Energy efficiency training

A range of energy efficiency training providers and options are available, including accredited training, on-the-job learning, government workshops, and programs offered by professional and industry associations.

Government programs

New South Wales energy courses and webinars The Energy Saver website offers offer hands-on experience in energy management for businesses to learn how to implement energy-efficiency projects.

New South Wales Sustainability Advantage program Open to organisations from the not-for-profit, government and medium-to-large business sectors.

Queensland’s ecoBiz program Help for businesses to save money on their energy, water and waste bills through sustainability initiatives.

National Australian Built Environment Rating System NABERS is a national performance-based system that rates buildings on their impact on the environment. The website has information on NABERS assessor training and accreditation.

Professional and industry organisations

Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating AIRAH offers short courses and post-graduate qualifications in energy efficiency and energy auditing.

Australian Power Institute API was established by the electricity power industry to support engineers in the power sector. API's bursary program provides support to students.

Carbon Training International CTI offers a range of courses to build skills and knowledge in carbon management. 

Energy Efficiency Council The EEC is Australia’s peak body for energy efficiency, energy management and demand response.

The Energy Efficiency Certification Scheme Operated by the EEC for professionals who can lead comprehensive energy retrofits of commercial buildings.

Energy Users Association of Australia EUAA holds regular events and workshops on energy markets, pricing and climate change related issues. 

Engineers Australia EA’s Professional Development Program is a platform for engineers to achieve chartered status through career path progression and work-based training. 

Innovation and Business Skills Australia IBSA develops the capacity of the Australian manufacturing industry and its relevant sectors for innovation and continuous development. There are 6 Energy Efficiency Skill Sets in the MSS11 Sustainability Training Package.

Tertiary education

Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer Australian National University

Energy Efficiency short courses University of Wollongong

Engineering University of New South Wales

Environmental Sustainability Swinburne University of Technology

Environmental studies courses TAFE NSW

myskills Australian Government

Working Safely in the Solar Industry Government of Victoria

Teaching materials

Through the Skills for the Carbon Challenge initiative, the Australian Government funded the development of the Learning and Teaching Sustainability website, which highlights a range of resources for educators on sustainability topics, including energy efficiency