Public pressure for action on climate change, combined with the global financial crisis has meant the need for saving resources both at home and through business has greatly increased.
The Green Card Office (Australia) course is suitable for anyone wishing to obtain a broad understanding of environmental issues in Australia and a set of skills to enable them to facilitate change in their workplace or community.
This course is also a useful starting point for an environmental career as a home assessor or sustainability officer.
Module 1: State of the Environment
What's happening in Australia
Australia's response (including legislation)
How Australia compares with the rest of the world
The international response
What will happen in Australia over varying temperature changes
The Garnaut Review
Vulnerabilities and Regions
Join the Debate
Module 2: Energy Efficiency
7 steps of an energy monitoring program
Reporting back to staff
NABERS energy rating scheme for offices
Practical Actions: Heating and Cooling, Green purchasing
Excercise 1: Office walkthrough and action plan
Lighting, IT Equipment
Module 3: Office Sustainability
Green Purchasing: Waste reduction principles
Office Fly Through: Office
Green Purchasing: Cost Compare and Actions
Office Fly Through: Warehouse and Factory
Transportation: Organisational and Green Travel
Leading Change: Company buy in
Transportation: Case Study
Leading Change: Communication, Case Study
Module 4: Carbon Footprinting
Tracking emissions over time
Typical sources and Case Study
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol
Setting boundaries: Organisational and Operational
Sample carbon footprint calculation (Step by step)
Quick Course Guide
4 online tests consisting of 20 questions each.
Internet access, Email, Free Flash player
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Trained Environmental Officer (Office)
If English is your second language and you did not complete the last two years of secondary education in English you are required to provide evidence of English language competence before enrolling.