Make a career out of building a sustainable future.
NMIT offers renewable energy courses to help you enter this growing industry or expand on existing traditional energy skills.
NMIT’s renewable energy courses teach you how to develop renewable energy systems like solar power and wind turbines from design to implementation.
Upon completion of our renewable energy courses, you become accredited by the CEC (Clean Energy Council) to sign off on grid-connect and stand-alone systems design.
Our Green Skills Centre of Excellence opened in 2010 and offers renewable energy courses to the skills required to build a sustainable future.
You'll learn how to:
- design, recommend, implement and manage renewable energy technologies including photovoltaic (PV), wind energy, solar water heating systems and energy efficient building design
- conduct household assessments
- provide advice and consultation
Areas of study include:
- conventional and renewable energy sources and systems
- energy management and energy conservation
- technical skills required to design renewable energy systems
- installation procedures for stand-alone renewable energy systems
- statutory requirements relating to renewable energy systems
- the environmental impact of energy systems
- consultation regarding energy minimisation
- Luke Smith won an NMIT study prize of an eight-day tour of China's renewable energy industry.
- Deb Porter
Available Courses (1)
Students of the Certificate IV in Home Sustainability Assessment will learn to assess household energy and water use, assess household thermal performance and waste generation, develop environmentally sustainable and safe work practices, assist residents to cost and adopt home sustainability practices, develop professionally and ethically as a home sustainability assessor. Intakes may be available for Semester 2. Please contact the department for the latest enrolment information.
Available Short Courses (3)
Completion provides skills and knowledge to plan and design solar systems to be connected to the power grid. Requires prior learning/pre-requisites. Topics include technical standards, regulations and codes; electricity distributors and supply requirements; electrical metering arrangements; occupational Health and Safety principles; electrical safe working practices; and grid connected inverters. This course provides credit for the national unit of competency UEENEEK305C Grid Connect Design.
Designed to give qualified, licensed electricians the skills and knowledge to safely plan, configure and install alternative power sources to the power grid. Topics include occupational Health and Safety principles; electrical safe working practice; photovoltaic power systems and grid connected inverters.
In order to undertake this program, participants must be a fully qualified electrician, electrical or electronics engineer or have completed the basic electrical prerequisites of the Certificate III in Renewable Energy as required by the Clean Energy Council for accreditation. This program will teach participants how to install and design standalone power systems using renewable energy sources to charge batteries and inverters to supply 230V AC power to appliances, thus eliminating the need for a grid power connection.