Graduate Certificate in Community Energy and Micro-Grid

Progress your career in the energy sector, learning from leaders in energy research, who share your desire for a more sustainable and clean energy future.
This course is offered at multiple locations, select your prefered campus to see when it is offered.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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0.5 Year
(60 credit points = 0.5 EFTSL)
Entry requirements
Entry requirements apply to this course

This part-time program is designed to address complex problems across community energy and microgrid disciplines and equip you with the knowledge and skills to progress your career in the energy sector.

Learn from leading academics and researchers as well as national and international practitioners about the complex nature of renewable energy sources, energy storage, community microgrids, emerging technologies, and energy project management.

Our online delivery mode offers flexibility to suit your lifestyle, allowing you to get ahead in your professional and personal life.

Upon completion you may be eligible for entry to the Master of Engineering Technology (Renewable Energy and Electrical Power Systems). 

  • Sustainability officer
  • Energy Project Manager
  • Sustainable Energy Engineer
  • Energy and Sustainability Professional
  • Independent Power and Energy System Consultant
  • Power and Energy System Engineer
  • Renewable System Design Engineer
  • Energy Analyst
  • Clean Energy Policy Officer
  • Sustainability Engagement Officer

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

ENGIN2103, 15 credit points
ENGIN5101, 15 credit points
ENGIN5102, 15 credit points
ENGIN5205, 15 credit points

Entry requirements (year 12)


Entry requirements (non year 12)

Recognised three year degree in science, engineering or equivalent in a relevant specialisation with credit average, awarded by an Australian university, or a recognised overseas equivalent; and/or • Recognised diploma in science, engineering or equivalent in a relevant specialisation with credit average, awarded by an Australian Registered Training Organisation; or a recognised overseas equivalent, with at least 1 year full-time relevant industry experience (energy and electrical engineering).

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: CM4

CRICOS code: 104935K

Fees are subject to change annually.

2023 Indicative Fees

Fee Type: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$4,150 per certificate student contribution amount
This Certificate is 0.5 EFTSL (equivalent full-time study load) or 60 credit points. 1 EFTSL or 120 credit points is equivalent to a standard year of full-time study.

If you’re offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are subsidised by the Australian Government.

Your fees (student contribution) are set on an annual basis by the government and are determined by the discipline area and band of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program. Each course (subject) falls into a band which determines the student contribution amount.

2023 annual student contribution amounts for 1 EFTSL range between $4,124 Band 1 to $15,142 Band 4. To find the Band and contribution amount for each course check the Sample Structure or refer to the 2023 subject listing.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide. Total cost will vary depending on the courses you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your program and any approved credit you receive.

Fee assistance

You may be eligible to apply for a HECS-HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of all or part of your student contribution. You may also be eligible to defer payment of your SSAF through an Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department


Course coordinator

Jerry Hu