Government-owned renewable energy is leading the way

SEC and the new Centre of Training Excellence.

State Electricity Commission's Centre of Training Excellence

The Victorian Government is bringing back the State Electricity Commission (SEC) – driving down power bills and creating thousands of jobs in renewable energy. An initial $1 billion investment will help deliver 4.5 gigawatts of power and help create 59,000 jobs.

The SEC will help find and train the next generation of skilled tradespeople to support the renewable energy transition.

The new SEC Centre of Training Excellence will be the focal point for building the renewable energy workforce. It will connect with schools, the Victorian TAFE Network and other training providers, unions and industry to identify skills priorities and coordinate courses in renewable energy. In preparing the next generation of skilled workers for renewable energy, the centre will engage secondary school students and promote career pathways (Premier of Victoria (2022) Power to the People – SEC Up and Running(opens in a new window) December).

Transitioning Victoria’s energy system to renewable energy is expected to create 6,000 apprenticeship opportunities across a range of essential trades.