Solar Power System Fundamentals

9.00am — 5.00pm, 26 — 31 January 2023


This is a self-paced online short course. You can register and start the course anytime.

Advances in solar power generation is driving increasing demand for skills in this area. By understanding how solar systems work, you'll be able to choose and maintain a system to meet the needs of a home or business.

In this self-paced online course, you'll learn about on-grid PV systems. You'll review the latest solar technology, equipment and installation practices.

Using practical tasks and quizzes, you'll cover:

  • how each component of a PV system works
  • how to design and cost a system
  • what to consider for installation
  • ongoing solar system safety, operation and maintenance
  • how to work safely around a PV system

You'll also learn how to choose a solar retail company or recommend a system.

At the end of this course, you'll apply your understanding of the different solar technologies to choose the right system to meet the site's needs. You'll also be able to estimate the system's performance, costs and potential savings.

Learning outcomes

  • How solar power systems are designed and installed
  • Solar system components and their functionalities
  • Solar technologies and their efficiencies
  • How to estimate system performance output, costs, and greenhouse gas savings
  • Maintenance requirements for solar power systems
  • Safety procedures for working on sites with solar power systems

Is this course for you?

This course suits professionals in the solar industry, including:

  • engineers
  • managers
  • sales professionals

It also suits homeowners or business owners who have, or are about to install, a solar PV system.

How you’ll learn

This course is delivered through Engineering Education Australia’s digital learning platform, EEA Online.

You'll learn using a mix of practical case studies, quizzes and reading, audio and video materials. You'll also apply your knowledge in practice with a variety of assessment tasks.

It will take approximately 8 hours to complete. As it is self-paced, you can start anytime and save your progress as you finish each module.

EEA Online is powered by leading Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas by Instructure. Once you register, you will receive an email from [email protected] inviting you to set up your EEA Online account and providing access to the platform.


Members: $350 incl GST
Non-member: $411.76 incl GST
Key speaker
Fernanda Oliveira
Engineering Education Australia
Registration close
31 January 2023
11.59pm AEDT