In 2009, the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism coordinated a large energy-efficiency skills research project on Australia’s highest energy-using companies: the Long-term Training Strategy on Energy Efficiency Assessment Skills. This identified skills gaps and shortages that may be limiting their ability to fully realise their energy efficiency potential. Skills gaps and shortages were found within the trades sector, as well as in key professions such as engineering, accounting, business and management.
The final report developed in 2010 examined functional skills, training needs and training opportunities in relation to conducting energy assessments under the Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) program (now closed).
The report is underpinned by the following three studies:
- Functional Skills Analysis
- Training Needs Analysis
- Training Services Analysis