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PROPOSAL OF SOLAR PV INSTALLERS

(CERTIFICATION PROGRAM)

Table of Contents

Background and Introduction.........................................................................................................2


Background.................................................................................................................................2
Introduction................................................................................................................................2
Proposal/Programme Outline & Objectives....................................................................................3
Course Overview.........................................................................................................................3
Course Outline............................................................................................................................3
Core Module...........................................................................................................................3
Key Employability Additional Abilities....................................................................................4
Course Objectives.......................................................................................................................4
Basis for Considerations & Justifications.........................................................................................4
Proposed Mechanism for The Project/Programme........................................................................5
Monitoring of Project/Programme.................................................................................................5
Effectiveness Study.........................................................................................................................5
Recommendation...........................................................................................................................6

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Background and Introduction

Background

This proposal is made by Kedah State Industrial Skills & Management Development Centre
(KISMEC) with collaboration of Malaysia Photovoltaic Industries Association (MPIA)
strategic initiative of utilizing 30% of the consolidated HRDF Pool Funds for Grid Connected
Photovoltaic System Installation and Maintenance as certified installers.

Introduction

KISMEC is a tripartite NGO established by the Federal Government, State Government and
the private sector of Kedah in 1993. The initial set up of KISMEC was strongly supported by
the local government agency especially Malaysian Industry Development Authority (MIDA)
and KISMEC’s founder members from the industry, such as multi-national companies S&O
Electronics Sdn. Bhd. (formerly known as Sharp-Roxy Corporation) from Sungai Petani.
Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. from Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Continental Tyres AS Malaysia Sdn.
Bhd. from Mergong Industrial Estate, Leader Cable Industries Sdn. Bhd. from Tikam Batu
Industrial Estate, Modenas Sdn. Bhd. from Gurun Industrial Estate and few other member
companies in Kedah.

As a Kedah State Skills Development Centre (SDC) based in Sungai Petani and also Kulim
Hi-Tech Park, KISMEC plays a significant role in supporting and complementing the
government education, training and human capital development. Today KISMEC has
managed to produce more than 30,000 skilled and semi-skilled workforce for the industrial
and service sectors.

Under the 11th Malaysia Plan (2016-2020) ‘Anchoring Growth On People’, 60% of the 1.5
million jobs that will be created will require Technical and Vocational Education and Training
(TVET). KISMEC will continue to strive meeting the government aspiration by enhancing the
quality of education and training, raising the quality of graduates’ employability and
reviewing the effectiveness of programs to meet the needs of the industry.

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Proposal/Programme Outline & Objectives
Course Overview
Clean energy or renewable energy is a concept pushed by the Government to fulfil
our national agenda towards green environment. In Malaysia, being the main
contributor for renewable energy, solar energy is expected to contribute to a
minimum of 220 Megawatt in 2020 from 65 MW in 2015 under the National
Renewable Energy Policy target. In fact, Economic Transformation Program (ETP)
Entry Point Project 10 (EPP10) has laid down plan to build solar power capacity
under Oil and Gas Sector to enhance energy independence, fulfill green agenda,
increase energy security, increase employment and act as a catalyst for local solar
manufacturing and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Labor and skills required to
install solar system are expected to increase rapidly as government is encouraging
solar energy installed at home and office with the introduced Feed-In Tariffs (FIT) to
generate passive income.

This certification course under Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA)


will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to support demands for solar
photovoltaic installers. It is a carefully blended theory and practical exposure
appropriate for the participants to gain an in-depth knowledge and skills in line with
Malaysia and international standards. In fact, SEDA has the authority to ensure that
only competent person is allowed to perform solar related work and ensure safety is
followed as per Malaysian Standards

Course Outline
This is a two (2) months programme conducted full-time or 320 hours conducted part
time. The programme basically covers

Core Module
SEDA Malaysia – Grid-Connected Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Installation
and Maintenance Training Course

Modul 1 – Amalan Kesihatan Pekerjaan dan Keselamatan


Modul 2 – Pengenalan Kepada Elektrik Solar
Modul 3 – Penyediaan Pemasangan Sistem
Modul 4 – Peralatan Sistem dan Pepasangan Sistem Elektrikal
Modul 5 – Senggaraan dan Pembetulan

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Key Employability Additional Abilities
Technical drawing, Domestic Wiring Installation,First Aid &CPR, Fire Safety &
Green Card,

Course Objectives

To develop talents in the Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System installation field, well-founded


knowledge and skills pertaining to the suitable application and use of Photovoltaic Systems,
by providing them with knowledge in installation, operation, and maintenance of Grid-
Connected Photovoltaic Systems.

The main objectives of this programme are as follows.

o Increase the uptake of solar PV power systems by giving customers increased


confidence in the installation work.
o Improve the safety, performance, and reliability of solar PV systems installed in
the field.
o Encourage industry best practices for all installation work involving solar PV
power systems.
o Give participants access to training opportunities to update their skills.
o Maintain a network of competent solar PV power systems installer.

Basis for Considerations & Justifications

The implementation of SEDA Malaysia – Grid-Connected Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems


Installion and Maintenance Training Course over JPK NOSS Solar Installation and
Maintenance Practitioner & Solar Installation and Maintenance Assistant Practitioner

 Overview of SEDA Malaysia


The Sustainable Energy Development Authority of Malaysia (SEDA Malaysia) is
a statutory body formed under the Sustainable Energy Development Authority
Act 2011 (Act 726). The key role of SEDA is to administer and manage the
implementation of the Feed-in Tariff mechanism which is mandated under the
Renewable Energy Act 2011 (Act 725)

 Competent Person for Feed-in Tariff Mechanism

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As a requirement for feed-in Tariff application through SEDA, any
installation must be done by SEDA Certified competent persons.

 Depth Knowledge
o JPK NOSS covers a vast area of Solar Photovoltaic systems (Stand-Alone
Systems and Grid-Connected Systems) technology and some portion of
Renewable Energy.
o SEDA Malaysia brings the focus to the area of Grid-Connected Solar
Photovoltaic Systems as it is widely implemented for the Feed-in Tariff
mechanism.

Proposed Mechanism for The Project/Programme

Monitoring of Project/Programme

A summary report will be provided by KISMEC covering the following project parameters
every month for each training batch.

 Attendance
 Exam result for exams conducted in that period
 Certification results
 Student process improvement project assessment
 Issue arising
 More may be added

Effectiveness Study
Post training feedback from the field will be used to monitor the effectiveness of their
programmes. Both the students as well as the company will be required to provide
feedback. Feedback will be structured to provide an understanding of the difference the
programme has made to the student and the company.
This will be done once six months after the programme. Only after this is available will
the students be awarded their full certificates.

Financial Implications/Cost of Entire Programme for A Year

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Table I : Course Fee

NO. ITEMS COST (RM) / COST (RM) /


PAX GROUP OF 20
PAX

1. Professional Trainer Fee, Training Notes, 6,000.00 120,000.00


SEDA Examination & Certification Fee,
Training Venue, Admin & Marketing

GST 6% 360.00 7,200.00

TOTAL COURSE FEE + 6% GST 127,200.00

As per Table I illustration, the course fee is RM6,000.00. At 15 participants per batch,
the course fee per batch will be RM 127,200.00. With 4 batches per year, the total
proposed course fee for the entire programme per year will be RM 508,000.00 inclusive
of 6% of GST.

Recommendation

KISMEC highly recommends that PSMB to consider offering of this programme using
the 30% consolidated HRDF under PSMB’s human development strategic initiatives in
two phases of approval.

1st phase of approval to be considered under


 Certification / Value Added Programmes Identified by The Sectorial Committees /
Special Fund for Industrial Association Programme

2nd phase of approval to be considered for the industry under


 1Malaysia Globally Recognized Industry & Professional Certification
(1MalaysiaGRIP) Programme

KISMEC believes that this programme is of great benefit not only to the industries,
installers, but also to the nation. This is because apart from producing highly skills
and competent installers, but also provides the nation with internationally recognised
and certified installers to spur the growth of the welding industries and other
industries related.

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Contact Us

We thank you very much in advance for your kind attention and consideration given to
our proposal. Should there be needs for any further clarification for the above, please
feel free to contact us.

Mr. Mohd. Yusuri Bin Yusof


Executive Director
Mobile : 6-019-4443811
Email : yusuri@kismec.org.my

Ms. Lo Soo Fong


Senior Manager
Business Development Department
Mobile: 6-019-5184621
Email: lo@kismec.org.my