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Renewable Energy Technician

Working as a Renewable Energy Technician you will select, install, commission, troubleshoot and maintain equipment that collects, generates or distributes power through alternative means. You will work with alternative and direct current and other modes of power.

Summary of Training

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

This Australian Apprenticeship occupation may attract incentives under the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program. For more information contact an Apprenticeship Network provider, call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73, or look at the National Skills Needs List.

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This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Construction & Electrical

Work Type
Analytic & Investigative
Conventional & Organising

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2020: 12517

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 13/07/2021. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2019, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2019, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

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Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

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Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

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Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Renewable Energy Technician - UEE41620
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

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

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