Raise your hand if you ever felt like traditional learning methods just didn’t work for you when you were in school. Pages of notetaking and stacks of textbooks may have left you doubting your abilities, or constantly repeating to teachers that you’re more of a ‘visual learner’.
You’re not alone. It’s a fact that everyone learns and processes information differently. Some understand and learn by reading and writing, while others do this through watching, listening or hands-on activities. While this may not have been prioritised in education 10-15 years ago, the modern classroom is evolving and adapting.
Since solar is one of the fastest growing and most rapidly evolving industries in Australia, it makes sense that learning how to install solar batteries wouldn’t simply involve burying your head in a textbook for hours on end. As technology progresses and knowledge grows, so do learning styles and methods, with many solar education providers exploring new ways of teaching.
A flip in solar education
The New Energy Technology Systems (NETS) course has been developed to provide you with all the training, tools and resources you need to become a top-tier, qualified solar battery installer. But, how exactly are you going to fit in all that study around work, family, friends and a solid weekend Netflix binge?
Well, the course has been designed with working electricians in mind. It uses a ‘flipped classroom’ model – a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional classroom environment. You will learn much of the theory behind solar battery installation even before you enter the classroom, using videos you can access anywhere and anytime. Then, when you come to class, the focus is on practical learning and putting your theory to the test.
The human brain processes videos 60,000 times faster than it does text, which makes it perfect for pre-learning. The NETS course has been designed to allow you to learn everything you need to know to safely install a solar battery to the highest standards with the least time away from your day job. Best of all? You can take your learning with you – to a café, to the local park or even just as far as the couch – it’s up to you.
Learning that continues after the classroom
But the course doesn’t end once you leave the classroom. You will continue to have access to resources, receive industry updates and the latest innovations in solar technology after you complete the training. As an accredited solar battery installer, you will be getting more work for more money so making sure you are up to date is important to maintain your accreditation.
The NETS course is a nationally recognised qualification, only delivered at Registered Training Organisations (RTO). It has been designed and endorsed by key industry members including Clean Energy Council, Energy Safe Victoria, Electrical Trades Union and Country Fire Authority, and the cost of the pilot course is just $480 – so there’s really nothing stopping you!