What makes your courses different to what other RTOs offer?
● We are Contractors and work in Industry every week, so our experience is current. Combined, our Trainers experience in Renewable Energy is 80 years – no other RTO in Australia could boast that.
● We focus on providing a course that increases your employment and business opportunities; you will not be doing meaningless theory just to pad out the course.
● We run courses in Regional areas, over weekends and at our seven Centres across Australia
● When you ring us you talk to the Trainers, not layers of Admin staff.
● We commit to supporting our participants after the course. We give technical advice and assist with designs and industry documentation.
How are the courses run?
● Some courses are ‘face to face’ – Split Systems, Electrical Contractors and Stand Alone Power Systems. That is because they need to be.
● The others have a Zoom ‘on line’ component. You are in a virtual classroom so can have discussions and complete theory. We then travel to places all over Australia to deliver one day ‘Practicals’. Note that some places have more Practical days than others.
● You can be anywhere in the country to participate in these courses.
What times do the courses run?
● We like to start early so usually 7.30 am – 4.00 pm, whether on line or ‘face to face’. This is NSW time.
Is there any funding?
● Possibly but you can confirm this:
● ACT – www.trainingfund.com.au
● WA – www.ctf.wa.gov.au
● Tasmania – www.keystone.com.au
We have a group organised and want to know if you can come to us to deliver the course?
● We have had 10 years of visiting mine sites, workplaces and small communities running these courses.
● Go to this link to see where we have been Training Locations
I have seen other RTOs who have ‘sponsors’ and promote one product. Do you do this?
What you will not see Skillbuild Trainers doing – TAFE QLD Trainers advertising SolarEdge.
● We pay for all our resources and have never accepted ‘freebies’ from manufacturers.
● We tell it like it is, but without fear or favour.
● We have spent close to a million dollars on equipment for our Centres over 10 years, and continually update.
● Tesla 2 is the latest addition in some of our Centres.
Do you send students away to complete work after the course
● Are you kidding? They are too busy and would never finish it. Hitting the books after a busy day just doesn’t work.
● We do require a pre-course assignment to be done though, but this take up to 3 hours and is an introduction to the course.
● All work is completed in class time.
You only allow people who have done your Battery Storage Course to do the Stand Alone course. Why is this?
● We used to do 8 day Stand Alone courses but we realised that there was a lot of overlap between the Battery Storage course and the Stand Alone course so split the SPS course in two. Our Battery Storage course articulates into the SPS course, and we know what we do but not what other RTOs do. We are happy to accept students from GSES but no other RTO. By the way, we actually do Off Grid Installs and three of our Trainers live with Off Grid Systems, so we don’t just talk about it but do it.
Will I actually do some ‘hands on’ practical work?
● We do more than just looking at systems and taking measurements. You will do simulated or real installs (Albury only). We have spent a lot of money on products and are installing Tesla, Fronius Gen 24, Sungrow, Solis and other emerging systems in all of our Centres. This means as a participant that you do the installing, configuring, testing and commissioning systems.