Reaching net zero targets will require major transformations in how energy is supplied, transported and used. Energy productivity improvement offers the least cost pathway to net zero and an essential part of the framework for an orderly transition. 

Consequently, we need to build professional capacity in decarbonisation technologies with an energy productivity mindset. Our training is focused on the competencies required to develop, implement and monitor the next wave of change.

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With this in mind, A2EP is developing a number of short, in-person courses to introduce essential energy productivity concepts and approaches and various decarbonisation technologies. Attendees will learn from expert practitioners, through worked examples, while building your network of peers. We will issue a certificate of participation. Participation may qualify for credit to your continuing professional development (CPD) program

Course 1: Decarbonisation Technologies 101

This one-day course is ideal for graduates and new starters to learn about the technologies and best practice approaches for decarbonisation. It is also valuable for finance and marketing team members seeking to understand the opportunities created by this transition and where their products and services may fit in the wider suite of solutions. It is suitable for a wide audience, including those from energy end-users (including manufacturing), all levels of government and energy consultancies.


Who should attend?

The course is primarily designed for those new to the world of net zero, decarbonisation and energy productivity. 

  • junior engineering and environmental graduates working with manufacturing, equipment supply and energy advisory/consulting firms

  • government officials who work with energy and decarbonisation seeking to get a deeper understanding of how business is working towards net zero

  • finance, marketing, communications and other professionals wishing to understand the challenges, opportunities and solutions of decarbonisation

What you can expect

  • Networking for strength - a community of peers

  • Why decarbonise? The context for net zero.

  • Unpack key terms, acronyms and concepts.

  • Measurement: How to track and report change

  • Identify opportunities. We have the technology.

  • Incentives to decarbonise: Financial, productivity. Assistance: Grants, loans, certificates.

  • Pitching decarbonisation projects: Using non-energy benefits in the business case


After the course you will:

  • Know the key parts in assessing an emissions footprint

  • Know options for monitoring and reporting systems

  • Have an awareness of the technologies that can be deployed for decarbonising electricity and gas usage

  • Know how to account for a wide range of benefits - decarbonisation-plus

  • Be able to build and communicate a business case for investment


Course dates:

Thank you to all those who attended this training in Sydney and Melbourne in September 2022 and in Sydney in November 2022.

We will be hosting this training again in early 2023.


Click here to register your interest in attending and be advised as soon as new dates are announced.

Meet your expert trainers for Course 1: Decarbonisation Technologies 101

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Associate Professor Andrea Trianni

Deputy Head of School Research,
School of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering,
University of Technology Sydney 

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Roger Horwood

Industry Expert and Principal Consultants, Energetics 


Alan Pears AM

Senior Industry Fellow, RMIT University and Innovation Lead at A2EP

Course 2: Integrated Design for Decarbonisation & Energy Productivity

We are currently developing this second, follow-up course for roll-out in early 2023. This two-day course will go into greater detail about how to plan decarbonisation efforts that integrate with overall business objectives and deliver greatest value.

It will be targeted at:

  • managers of operations, engineering and projects

  • employees of consultants, particularly engineers and EnMS/ISO specialists

  • employees of suppliers and contractors

  • government officials (energy/sustainability/decarbonisation specialists)

Click here to express your interest in attending this in-person training.

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