Training Provider Appointed To Further Boost Solar Safety

Training Provider Appointed To Further Boost Solar Safety

With an aim to make the solar industry more safer and powerful, Solar Victoria has appointed Future Energy Skills (FES) to develop a comprehensive training package for Licensed Electrical Inspectors (LEI). To enhance the practical skills and knowledge of licensed electrical inspectors, FES will formulate a comprehensive suite of industry-validated learning and assessment materials.

This new training program is introduced to encourage more qualified electricians to become LEIs and will build skills and capability for solar as well as new energy technologies for existing inspectors.

With this initiative of the Victorian Government, more jobs and growth in the solar industry will be introduced along with improvement in standards.

The resources to be utilised in the support, development, and upskilling of the Licensed Electrical Inspector industry will benefit the solar retailers and installers. Not only this, it will save customers from the wait times of inspection by increasing the safety inspection and compliance quality.

To explore other opportunities and to encourage more electricians to qualify as LEIs, Solar Victoria is closely working with the industry’s best training providers. To your surprise, LEI training is now the first priority and part of an $11 million Victorian Government investment to make solar revolution a safer success.

Also, to deliver solar-specific training, Solar Victoria has partnered with the Department of Education and Training, with support from WorkSafe and Energy Safe Victoria (ESV). This is done to make sure all industry workers gain the skills needed to complete their jobs safely and to high-standards.

Since Solar Victoria is committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety and quality for its Solar Homes Program, it has mandated solar training for all CEC installers.

To deliver this training recognised by the industry and to boost the skills of an industry professional, 12 Registered Training Organisations across the Victoria are chosen by the government.

Ever since its launch in 2018, the Solar Homes Program has managed to provide more than $270 million in rebates to help hundreds of Victorian households in installing solar systems. This initiative has played a crucial role in making solar more accessible, thereby driving down the energy prices and helping tackle the climate change.

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