News & Views

4th May 2022

Expand your Solar skill & knowledge

NECA encourages everyone who wishes to become a Licensed Electrical Inspector (LEI) and existing LEIs to participate in Solar Victoria’s Licensed Electrical Inspector training to build skills and capability in solar. 

Now’s a terrific time to upskill and help grow Victoria’s clean energy workforce. The job market for electrical inspectors is forecast to grow and the uptake of renewable energy in Victoria set to increase in the next decade. 

Solar Victoria's LEI training is delivered in a blended format with online content to be completed before attending classroom review and practical activities. The suite of learning and assessment materials includes interactive and visual media content.  

This training will provide you with the latest information on the installation of solar PV systems, including: 

  • Electrical inspector requirements, installation fundamentals and inspecting, and testing 

  • Inspect and test electricity generation systems (for current LEIs) 

Available through your choice of providers – free until end of June then subsidised to end of December 2022. And you don’t need to be working in Solar Victoria’s programs to be eligible!   

The program is open to:  

  • experienced electricians – who wish to become an LEI  

  • existing LEIs who would like to develop solar-specific skills and knowledge 

If you are interested in doing this training, please contact one of the training providers listed here to discuss your enrolment. 

Full details can be found here: https://www.solar.vic.gov.au/licensed-electrical-inspector-training#what-does-the-training-cover