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Undergraduate Certificate inRenewable Energy Engineering

This course is delivered by:
This course is delivered:

Face to Face at Newcastle and Ultimo TAFE
and Online in 2021

At the completion of this courses, you will receive an:
Undergraduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Engineering

Closed for 2021  –  Watch this space for 2022.


Do you want to work in the renewable energy sector but don’t want to enrol in a full degree? This introductory short course may be right for you.

The course requires the completion of four subjects covering principles of electrical engineering, energy storage systems and grid-connected photo-voltaic power systems. At the end of this course, you’ll have the foundational knowledge and skills required for entry into the growing renewable energy sector.

Course Code


Study Mode and Duration

This course is delivered over one semester full time, using a blended delivery model that combines in person class content with content delivered online

Course Delivery Location

Students can study this course at TAFE NSW Ultimo and Newcastle


Classes commence 26 Jul 2021



All students must complete the following four subjects:
▪ Foundation studies in renewable energy and sustainability
▪ Principles of electrical engineering
▪ Energy storage systems
▪ Grid connected photovoltaic power systems


The Undergraduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Engineering requires you to complete four subjects and a total of 40 credit points. Each subject is worth 10 credit points.


If you have extensive, current and relevant workplace experience or you’ve recently completed studies in a related eld, you may be eligible for exemption from some subjects in the Undergraduate Certi cate in Renewable Energy Engineering. Talk to your course coordinator to see if you’re eligible. You are required to attend class until you are advised that your application for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) has been successful. Note: Your application for RPL will assess your prior learning against the outcomes of this course. RPL is only granted against full subjects. Partial RPL will not be granted


To be eligible for admission, you must have completed:

▪ the NSW HSC or equivalent
▪ a Tertiary Preparation Certificate
▪ a certificate IV qualification (or higher) in any field.

If you do not meet the above entry requirements, you can apply under special admission provisions (including mature age and disadvantage). You will be required to submit documentation to support your application for special admission.



Full time students enrol in four subjects, worth 40 credit points, for one semester.

Students will undertake most classes online via ‘virtual classrooms’ and will attend TAFE NSW Ultimo or TAFE NSW Newcastle to complete lab work and site visits. Class work will require online attendance for approximately four hours per subject, per week.

It is recommended that students also undertake at least five hours per week, of additional private study per subject, to maximise their understanding of course content.


A range of assessment methods are used across subjects in this course, with most subjects requiring the completion of three to four assessment tasks, and assessments designed to be practical and relevant to current renewable industry contexts.


You can view the course structure and an overview of study requirements for each subject by downloading the Course Information Brochure.

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