Industry Associations

Solar Accreditation Australia (SAA) is part of a broad network of organisations in the renewables industry. This page provides links to many of the organisations that SAA engages with in its operation of the Accreditation Scheme.  

CLEAN ENERGY REGULATOR (CER) 

The CER operate the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme which is an Australian Government initiative that encourages investment in small-scale renewable energy. It provides incentives to households and businesses to install small-scale renewable energy systems like rooftop solar, solar water heaters and air sourced heat pumps.  

APPROVED PRODUCTS PROGRAM 

www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au 

STATE AND TERRITORY ELECTRICAL SAFETY REGULATORS 

Electrical Safety is of the upmost importance to SAA. We work with the Electrical Safety Regulators in each State and Territory on compliance matters.  

All electrical work must be carried out by suitably qualified people. The Electrical Safety Regulators are responsible for licensing and electrical safety within their State or Territory. 

Following is a list of each of the Electrical Safety Regulators and a link to their websites: 

ACT – Access Canberra – www.act.gov.au 

NT – NT Worksafe – www.nt.gov.au 

NSW – Department of Customer Service – www.customerservice.nsw.gov.au 

QLD – Energy Safety Office – www.oir.qld.gov.au 

SA – Office of the Technical Regulator – www.energymining.sa.gov.au 

TAS – Department of Justice – www.justice.tas.gov.au 

VIC – Energy Safe Victoria – www.esv.vic.gov.au 

WA – Department of Mines, Industry, Regulation & Safety – www.dmirs.wa.gov.au 

NATIONAL – ERAC – ERAC – Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council 

DISTRIBUTED NETWORK SERVICE PROVIDERS (DNSPs) 

ACT – Evo Energy – www.evoenergy.com.au  

NT – Power Water – Power and Water Corporation | Power and Water Corporation (powerwater.com.au) 

NSW – Ausgrid – www.ausnetservices.com.au 

NSW – Essential – www.essentialenergy.com.au 

QLD – Energy Queensland – Home – Energy Queensland 

SA – South Australian Power Network (SAPN) – www.sapowernetworks.com.au 

TAS – Tas Networks – Home – TasNetworks 

VIC – Citipower / Powercor – Home | CitiPower & Powercor 

VIC – United – United Energy | Home 

VIC – Ausnet – Home (ausnetservices.com.au) 

VIC – Jemena – Home | Jemena 

WA – Western Power – Homepage (westernpower.com.au) 

WA – Horizon Power – Horizon Power – WA’s Regional Energy Provider 

National – AEMO – AEMO | Australian Energy Market Operator 

STATE AND TERRITORY WORK SAFETY BODIES 

Safety of everyone on the worksite is your highest priority and should never be compromised.

It is best to achieve this by implementing suitable safety protocols and training procedures prior to starting the job. Strive to create an environment where everyone feels empowered to raise safety concerns without hesitation.

Below are some guidelines to ensure the safety of all personnel on site:

  • Ensure that only fully licensed electricians who have undergone induction into an installer’s safety program are assigned licensed tasks.
  • Participate in the assessment of potential hazards at the onset of each installation, such as working at heights, within ceiling spaces, and when installing battery storage systems.
  • Ensure that any high-risk activities, such as working near exposed live components, require adherence to a comprehensible Safe Work Method Statement, this should be developed in collaboration with workers to aid understanding and compliance.

Following is a list of each of the Work Safety Regulators and a link to their website: 

ACT – WorkSafe ACT - Home – WorkSafe ACT 

NSW – SafeWork NSW - SafeWork NSW | SafeWork NSW 

NT – NT WorkSafe - NT WorkSafe 

QLD – Workplace Health and Safety QueenslandHome | WorkSafe.qld.gov.au 

SA – SafeWork SA - SafeWork SA | SafeWork SA 

TAS – WorkSafe Tasmania - WorkSafe Tasmania 

VIC – WorkSafe Victoria - WorkSafe Victoria 

WA – WorkSafe Western Australia - WorkSafe | Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (commerce.wa.gov.au) 

 

NETCC 

www.newenergytech.org.au 

 

Technical advice

SAA is not intending to operate a technical advice service for the solar industry as part of the operation of the accreditation scheme. The following organisations provide technical advice and other services to the industry. We suggest looking through the various offers to determine the best fit for you.

Smart Installer

Inclusions:

  • Free access to AS/NZS Solar and Battery Standards
  • Free access to face-to-face Installer Roadshow Events
  • Free online CPD training
  • Quarterly Smart Installer webinars; industry updates and more
  • Ongoing advocacy and industry crisis support
  • Important industry updates and alerts
  • Use of the Smart Energy Council Logo
  • Smart Energy Installer badge

myCEC

Inclusions:
  • Access to toolbox talks
  • Advice docs
  • LearnLAB online CPD
  • Offers and discounts
  • Business Templates
  • Regulatory updates
  • My Jobs tracking tool
  • Events and webinars
  • Industry reference group

Find out more

Solar Cutters

Inclusions:

  • Membership number
  • Access to member logos
  • Free entry to Solar Cutter events
  • Membership card
  • Exclusive welcome pack
  • Online portal with CPD and industry updates
  • Access to AS/NZS Solar and Battery Standards
  • Feedback and voting opportunities

Find out more

NECA

Inclusions:
  • Industrial Relations (IR),
  • Workplace, Health & Safety (WHS),
  • Technical Support  – including TKB,
  • Training & development (RTO), and
  • Apprentice Training & Support (via our GTOs).
  • Legal Advice, Assistance & Representation (via NECA Legal)

Find out more

 

MEA

Inclusions:
  • Access to Standards
  • Workplace relations advice
  • Technical and safety advice
  • Updates and information
  • Networking and events