We ran Australia’ first EV charging course in Sydney in April 2019. We are contractors and have been installing chargers for 6 years. We also own two EVs and convert ICE vehicles to EVs. Neil Beveridge is our Trainer in this area and he is a heavy diesel mechanic as well as an electrician. Neil has done four years of training in EVs, overseas and in Australia, and runs our Auto Technicians courses. Skillbuild hope to have one of the first bi directional chargers in our Albury Centre 2023; just need the DNSPs to approve them. Then our Nissan Leaf becomes our battery storage system. Exciting times in this space and if you are interested just contact Neil – [email protected] .
We ran Australia’s first EV installation course in 2019. We funded this course. It cost us $20k and people came from Darwin, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Sydney and Adelaide. What we worked out is Electricians do not need to do a 2 day course. There is another RTO that has never installed an EV charger offering a course for $500. Electricians can work this out without doing a $500 course and if you are interested just enrol in our 2 hour EV charging seminar. We do this with Zoom, start at 7.30 am and you will learn how to buy the cheapest EV charger in Australia. Delivered by someone who is actually installing chargers. We own three EVs, are converting vehicles to EVs and the trainer is an Electrician as well as a heavy diesel mechanic.
The contractors courses for SA,TAS,VIC are all on line as the content is mainly about operating a business. Students can ring Bill on 1800059170 during business hours, or email him – [email protected]. He responds very quickly and we pride ourselves on giving a lot of support to our students.
You must do this under supervision of an accredited Installer.
Grid Connect - You have to take photos, three short videos, fill out documentation, provide evidence of edge protection/fall arrest systems. You have to do two case studies and details will be provided during the course.
Battery Storage – You take photos, videos, fill out documentation show commissioning and testing and procedures. Correct PPE must be used. One case study only.
New accrediting body but same training required for Solar and Batteries.