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Cert IV in renewable energy

Postby Peter Griffin » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:58 pm

Hey guys. New to the forum. I'm an electrician thinking about further study. I'm interested in Cert IV in renewable energy. Just wondering of anyone on the forum has completed it and did they find it worthwhile? Has it help them get a job in the industry? Would it be a qualification that would be looked for in the future?
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Re: Cert IV in renewable energy

Postby Tracker » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:57 pm

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I can only talk as a sceptical old buggar who gets tired of all the BS that passes as self regulation etc.etc.

I think of those who got conned into doing green certifications to analyse homes etc. Whatever it was called.
Poor suckers, thinking there was a.real demand for such services..

My jaded view is that you can.throw a.lot of money at training organisations and get your bit of paper, but we all know how meaningless they really are.. trouble is, the even more ignorant politicians and bureaucrats. THINK. its.good stuff.. ALL it does do is to create.a.new.INDUSTRY, and. The sucker Polies think that is good..

MR FEELING is that you could likely do everything, and without the "certificates" and. just as.well, provided that you are legally qualified to play with LV etc....

I will likely provoke a phalanx of outrage from those who dearly paid for their silly certificates, but that will he good for you to hear..
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Re: Cert IV in renewable energy

Postby davidg » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:08 pm

Tracker wrote:..FEELING is that you could likely do everything, and without the "certificates" and. just as.well, provided that you are legally qualified to play with LV etc....

Um NO............ you must have the other certs to do Solar legally and you must join the CEC as well.

Ask me how I know :x because I've had to jump through all the hoops.
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Re: Cert IV in renewable energy

Postby CaptK » Sun May 01, 2016 12:01 am

OK, so further to this.
What courses/certificates are available for DC Solar, I'm not interested in becoming a licensed installer, I'm looking at retiring in 3 years, but I'm definitely looking to learn more.
I've had my off grid system running for over 3 yrs. now, but there's always that little nagging voice at the back of my mind, wondering if I've done it right, or more particularly if I've done it safely.

Maybe I'm over thinking all this, later this year I'll have the house finished and I'll need to connect the house to the system, without question that will be done by a licensed electrician, there's just no way I'd be comfortable doing that myself and I know I'm not legally qualified to do that anyway, but I'd really like to be full bottle on the DC side.

So are there organisations that I can look at, or conversely, avoid, in order to learn more.
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Re: Cert IV in renewable energy

Postby davidg » Sun May 01, 2016 3:54 pm

CaptK wrote:wondering if I've done it right, or more particularly if I've done it safely.

Pictures, more discussion, sent PM. ;)
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