Career training addresses renewable energy jobs boom
NSW is leading the way in Australia’s renewable energy future, by providing training to meet the growing demand for workers in the sector.
From 2022, TAFE NSW will offer a Diploma of Renewable Energy Engineering along with a number of new micro-credentials to help students pave their career in renewable energy.
The new diploma was developed in close collaboration with industry and will be aligned to high-demand jobs, including in solar, energy storage systems, and wind technology.
The new courses will be offered at TAFE NSW’s Ultimo and Newcastle campuses via a blend of virtual classroom learning and face-to-face practical workshops.
Skills and Tertiary Education Minister Geoff Lee said the NSW Government is positioning the state to be at the forefront of Australia’s renewable energy employment boom.
“The NSW Government is committed to a cleaner, greener future and an important part of that is ensuring we don’t just have the right renewable energy infrastructure, but we also have the right highly-trained workers to run it,” Mr Lee said.
Minister for Energy and Environment Matt Kean said the TAFE NSW courses will help transform NSW into a clean energy superpower and support local job creation.
“Thousands of jobs will be created in the renewables sector in the coming years, particularly in our regions, and it’s great to see TAFE supporting these low carbon jobs of the future,” Mr Kean said.