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.

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.

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The courses will be delivered from September 2022, starting with Decarbonisation technologies, a one-day, in-person course being hosted in Sydney and Melbourne. Dates for the second course, Integrative design for decarbonisation and energy productivity (a two-day course), will be announced soon. Participation in these courses may qualify for credit to your continuing professional development program.

Course 1: Decarbonisation technologies

The question is no longer whether to decarbonise, but rather how to decarbonise; how to accelerate the transition to net zero. Many Australian businesses have committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and/or interim targets. The rationale for decarbonisation might vary between organisations but the concepts, approaches and technologies are consistent. 

This one-day program covers the fundamentals of energy productivity and decarbonisation technology. It maps the business case and explores practical approaches to implementation.


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 science 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 with decarbonisation

  • 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:

Sydney - Wednesday 07 September, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo - BOOK NOW!

Melbourne: Monday 12 September, RMIT University, Melbourne - BOOK NOW!

Course fees

Those working for our A2EP Member organisations that you will be eligible for discounted access to this and future course.

A2EP member $1188 (including GST)
Non-members $1320 (including GST)

The training includes practical worked examples drawn from personal and professional experience to illustrate concepts and approaches. We will issue a certificate of participation. Participation may qualify for credit to your continuing professional development program. The course will be limited to 16 participants in each location.

Webinar: Introduction to Decarbonisation - Wednesday 17 August 2022

If you would like a preview of the technologies and concepts that will be discussed in the training, please register for our one-hour Introduction to Decarbonisation webinar on Wednesday 17 August at 3:30 pm. This webinar is free to attend.

Register for this webinar