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Training & Events

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.

CPD opportunities

The Energy Efficiency Council delivers and supports two certifications in Australia that are managed by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE):

Both certifications are subject to a three-year renewal cycle in which CEMs and CMVPs 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. Please review the AEE CPD Guidelines below for advice as to whether a CPD will qualify as AEE CPD.

Supporting evidence is required and must include the following:

1. Name of the training provider;
2. Course name and brief course content description and/or skills addressed;
3. Location of the course/training;
4. Date of activity/course/training;
5. Duration (hours of training/contact hours (note that this EXCLUDES breaks); and
6. Instructor/Speaker/Facilitator’s name (if applicable)

AEE CPD GUIDELINES

Please note that AEE does not pre-approve any CPD except their own, including the examples listed below, and reserves the right not to accept any CPD submission.

Below are some examples of how to achieve 10 AEE credits across a three year renewal cycle. You are advised to refer to AEE guidelines for more detail on each qualifying criteria to ensure the CPD you submit with your renewal satisfies the criteria - AEE does not pre-approve any CPD except their own, not even training and events offered by the Energy Efficiency Council or the examples provided below - so the best you can do is to carefully consider and follow the AEE CPD Guidelines.

Continued employment in energy management / energy engineering
3 AEE credits (1 credit per year).

Individual membership of a professional association
3 AEE credits (1 credit per year), eg: the AEE may accept membership of Engineers Australia, EVO or AEE.

Energy efficiency conference (excludes trade show or expo)
eg: 3 AEE credits (approx): the AEE may accept attendance at a National Energy Efficiency Conference (approx 15 contact hours).

Continuing education
eg: 1.6 AEE credits - the AEE may accept attendence at one of the Council's Masterclasses of eight contact hours;
eg: 1 AEE credit - the AEE may accept the post-event viewing of five, one-hour episiodes of the Council's complimentary First Fuel podcast that provide learning in energy management;
Or, AEE CPD opportunities are pre-approved and available here.

Professional awards or papers presented
2 AEE credits per energy-related paper or presentation (no matter how many times it is delivered);
2 AEE credits per energy-related award (only if awarded to the team of which the individual is a member (general company awards do not qualify), eg the AEE may accept an award presented at the National Energy Efficiency Awards.

Measurement & Verification Plans (applicable to CMVP renewal only)
1 AEE credit per year of renewal cycle (3 maximum);
0.5 AEE credits per M&V plan (two plans per year maximum);
The renewing CMVP must be the primary author of the M&V Plan;

Offices held in a professional organisation
1 AEE credit per year of holding an elected Board position (must be an organisation with individual memberships to qualify, which the Council is not).

EEC CPD opportunities

The Energy Efficiency Council supports our CEMs and CMVPs to engage in ongoing CPD with a number of complimentary and paid opportunities always available.

Please note that AEE does not pre-approve any CPD, and the examples provided below are to assist in identifying possible CPD pathways only. Please refer to the AEE CPD qualifying criteria if you are seeking CPD to support your certification renewal.  

If you would like a Certificate of Attendance for any of the below EEC CPD opportunities, you can submit a request here

Individual membership of a professional association

EVO MEMBERSHIP - CMVP only

After completing the  CMVP course, EVO offers one year of complimentary EVO membership that may be annually renewed by the CMVP. Each year of EVO membership attracts 1 AEE credit.

AEE MEMBERSHIP

You may have become an AEE member during the course of your CEM and/or CMVP certification. To check if you are an AEE member, please email membership@aeecentre.com. To become an AEE member, click here. Types of memberships are detailed here.

Continuing education

Please note that AEE does not pre-approve any CPD except their own, including the examples listed below, and reserves the right not to accept any CPD submission. Please follow the AEE CPD Guidelines when considering if a course qualifies as an AEE CPD opportunity.

TRAINING CALENDAR

The Council's training calendar includes a number and range of certification, professional development and training opportunities that are currently being delivered online. Please review the training calendar and course information for opportunities of interest to you and register online. As a guide, a course consisting of eight contact hours may attract 1.6 AEE credits. A certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of the course.

FIRST FUEL PODCAST

The Energy Efficiency Council's podcast, First Fuel, brings you the latest perspectives on energy efficiency, energy management and demand response from Australia and around the world. As a guide, each one-hour episode may attract 0.2 AEE credits. Email training@eec.org.au to receive a certificate of attendance.

FORUMS

Under COVID-19 conditions, the Council has transitioned into online forums, however the expectation is to run in-person and hybrid events as soon as circumstances allow. The Council often runs live forums and webinars, such as the National Summit: Energy efficiency and Australia's economic recovery, which the Council held on 1 July 2020. This three-hour summit was complimentary to attend and may attract 0.6 AEE credits. It is available as a recording and may be viewed at any time. Email training@eec.org.au to receive a certificate of attendance.

Energy efficiency conference 

NATIONAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY CONFERENCE

The NEEC has been run as an in-person annual event across two days, alternating between Melbourne and Sydney locations, since 2009. As an in-person event, the NEEC consists of approximately 15 contact hours which may be 3 AEE credits. NEEC20 was run in November 2020 as an online event for which post-event access may be purchased. At 18 hours of content, NEEC20 may attract 3.6 AEE credits.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY EXPO 

The AEE guidelines are clear that a trade show or expo does not qualify on its own as a conference that attracts CPD, however the EEE incorporates a conference component that does qualify. Supporting evidence to retain includes the EEE conference program that includes contact hours and a registration receipt. One contact hour may attract 0.2 AEE credits.

Professional awards

NATIONAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY AWARDS

The annual National Energy Efficiency Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in energy efficiency, cogeneration and demand management across Australia and are open to anyone to apply. The AEE guidelines are clear that, to qualify for AEE credit, the award must be awarded to an individual or team and not the company as a whole. If the award qualifies, it attracts 2 AEE credits. 

Certification renewal: CEM and CMVP

The Energy Efficiency Council delivers and supports two certifications in Australia that are managed by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE):

Both certifications are subject to a three-year renewal cycle in which CEMs and CMVPs 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 and CMVP CERTIFICATION RENEWAL PROCESS

Both CEM and CMVP 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.

FIND A CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL

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

To find a certified professional in Australia, select the Country and the certified professional type (CEM or CMVP).

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.

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:

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. 


 In collaboration with:

Certification: Measurement & Verification 

EVO and AEE have dissolved their delivery partnership, which means that the EEC cannot currently offer our usual CMVP course (Level 3 - M&V Fundamentals & the IPMVP) and certification. We are in communication with both EVO and AEE and will be in touch with current and prospective certified professionals when there is a clear pathway forward. 

We do expect to be running a Measurement and Verification certification course in August for which you may register, pending further information as it becomes available.

HOW TO REGISTER:

  • Click REGISTER NOW 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; qand
  • An application form will follow.

MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATION CERTIFICATION PROGRAM:
ONLINE CLASSROOM 22 - 25 AUGUST 2022

COURSE STRUCTURE

Registrations close: Strictly 1 August 2022 (to allow for processing of applications, distribution of course materials and completion of mandatory pre-course work)
Videoconference: Zoom classroom
Class size: 20 maximum
Trainer: TBC
Schedule: 20 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-course work: 3-5 hours (mandatory, includes a statistics module)

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

Note for NZ registrants:

  • The discounted member rate is available to members of Carbon and Ebnergy Professionals (CEP)
  • Course materials are distributed by CEP in NZ to avoid international postage delays; and
    The EEC manages the certification process.

Days 1 – 4 (Monday - Friday, 22 - 25 August 2022)

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

Break: 12.00-12.30PM

Session 2: 12.30-3.00PM

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: $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 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.

EnMS advisor training and certification pathway

As part of the Council's drive to support Australian businesses with reducing their energy costs and emissions - and to support our members and the wider energy services industry with helping them do just that - we are pleased to announce that the Council is working with the Commonwealth and Victorian governments, alongside the NSW Government, on developing a professional certification pathway for EnMS advisors.

This professional certification will be intrinsically linked to the EnMS advisor course, and course participants will have the opportunity to be part of the second cohort to become certified EnMS advisors when certification begins from July this year.

Presented in partnership with:

EnMS advisor training
Online classroom 2-4 August 2022

All dates and times are AEST (Melbourne/Sydney)

Videoconference: Zoom
Trainers: Bruce Rowse and Luke Hewitt
Participants: 16 class members (max)
CPD: 18 contact hours (approx 3.6 AEE credits); the certificate of completion will be emailed after the course
Registrations close: 26 July 2022
Payment: By credit card at the time of registration (Visa and Mastercard only)

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

Day 1

Session 1: Modules 1 and 2
Session 2: Module 2

Day 2

Session 1: Modules 2 and 3
Session 2: Module 3

Day 3

Session 1: Module 3
Session 2: Module 3 and course review

FEES

Training and exam only - does not include certification. All fees are inclusive of GST.

Standard: $1,650

EEC Member: $1,320

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

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

The Energy Efficiency Council and the NSW Government have 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 a short test 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 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

Nil

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. 

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 6-7 September 2022     

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

Videoconference: Zoom
Trainer: Bruce Rowse
Participants: 20 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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Masterclass: Energy measurement and metering

Gain hands on understanding of meter selection, installation, calibration and data collection across a number of meter types in this one day work shop developed exclusively for the Energy Efficiency Council. An excellent pre-cursor to our Masterclass: Fundamentals of gas efficiency.

With energy prices skyrocketing, more and more businesses are trying to understand how energy is consumed in their operations so they can act to bring down their bills. That means robust measurement and metering of the way energy is used on a site is more important than ever. Whether you are trying to understand current performance, identify energy conservation measures, or verify the success of energy savings projects, reliable and relevant data is essential.

MASTERCLASS: Energy measurement and metering
IN PERSON - MELBOURNE CBD 19 July 2022     

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

In person: Melbourne CBD (location TBC)
Trainer: Bruce Rowse
Participants: 25 class members (max)
CPD: 8 contact hours
Payment: In full, by credit card at the time of registration (Visa and Mastercard only)

MASTERCLASS FEES

Includes full day event, course materials and catering. 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.

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 Energy Measurement & Metering

This one day, hands-on course provides introductory guidance on meter selection, installation, calibration and data collection and validation. Meter accuracy will be discussed, along with techniques for reducing the costs of measurements, and developing a metering plan in line with your customers budget.

Techniques for quickly manipulating data files will also be presented, along with guidance on data collection intervals.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the course participants will learn:

  • How to meter electrical energy, thermal energy, gas energy and water flow
  • How to develop a metering plan that fits within budget constraints
  • How to select the right meter for the job
  • The application and limitations of various meter types
  • Considerations for installation
  • Data collection & validation options
  • How to analyse raw meter data.

Prerequisites

Nil

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. 

Masterclass: Fundamentals of gas efficiency

A one day masterclass focused on how manufacturers can reduce their gas costs through maintenance, tuning, plant upgrades and fuel switching. This masterclass is an excellent follow-up to our Masterclass: Energy Measurement & Metering.

MASTERCLASS: Fundamentals of gas efficiency
ONLINE: Tuesday and Wednesday date in November 2022 TBC

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

Videoconference: Zoom
Trainer: TBC
Participants: 20 class members (max)
CPD: 8 contact hours
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.

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 Masterclass: Fundamentals of gas efficiency

Recent, rapid and significant increases in gas prices mean more businesses than ever before are seeking to manage their energy costs through gas efficiency and fuel switching. Get across these opportunities by attending this one day Workshop where you'll learn:

  • The ins and outs of gas tariffs, procurement and contracting
  • How to tune systems to improve gas efficiency
  • How system maintenance can result in quick savings
  • Where the common upgrade opportunities are, including:
    • Gas steam and hot water boiler efficiency
    • Direct gas heating efficiency
    • Fuel switching
  • How to develop a business case for gas efficiency projects

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

On completion of the course participants will understand:

  • The gas supply chain
  • Market drivers and outlook
  • Gas contracts and billing.

PREREQUISITES

Nil

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.