The training sessions have been recorded during Smart Energy 2022 and are available virtually on SEC’s learning platform – Thinkific. Click on the link to purchase and start the training. You will be required to login or create a user account to access the training.
Each session will require learners to take notes on a Worksheet during the presentations, complete an online quiz (with 85% accuracy) and feedback survey, to be eligible for 30 CORE CPD points.
Download the worksheet here.
The course will only cover 1 topic. The topic relates to new editions of AS/NZS 5033:2021 that are critical to CEC accredited designer/ installers remaining competent in the following Units of Competency:
The course is be presented by two popular trainers, Glen Morris and Geoff Bragg.
The presentation will include descriptions of the following sections of the incoming Australian Standard, with explanation and participant feedback on the merits of the incoming rule changes. The following list is of course draft, as the standards process is yet to fully respond to public comments.
- PV Maximum voltages
- PV max voltage with DCUs
- Manufacturer’s clamp zones
- Disconnection Devices
- Choice of disconnection devices
- The Disconnection Point
- When DC isolators are required at the array
- Wiring System Clauses x 4
- DCIs on non-combustible material
- No mention of micro-inverters
- New signage requirements
- Solar system layout “map”
To be eligible to receive Continuous Professional Development points, learners must be CEC accredited designers or designer/ installers.
Required Units of Competency:
- UEERE0011, UEERE0016, UEERE0022 (from 4/10/2020)
- UEENEEK125A, UEENEEK135A, UEENEEK148A
- VU22123, VU22124, UEENEEK148A
Knowledge: Participants will gain a thorough overview of Australian Standard, AS/NZS 5033:2021
Comprehension: Learners will appreciate opportunities present in early adoption of the Standard once published, as new design and installation flexibilities and options will become available.
Analysis: The session will reinforce the need for deeper scrutiny of the published document to remain compliant. Participants will increase their opportunity to engage with the document early, prior to implementation.
Create: Participant solar installers and designers will be now able to prepare for significant changes in their design and installation processes, as the new standard comes into effect.