91499NSW Certificate IV in Carbon Management

Award:      91499NSW Certificate IV in Carbon Management

Intakes:    Enrolments throughout the year

Commences:    Please contact our offices

Course Duration:  Nominal Hours 610; Delivery hours/ completion of assessments averages 182 hrs

Delivery Hours: 8 days x 8 hrs face-to-face classroom delivery, with an additional 4 weeks for students to collect evidence and submit for final assessment, making the total course duration 12 weeks. Appropriate adjustment may be made for students who need additional time to complete the assessment requirements for this course.

Course outline

Carbon Management is emerging as one of the most ‘in-demand’ commercial qualifications for 2013 and beyond. The Certificate IV in Carbon Management is an accredited workplace qualification for managers and supervisors to enable and support the development of carbon management and reduction strategies for enterprises.
This para-professional nationally recognised qualification is designed for candidates at the supervisor, manager and executive level. Certificate IV graduates learn skills and competencies to enable them to understand the strategic implications of carbon emissions for business and how reduction strategies can be implemented using business planning frameworks and supported by existing business systems.

Entry Requirements

Nil. It is recommended that students have successfully complete Year 10 studies and have basic adult literacy and numeracy skills. All students wishing to enrol will be required to undertake a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment.

Training Pathways

Candidates who have been successful in completing Certificate III in Carbon Management can further their studies by enrolling into this qualification. Students who successfully complete this course can further their studies by enrolling in Diploma in Sustainability and Diploma in Carbon Management

Training and Assessment

Training is conducted via class-room based face-to-face delivery. To be deemed competent in each unit of study in this course and be awarded the qualification, students must complete all assessments satisfactorily.  Some of these will be undertaken in class, others you will need to complete outside of class hours.


Students will be required to:

  • Access a workplace for practicum assessment and task applications between class sessions
  • Have access to web and on line formats
  • Bullet point
  • Complete workplace based course work
  • Complete workplace based assessment (verified)
  • Present final Carbon Management Response Plan outline to class cohort (session 8)
  • Complete course workbook tasks to assessors satisfaction
  • Undertake course reading
  • Be available to attend all 8 class training sessions
    • Participate fully in class activities and discussion
    • Work in small groups
    • Present ideas to class cohort

Class activities, assessment and delivery modes are designed to deepen your understanding about carbon management principles and give you a strong foundation in the role of a carbon manager.
Essentially these learning experiences will give you the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Undertake carbon reduction activities with due diligence
  2. Work laterally and horizontally with your organisation
  3. Understand the key principles of change management
  4. Understand the rudiments of carbon emission inventory
  5. Develop strategic performance management plans for the reduction of organisational GHG emissions

Assessment requirements

There are four assessment components to this course.

  1. Class participation and group learning task
  2. Workplace Assessment Task
  3. CTI Carbon Management Workbook
  4. On-line reflective quizzes

Recognition of Prior Learning

Green Business Audit & Training recognises the skills and knowledge you have gained through formal and informal education and training, and work or life experience.  Students wishing to apply for RPL must do so upon enrolment and apply for RPL via our RPL Application Kit for this course, available from our offices. Students must first enrol in the course. Refer to our Fees Terms and Conditions Policy for associated fees.

Language Literacy and Numeracy

To ensure that you have an adequate Language Literacy and Numeracy levels to complete this qualification, we will conduct an LLN review as part of the pre-enrolment process.


Enrolment fees are payable at the time of enrolment. Please enquire about current fees. For current information on Fees and our Refund Policy see our Policies information at www.greenrto.com.au

Units: 12      Core units 8  and Elective units 4

Core Units



CTICM301A Communicate climate change impacts and recognition of sources of greenhouse gases

This unit covers the knowledge and skills needed to be able to describe the basic science and identify the corresponding impacts relating to climate change and communicate this information to stakeholders. The unit focuses on bringing together basic concepts and an understanding of the impact of climate change issues when applied to a workplace.


CTICM302A Measure carbon emissions in three scopes

This unit covers the skills needed to be able to classify greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the three GHG protocol scopes and to implement methods for converting quantities of GHG to a carbon equivalent (CO2–e) unit of measure. This unit focuses on the application of the skills needed to calculate carbon emissions for reporting data using an appropriate tool.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.



CTICM303A Evaluate carbon reduction and renewable energy options

This unit covers the knowledge and skills needed to be able to determine actions or select products and make recommendations that will facilitate reducing carbon emissions within a workplace. The focus is on identifying and evaluating options for improvements through procedural and capital/infrastructure change. In addition it examines opportunities to use renewable inputs to reduce an organisation’s carbon footprint.



CTICM304A Assist implementation and monitoring of a Carbon Management Response Plan for climate change and carbon emissions risk

This unit covers the skills necessary to assist in the implementation and monitoring of a workplace response plan for addressing climate change and carbon emissions risk. The unit focuses on the application of systems and processes that an organisation needs to implement a Carbon Management Response Plan (CMRP)..



CTICM401A Measure and monitor a carbon footprint

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to produce a workplace carbon footprint in relation to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for an organisation.


CTICM402A Source, evaluate and purchase carbon offsets

This unit covers the evaluation of the different types of carbon offsets, including how to source reliable and verifiable offsets and confirm which offsets may comply with government regulations and fulfil organisational requirements.


CTICM403A Develop and communicate a workplace Carbon Management Response Plan

This unit covers the methodology, skills and techniques needed to develop a Carbon Management Response Plan (CMRP) for addressing climate change and carbon emissions risks across an enterprise. The Carbon Management Response Plan is a tool for assisting organisations to respond to the identified risks and opportunities and conveys the strategies necessary to create positive and measurable business outcomes. 


CTICM404A Implement and monitor Carbon Management Response Plan

This unit covers the skills required to implement a
Carbon Management Response Plan (CMRP) for the workplace and lead an implementation team.





CTICM003A Complete a carbon life cycle analysis for a product or service

This unit covers the process and elements of determining the carbon footprint for the life cycle of a product or service delivered or purchased, also known as supply chain emissions.


CTICM004A Evaluate, select
and implement a greenhouse gas abatement program

This unit covers the framework, processes and activities involved in evaluating, selecting and implementing a greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement program. Identify the value, cost and required resources to gain accreditation under relevant program


CTICM006A Marketing and promoting a Carbon Management Reduction Plan and carbon emissions reduction claims

This unit covers the processes and activities involved in marketing and promoting a Carbon Management Response Plan (CMRP) and carbon emissions reduction claims. This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to create marketing approaches that promote organisational response to the management of carbon emissions and ensure that the claims fall within the relevant guidelines


CTICM007A Identify and evaluate opportunities for cogeneration, combined cooling heating and power

This unit addresses the skills needed to identify opportunities for combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP).  Economic viability is also calculated to establish a carbon price trigger point for CCHP projects.



Employability Skills for this qualification

This program has been mapped to the National Employability Skills and during the execution of this qualification the student will learn Employability Skills which can be accessed at http://employabilityskills.training.com.au

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