PD Snapshot - April 2024

We're excited to bring back our professional development snapshot, showcasing the training and professional development opportunities available from across the energy management sector.

Of particular note: 

  • Amory Lovins will be joining us in May, delivering Extreme Energy Efficiency to an Australian audience for the first time!
  • Registrations for the May session of PMVA close this Monday 8 April - don't miss out on your only chance to attend the course in-person in Melbourne this year.

Read on below for more details and information on other industry events and training opportunities coming up over the next few months – there’s a lot happening in our space right now!


Professional development spotlight


E3: Extreme Energy Efficiency with Amory Lovins: Join Amory Lovins, the Einstein of Energy Efficiency, in this once-in-a-lifetime professional development opportunity! Straight from the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, Extreme Energy Efficiency, will be delivered for the first time in Australia in partnership with RACE for 2030 and the University of New South Wales. 

    • When: May - August 2024
    • Location: UNSW Kensington Campus, Sydney / Online


Upcoming training

Performance Measurement & Verification Analyst: Training & Certification: This certification establishes the primary standard for individuals applying performance, measurement, and verification concepts to energy efficiency projects. Registrations close Monday 8 April 2024.

    • When: Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 May 2024
    • Location: Melbourne CBD, TBC

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.

    • When: Tuesday 7 to Wednesday 8 May 2024
    • Location: Online

Net Zero Homes: Skills TrainingThe SA Government has designed a range of self-directed modules for builders, trades, contractors and all allied professions involved in small-scale or volume-build residential construction.

    • When: Ongoing, self-directed
    • Location: Online 

Net Zero for your Building PortfolioMonash Sustainable Development Institute has developed a self-paced  short course for property owners/managers, developers, planners and people in facilities and operations to learn how to develop a comprehensive net zero plan. 

    • When: Ongoing, self-directed
    • Location: Online


Upcoming Events

Industrial Decarbonisation Summit: A successful transition to net zero in industry requires ambition, commitment and fresh thinking. This is why in 2024, the Energy Efficiency Council is partnering with RACE for 2030 to deliver the Industrial Decarbonisation Summit. The Summit will examine the task of industrial decarbonisation from all angles. With a particular focus on energy intensive businesses not covered by existing policies.

    • When: 14 May 2024
    • Location: UNSW Roundhouse, Kensington NSW

EEC National Conference: The EEC National Conference is returning to the UNSW Roundhouse in Sydney this May. EEC's National Conference is the premiere event for Australia's energy management community; an essential opportunity to hear the latest in critical insights from the sector's leaders, and to discuss the myriad opportunities for the coming year and beyond.

    • When: 15-16 May 2024
    • Location: UNSW Roundhouse, Kensington NSW

2024 EUAA National Conference: Each year the EUAA National Conference brings together energy users, networks, generators, retailers, energy consultants, government and regulators to discuss the latest progress and changes in energy markets.

    • When: Wednesday 1 to Thursday 2 May 2024
    • Location: Marvel Stadium, Melbourne

Green Building Day 2024: GBCA's Green Building Day roadshow aims to equip sustainability practitioners with the latest knowledge they need to drive success in the built environment. This is your chance to connect, engage and further your knowledge on all things Green Star. 

    • When: May/June 2024
    • Location: Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Sydney

Careers for Net Zero QLD Roadshow: The Careers for Net Zero QLD Roadshow will showcase local career opportunities in the clean economy, including clean energy, critical minerals, and manufacturing, as well as feature addresses from key local government and industry stakeholders.

    • When: August 2024
    • Location: Toowoomba, Gladstone, and Townsville


Other CPD Opportunities

EEC's First Fuel: This podcast brings you the latest perspectives on energy efficiency, energy management, and demand response from Australia and around the world.Listening to First Fuel may qualify as CPD, attracting 0.2 AEE credits. Listeners may request a certificate of attendance for episodes they have watched.

Energy Pathway Roadshow: Collaborating for a Sustainable Tomorrow: Powering Skills Organisation is running a nationwide roadshow that brings together industry peers and leaders to discuss Australia’s energy transition, training packages, and workforce development.

    • When: April/May 2024
    • Location: Melbourne, Geelong, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Launceston


Kind regards,

Karla Paeglis
Head of Workforce Development
Energy Efficiency Council

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