About the pilot program
The pilot program is part of the Victorian Government’s $11 million investment in training and professional development.
It is aimed at encouraging a higher level of competence around solar inspections and encouraging more inspectors to feel comfortable in taking on solar work. It will help build a pathway for LEIs to continue to grow in number, with knowledge and support provided within the industry.
The pilot will run for up to six months and is structured to provide onsite support and mentoring for LEIs to carry out inspections of rooftop solar installations.
Every solar system is checked by a licensed electrical inspector and a Certificate of Electrical Safety issued before a solar system can be connected to the energy network.
LEIs participating in the pilot will carry out a safety inspection of a Solar Homes installation. A mentor in the pilot will provide onsite support and mentor the LEI throughout the inspection. For all LEIs in the pilot, this will involve:
- reviewing your knowledge in the solar field
- ensuring you have the correct standards and documentation required
- ensuring you have the required tools and test equipment and understand their use
- confirming you are setting the compliance standards.
How to register
Registrations are limited in this pilot program.
Reviewed 28 September 2021