Melbourne Polytechnic has developed the Certificate IV in Energy Management in conjunction with Energy Skills Australia and Sustainability Victoria.
With the rising cost of electricity and a need for Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to reduce cost and consumption, undertaking this qualification allows Electricians to offer energy efficient solutions including:
- Design of smart systems
- Retrofitting of existing infrastructure
- More efficient practices with existing systems
Whether you’re a sole trader or working in a large electrical company, undertaking this course will build capacity in your business to help advise SMEs on smarter, efficient energy management.
You’ll gain skills and knowledge in intelligent Building Management Systems (otherwise known as Building Automation Systems) that reduce energy consumption without sacrificing comfort for all building types and sizes. Using open communication standards and interfaces that can integrate a wide choice of different building control disciplines like heating, ventilation, air conditioning applications, lights and equipment. With special features, such as centralised, intelligent energy management and highly efficient and innovative energy saving functions, and the effective interaction of all system components and processes, significant cost and energy savings can be achieved.
- Program Logic Controllers (PLC’s)
- Computer-aided design
- Wireless technology
- Building Management Integrated Control
- Energy Management
This qualification provides competencies to develop strategies for the reduction of energy in buildings and to recommend changes in the way in which energy is controlled in the building either by the installation of new control equipment or by the modification or re-programming or existing.
To participate in this training program the candidate must hold an Unrestricted Electricians Licence or equivalent issued in an Australian State or Territory (e.g. A Grade Victorian Electricians) – This is due to Victorian Electrical Licence restrictions and this course including ERAC requirements for an ‘Electrician’s licence’ – Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) will not accept a direct entry model into this training program.
Industry connections and resources
Melbourne Polytechnic’s has developed this program with Energy Skills Australia, a not for profit organisation whose membership is comprised of the key industry bodies in the electrotechnology and energy utilities industries. The organisation’s remit is to ensure Australia’s energy industry has access to a highly skilled and effective workforce.
Participants will become skilled technicians who will be able to provide advice on energy efficiency as well as able to perform installation of new systems and rectification of existing works as a single solution.
This course is also available as direct entry at $1450.
The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsIn general, each unit is assessed by passing a knowledge based test and undertaking two skill based projects.
Entrance RequirementsTo participate in this training program the candidate must hold an Unrestricted Electricians Licence or equivalent issued in an Australian State or Territory (e.g. A Grade Victorian Electricians) – This is due to Victorian Electrical Licence restrictions and this course including ERAC requirements for an ‘Electrician’s licence’ – Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) will not accept a direct entry model into this training program
Career PathwaysParticipants will become skilled technicians who will be able to provide advice on energy efficiency as well as able to perform installation of new systems and rectification of existing works as a single solution.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|UEENEED104A||USE SOFTWARE FOR ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS||40|
|UEENEEE038B||PARTICIPATE IN DEVELOPMENT AND FOLLOW A PERSONAL COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT||20|
|UEENEEE117A||Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures||20|
|UEENEEE124A||COMPILE AND PRODUCE AN ENERGY SECTOR DETAILED REPORT||60|
|UEENEEG128A||Plan low voltage switchboard and control panel layouts||40|
|UEENEEG162A||Set up and place LV electrical apparatus and associated circuits into service||40|
|UEENEEI140A||Plan the electrical installation of integrated systems||20|
|UEENEEI141A||Develop electrical integrated systems||20|
|UEENEEK145A||IMPLEMENT/MONITOR ENERGY SECTOR POLICIES/PROCEDURES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||20|
|UEENEEK152A||Develop strategies to address sustainability issues for electrical installations||20|
|UEENEEK153A||Assess energy loads and uses for energy efficiency in residential, office and retail premises||40|
|UEENEEK154A||Assess energy loads and uses for energy efficiency in commercial facilities||40|
|UEENEEK155A||Assess energy loads and uses for energy efficiency in industrial properties and enterprises||40|