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Training  Accreditations  Certifications

Renovate and Build Green is not a training institute and the institutions listed below are independent .

These institutions offer some formal green training, accreditations and certifications.

Please let us  know if there are any that we may have missed!



hia_2010_gs   GreenSmart Professional

The GreenSmart Professional Accreditation Course provides Australia’s housing industry with environmental awareness and recognised skills for more sustainable residential design and construction.


Greenliving.aspx   Green Living for Builders

Builders who complete the training and adopt sustainable innovations in their operations will be able to identify themselves as Master Builders Green Living builders.


935465_125050457691593_986599614_a  Hempcrete Australia

Become an accredited hempcrete installer, helping your income, providing energy saving eco buildings to your environment.




Eco-Smart-Electricians   EcoSmart Electricians

When you become an EcoSmart Electrician you gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to be an expert in energy efficiency. This not only gives you another reason to have pride in your work, but a real point of difference out there in the market place making you more competitive and more appealing to your potential and existing clients.


Global-Green-Melbourne-Electricians-e1305431619951   Global Green Electricians     

As energy experts, electricians can play a major role in providing solutions to renewables and energy efficiency issues. The Global Green Electricians™ (GGE) accredited training course provides electrical workers with the skills and knowledge to cater for the uptake of renewables and the increased implementation of energy efficiency measures. 


CONNECT_Skills_RGB   Green Electricians    

The online Master Electrician Energy Efficiency (MEEE) course is for electrical workers and electrical engineers who wish to earn a nationally recognised unit of competency in the collection, interpretation and application of environmental management information, as well as the identification of environmental impacts and the assessment of risks.


CONNECT_Skills_RGB   Electrical Photovoltaic Training   

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to design and install grid connected photovoltaic systems.
Participants will learn about the set-up, design and placement of photovoltaic systems as well as applicable standards and guidelines, metering, connecting a grid connect inverter and the completion of associated installation documentation.


cec  Clean Energy Council 

Solar PV accreditation is a qualification that demonstrates competence in design and/or installation of stand-alone (SPS) and/or grid-connected (GC) solar photovoltaic power systems.





SGA   Environmentally Certified Landscape Industry Professionals (ECLIPs) 

SGA runs a well-established environmental certification program for garden centers that includes an external audit process. In 2007, SGA received funding from the Victorian Government’s Sustainability Fund to establish a similar certification program for landscape professionals. SGA has worked closely with the Landscape Industries Association of Victoria (LIAV) and other industry professionals on its development.                                                                                                                                    




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Course in Sustainable Painting Practices 22002VIC
Take the first step to become an Accredited GreenPainter. Ideal for painters, retailers and anyone in the paint industry who needs to provide advice on paint industry sustainability.

GreenPainters Environmental Sustainability Course
Nationally Accredited Course BSBSUS301A: Implement and Monitor Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices. Developed by GreenPainters and Impact Training for Department of Education and Training NSW, this course is partly funded under the Greenskills NSW program. Qualify as an Accredited GreenPainter (NSW only)

- Specifying Sustainable Paints and Coatings Seminar
Designed for Architects, Builders and Building Designers, this seminar will provide accurate, up-to-date information on sustainable paints and coatings.

GreenPainters Heat Reflective Coatings Course
This innovative course, exclusive to GreenPainters, prepares painters to apply heat-reflective coatings that cut carbon emissions.

Course in Low VOC Paint Application
Frustrated with Low-VOC paints? This hands-on course will show you what works and what doesn't. Includes air-assisted spray-guns, tool selection, zero-VOC paint systems, solvent-less epoxies. 

Course in Natural Paint Application
Learn how to use natural paints.





- Sustainable Plumbing Practices Course
This course has been designed to assist Plumbing Contractors and their Supervisors and Staff become aware of the legislative and other requirements involved in Sustainability such as Rainwater Tank Installation, Grey Water and Black Water Systems, Solar Heating, Recycled Water and alternative sources of water.

Sustainable Alternative Rainwater Tanks Course
This course was developed in 2006 for the plumbing industry. To date over 1500 plumbers have attended the course. This course one of the underpinning course to Sustainable Plumbing Practices and EnviroplumberTM Accreditation and is an in depth course into the requirements and methodologies for installing rainwater Tanks.



120x46_ecosmart_plumber   Eco Smart Environmentally Sustainable Plumbing Program 



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REISA   Certificate IV in Home Sustainability Assessment

REISA is one of the first training organisations in SA to be offering the new nationally recognised qualification, the Certificate IV in Home Sustainability Assessment.





- Home Sustainability Assessment - Certificate IV (CPP41110)
Owned and operated by Paul Kearney & Associates, we specialise in providing pathways for those who wish to obtain formal qualifications within the Building and Construction Industry as well as Home Energy Rating, Home Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Assessments.

Certificate IV Home Sustainability Assessment

This course gives students a nationally recognised qualification.  Upon successful completion, Assessors are able to provide home owners with assessments on their usage and emissions, and give advice on how to improve their home sustainability in the crucial areas of Energy, Thermal Performance, Waste and Water.



logo-nsi-tafe1   Home Sustainability Assessment Cert IV 

Join this new industry in environmental sustainability and gain this nationally recognised qualification. There is an expected growth in the area of Sustainability Assessment due to government initiatives and the increasing community concern about domestic energy, water usage, emissions levels and the new building energy rating disclosures required of property owners prior to sale and lease.



wodoglogo   Certificate IV in Home Sustainability Assessment

Are you interested in sustainable living practices and the environment? Home sustainability assessors conduct assessments and provide advice on how to improve the efficiency of heating and cooling, energy use, water use, and waste generation and management in homes.



Audit-logo   CPP41110 Certificate IV in Home Sustainability Assessment

Individuals holding CPP41110 Certificate IV in Home Sustainability Assessment may work alone or as part of a team and would typically conduct home sustainability assessments and provide advice on a range of household energy and water use and management issues, depending on their area of expertise.



training-logo-red-RGB-237   CPP41110 - Certificate IV in Home Sustainability Assessment 

Potential users of this qualification include home sustainability assessors, enterprises, government agencies and community organisations employing home sustainability assessors, and organisations funding home sustainability programs.



green-building-council-australia-logo-200px   Green Star Qualifications

The Green Star Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program provides built environment professionals with a range of qualification options that reflect and support the diverse and specialised nature of the Green Star project work they undertake.
Green Star Accredited Professional (GSAP) – Design & As Built
Green Star Associate (GSA)
Green Star Accredited Professional (GSAP) – Communities




nathers-logo   NatHERS

To ensure that ratings produced for regulatory purpose are completed to a high quality, a training program has been developed and successful candidates can be awarded the qualification Building Thermal Performance Assessment (Residential). This qualification is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, and all suitable registered training authorities are able to train and test candidates. Interested registered training authorities should contact the NatHERS National Administrator.

Conformance to codes of professional practice and/or additional qualifications may be needed to be accredited as a competent assessor in some jurisdictions. The arrangements may depend on the software package selected and the requirements of the local building authority. Many building regulation authorities accept ratings only from formally accredited assessors recognised by NatHERS.


Bers_preview   BERS Pro House Energy Rating Scheme 

Solar Logic offers a number of courses for those interested in using the BERS Pro software to assess the thermal performance of buildings. These include a 4 day basic course as well as refresher and advanced courses.

Our trainers teach the use of the BERS Pro software within the Short Course in Building Thermal Performance Assessment (Residential). This course, which has been accredited for use throughout Australia, is mandatory for those wishing to submit thermal assessments using thermal simulation software under the BCA.



FR5_tag   FirstRate5

FirstRate5 one of three software packages in Australia to be accredited with the NatHERS protocol for National regulatory compliance which is administered by the Commonwealth Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. The software tool generates ratings based on the NatHERS 0-10 Star scale for homes with 6 Stars being the current regulatory requirement for new homes, major renovations and extensions.






ecoglogo   Green Tag® 

Green Tag® is a third party, green building product rating and certification system, underpinned by rigorous scientific and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) processes. Its advanced, robust LCA certification methodology developed exclusively by ecospecifier, is a world first. The Green Tag® ecolabel rating positions a product within the top end of the green product market enabling manufacturers to be able for the first time to fully communicate the work they have undertaken to improve the ecological and health benefits of their products.



ecologo   Ecospecifier Verified 


The ecospecifier verified Product Program replaces the previous ECG Premium ecospecifier assessments and listings reassuring potential customers that any ecospecifier verified product is an eco-preferred, healthy product in accordance with our ecospecifier verified Product Program Standard.Furthermore, it guarantees to consumers and professionals alike that all key manufacturer health & environmental claims are third party verified and assessed in a rigorous, scientific manner using a Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) analysis in combination with our unique ecospecifier Cautionary Assessment Process






FSC5_a   Forest Stewardship Council (FSC Certified)

More than 1,000 forest managers and 19,000 producers globally have demonstrated their commitment to responsible forest management by having their operations certified to FSC standards. Benefits of becoming FSC certified include:



AFS_web PEFC 9_n   Australian Forestry Standards

Why Choose The Australian Standards for Forest Management and Chain of Custody?
Standards contribute to the protection of human beings, animals, property, forests and the environment against hazards of all kinds, ensure inter-changeability and inter-operability, and facilitate communication by means of common terminology.



PEFC 9_n   Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification ( PEFC )

PEFC Chain of Custody certification is based on best practice guidelines for certification. It uses globally implemented ISO guidelines to ensure independence, transparency and impartiality of the certification process.





three_logos   Australian Carpet Classification Scheme (ACCS)

The Environmental Certification Scheme (ECS) is an environmental labeling scheme for textile floor coverings. It is an extension of the internationally recognised Australian Carpet Classification Scheme (ACCS). Certified products must comply with a range of performance criteria and have a current ACCS grading.




Renovate and Build Green is not a training institute and the above listed institutions are independent.

Please let us  know if we have missed any!