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Energy Smart Builders


Energy! Everyone is talking about it. From the Prime Minister to the first home buyer, we are all searching for solutions to the energy crisis. With energy bills spiraling out of control, the public and the government are now looking for builders who know how to build the next generation of high performance projects.

To help you join the energy efficiency revolution, the Green Building Institute, Masters in Building Training and the Australasian Association of Builders have joined forces to offer the industry a suite of cutting edge courses that cut through the mumbo-jumbo of policy, and offer training that can help any builder or tradie play their part in bringing energy prices down, and changing the way we build.

These nationally recognised courses have been developed by some of Australia's leading experts in energy efficient construction, and have been funded by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. Using state-of-the-art video, animation and instructional design, builders and tradies can access this training on-line, anywhere, anytime.

There are four courses available, so simply choose the course that's right for you:

CPCSUS4002A Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings

This course is for builders and site supervisors of residential buildings, and for persons currently studying to become a licensed builder

CPCSUS5003A - Manage energy efficient building methods and strategies

This course is for builders and site supervisors of medium-rise and commercial buildings, and for residential builders who already have experience in high performing buildings

CPCSUS5002A: Develop action plans to retrofit existing buildings for energy efficiency

This unit of competency applies to those involved in the design or development of retro fits for energy efficiency, including building designers, tradespeople and building project managers.

CPCSUS4003A Maximising Energy Efficiency through Applied Trade Skills

This unit of competency applies to tradespeople such as carpenters, roof plumbers, plasterers and insulation installers who identify opportunities for energy efficiency gains in a building and apply energy efficiency techniques in residential and commercial construction work.

Who is Eligible?

To enrol you must over 18 years of age, currently be working in the building industry, and hold a WHS White Card. You must have access to a building site or project where you can apply the things you learn.

Course Requirements:

You must have internet access and access to a lap-top or P.C. with a web-cam.

Course Outcome:

Nationally recognised qualification from Masters in Building Training RTO 40666.

Can I use the course for CPD?

​Yes, each course is worth 12 CPD points

How do I become an Energy Smart Builder?

To become an Energy Smart Builder you must complete at least one of the courses, and currently be licensed as a builder. Builders who complete the course will receive a free listing on the Green Building Institute directory

What are the benefits of being an Energy Smart Builder?

Energy Smart Builders will be recognised as leaders in the industry. Only trained and accredited builders will be allowed to use the Energy Smart logo. In addition, your skills will be in high demand as energy efficiency ratings become one of the main features of buildings.

This program produced with the support of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage with funding from the Environmental Trust

Testimonials: What Participants are Saying

"I really enjoyed it. I wish there were more courses like this so I could further my knowledge." - M.C., NSW

"I've already completed the green living course at Master Builders so I've been introduced to a lot of this material already. But it was good to refresh it, plus there was a good bit in here that I hadn't seen. Particularly around Advanced Framing and Phase Change Materials." - J.W., NSW
"I have enjoyed the coarse and have been able to learn a lot and top up my knowledge in all areas. Well done to the team for putting this together it is very good." - J.G., VIC
"The things I've enjoying learning about most:
The building envelope, where to and how to seal/create a continuous envelope, the diagrams, and the guide to airtight homes" - S.V., NSW

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