About this course

The Energy Efficiency Audit course is designed to step you through the process of reviewing and analysing the energy use on a farm, including electricity, Diesel, Gas and Petrol.

Working through this course you will identify all of the vehicles, equipment and buildings on the farm which use energy and compare the theoretical with actual consumption. The course uses an online Energy Audit System which allows you to enter all of your farm data and then compare the cost of all energy use by converting all sources of energy to megajoules.

At a glance:

Course duration: Self-paced
Start date: Enrol anytime
Number of units: 1
Indicative fees: $550 (Nil to eligible participants)
Accredited Course: Yes


  1. Identify all sources and uses of energy in process
  2. Calculate theoretical use of energy
  3. Measure actual use of energy
  4. Develop strategies to improve energy usage
  5. Prepare recommendation/s for improved energy usage

The process of carrying out an energy audit will give you an understanding of the different types of energy used on the farm, their relative efficiency and cost. On completion of this course, you will have a good understanding of energy use on a farm, identified opportunities for efficiency improvements and will be able to further research options for improvements.


  • Nil to eligible applicants
  • Fully subsidised by the NSW Government for eligible applicants. To find out whether you are eligible, contact a training coordinator in your area.

This course is fully online and self-paced

  • Introduction to Farm Business Energy Audit
  • Module 1: The big picture. Identifying energy use in your business
  • Module 2: Establishing the baseline
  • Module 3: Opportunities for improvement
  • Module 4: Long term plans and working out the return
  • Energy Audit Outcomes. Where to now?

Online self-paced course delivery. Participants must have access to a farm to carry out a site inspection and access to energy and fuel bills.

There are no entry requirements for this course.

This course is mapped to the following national unit of competency:

  • MSS015040 - Conduct a sustainability energy audit

This an Elective Unit of Competency from the AHC50122 - Diploma of Agriculture.

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