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage (ELV) circuits
  • Solve problems in multiple path extra low voltage (ELV) a.c. circuits
  • Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
  • Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
  • Carry out basic repairs to renewable energy apparatus
  • Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in renewable energy control systems
  • Solve problems in stand-alone renewable energy systems
  • Verify compliance and functionality of an extra low voltage renewable energy installation
  • Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures
  • Attend to breakdowns in remote area power supplies (RAPS)
  • Maintain operation of remote area power generation plant
  • Maintain and repair facilities associated with remote area essential service operations
  • Solve problems in wind energy conversion systems rated up to 10 kW
  • Install small wind energy conversion systems rated up to 10 kW for ELV stand-alone applications
  • Prepare specifications for the supply of materials and equipment for electrotechnology projects
  • Estimate electrotechnology projects
  • Install ELV stand-alone photovoltaic power systems
  • Supervise and coordinate energy sector work activities
  • Produce detailed electrotechnology/utilities drawings using computer aided design equipment and software
  • Co-ordinate maintenance of renewable energy (RE) apparatus and systems
  • Design grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

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Industry Group
Electrical, Electronics & Utilities

Work Type
Analytic & Scientific
Organising & Clerical

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 10425

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Renewable Energy Technician - UEE41611
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 60 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Commencements

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