A detailed analysis of energy consumption observed a reduction in energy consumption of between 5–15%. A significant achievement resulting from a three-hour training course. 1

- Participant in NSW Energy Efficiency Training Program

Implementing an effective energy efficiency strategy requires the right mix of people and skills. It involves upskilling workers at all levels from the shop floor to the board room to understand how companies manage their energy use—and to identify, evaluate and implement opportunities to improve energy performance.

What would you like to know?

  • Energy Efficiency Skills A range of skills are required to implement effective energy efficiency practices.  This means that a team-based approach to energy efficiency is essential.  
  • Energy Efficiency Training Options  – A variety of training options are available for individuals or companies to increase their energy efficiency skills.
  • Energy Efficiency Training Resources and Support Training resources and training support programs can assist to develop energy efficiency training, or support the upskilling of staff.

A range of reports, resources and other information can be found below.

Relevant reports

The following reports contain information relating to energy efficiency skills.

Energy audit standards

Energy audits determine how efficiently energy is being consumed, identify energy and cost-saving opportunities, and highlight potential improvements in building services and occupant comfort. Three energy audit standards are available from Standards Australia:

In future, these standards may provide the basis for further training and accreditation programs.

Relevant resources and information

The following resources and information are relevant to developing energy efficiency skills.

  • ARIES energy efficiency and renewable energy teaching module 2010
    • The Australian Research Institute for Environment and Sustainability
    • Website

    The Australian Research Institute for Education in Sustainability (ARIES) compiled Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy teaching modules which include strategies and resources to assist educators in incorporating energy efficiency and renewable energy into their teaching.

  • Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership Skills for Job Types 2012 (Opens in a new window)

    Participating countries in the Qualified Workforce Task Force of the Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership have identified knowledge and skills for various job types (including engineering), to help governments refine or accelerate the development of a workforce with energy assessment and management expertise in the industrial and commercial building sectors. It is a ‘living document’ that will evolve with time.

Engineering skills research reports and information

Footnotes ~ Show 1 footnote

  1. Urbis, July 2011, Evaluation of the Energy Efficiency Training Program: Year 1 Annual Report, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, and NSW Department of Education and Communities.