Learn about the renewable energy industry and how to design, develop and implement renewable energy systems and technologies to create a more sustainable future for ourselves and generations to come. In the Diploma of Renewable Energy Engineering, you’ll gain a broad understanding of the industry, with a focus on key technologies in the renewable energy sector, their design and Australia’s transition into green energy. You’ll learn about the foundations of engineering practices, energy storage systems and photovoltaic (PV) systems, and build industry-targeted skills in maths, physics and programming. Graduates of this course are eligible to apply for provisional Clean Energy Council (CEC) accreditation.
3 years full time or 6 years part time.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Analyse and measure basic circuits using a variety of techniques
Design and apply Energy Storage Systems in both renewable and non-renewable energy supply systems
Research, design and implement a grid connected PV system with energy storage
Produce basic AutoCAD (computer aided design) drawings for electrical installations
Calculate energy output and monetary payback
Apply maths, physics and programming related to engineering python programming
Follow and implement relevant health, safety, environment and quality (HSEQ) regulations
Develop specialist skills to gain an advantage in the job market
Graduate with a Higher Education Diploma
A strong support network of peers and teachers
Eligibility to apply for Clean Energy Council Grid-connect Design Only accreditation (provisional)
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A strong desire to design and innovate renewable energy sources and energy storage systems
Passion for renewable energy, sustainability and the environment
An interest in design, science and mathematics
You do not require an ATAR score for entry into this course.
If you are unable to meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible for special admission.
Please continue with your application and you will be guided to identify as mature aged (at least 21 years old in your first year of study) or disadvantaged (disability, serious or chronic illness, interrupted education, lack of support for study, serious personal problems and/or serious family responsibilities). Please contact us to find out more.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Electrotechnology and Telecommunications Trades Workers assemble, install, test and repair electrical appliances, networks and circuits, electronic systems and equipment, lifts, refrigeration and airconditioning equipment, electrical distribution networks, and telecommunications equipment
Other jobs include: designer in an engineering team, provisional grid connect solar designer, technical sales in solar PV industry, technical support in renewable energy industry and design officer.
Once you have successfully completed the Diploma of Renewable Energy Engineering you will be eligible to apply to the Clean Energy Council (CEC) to for your provisional Grid-connect Design Only accreditation. This accreditation is for individuals who want to design solar systems that are connected to the grid. It is not compulsory, but is a popular pathway for people who want to enter the industry. Visit the CEC website for more information on how to apply for provisional accreditation, and how to upgrade to full accreditation.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
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The Diploma of Renewable Energy Engineering does not have any post-graduate courses.
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The Diploma of Renewable Energy Engineering does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning (https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/recognition-credit-transfers) or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Completion of this course requires you to successfully complete 8 subjects (80 credit points) made up of 8 core subjects.
Note: Some courses offer the opportunity to choose subjects from the complete suite of Higher Education electives that are delivered by TAFE NSW. Once you’ve enrolled, contact your Course Coordinator to discuss tailoring your course to align with your interests and goals.
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