Certificate II in Renewable Energy Pathways

The world is rapidly moving to a renewable energy future. This is a pivotal point for many economies.  Tasmania’s hydro-electric scheme makes its a forerunner, which provides an opportunity for the State.  Green hydrogen, pumped hydro and wind power will form the future mix of energy output in Tasmania and create further market opportunity. Projected job gains and skill requirements will necessitate strong engagement with the education sectors and community to generate enthusiasm for, and awareness of the many opportunities emerging. 

Recognising this and taking positive impact is something the Tasmanian Government can be proud of, and one in which our partners, Artibus Innovation has done us proud.  They received funding to support the Tasmanian Government to develop a course to improve entry pathways to roles in renewable energy.  

The course will help establish a pathway and certification for new entrants to participate in the renewables industry. The development of the course required extensive consultation, locally and nationally and provides a start in a career across five industries that underpin the renewables industry. 

Artibus Innovation was funded by the Tasmanian Government to develop a hydrogen ready training course that will build a pipeline of new industry entrants.  Once the course was developed and approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), the State Government asked SDG Align to manage the course on its behalf.

Course Status

The course has been added to the National Register as follows: 

11136NAT Certificate II in Renewable Energy Pathways 

Accreditation started on 22 November 2022 – training.gov.au_11136NAT 


Course Structure

To be awarded this qualification, competency in one of the four occupational pathways options must be achieved:

11 units of competency:

  • 5 core units
  • 6 elective units.

The elective units must be chosen as follows:

  • all the elective units in at least one elective Group A–D listed below
  • the remaining elective units may be chosen from other groups or the general elective units Group E listed below.

Unit code

Unit title



Core units



Prepare to work in the renewable energy industry


Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace


Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment


Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector


Promote sustainable energy practices in the community


Elective Units


Group A: Hydrogen



Apply safety practices, procedures, and compliance standards for handling hydrogen gas


Fault find and repair hydrogen storage equipment


Undertake routine hydrogen storage operations


Carry out routine work activities in an electricity supply industry generation environment


Group B: Wind



Maintain documentation


Conduct routine wind turbine maintenance


Group C: Solar



Conduct minor electrical maintenance


Maintain battery banks and cells


Group D: Hydroelectric



Carry out routine work activities in an electricity supply industry generation environment


Conduct minor mechanical maintenance


Group E: General Electives



Work safely at heights


Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Carry out WHS requirements


Use routine strategies for work-related learning


Manage strategies for career progression


Read, interpret and use detailed plans, drawings and diagrams for work


Collect, organise and interpret statistical data for work


Provide first aid


Undertake manual handling


Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering


Organise and communicate information


Process and record information


Read dials and indicators


Control traffic with stop-slow bat


Drain and dewater civil construction site


Store and handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances


Apply safe procedures when handling/transporting dangerous goods or explosives

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Are there any costs associated with the course?

There are no costs associated with the course – we simply require RTOs to enter into the attached licence agreement with us to ensure the material is used for the right purpose and that you provide us with feedback to enable us to maintain the course in line with ASQA requirements.


Are there any learning materials available?

All the units of competency (except one) are sourced from multiple existing training packages – as such we hope/ envisage that materials exist for most of these.  


Who’s around to help us deliver this course?

A large number of eastern seaboard TAFEs have been working with HyCell (Deakin University) on material to support the ‘Prepare to Work’ unit – if you would like us to connect you with this network, we would be happy to do so.

We have also been liaising with Bestech – a manufacturer/supplier of teaching resources for the hydrogen and bio fuel industry – similarly, if you would like a connection, we can assist.


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SDG Align acknowledges the support of the Department of State Growth, Tasmania as part of the Commonwealth funded Energising Tasmania project.