With significant climate change challenges facing our community, it is increasingly important for every individual in the community to have a better understanding of how sustainability can be applied to work practices and lifestyle choices.
Developing a good understanding of sustainability practices is particularly relevant for the people who are directly affected by the implementation of these measures, such as tradespeople, home owners, renovators, developers, small businesses and stakeholders in local government.
GippsTAFE is committed to assisting you to acquire specialist knowledge and credentials in the area of sustainability.
The courses on offer provide you with access to the best information sources and programs on sustainable principles, enabling you to strengthen your role in promoting sustainable practices and enhancing your career opportunities and business in this area.
Training can enhance the green capability of traditional trades such as plumbing, electrical, building, landscaping and painting.
GippsTAFE also offers Community Development Sessions, where individuals can learn pragmatic ways to reduce their carbon footprint, waste profile and water usage, while saving money and the environment.
Participants gain insight and resources for retro-fitting existing facilities and homes, as well as information on environmental best practices to enable prospective new home builders and businesses to incorporate sustainable practices in:
Building construction and design
Appliance choice and building fit-out
Government sustainability initiatives
Water and Energy usage minimisation
Waste minimisation & sustainable management
Sustainable product and service procurement
Sustainable landscaping and innovative garden design