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New course will train the energy efficiency technicians of the future

19 Jun 2017

Melbourne Polytechnic will be the first Victorian education institute training the energy technicians of the future, with a new formal qualification for electricians in energy efficiency.

The new Certificate IV in Energy Management and Control aims to upskill graduates so they can provide more energy efficient services to businesses.

Melbourne Polytechnic, in partnership with Energy Skills Australia, will develop and pilot the program in January 2018, and it will then be available at other training organisations around Victoria.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio met with students at Melbourne Polytechnic on Friday 16 June to announce the funding under the Andrews Labor Government’s $3.6 million Boosting Business Productivity Program.

The program supports businesses to save money by boosting their energy efficiency, cutting energy and materials costs, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D'Ambrosio said "We are supporting high growth industry sectors to secure Victoria’s future as a competitive, innovative, and strong economy.”

“By upskilling workers, we can open up the sector to create long-term sustainable jobs, increase the uptake of energy efficiency and drive innovation in new energy technologies.”

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Photo above: Students with (L-R) Rob Wood, CEO of Melbourne Polytechnic; Bob Taylor, CEO of Energy Skills Australia; and Lily D'Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change

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Melbourne Polytechnic operates across seven campuses and five specialist training centres throughout Melbourne. The institute delivers high quality vocational and higher education in industry-standard facilities.