NETS Project Archive

The New Energy Technology Systems (NETS) Project arose from industry concern of the training sector’s capacity and capability to deliver on the upcoming consumer demand for solar battery installations. With over two million homes now having solar panels installed, many of these households are considering taking the next step to install a battery storage solution to become independent and take control of their energy usage.

The Industry Advisory Group (IAG) for the Office of the Victorian Skills Commissioner (OVSC) identified that the training sector was unprepared for this demand, with a serious shortage of skilled trade teachers to delivery training and resources to provide the marketplace with quality and effective solar battery design and installation services.

Led by Future Energy Skills, the two-year NETS project was funded by the Victorian Government’s Workforce Training Innovation Fund (WTIF), collaborating closely with both industry and training partners. It set out to bridge the skills gaps and support industry growth through the creation, piloting and evaluation of new training in solar battery assessment, design and installation – that makes learning easy and effective.

Please see below for some of the of the industry relevant articles that were developed as part of the project. Several of these include details of the experiences of pilot participants.

The future is batteries and solar: Chris Gratton on getting qualified

The future is batteries and solar: Chris Gratton on getting qualified

The New Energy Technology Systems (NETS) course, which was piloted this year, has one clear goal – to strengthen the...
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Learning about solar is as innovative as the technology itself

Learning about solar is as innovative as the technology itself

Raise your hand if you ever felt like traditional learning methods just didn’t work for you when you were in...
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The solar revolution is here, and it’s time to get on board

The solar revolution is here, and it’s time to get on board

You’re already seeing it happening around you. Right now, there are over 2 million homes with rooftop solar across Australia,...
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How electricians are lifting their game sky high

How electricians are lifting their game sky high

Meet Mitchell Carter from Gippsland Solar. He’s an accredited CEC solar installer with battery endorsement. But what does that mean...
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MEDIA RELEASE: New training to make household solar batteries safer

MEDIA RELEASE: New training to make household solar batteries safer

Australia’s boom in solar batteries is about to get safer, with new training set to provide the technical skills required...
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Innovative training to shape future energy leaders

Innovative training to shape future energy leaders

As technology evolves, so do the methods of learning about it. Long lectures, essays in theory and heavy textbooks –...
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