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Training and Professional Development Calendar

The Energy Efficiency Council delivers and supports a range of certification, professional development and training programs and masterclasses designed to raise professional standards in the sector, support certifications through CPD opportunities, and to assist businesses on their energy efficiency journey.

The calendar below summarises the currently scheduled program. The menu bar on the left has more information on all of our certification, professional development and training courses. 

 

Did you know that the Energy Efficiency Council offers bespoke training programs?

To complement our range of open courses, we also offer high quality training programs designed with your business in mind. Covering a range of policy, business and technical subjects, we have a comprehensive network of experts who continually update their knowledge and skills to offer you the best training possible.

We can deliver an off-the-shelf program tailored for your staff, or work with you to develop a program custom made to fit your organisations training needs and goals. If you have several team members looking to upskill, a bespoke course can be your most cost effective and convenient option.

Speak to us today about delivering a bespoke program for your organisation or about group discounts by contacting us at training@eec.org.au.

FAST TRACK TO RECOGNITION AS A
PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT & VERIFICATION ANALYST (PMVA)

Now that EVO and AEE are no longer delivering the CMVP certification in partnership, there is a new pathway forward for M&V certification in Australia as a Performance Measurement & Verification Professional (PMVA), a certification administered by EVO.
 
Anyone with a current CMVP certification may retain and renew that certification directly with AEE.
 
Further, anyone with a current CMVP certification may be reciprocally recognised by EVO as a PMVA, and will be supported to maintain the PMVA certification by the EEC. There are also pathways to 'reinstatement as a PMVA' should the CMVP certification have been allowed to lapse.

Instructions to submit a Fast Track PMVA Application
for anyone with a current or expired CMVP certification:

  • EVO manages the PMVA certification through their ECMS;
  • Most CMVPs should have an ECMS account as EVO processed all certifications in the past. Use an email address provided with your application - either your work or personal address - and seek a password reset if required.
  • Please go to the EVO website and click the LEARN MORE button (refer image below);
  • Please keep the link in your favourites and your login details handy;

  • Once you have logged in, tick the box 'I have taken the M&V Fundamentals course'. This is the course you took as part of your certification;
  • Enter the training provider Energy Efficiency Council and the start date of your training (the year is sufficient);
  • You will then be asked if you received a certification, what type of certification and if it's current or expired;
  • You will be asked for a certification number or ID (refer to the certificate to locate the number) and the expiration year of your certification (current or expired);
  • You may upload a copy of your certificate to facilitate the process, but it isn't mandatory;
  • You will be asked to confirm the details EVO has on file and the name you woulld like on your new certificate;
  • Submit. A confirmation screen will appear advising that EVO will get back to you within 5 working days about next steps, and you will receive a confirmation email.

Reinstatement of lapsed CMVP certification as a PMVA certification

  • If you obtained your CMVP certification after 1 January 2016 and it has expired, you can reinstate the certification as PMVA through the same renewal process as outlined above;
  • Read the CPD guidelines for certification renewal;
  • If your CMVP expired before 1 January 2016, you may reinstate the certification as PMVA by resitting the exam through the EEC, obtaining a pass rate of at least 70% and paying the renewal fee; and
  • Send an email to training@eec.org.au for further support.

 

 

FIND A CERTIFIED ENERGY MANAGER (CEM)

The AEE Certified Professional Directory publishes the complete list of qualified Certified Energy Managers (CEM) in Australia and across the world.   

To find a certified professional in Australia, select the Country and CEM as the certified professional type.

It may be adventageous to review the Council's member list to determine if a certified professional is employed by an Energy Efficiency Council member.

CEM: Certification renewal and directory

The Energy Efficiency Council delivers and supports one certification in Australia that is managed by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE):

CEM certifications are subject to a three-year renewal cycle in which CEMs are required to provide evidence of 10 credits of relevant CPD undertaken in the preceeding three years. As a guide, a qualifiying course of five contact hours provides 1 x AEE credit, so 10 AEE credits requires some time to achieve and you are encouraged to activly seek professional development opportunities across the full three years to ensure you will have sufficient credits at renewal time.

Please note that CPD opportunities are not limited to those provided by the Council.

CPD GUIDELINES

CEM CERTIFICATION RENEWAL PROCESS

CEM certifications have an expiry date of 31 December three years after you first became qualified or since your last renewal. The expiry date is noted on your certificate and on the AEE Certified Professional Directory, or you can email the Council at training@eec.org.au to find out more about your certification.

In order to allow you sufficient time to complete any outstanding CPD, the Council will be in contact with you in the year preceeding your certification expiry date to:

  • Remind you to begin gathering evidence of your CPD;
  • Calculate how many of the 10 required AEE credits you have secured; and
  • Calculate how many AEE credits you still require.

The renewal process for both the CEM and CMVP certifications is managed by AEE and is completed in one process. You may renew at any time in your third year, and are encouraged to do so as soon as you are confident you have supporting evidence for 10 AEE credits of CPD and before your 31 December expiry date.

Click on the 'Renew' button below, then the blue 'Renew Your Certification' button on the AEE website to complete the CEM and/or CMVP renewal process:

  • Submit CPD and supporting evidence; and
  • Pay the renewal fee by credit card (currently USD300).

 

The renewal process takes about 30 days after submission of your renewal. Should there be any questions about your renewal, either AEE or the Council will be in touch to dicsuss these with you. A new certificate with a new expiry date will be issued in due course, and AEE will update their Certified Professional Directory with your current information as confirmed through the renewal process.

Certification: Certified Energy Manager (CEM)

The Energy Efficiency Council is the only Australian Training Partner of the ‘Certified Energy Manager (CEM)’ certification and exam, delivered in partnership with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

The AEE Certified Professional Directory publishes the complete list of qualified Certified Energy Manager's (CEM) in Australia and across the world.    

How to register:

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS ROUND OF CERTIFICATION

CERTIFIED ENERGY MANAGER (CEM) CERTIFICATION PROGRAM:
ONLINE CLASSROOM 17 - 21 October 2022

 

Course structure

Registrations close: 30 September 2022

Videoconference: Zoom classroom
Class size: 20 maximum
Trainer: Roger Horwood
Schedule: 25 contact hours + 4 hour exam individually scheduled and proctored)
Course materials: The exam is open book and the use of electronic references is prohibited. Printed course materials will be couriered to fully-paid registrants after the closing date. 
Pre-reading: Registrants are encouraged to undertake some pre-reading to familiarise themselves with the terminology of the course. A number of resources are available here.

*The CEM certification program is typically delivered in a face-to-face learning environment across five full days with an exam on the final day. Given the impact of COVID-19 on face-to-face learning, the AEE has temporarily condensed the contact hours of the course to facilitate an online classroom.  

All dates and times are AEDT (Melbourne/Sydney time).

Days 1 – 5 (Monday - Friday, 17 - 21 October 2022)

Session 1: 9.30AM-12.00PM (please be online by 9.15AM to ensure a prompt start)

Break: 12.00-1.00PM

Session 2: 1.00-3.30PM

Exam: 4 hour exam individually scheduled and proctored in a two week window after course completion.

Fees

Certification (course and exam)

Includes access to pre-course information, printed course materials, the course, trainer support and the remotely proctored exam. All fees are inclusive of GST.

Standard: $4,390

EEC Member: $3,685

Payment may be made in full by credit card at the time of registration, or a deposit payment of $935 may be made and a balance invoice will be issued.

Exam only (resit or first time)

Registration for the exam only may also be booked and paid through the registration process (refer note 1 below). These registrants will join the exam window immediately following the next course.

Standard: $655

EEC Member: $555 

Payment must be made in full by credit card at the time of registration.

Note:

  1. In order to register for the exam only, registrants must have completed the certification program within the last 3 years OR must have undertaken the examination (but not passed) within the last 3 years;
  2. A limited number of discounted places are availaible in each program to full time tertiary students. Pricing and further information on student places is available by writing to training@eec.org.au;
  3. All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Payments by credit card attract a credit card surcharge of 2.4% plus GST;
  4. Current EEC members receive significant discounts on the fee schedule, but the membership must be up to date to receive the discounted rate. For more information on becoming an EEC member, review the membership overview; and
  5. Should a non-member register for a course at the EEC member rate, and invoice for the difference will be issued and will be due for payment before the course commences.

About the CEM certification

A Certified Energy Manager is an individual who optimizes the energy performance of a facility, building, or industrial plant. The CEM is a systems integrator for electrical, mechanical, process, and building infrastructure, analysing the optimum solutions to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective approach. CEMs are often team leaders and help to develop and implement their organisations’ energy management strategies. CEMs have gained increased recognition within the energy industry and by companies looking to strengthen their competitive position by having responsible energy strategies and sustainable operational practices.

  • Energy managers looking to validate their experience and knowledge;
  • Consultant that specialise in improving the energy efficiency of buildings and building systems;
  • Building owners or managers looking to understand how energy savings can finance their next project; and
  • Individuals involved in developing energy efficiency projects, strategies or sustainability programs for their organisation or clients.

This program helps educate and qualify individuals involved in optimising the use of energy in buildings and systems. By obtaining the CEM certification, candidates gain industry and peer recognition by demonstrating their understanding of energy-efficiency principles, practices, and technologies. The program raises the professional standards, both technical and ethical, of those engaged in energy efficiency and energy management.

The certification program requires fundamental knowledge across several core principles and practices specific to energy management in buildings and facilities.

Participants in the Certified Energy Manager certification course will learn about:

  • Codes and Standards
  • Energy Accounting and Economics
  • Energy Audits and Instrumentation
  • Electrical Power Systems and Motors
  • HVAC Systems
  • Industrial Systems
  • Building Envelope
  • CHP Systems and Renewable Energy
  • Fuel Supply and Pricing
  • Building Automation and Control Systems Thermal Energy Storage Systems
  • Lighting Systems
  • Boiler and Steam Systems
  • Maintenance and Commissioning
  • Energy Savings Performance Contracting and Measurement & Verification

Learning Objectives

  • To raise the professional standards of those engaged in energy management;
  • To improve the practice of energy management by encouraging energy managers in a continuing program of professional development;
  • To identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of energy management related disciplines and laws governing and affecting energy managers through completing an examination and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct; and
  • To award special recognition to those energy managers who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness for energy management.

Eligibility for full or in-training certification

Note: all discussion of eligibility criteria refers to a candidates' qualification for full CEM or EM-IT (Energy Manager in-training) status AFTER undertaking the course AND successfully passing the exam.

Every certification program offered by AEE is defined by strict standards to ensure the program maintains it’s industry-wide recognition and credibility. To that end, AEE stipulates three criteria that all CEM candidates must meet to achieve full CEM status:

1. Applicants must have relevant experience or educational credentials, which includes meeting at least one of the following eligibility criteria#;

  • 4-year engineering or architectural degree OR Professional Engineer (PE) OR Registered Architect (RA) and 3+ years related* work experience;
  • 4-year technology, environmental science, physics, or earth science degree and 4+ years related* work experience;
  • 4-year business degree and 5+ years related* work experience;
  • 2-year energy management associate degree and 6+ years related* work experience.
  • 2-year associate degree and 8+ years related* work experience; or
  • 10+ years related* work experience.

2. Candidates must undergo a defined training program that aligns with the fundamentals knowledge base of the program, and the principles and practices of the industry as a whole; and

3. Candidates must pass the associated exam to demonstrate their technical knowledge, proficiency, and abilities in the area of energy efficiency. 

*Related degree in science, engineering, architecture, business, law, finance, or related field and related experience in energy, building or facility management, or measurement and verification.

#If you do not fulfill one of the eligibility criteria in point 1 above, you will still be considered for the Energy Manager In-Training certification, EMIT. The EMIT certification is valid for six years, which allows you time to meet the full CEM certification eligibility requirements.

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Roger Horwood is arguably one of Australia's leading energy engineers and has conducted and managed hundreds of energy and greenhouse projects and studies, travelled overseas to train and deliver energy management diagnostics, managed several offices and assisted in business development in Australia and abroad. With his depth of experience across so many sectors of the economy, Roger facilitates training and certification in the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) certification within Australia. 

Maintaining AEE certification

AEE certifications are re-certified on a three year cycle. At renewal time, CEMs are required to provide evidence of 10 credits of CPD undertaken in the preceeding three years. As a guide, a qualifiying course of five contact hours provides 1 x AEE credit. The Energy Efficiency Council provides a range of professional development opportunities to support AEE certifications, however there are many PD options available.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received 30 days prior to the training will be accepted and fees refunded less a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations made on/after 30 days prior to the training cannot be accepted. Registrations are non-transferable. Refunds will not be available if you choose not to attend the training course. Cancellation requests must be received in writing and can be sent to training@eec.org.au

The Energy Efficiency Council reserves the right to cancel any program at its discretion. In the event that the Energy Efficiency Council cancels a program, registrants will be given the option of transferring to the next available program dates or being provided with a full refund of the registration fees. 


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BECOME A CERTIFIED
PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATION ANALYST

The Performance Measurement and Verification Analyst (PMVA) professional certification establishes the primary  standard for individuals applying performance, measurement, and verification concepts to energy efficiency projects.

PMVAs are involved in the design and implementation of energy efficiency programs and the financing of energy efficiency projects. They have demonstrated M&V capabilities that include a good understanding of how to apply the IPMVP to determine savings.

PMVAs could be building technologists, HVAC specialists, engineers, architects, economists, financial analysts, and more.

The PMVA CERTIFICATION is earned through demonstrated field M&V work achieved through a mix of M&V relevant education, professional expertise and experiences.

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Energy performance contractors and their customers;
  • Demand-side management program designers, managers, and evaluators or others working at utilities or in public administration;
  • Energy users implementing energy efficiency measures and looking to account for savings;
  • Facility managers properly accounting for energy budget variances;
  • Building managers seeking recognition for the energy efficiency of their building operations;
  • New building designers wishing to account for the sustainability of their designs;
  • Water efficiency project developers;
  • Designers for emission-reduction trading program; and
  • Energy end-users seeking ISO 50001 certification.

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge and basic understanding/comprehension of the fundamental principles of M&V for individual energy efficiency projects and specifically the key concepts of the IPMVP;
  • Understanding relevant statistical concepts and how they apply to M&V;
  • Understanding the IPMVP four options and the essential elements/content of an M&V plan; and 
  • Capacity to provide professional advice to energy efficiency program developers, utilities, governments, financial institutions, energy user, and other parties interested in M&V. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the fundamental principles of M&V for individual energy efficiency and water projects;
  • Understand relevant statistical concepts and how they apply to M&V;
  • Understand the IPMVP four Options and the essential elements/content of an M&V Plan; and
  • Be able to provide professional advice to energy efficiency program developers, utilities, governments, financial institutions, and other parties interested in M&V

CERTIFICATION PROCESS

  • Take the M&V Fundamentals and IPMVP course AND pass the exam with a mark of 70% or higher;
  • After completing the course, candidates must take the exam and submit their PMVA application within three years of taking the training. This means candidates have three years within which they must pass the exam to obtain PMVA certification; and
  • The PMVA certification is valid for 36 months from the date of inception. 

Training

  • Take the M&V Fundamentals and the IPMVP course; and
  • It is necessary to take and pass the exam to be considered for PMVA certification.

Exam

  • The exam reflects the key competencies, learned by completing the M&V Fundamentals and IPMVP training course;
  • The exam consists of multiple-choice questions; and
  • Before taking the exam, candidates have access to a series of knowledge-based questions on various M&V topics to test their acquired knowledge and to help them identify subjects/themes requiring further study and revision. 

Education and work experience

  • Have successfully graduated college/university in engineering, architecture, economics, sustainability, finance, building technology, HVAC, or related (requires a copy of the diploma or other relevant credentials); and
  • Work in the field – M&V, energy, energy efficiency, government, ESCO, utility, financial institution or related – should be advising/developing/implementing energy efficiency programs, energy projects, financing of energy projects, energy management, energy audits (provide contact details for reference and also a short description  of duties).

HOW TO REGISTER

  • Click 'Register Now' under your preferred course, and pay your booking deposit by credit card at the time of registration ($935 + 2.4% CC fee)
  • An invoice for the full course cost, less the deposit paid will be issued upon successful registration. Payment in full must be received before course materials will be issued. 
  • An application form will follow.

We have three upcoming certification cohorts, which includes the training course, the exam and the certification process:

 

                    

FEES

Certification (course and exam)

Includes access to pre-course information, course materials, the course, trainer support, the exam and assessment. All fees are inclusive of GST.

Standard: $3,950

EEC Member: $3,160

Payment may be made in full by credit card at the time of registration, or a deposit payment of $935 may be made and a balance invoice will be issued. 

Exam only (resit or first time) 

Registration for the exam only may also be booked and paid through the registration process (refer note 1 below). These registrants will join the exam window immediately following the next course. 

Standard: $655

EEC member: $555

Payment must be made in full by credit card at the time of registration.

Note

  1. A limited number of discounted places are available in each program to full time tertiary students. Pricing and further information on student places is available by writing to training@eec.org.au
  2.  All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Payments made by credit card attract a surcharge of 2.4% plus GST.
  3. Current EEC members receive significant discounts on the fee schedule, but the membership must be up to date to receive the discounted rate. For more information on becoming an EEC member, review the membership overview
  4. Should a non-member register for a course at the EEC member rate, an invoice for the difference will be issued and will be due for payment before the course commences. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE ON RECIPROCITY

  • If you took EVO’s M&V Fundamentals and IPMVP course and exam in past years, and you received a professional certification co-sponsored by EVO, you may apply to receive your PMVA professional certification without further requirement.
  • If you hold such certification and it is still valid, you may apply for the PMVA, and EVO will issue your PMVA certification for the time left before the expiration of such certification. Complete the PMVA electronic application form on EVO’s website and upload information as required.
  • If such certification lapsed and is expired, you may apply for the PMVA by providing details on your past certification. Such information may include the date you took the M&V Fundamentals training, a copy of your former certificate, etc. Complete the PMVA electronic application form available on EVO’s website, upload information as required, and pay the certification fee

 

Masterclass: Energy auditing to AS3598

Presented in partnership with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, this masterclass provides energy audit practitioners with the skills and knowledge to deliver energy audits that meet Australian Standard 3598:2014.

Quick reference guide to energy auditing

In 2014, Standards Australia released a new series of standards for energy AS/NZS 3598. This standard is more rigorous, outcomes-based and focused on providing clients with actionable energy savings measures. To support the implementation of the standard across the industry, the EEC worked with DPE to develop a quick reference guide focused on commercial and industrial audits.

MASTERCLASS: Energy auditing to AS3598
ONLINE 28 February and 1 March 2023     

All dates and times are AEDT (Melbourne/Sydney).

Videoconference: Zoom
Trainer: Bruce Rowse
Participants: 17 class members (max)
CPD: 8 contact hours; (approx 1.6 AEE credits) the certificate of completion will be emailed after the course
Payment: In full, by credit card at the time of registration (Visa and Mastercard only)

Day 1 - Tuesday

Session 1: 9.30AM - 12.00PM (please be online by 9.15AM to ensure a prompt start)

Break: 12.00PM - 12.30PM

Session 2: 12.30PM - 2.00PM

Day 2 - Wednesday

Session 1: 9.30AM - 12.00PM (please be online by 9.15AM to ensure a prompt start)

Break: 12.00PM - 12.30PM

Session 2: 12.30PM - 2.00PM

MASTERCLASS FEES

All fees are inclusive of GST.

Standard: $1,099

EEC Member: $799

Payment must be made in full by credit card at the time of registration.

The purchase of restricted versions of AS3598.1 and AS3598.2 is an option available at the time of registration for $129.36 inc GST each; purchase of the standards is not included in the masterclass fee.\

Note:

  1. A limited number of discounted places are availaible in each program to full time tertiary students. Pricing and further information on student places is available by writing to training@eec.org.au;
  2. All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Payments by credit card attract a credit card surcharge of 2.4% plus GST;
  3. Current EEC members receive significant discounts on the fee schedule, but the membership must be up to date to receive the discounted rate. For more information on becoming an EEC member, review the membership overview; and
  4. Should a non-member register for a course at the EEC member rate, and invoice for the difference will be issued and will be due for payment before the course commences.

ABOUT THE STANDARD

Accurate and consistent energy auditing is critical to the uptake and quality of energy efficiency projects as it is often used as the basis for business case justification, project design and as a baseline to measure post-upgrade savings.

In 2014, Standards Australia released the new standard for energy auditing: AS/NZS 3598:2014, which sets out minimum requirements for commissioning and conducting three prescribed types of audits that identify opportunities for cost effective investments to improve energy performance.

Unlike the previous standard, the new standard is actually a series of standards focused on particular economic sectors:

  • 3598.1 Energy audits – Commercial buildings
  • 3598.2 Energy audits – Industrial and related activities
  • 3598.3 Energy audits – Transport related activities

The new series of standards are a significant revision to the previous standard, AS/NZS 3598:2000. They are more rigorous, are outcomes-based and are focused on providing audit customers with actionable energy conservation measures. 

By providing your clients with Standard-compliant energy audits, you’ll give them the confidence to increase both the quantity and quality of their energy efficiency projects. Your clients will be better positioned to identify opportunities, develop powerful business cases, design innovative projects and to effectively measure post-upgrade savings.

ABOUT THE ONLINE TRAINING

This 2 x half-day online training program will give energy audit practitioners the skills and knowledge to deliver energy audits that meet Australian Standard 3598:2014. 

Please note that the content of the course relates to audit process rather than being an instruction on energy saving techniques and technologies.

The program is practical and hands-on, using workshops and group exercises to lead participants through the process of delivering an Australian Standard compliant energy audit relating to:

  • 3598.1 Energy Audits - Commercial buildings; and
  • 3598.2 Energy Audits - Industrial and related activities.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants will leave the training with:

  • A broad awareness of energy audit basics;
  • An understanding of the differences between AS 3598:2014 and AS 3598:2000;
  • An understanding of the different audit types defined in the Australian Standard;
  • The ability to apply the Australian Standard's energy audit parameters; and
  • Knowledge on best practice energy audit reporting.

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Bruce Rowse has worked in energy efficiency since 2002 and sits on standards committee EN-001, participating in the major upgrade of AS/NZS 3598 Energy Audits in 2014 and is the Chair of the Efficiency Valuation Organisation’s training committee.

REQUIREMENTS

Course participants are required to have access to both AS/NZS 3598.1:2014 and AS/NZS 3598.2:2014.

Participants have the opportunity to purchase a restricted version of the Standards at a significant discount off the retail rate during the registration process. This version is provided by the Energy Efficiency Council in pdf format for personal use, and may be printed by the purchaser once only. If you did not purchase these at the time of registration, they can be purchased now here.

What past participants have said

'...A great mix of theory, practice, interactive activities and real life examples to bring the process to life...'

'...From a policy officer's perspective, I've always been at arms length from the energy audit process, but through this course, I gained a really useful insight into them...'

'...It was very informative and is already helping me with my work...'

'... I was impressed with the way the course addressed the fundamentals and still touched on the analysis in a meaningful way - Bruce Rowse is an excellent and knowledgeable presenter....'

'... After 5 years of conducting energy audits, finally had a formal training on Energy Auditing Standard AS/NZS 3598:2014, organised by Energy Efficiency Council, Australia.

If someone asks me, 'What makes the training so interactive?' It's the valuable insights from a class full of experienced people from wide range of consultancy firms and government departments. I still believe there is a large gap between the industry practice and the standards. However, the responsibility lies on our shoulders to minimise the gap and produce quality audits for the clients.

Thank you Bruce Rowse for delivering the training very eloquently ...'

– Afrina Samain via LinkedIn (May 2019)

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations received 30 days prior to the training will be accepted and fees refunded less a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations made on/after 30 days prior to the training cannot be accepted. Registrations are non-transferable. Refunds will not be available if you choose not to attend the training course. Cancellation requests must be received in writing and can be sent to training@eec.org.au

The Energy Efficiency Council reserves the right to cancel any program at its deiscretion. In the event that the Energy Efficiency Council cancels a program, registrants will be given the option of transferring to the next available program dates or being provided with a full refund of the registration fees. 

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EnMS Advisor training course, and
pathway to become a Certified EnMS Advisor

As part of the EEC's drive to support Australian businesses with reducing their energy costs and emissions - and our members and the wider energy and related services sector with helping them do just that - the EEC worked with the Commonwealth and Victorian governments, alongside the NSW Government, to develop a professional certification pathway for EnMS advisors.

The EnMS Advisor training course is delivered by the EEC in partnership with the NSW Government.

The Certified EnMS Advisor utilises the EnMS Advisor training course to support energy and related services professionals with gaining the requisite knowledge to successfully pass the assessment and support businesses with establishing and maintaining EnMS.

EEC Professional Certifications is an umbrella certification framework that brings together governments and industry to build the capacity and capability of Australia’s energy and related services professionals and tradespeople.

Certified EnMS Advisor is one of the certifications available, and is underpinned by completion of the EnMS Advisor training course that is a certification prerequisite. 

10% discount for a limited time only!

Applications received before 31 December 2022 to become a Certified EnMS Advisor (Certification only option below) or to undertake the EnMS Advisor training program and become a Certified EnMS Advisor (Bundle option below) will receive a ten per cent (10%) discount on the fee schedule stated here.

EnMS advisor training
Online classroom 7 - 9 March 2023

All dates and times are AEDT (Melbourne/Sydney)

Videoconference: Zoom
Trainers: Bruce Rowse and Luke Hewitt
Participants: 16 class members (max)
CPD: 18 contact hours
Registrations close: 1 March 2023
Payment: Depends on the registration option selected below.

COURSE Schedule

Days 1 to 3

Session 1: 9.30AM - 12.30PM (please be online by 9.15AM to ensure a prompt start)
Break: 12.30PM - 1.00PM
Session 2: 1.00PM - 4.00PM

FEES AND REGISTRATION OPTIONS

We are delighted to offer Energy Efficiency Council members a significant discount on the course fee, as we do with all of our training and professional development programs. If you'd like to consider becoming a member of the Council, more information is available here.

1. Bundle (course and certification):

Standard: $4,500 ex GST
EEC member: $4,000 ex GST

Note: The 10% discount has already been applied.

Register here for the EnMS Advisor training course AND certification as a bundle and take advantage of the bundle discount. Don't forget to review the Guide for Candidates and application requirements. You'll be directed to complete an application form once your registration is complete. Options for payment will be available at the time of registration and include payment in full by credit card, or a deposit payment by credit card and an invoice issued for the balance.

2. Course only:

Standard: $1,800 ex GST
EEC member: $1,500 ex GST

Register here for the upcoming EnMS Advisor training course as a stand-alone professional development opportunity. So long as you pass the exam, you can apply for certification up to three years after you complete the course. Review the Guide for Candidates for more information. Payment in full by credit card at the time of registration is required.

3. Certification only:

Standard: $3,200 ex GST
EEC member: $3,000 ex GST

Note: The 10% discount has already been applied.

If you've previously completed the EnMS Advisor training course but have not yet applied for certification, review the Guide for Candidates for application requirements and submit an application here. You'll be directed to complete the payment process once the application form is complete. Please note that completing EnMS Advisor training course and passing the exam is a certification pre-requisite.

Note:

  1. A limited number of discounted places are availaible in each program to full time tertiary students. Pricing and further information on student places is available by writing to training@eec.org.au;
  2. All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Payments by credit card attract a credit card surcharge of 2.4% plus GST;
  3. Current EEC members receive significant discounts on the fee schedule, but the membership must be up to date to receive the discounted rate. For more information on becoming an EEC member, review the membership overview; and
  4. Should a non-member register for a course at the EEC member rate, and invoice for the difference will be issued and will be due for payment before the course commences.

Energy management systems are crucial

Whether looking to improve their budget bottom line or committing to achieve net zero emissions, leading businesses are reviewing their energy strategy and management.

Many businesses consider opportunities for energy performance improvements in an ad hoc way. By contrast, implementing an energy management system (EnMS) unlocks continuous improvement, and the financial and other benefits that go along with it. An EnMS integrates an energy management framework into existing business systems, enabling businesses to understand their energy use and implement a strategic approach to energy management. 

An EnMS establishes a systematic approach to energy management. This includes energy strategy development, energy management planning, implementation of plans, and ongoing monitoring and continuous improvement. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) created ISO 50001 to provide organisations with an internationally recognised framework for developing an effective EnMS. While ISO 50001 is not right for every business, all energy intensive businesses should have an EnMS that allows them to effectively manage their energy use.

Energy services professionals' role in supporting businesses with energy management systems

Many businesses need support in the process of developing and implementing an effective EnMS. Energy services professionals that are supporting businesses on this journey need a range of competencies – knowledge, skills and experience – including:

  • Traditional business ‘soft skills’;
  • Energy strategy; and
  • Technical energy expertise.

To facilitate the development or refinement of these competencies, the Energy Efficiency Council and the NSW Government have developed a new professional development course for energy services professionals. The aim of this is to ensure that there is a sufficient number of quality energy services professionals available to support businesses with implementing an EnMS, and energy performance improvements more generally.

The creation of this course supports the NSW Government’s goal of reducing businesses’ energy bills – particularly those of energy intensive businesses like manufacturers and agribusinesses – and improving the reliability and sustainability of electricity in the state.

About Energy management system advisor training

We worked with an energy specialist and a business ‘soft skills’ specialist to develop a three-day online training program for EnMS advisors. The program encompasses both the technical and ‘soft skills’ necessary to support businesses through an effective EnMS process but has a strong focus on developing the participant’s skills as a trusted advisor.

Participants will learn how to effectively engage with and influence businesses to enable them to realise the best possible energy performance outcomes through the implementation of an EnMS. The course also covers the technical aspects of an EnMS at an intermediate level, with ISO50001 being reviewed as a pathway to achieving an effective EnMS. The course modules are structured as follows:

  • Module one: setting the scene: the business imperative;
  • Module two: introduction to energy management systems and their core elements; and
  • Module three: engaging and influencing to become an effective EnMS advisor.

After completing the EnMS advisor training program there is an exam to assess competency. The assessment will be undertaken remotely following the completion of the three modules.

In the context of COVID-19 the course will be delivered online over three days. We utilise ‘best in class’ facilitation techniques to make the course engaging and interactive, and there is variety and regular breaks to facilitate an effective online learning environment.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Become familiar with, and be able to, present the case for energy – and energy management – as a business issue, expressed in a way that is likely to resonate with energy management ’laggards’, with a particular emphasis at the executive and director level of a business
  • Understand what makes up the core elements of an EnMS, and know how to guide an organisation to develop its own EnMS
  • Understand the art and science of engaging and influencing, and being able to put this into verbal and written practice when supporting an organisation with implementing an EnMS

Read the detailed learning objectives here.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE EnMS ADVISOR TRAINING COURSE AND BECOME EEC CERTIFIED?

The EnMS advisor training program is targeted at energy services professionals who have been involved in energy auditing, measurement and verification, and/or energy management, and are looking to:

  • Increase their ability to work with businesses to develop and implement an EnMS that meets business needs; and/or
  • Increase their ability to influence business leaders (executives and directors) around implementing energy performance improvements and systemic energy management.

PREREQUISITES

Undertaking the EnMS Advsior training course has no prerequisites, however it is recommended that you review the Guide for Candidates to understand the requirements to be recognised as a Certified EnMS Advisor.


CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations received 30 days prior to the training will be accepted and fees refunded less a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations made on/after 30 days prior to the training cannot be accepted. Registrations are non-transferable. Refunds will not be available if you choose not to attend the training course. Cancellation requests must be received in writing and can be sent to training@eec.org.au.

The Energy Efficiency Council reserves the right to cancel any program at its discretion. In the event that the Energy Efficiency Council cancels a program, registrants will be given the option of transferring to the next available program dates or being provided with a full refund of the registration fees.