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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. 

 

To submit an expression of interest for a training course, click here

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.

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.    



      

      

UPCOMING SESSION INFORMATION

To submit an expression of interest for this training course, click here

 Dates  4-8 November 2024
 Forum  Online presented by Albert Williams
 Duration  9:00AM – 5:00PM

FEES

 Certification bundle
 (course and exam) 
 EEC Member  $4,780 
 Standard  $5,280
 Student registrations    If you are a full-time student contact training@eec.org.au
Registration requires a deposit of $900 + 2.4% credit card fee. An invoice will be issued for the balance based  on EEC membership status. Payment in full is required before registration close date.
  Fees are inclusive of GST.

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.

Click here for comprehensive information on CEM for applicants.

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

Albert Williams is an energy engineering training instructor who has delivered over 190 courses, has travelled and worked in 45 countries, and has contributed in developing the CEM®, CEA™, CIEP™ (lead developer), and 50001CP™. He holds 10 x AEE® certifications, and 4 x UNIDO qualifications.

He has conducted over 230 energy audits, has contributed in developing 25 different energy training courses, and has 19 years of energy engineering experience:
• He's a Training Instructor, Board Member, and Exam Committee Member on various international energy certification courses for the AEE®.
• He's an International Expert and Trainer in compressed air, pumps, energy management, M&V, and ESCo's for the United Nations (UNIDO).
• He's a Pump Systems Technical Adviser in South and Central Asia for the World Bank.
• He's recurrently contracted by over a dozen training provider and consulting firms based in Canada, the USA, Denmark, Austria, Bulgaria, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, India, and from all four corners of Africa.

Albert is the author of the published Industrial Energy Systems Handbook, chief-editor of the Energy Management Handbook 10th Edition, and he has won various international energy engineering awards.

RENEWAL

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 EEC at training@eec.org.au to find out more about your certification.

In order to allow you sufficient time to complete any outstanding CPD, EEC 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 5 contact hrs = 1 AEE credit); and
  • Calculate how many AEE credits you still require.

The renewal process for the CEM certification 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.

Renew now 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).

For additional assistance on the process please review the AEE renewal process FAQs.

CPD guidelines

CEM DIRECTORY

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 EEC member list to determine if a certified professional is employed by an Energy Efficiency Council member.

TERMS, CONDITIONS AND CANCELLATION POLICY

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Payments by credit card attract a credit card surcharge of 2.4% plus GST;

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

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.

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. Should the Energy Efficiency Council cancel 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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PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS AND VERIFICATIONS ANALYST - TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

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.



      

      

      

 To submit an expression of interest for this training course, click here

UPCOMING SESSION INFORMATION

 Dates  1-3 October 2024
 Forum  Online presented by Bruce Rowse
 Duration  9:00AM – 5:00PM

 

 

 

 Dates  5-7 May 2025
 Forum  Sydney CBD by Bruce Rowse
 Duration  9:00AM – 5:00PM

FEES

 Certification bundle
 (course and exam) 
 EEC Member  $3,780 
 Standard  $4,280
 Exam only
 (resit or first time) 
 EEC Member  $640
 Standard   $740 
 Student registrations  If you are a full-time student contact training@eec.org.au
 Registration requires a deposit of $900 + 2.4% credit card fee. An invoice will be issued for the balance based  on EEC membership status. Payment in full is required before registration close date.
 Fees are inclusive of GST.

 

 

 

 


 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants will leave the training with:

  • An understanding of the fundamental principles of M&V for individual energy efficiency and water projects and specifically the key concepts of the IPMVP;
  • Being able to interpret 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
  • Being able to provide professional advice to energy efficiency program developers, utilities, governments, financial institutions, and other parties interested in M&V.

CERTIFICATION PROCESS

To achieve PMVA certification, candidates must:

  • Take the M&V Fundamentals and IPMVP course;
  • Pass the exam with a mark of 70 % or higher;
  • 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);
  • Be able to demonstrate that they work in the field – M&V, energy, energy efficiency, government, ESCO, utility, financial institution or related; and
  • Complete the PMVA electronic application form on EVO’s website, upload information as required, and pay the certification fee.

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.

The PMVA certification is valid for 36 months from the date of inception. 

Click here for more information from EVO on becoming a PMVA.

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.

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.

Click here for the fast track process for CMVPs seeking reciprocal PMVA certification.

RENEWAL

Click here for existing PMVA due for renewal process.

For more in depth explanation on the renewals process click here.

DIRECTORY OF IPMVP® CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS

To access the directory of IPMVP Certified Professionals via EVO’s website, click here.

TERMS, CONDITIONS AND CANCELLATION POLICY

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Payments by credit card attract a credit card surcharge of 2.4% plus GST;

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

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.

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. Should the Energy Efficiency Council cancel 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 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.

 

       

       

UPCOMING SESSION INFORMATION

 Dates  6-7 February 2025
 Forum  Online Teams webinar presented by Bruce Rowse
 Duration  9:30AM – 2:00PM
 CPD  8 contact hours; (approx 1.6 AEE credits)

FEES

 EEC Member  $990
 Standard  $1,290
 Student  If you are a full-time student contact training@eec.org.au.
 Payment must be made in full by credit card at the time of registration.
 Fees are inclusive of GST.

          

 

 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

Participants will leave the training with:

  • A broad awareness of energy audit basics;
  • 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 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. 

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.

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

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.

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 STANDARD

In 2014, Standards Australia released the 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, this standard is 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

This 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. 

To support the implementation of the standard across the industry, the EEC worked with the NSW government to develop a quick reference guide focused on commercial and industrial audits.

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.

TERMS, CONDITIONS and CANCELLATION POLICY

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Payments by credit card attract a credit card surcharge of 2.4% plus GST;

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

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.

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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ENMS ADVISOR TRAINING COURSE

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. 

               

                 

 

        

         

                           

UPCOMING SESSION INFORMATION

To submit an expression of interest for this training course, click here.

 Dates  26-28 March 2025
 Forum  Online presented by Bruce Rowse and Luke Hewitt
 Duration  9:00AM – 5:00PM

 FEES

 Certification bundle
 
(course & certification) 
 EEC Member  $6,280 
 Standard  $7,080
 Course only  EEC Member  $3,780 
 Standard   $4,280
 Student registrations    If you are a full-time student contact training@eec.org.au.
 Registration requires a deposit of $900 + 2.4% credit card fee. An invoice will be issued for the balance based  on EEC membership status. Payment in full is required before registration close date.
 Fees are inclusive of GST. 

 

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; and
  • 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.

Click here for a full course outline.

ABOUT THE TRAINING

This three-day online training program encompasses both the technical and ‘soft skills’ necessary to support businesses through an effective EnMS process, and 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.

ABOUT ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

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 developed the EnMS Advisor training. The aim of this training 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.

CERTIFICATION PROCESS

To become a Certified EnMS Advisor, candidates must:

  • Complete the EnMS Advisor training;
  • Achieve a mark of 70% or greater on the EnMS Advisor examination;
  • Meet the minimum experience requirements of either:
    • A degree in commerce and business, engineering, environmental science, finance, economics, law, marketing or project management and 2 years’ experience delivering energy efficiency and/or energy management projects; or
    • No relevant qualifications and 5 years’ experience delivering energy efficiency and/or energy management projects.

After completing the training course, candidates must take and pass the exam before preparing an EnMS proposal and participating in an interview with two members of the Assessment Panel.

The Certified EnMS Advisor certification is valid for 36 months from the date of certification.

Click here for more information on becoming a Certified EnMS Advisor.

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.

Luke Hewitt has 10 years’ experience facilitating workshops and presenting to a wide range of clients including Google, GHD, Disney, TikTok and some of the leading Australian law firms. His expertise lies mainly in sales and personal resilience (AQ), equipping sales professionals with the skills and mental attitude to succeed in today's world.

TERMS, CONDITIONS AND CANCELLATION POLICY

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Payments by credit card attract a credit card surcharge of 2.4% plus GST.

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.

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.

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. 

EEC Professional Certifications Framework

EEC Professional Certifications is an umbrella certification framework, which includes the:

  • Certified Emissions Reduction Leader for Commercial Buildings;
  • Certified EnMS Advisor; and
  • Certified Insulation Installer.

It demonstrates the EEC’s ongoing commitment to developing the future energy and related services workforce for Australia.

 

 

Certified Emissions Reduction Leader for Commercial Buildings

Certified Emissions Reduction Leader for Commercial Buildings certified professionals have the skills and experience to lead integrated building energy retrofits (IBERS) of commercial buildings.

IBERs are a total building retrofit, integrating a range of technologies to deliver substantial energy savings. They are often complicated projects that require managing multiple technical professionals from various construction and energy efficiency fields. The Certified Emissions Reduction Leader for Commercial Buildings certification doesn’t certify that the professional has all of these technical skills, but instead recognises individuals that have the knowledge and capabilities to lead and manage people that possess these skills, enabling the certified professional to deliver an integrated building energy retrofit.

Click here to find out more about becoming a Certified Emissions Reduction Leader for Commercial Buildings.

Certified Insulation Installer

Certified Insulation Installers stand out as those who understand the benefits of insulation, and can safely and effectively install insulation to deliver healthy, comfortable homes and workplaces.  Get certified to demonstrate best-in-class installation practices and participate in government programs that require certification.

Click here to find out more about becoming a Certified Insulation Installer.

Certified EnMS Advisor

Certified EnMS Advisors provide advice to large energy using businesses on establishing systematic approaches for energy management to enable continuous improvement in energy performance.

Implementing – and advising on the implementation of – an energy management system [EnMS] requires systems, technical and soft skills from various fields. The Certified EnMS Advisor certification supports energy and related services professionals to develop these.

The certification also ensures these professionals have the knowledge and skills to engage and influence business decision makers to invest in smart energy management on an ongoing basis.

Click here to find out more about becoming a Certified EnMS Advisor, and click here for more information about the EnMS Advisor training.