Technical mentoring and support

Growing Victoria’s clean energy workforce.

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On-site technical mentoring and support for electricians, electrical engineers and licensed electrical inspectors to install or inspect solar PV and battery systems.

This technical mentoring and support is fully funded by Solar Victoria and provided free of charge to eligible participants until 31 December 2024. A series of online webinars offering technical advice and installation guidance is also available - details and dates below.

Technical mentoring and support is aimed at encouraging a higher level of competence and confidence to install or inspect solar PV and battery systems, and ensuring installations comply with all safety and industry standards. It is also aimed at encouraging more existing licensed electrical inspectors (LEIs) to feel comfortable to take on solar work.

Mentoring provides expert technical knowledge and support from within the industry and is intended to see LEIs and electricians with solar-specific skills continue to grow in number.

This will help ensure Victoria has an ongoing supply of skilled workers to support growth in the renewable and clean energy sector.

Check if you are eligible for mentoring

Mentoring is available to:

  • Electricians and electrical engineers who have completed Solar Victoria funded training, including upskilling to design and install PV and/or battery systems.
  • Current LEIs, electricians and engineers
  • Existing LEIs who have inspected a system installed under our programs or who Solar Victoria approves to undertake this technical mentoring and support.
  • Existing LEIs and licensed installers recommended by Solar Victoria to participate in this mentoring and support.

When and how it is delivered

Technical mentoring and support is available until 31 December 2024.

Mentoring sessions are delivered on-site by arrangement across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Each session involves a minimum of one 2-hour session per person, delivered face-to-face and on-site. Mentoring sessions will include the following:

  • Clarifying any focus areas for the mentee, discussion of current knowledge, relevant standards and required documentation.
  • The required tools and equipment and their use.
  • For electricians, technical feedback on observations of design and installation;
  • For LEIs, confirming compliance standards being set by the LEIs and provision of documentation and guidance to support the inspection process, particularly around any improvement opportunities.

Following the mentoring sessions, participants will have access to 30 days of technical support by email or phone.

How to apply

To apply for technical mentoring and support, please first contact the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) directly:


The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) can provide individual mentoring or small group sessions (with a maximum of four participants) to electricians and LEIs at several locations across Victoria. Contact NECA to arrange your mentoring session.

Website: National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA)

Phone: 1300 300 031


Webinar series

TechSafe is delivering a series of online webinars offering technical advice and installation guidance on common defects and issues detected in PV and battery installations.

Webinars are open to all current LEIs, electricians and engineers. Each webinar will be delivered twice so don’t worry if you miss the first one.

Topic 1: Solar PV Installations – Common defects2 hours
  • Wednesday 12 June 2024, 3:30pm or
  • Wednesday 19 June 2024, 8:00am
Topic 2: Battery Installations – Common defects1 hour
  • Wednesday 26 June 2024, 8:00am or
  • Wednesday 10 July 2024, 3:30pm
Topic 3: Solar PV and Battery Installations – Unsafe defects examples and analysis2 hours
  • Wednesday 31 July 2024, 8:00am or
  • Wednesday 14 August 2024, 3:30pm
Topic 4: Solar PV and Battery Installations – Labelling requirements2 hours
  • Wednesday 4 September 2024, 8:00am or
  • Wednesday 18 September 2024, 3:30pm
Topic 5: Solar PV Installations – Earthing requirements1 hour
  • Wednesday 9 October 2024, 8:00am or
  • Wednesday 23 October 2024, 3:30pm

Contact TechSafe directly to register your interest to join online by email to or phone 03 8558 0100.

An FAQ document will be available to capture common questions across the series. Technical guidance sheets are also available at Solar PV audit checklist and guidance and Battery audit checklist and guidance.

About our commitment

Solar Victoria is investing $11 million to deliver a comprehensive training and workforce development program. Our aim is for solar industry workers to have the skills and capabilities to deliver our programs and to support growth.

Boosting training and workforce development will ensure Victoria has an ongoing supply of skilled workers to support growth in the renewable and clean energy sector.

More information

Please contact NECA directly with any questions about this opportunity and how to apply.

For general enquiries about Solar Victoria’s training and workforce development program, please email

For information about other initiatives helping to grow Victoria’s clean energy workforce, see Training and workforce development.


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