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What does a Photovoltaic Engineer do?

Photovoltaic Engineering focuses on the transformation of sunlight directly into energy. The role of a Photovoltaic Engineer is to design, maintain and repair the systems that allow this to happen.

A Photovoltaic Engineer might be required to design or improve cell technology (the system that turns sunlight into energy), install these solar energy systems or research ways that this technology can be utilised more broadly.

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How much does a Photovoltaic Engineer earn?

In Australia, a full time Photovoltaic Engineer generally earns $2,150 per week ($111,800 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only.

What are the job opportunities for Photovoltaic Engineers?

Despite the number of Photovoltaic Engineer roles remaining the same over the last few years, it is predicted that the industry will experience a slight demand for these skills. This means that the occupation of Photovoltaic Engineers is likely to experience stable growth over the next five years.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Photovoltaic Engineer?

Firstly, you will need to become a qualified Engineer. This will require completion of a Bachelor degree in a relevant engineering discipline. Then, you will need to complete a graduate qualification that specifically focuses on renewable energy. A good example of this type of course is the Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Technologies.

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Related Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within Renewable Energy.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au