CONSTITUENCY QUESTION | SAFETY TRAINING FOR SOLAR HOMES WORKERS

Safety Training for Solar Homes Workers – Kaushaliya Vaghela MP

SAFETY TRAINING FOR SOLAR HOMES WORKERSFrom 1 July all solar workers involved in installations as part of the Solar Homes program must have completed or be enrolled in the Working Safely in the Solar Industry training unit.For more information about the Work Safely in the Solar Industry VU22744 training unit, visit solar.vic.gov.au/training. For more information on the business mentoring program, visit solar.vic.gov.au/mentoring.I asked Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and Minister for Solar Homes, the Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio, regarding an update on how this training program will prepare the Solar Home Workers for the jobs boom in the Solar Industry.#KaushaliyaMP

Posted by Kaushaliya Vaghela MP on Monday, 2 March 2020

Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan) (12:40): My constituency question is directed to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and Minister for Solar Homes, the Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio. My question relates to the minister’s portfolio responsibilities for Solar Homes.

From 1 July all solar workers involved in installations as part of the Solar Homes program must have completed or be enrolled in the Working Safely in the Solar Industry training unit.

Last year we passed the Victorian renewable energy target legislation, creating thousands of jobs, putting more energy into the grid and driving down energy prices. These efforts by the Andrews Labor government encourage investment in the local economy and boost employment.

Western Metropolitan Region has embraced solar energy with open arms. Five suburbs—Tarneit, Point Cook, Truganina, Wyndham Vale and Werribee—have made it to Melbourne’s 10 most popular Solar Homes suburbs.

Can the minister provide an update on how this training program will prepare the Solar Homes installers in Western Metropolitan Region for the jobs boom in the solar industry?