Overview - Energy, Carbon and Sustainability 

In its scope and ambition, this is the flagship programme of the capacity building, training and personal development programmes offered by the Energy Management Association of New Zealand.

For 2018, the curriculum has been substantially revised to help larger energy users better monitor and reduce carbon emissions as well as increase productivity and reduce energy use and operating costs.
This programme equips participants in management and technical roles with the skills and knowledge to develop and lead energy and carbon management programmes and sustainability initiatives.  
Developed in consultation with business and energy specialists, the course utilises real energy information from the participant’s own organisation and rapidly delivers tangible benefits.
Outcomes of the programme include a customised carbon and energy management plan that has been expert-reviewed and is ready for implementation, whie embedding in-house capability through training key employees.

Who is the course for?

This course has been designed for a wide range of organisations, industries and people and is relevant both for those in large organisations and consultants who deliver specialised carbon and energy services to their clients. The course ensures energy / property / facility / sustainability / manufacturing / processes managers can lead their organisation's response to Government, international policy and market demand to mitigate carbon emissions and manage climate change risk.

It provides insights, skills and specialist knowledge to:

  • Develop a Carbon and Energy Management Strategy Plan;
  • Manage significant carbon and energy programmes to maximise productivity benefits;
  • Understand specialised technologies and services; and
  • Understand when to engage qualified experts.

The course is suitable for people with diverse managerial expertise and experiences who need to acquire a better understanding of carbon management and energy productivity tools and technologies, as well as those with technical backgrounds who need to broaden their skills. It covers essential knowledge and provides a path to certification as an EMANZ Energy & Carbon Manager Professional for consultants wishing to become a partner in the EECA "Energy Management Advisor" programme.

Course Feedback (Pre-upgrade)

"I would highly recommend that businesses hesitating between one or two participants go for two ..... Much more valuable than just one person taking the knowledge back to the organisation and explaining to other the benefits of what has been learned. "   
Roseline Klein, Sustainability Manager, Watercare Services Ltd

"Being able to share in the experience of the presenters over four days is a big opportunity not to be missed .... the 50001 checklist presented as part of the course is alone worth the fee."   Frans Plugge, Energy Consultant

Course Content

-  Managing Carbon and Energy – Leadership General/Finance (35%)

-  Managing Carbon and Energy  Tools and Processes (40%)

-  Managing Carbon and Energy Products, Technologies and Productivity (25%)

This is an advanced professional development programme at the level of a post-graduate diploma delivered using self-evaluation, project and master-class interactive teaching and learning techniques.

The curriculum and outcomes are aligned with ISO Standard 14064, which provides tools for assessing and supporting greenhouse gas reduction and emissions trading, and ISO Standard 50001:2011 - Energy Management System. Both are based on the systems model of continual improvement. 

The course is a combination of classroom based learning and supported self-directed activity within the workplace. This enables people with a wide range of qualifications and experience to gain additional, specialised skills and undertake important new responsibilities with confidence and competence. 
The course comprises three components and requires a total of around 120 hours commitment. Two thirds are undertaken in the workplace with tutor support and mentoring, on either side of a four-day study block.

Registration & Course Details

Classroom Dates: 22-25 May 2018 (Tue-Fri)

Location:  Wellington, Mercure Abel Tasman Hotel

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For further information or to discuss how this course will meet the needs of you and your organisation, please contact Programme Coordinator Norman Smith by mobile on 021 499 031 or email

Course Timetable


Unit A: Workplace based pre-work Module 
(40 hours preparation)

Participants complete assignments and undertake a skills gap analysis prior to the 4-day study block

Unit B: Study Block
(Wellington - 4 days)

22-25 May 2018  

Unit C: Application for Accreditation
(40 hours)

This third part of the programme is based in the workplace over 12-14 weeks (approx. 3 hours a week)

Investment (excludes GST)

(price per person)

 EMANZ Member price

 Non-member price

Includes preparation assignments and four day training course 
(Units A and B)



 Accreditation (Unit C)



Total Unit A, B & C

$4,310 $4,500

Please note:

  • A surcharge will apply if payment is made by credit card.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations must be received in writing by EMANZ more than 6 working days prior to the training. A $50 admin fee will be deducted from any refund.
  • Cancellations within 6 working days will incur a 50% course attendance fee.
  • Non-attendance without prior notification will incur a 100% course attendance fee.