Free mentoring for Solar and Battery Installers, and Licensed Electrical Inspectors (LEI)

Following the success of the Solar Victoria’s solar mentoring pilot program that was run by NECA for Licensed Electrical Inspectors (LEI) last year, we are proud to announce that we are now delivering more sessions for both electricians and LEI’s across both regional and metropolitan Victoria, for FREE.

This initiative will provide better technical knowledge and support for Solar and Battery Installers, and Licensed Electrical Inspectors (LEI) who are already working in and/or are starting out in the renewable space. NECA will be running  numerous technical mentoring sessions throughout 2023, but spots are limited.

This is funded by Solar Victoria as part of the Victorian Government’s $11 million Training and Workforce Development program, that includes specifically crafted training resources to develop, upskill and support the renewable industry. 

Benefits of the program

Gain technical knowledge and skills from experts in the renewable energy industry.

Learn about the latest developments in the solar and battery space.

Training material and resources to assist during and after the mentoring session.

Receive one-on-one advice and guidance on how to succeed in the field.

Get support from experienced mentors who are passionate.

Networking opportunities with likeminded professionals.

This initiative started in February and runs through to mid-December (or until the spots are exhausted) and will be delivered onsite in both individual and group settings allowing LEIs and installers to access the most up-to-date information and the ability to stay on top of their game. 

Express your Interest

Frequently Asked Questions


How is the program delivered? 

Mentoring sessions are delivered across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. Each session involves a minimum of one 2-hour session per person, delivered face-to-face and onsite.  

Small group bookings can also be arranged for a maximum of four people. This involves a minimum of one 2-hour session per group. 

What support do I receive post the mentoring session?

Following the mentoring sessions, participants will also have access to 30 days of technical mentoring support by email or phone. 

When is the program delivered?

Technical mentoring and support is available from now until mid-December 2023. 

Who can apply?

Applications for technical mentoring and support are open to electricians who install solar PV and battery systems delivered under the Solar Homes and Solar for Business programs, and Licensed Electrical Inspectors. 

Priorities given to: 

  • Electricians completing Solar Victoria Licensed electrical inspector training (Skills set 1) 
  • Current LEIs who have completed Solar Victoria funded LEI training (Skill set 2 – Inspect and test electricity generation systems). 
  • LEIs who have inspected a system installed under Solar Victoria’s Solar Homes Program. 
  • Existing LEIs, where Solar Victoria provides approval prior to accessing funded mentoring support. 

I participated in the pilot program, can I get more training?

We encourage all suitable tradespeople to register for the program, including those that took part in the pilot program as all applications will be assessed individually.  

I would like to put my entire workforce through training, is this possible?

The program has limited places each month as part of this free initiative. Fill the expression of interest form with as much as information as possible as all applications will be assessed individually. Please contact NECA Technical team via email [email protected]. for other mentoring and training opportunities. 

How much does it cost?

This program is fully funded by Solar Victoria and provided to the industry by NECA Victoria free of charge. However, cancellation and reschedule fees may apply.  

How do I apply?

Simply fill the expression of interest form above and we will get back to you within 48 hours.  

I have a question that is not covered above, who should I contact?

Please write to NECA Victoria’s technical team at [email protected]


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