Energy Efficiency Training Program
The Energy Efficiency Training Program builds the knowledge and skills of tradespeople and professionals so that they can improve energy efficiency in their workplaces.
If you want hands-on experience in energy management or advice on implementing energy efficiency projects, join one of these energy efficiency training courses currenly running across NSW in 2013.
New courses are currently under development. Please register your interest if you would like to attend pilots of the following courses:
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Energy efficiency training resources are now available
The Industry Partnership energy efficiency training resources are now available online. Resources are targeted to many levels of workers across industry sectors. The resources are for both accredited and non accredited training.
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The Energy Efficiency Training Program builds the knowledge and skills of tradespeople and professionals to support improved energy efficiency practices, products and services.
Targeted energy efficiency training also has the potential to stimulate new energy efficiency jobs and add energy efficiency skills to existing jobs by supporting innovation, workforce development and sustainable business growth. The program is delivered by the Office of Environment and Heritage NSW (OEH) and the Department of Education and Communities NSW (DEC).
- supports industry partnership projects that develop and deliver energy efficiency training
- supports higher education projects that develop and deliver energy efficiency courses and resources for the university sector
- undertakes research and evaluation to inform the planning, delivery and evaluation of innovative, targeted energy efficiency training
- provides subsidies for Registered Training Organisations to deliver accredited training in energy efficiency skills
- develops professional development courses to update the energy efficiency knowledge of educators and trainers in the Vocational Education Training (VET) sector.
The Program funded 30 energy efficiency training projects from key sectors to:
train managers and staff to make business operations, products or services more energy efficient and less carbon intensive
customise or develop specific courses that are practical and effective for staff and businesses
measure the benefits of the training to staff and businesses
share the results and benefits of the training with other organisations.
As of August 2012, 29 courses had been successfully piloted and many project resources are currently available - list of projects.
Higher Education projects
Working with universities and professional associations, these projects ensure key decision makers such as engineers, business managers and accountants have access to professional development, undergraduate and postgraduate courses in energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Energy efficiency higher education projects have been funded to develop:
five undergraduate and nine professional development engineering courses at the University of Wollongong
eight undergraduate/postgraduate engineering courses and one continuing professional development (CPD) engineering course at the University of NSW
course resources for numerous CPD, undergraduate and postgraduate courses for accountants and business managers. These are being developed by the University of NSW, the University of Technology Sydney, the University of Western Sydney and Macquarie University and their key industry partners.
Resources for current projects
The Program provides reporting templates and other resources to help all funded projects to report on their progress and findings.
For more information about the Energy Efficiency Training program call (02) 8837 6000 or email email@example.com
For vocational energy efficiency training and professional development call your local State Training Services centre on (02) 13 28 11, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website
Page last updated: 18 April 2013