Energy-efficiency training options

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

NSW energy courses and webinars Energy-efficiency training courses provide hands-on experience in energy management. 

NSW 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 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. This is an undergraduate course offered by the Research School of Engineering. 

Energy Efficiency short courses University of Wollongong. Professional development short courses for engineers and other interested participants. Each course is designed to be delivered over 2 days.

Engineering University of NSW. Offers undergraduate engineering degrees that include energy-efficiency units.

myskills Department of Education and Training. A listing of vocational education and training courses relating to energy efficiency, renewables and sustainability.