Sustainability training for trades and professions

Ku-ring-gai Council has been actively promoting sustainable building and renovating through our events and online resources. There is a lot of demand for tradespersons and professionals working in this area but finding people who understand their sustainability aspirations has been challenging for home owners.

Council now encourages tradespersons and professionals who live or provide service* in the Ku-ring-gai Council area an opportunity to upskill by offering a rebate towards the cost of acquiring a green skills qualification or doing specialised courses in their area of work. Trades and professions covered include painters, plumbers, electricians, home renovators, handymen, architects, real estate agents, planners and designers. Some of the courses we have identified are given below.

A scholarship of $250, or 80% of the course amount, whichever is less, will be offered to tradespersons and professionals living or servicing the Ku-ring-gai local government area (LGA)*. Funds available are limited and will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis to those who complete a course by 15 June 2018.

  1. Contact us if you have enrolled for any of these courses and plan to claim this rebate immediately.
  2. To claim reimbursement of the eligible rebate, your certificate of completion and fee invoice copy should be received by 15 June 2018.

The following courses currently on offer are eligible for scholarships. If your preferred course is not listed below and will help you acquire similar skills, please contact us with details and we can look into adding it to this list. For any questions you may have about this program, you can call Jyoti Shankar on 94240972 or email.

Please note:

  • The Australian Supply Chain Sustainability School (ASCS) provides an e-learning platform designed to help the construction sector assess and improve their knowledge of sustainability issues facing the industry. The resources of the ASCS are free to all members. Registration is free and easy.
  • Where more than one employee from the same organisation is interested in claiming a rebate, the rebate is restricted to a maximum of two employees.

* Interested persons should be able to provide evidence of their work in Ku-ring-gai LGA by providing copies of at least three invoices for jobs carried out within the last three years OR providing a recent utility bill as evidence of your home / business address, if you live within the LGA. 

Course details

Offered by

Cost

 1

Energy Efficiency for Builders (Residential) / Energy Efficiency for Builders (Commercial)

Australian Skills and Training Academy

$49 for a single course which is part of Builders CPD

 2

Energy efficiency and sustainable building CPD courses

Points Build

Various - from $46 to $69 for a single course

3

Maximising Energy Efficiency through Applied Trade Skills -

6 hours theory, 2-4 hours practical

Green Building Institute

 

$400

4

Natural Paint Application – 4 hours online course

Green Painters

$100

5

Minimising waste on building and construction site – 12 hours online

Green Building Institute

$250

6

Green Painters Accreditation Course – online course

Green Building Institute

$350

7

Green Tradies -This accredited training is designed to help trade contractors such as carpenters, plasterers, floor sanders, tilers and carpet layers understand sustainable trade practices and products. 8 hours online + 4 hours onsite.

Green Building Institute

$350

8

Sustainable Building - 1 day face to face

Master Builders Association NSW

$359.00 for Members / $459.00 for Non-Members

9

Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures – 16 hours online; start and stop whenever you like. Compatible with lap-tops and PC fitted with a web-cam.

Green Building Institute

$400

10

Cool Coatings course – 8 hours; online and face to face

Green Painters

$500 (minimum 2 students required)

11

Liveability Real Estate Specialist Training - 10 hours training – includes 6 hours face to face and 3-4 hours online over a 4 week period

October 31st, 8.30 – 4.30pm, REINSW training rooms, Sydney

The Centre for Liveability Real Estate  $635 (incl GST)

12

GreenSmart Professional - provides you with environmental awareness and skills for more sustainable residential design and construction. Macquarie Park, 2 days (29-30 November 2017),14 hours of face-to-face learning

Housing Industry Association

Member:  $638.00 (incl GST), Non-member: $759.00 (incl GST)

13

Built Green - 30 hours online accredited course in sustainable building and construction. Students must have a PC or laptop with webcam and internet connectivity.

Green Building Institute

$700

14

Certificate II in split air-conditioning system and heat pump systems

Western Sydney TAFE

 

15

Certificate IV in Renewable Energy

Western Sydney TAFE

Full price $12700, $4960 (max fee if eligible for subsidy)

16

Solar Grid Connect Design and Install Course SkillBuild

$1980, 26 - 29 October 2017

 17  Grid Connect with Battery Storage course- CEC endorsement  SkillBuild