GreenSkills Training Australia

Green Skills

Regardless of whether you are a business owner or an employee, it is becoming increasingly important that you have the knowledge, experience and know-how to address environmental impacts and reduce your carbon footprint in today's world.

How can Green Skills Training Australia help your business?

Green Skills Training Australia (GSTA) is TAFE NSW specialist sustainability training business. GSTA can help your business through workforce development solutions that include best practice models, cutting edge techniques and eco-footprint reduction.

Your business will benefit by committing to a sustainable future and in doing so securing your future in the marketplace. You will also notice other benefits including financial savings, through cost reduction, eligibility for government contracts and business competitiveness.

Green Skills Training Australia

Green Skills Training Australia can assist you in achieving your sustainable future through:

  • Consulting - discover the sustainability issues that your business should know about
  • Customised workshops tailored to address your priority sustainability issues
  • Onsite delivery timed to suit your business operations
  • Nationally accredited training
  • Training needs analysis
  • Source funding opportunities
  • Partnership for your long term workforce development

What training programs are offered at TAFE NSW?

General Environmental Awareness Training

This program will teach your employees the fundamentals of an Environmental Management System (EMS). They will learn what it is and how it works. This training can form part of your employee induction program in environmental sustainability.

The ISO14001 International Standard requires all employees to be trained for general awareness, even if they do not have any direct responsibilities under the EMS Program.

Suitable for: All Employees

Duration: 4 hours

Environmental Management System (EMS) Implementation ISO 14001

This program is designed for environmental officers or managers that will be directly involved in the implementation and monitoring of the company's EMS. It is carried out on a mentoring basis.

Most of the documentation required by the Standard will be created during the mentoring process and can be used if full accreditation to ISO14001 is required in future.

This training also gives you the opportunity to gain an optional Statement of Attainment for two units, namely 'Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices' and 'Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability', depending on the level of involvement.

Suitable for: WH&S, Environmental Officers or Managers

Duration: 5 days plus 2 days follow up

Carbon Accounting – The basics

This program is an introduction to carbon accounting. It is a great way to identify areas you can improve on and understand the need for improved data collection.

During this program you will learn:

  • the scientific and industrial background to carbon accounting
  • about international best practices, methodologies and standards
  • to identify, catagorise and calculate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • to start to prepare and interpret a carbon/GHG inventory

Suitable for: Managers, Workplace Supervisors, Facilities Operators

Duration: 1 day

Nationally Recognised Training Qualifications

BIM – Revit Modelling Course

Stage 1:            Introduction to Revit & 3D Modelling

Stage 2:            Advanced Modelling of Buildings

Stage 3:            Advanced Revit Skills for Energy Analysis, Cost Benefit Analysis, Quantity Take Offs

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. A Building Information Model forms the basis for sustainability analysis of a design, incorporating energy and thermal performance simulation prior to construction.

It is especially valuable for energy efficiency retrofitting projects where the Building Information Model can accurately predict sustainability performance and allow fine tuning of a design to maximise sustainability outcomes.

What you will learn in these courses:

  • Stage 1: modelling simple single storey residential building from conception to printed drawings
  • Stage 2: advanced building modelling including scheduling of components and production of detail drawings
  • Stage 3: analysis of complex buildings to determine energy efficiency and options for improving a building’s sustainability

Suitable for: Architects, Architectural Draftspersons, Interior Designers, Surveyors, Civil, Structural and Building Services Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Building Managers and Builders.

Contact: Gary Pemberton, TAFE NSW Wollongong on 02 4229 0400, email:

Asset Maintenance (Waste Management)

In this program, you will learn about the operational principles of relevant equipment, how to monitor and rehabilitate a waste site and how to monitor, review, evaluate, document and audit waste assessment data.

Contact: Lex Metcalfe, TAFE NSW Wollongong on 4229 0489, email:

Conservation and Land Management (Certificate III and Diploma level)

This course will help you to develop competencies in:

  • natural area restoration
  • weed management
  • vertebrate pest management
  • conservation earthworks
  • lands, parks and wildlife
  • community coordination and facilitation
  • indigenous land management.

Contact: David Brookfield, TAFE NSW Yallah on phone 02 4262 9921, email:

Need more information?

Darren O'Connell

Environmental Sustainability Coordinator

TAFE NSW Shellharbour

Ph 02 4295 2229