Once you have provisional accreditation, you can apply to upgrade to full accreditation by submitting a case study as proof of competence in the design and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems.

Please note: applications to upgrade your accreditation can take up to three weeks to process. Where possible, send in your applications early to allow processing time when submitting your case study. A one-month grace period will be given if a complete case study is submitted before your accreditation expires.

 An upgrade to full accreditation application must include:

  • completed online application form
  • case study (for the accreditation type held)
  • Certificate of Currency / Proof of Public Liability Insurance cover – minimum of $5 million coverage
  • copy of unrestricted electrical licence (required for 'grid-connect design and install' and 'grid-connect install only')
  • ID style photo
  • payment of $550 inc. GST, payable by electronic funds transfer (EFT) or cheque.

To obtain full accreditation, one case study must be submitted for each category of accreditation held i.e. if you hold both SPS and GC accreditation, you will need to submit two case studies.

If your application is unsuccessful, please note that we will refund your payment minus a processing fee of $99 inc. GST.

Once upgraded, your accreditation will be valid for one year. Before expiry, the accredited person must submit an application to renew their full accreditation.

Accreditation extension

Extensions will be granted up to a maximum of three months for the upgrade process from provisional accreditation to full accreditation (see extension application form).

Adding a component

Adding a design or install component to your existing accreditation

You can add an extra component to your existing accreditation without submitting a new application. In order to do this, please email a copy of your academic transcript, showing completion of the relevant training units through to the Accreditation Team. Ensure you include a note requesting to add the extra component to your current accreditation.

In order to demonstrate competency in designing and/or installing a system, you will then be required to submit one case study within the next three months.

From 1 August 2015, a fee of $190 + GST will be applied to the case study assessment.

Adding SPS (stand-alone power systems) to your existing GC accreditation

To add the stand-alone component to your existing GC accreditation, you will need to send in your training certificate showing completion of the relevant SPS training units to the Accreditation Team.

In order to demonstrate competency in designing and/or installing stand-alone systems, you will then be required to submit one case study about a stand-alone system you install within the next three months.

If you are unable to complete any installations during this time, you can defer just the SPS component of your accreditation (until the work arises) by notifying the Clean Energy Council in writing. You will then need to advise the Clean Energy Council in writing that you wish to have it reinstated before carrying out any SPS work.  

If you are on the continuous professional development (CPD) renewal scheme, the case study that you submit can count towards your CPD points.

From 1 August 2015, a fee of $190 + GST will be applied to the case study assessment.