Dusseldorp Skills Forum, in partnership with Integral Energy, is offering 15 Secondary School Teachers an opportunity to complete a Nationally Accredited Course in Home Sustainability Assessment (21854VIC). This is the course that forms part of the igreen program:
igreen is a secondary school program which assists households in becoming more sustainable and creates opportunities for the development of green skills in young people. It involves students completing an accredited training program and then going on to complete a number of home sustainability assessments in their local community. The assessments involve providing advice and information on household energy and water efficiency.
The course runs over five days and will take place in Sydney from Monday 21st to Friday 25th June. Some travel and accommodation costs will be covered and some teacher relief may also be available.
Upon completion, the participants will be qualified to teach this course (under auspicing arrangements) to secondary school students in Years 9, 10 and 11.
The requirements for teacher participation:
- All participants need to have completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
- The school must implement the igreen program within 12 months of completing the training
- The school must be prepared to approach local government and/or other local sponsors to support the implementation of the igreen project.
- The area where the school is located must be serviced by the Integral network. This includes the following local government areas: Bankstown, Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Evans, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Holroyd, Hornsby, Kiama, Greater Lithgow, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith, Ryde, Rylstone, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Wingecarribee, Wollondilly, Wollongong
By 2011, ‘mandatory disclosure’ of household sustainability is likely to be in place. This means all houses sold and leased in Australia will be required to provide some form of energy efficiency certification.
This will provide you, as the teacher, with a vocational opportunity in the burgeoning sustainability industry. Importantly, it will also provide your students with a distinct vocational advantage, particularly those interested in property services and the building and construction industry.
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To register your interest, or if you have any further queries, please e-mail Lesley Tobin on lesley [at] dsf.org.au or on mobile number 0409 033 161.
Applications are due 14th May 2010.