NGERS Audit Compliance Training

NGERS

This course is for existing financial auditors who wish to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator to become a registered Greenhouse and Energy Auditor (GEA) and who need to demonstrate appropriate evidence of the NGER legislation knowledge requirements.

A three-quarter day Webinar on the NGER legislation covering those sections set out in Part G of the Greenhouse and Energy Auditor Registration Guidelines for Category 1 (non-technical) and Category 2 auditors. The training program covers all of the Parts, Divisions & Schedules set out in Appendix B of the Guidelines.

The Course Covers the Following Content over 4 Sessions

Session 1
The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007

  • Part 1 – What’s in the Act?
  • Part 2 – Who needs to register? How to register?

What do you need to do?

  • Part 3 – Obligations on registered organisations.
  • Part 4 – Disclosure of reported information

This session covers the provisions of the Act relevant registration, reporting and compliance including references to the audit process and requirements.

Session 2
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008

  • Regulation 1.03 – Definitions
  • Division 2 – Interpretation
  • Division 4 – Obligations of registered corporations
  • Division 6 – Administration
  • Schedule 1 – Fuels and energy commodities
  • Schedule 2 – Industry sectors

This session covers the NGERS Regulations, a highly detailed and complex document of more than 160 pages. The session will distil the main components of the regulations to facilitate understanding and assist in identifying related implications for audit teams and their clients.

SESSION 3
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008

  • Part 1.1 – Overview and definitions
  • Part 1.2 – Measurement, standards and methods

This session covers specific issues relating to the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions and the production and consumption of energy.

SESSION 4
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Audit) Determination 2009

  • Part 1 – Introduction, definitions, types of audits and assurance
  • Part 2 – Audit procedures and protocols
  • Part 3 – Assurance engagements: planning, performance and reporting
  • Part 4 – Verification engagements: planning, performance and reporting

This session covers aspects relating specifically to the audit procedures and processes, including assurance engagement, planning and performing assurance work and verification.

Who should do the training?

Existing financial auditors who wish to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator to become a registered Greenhouse and Energy Auditor and need to demonstrate appropriate evidence of the NGER legislation knowledge requirements.

Why do the training?

To register as a Greenhouse and Energy Auditor, the NGER Regulations 2008 (Legislative Instrument no 127, 2008 as amended) require that applicants have NGER legislation knowledge and be able to provide to the Clean Energy Regulator appropriate evidence of the knowledge (sub-regulation 6.14). Section 7 of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Auditor Registration) Instrument 2010, requires evidence of how the knowledge was obtained, including relevant training in NGER legislation.

“In the view of our Registration as Greenhouse and Energy Auditors, RSM Bird Cameron hired Carbon Training International to provide a Workshop on the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme. This workshop was offered to all relevant managers and partners over a 1-day workshop which consisted in a high level review of the sections NGER Act, Regulations, Measurement and Audit Determinations, including specific reference to the knowledge requirements relevant to the Registration. We were pleased that the specific objectives of the training were fulfilled and participants could come away with an improved understanding of the NGER legislative framework and the new audit role they will be required to support in the low carbon economy. The trainers Rob and Bruce were experts in their field and were able to share their insights relating to the impact of carbon disclosure legislation across a broad range of industries.”Benjamine Lahousse, RSM Bird Cameron

What is the training?

A 3/4 day Webinar on the NGER legislation covering those sections set out in Part G of the Greenhouse and Energy Auditor Registration Guidelines for Category 1 (non-technical) and Category 2 auditors. The training program covers all of the Parts, Divisions & Schedules set out in Appendix B of the Guidelines.

Is the NGERS Course relevant and applicable to non-financial auditors?

No, it isn’t. In order to be a Category 2 NGER auditor the person effectively needs to be a financial auditor. If a technical auditor wants to become part of an audit team they need to partner with an existing registered financial auditor.

What are the system requirements?

For PC-based participants:

Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer, Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or newer or Google Chrome 5.0 or newer (JavaScript and Java enabled)
Windows 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Cable modem, DSL or better internet connection
Minimum of Pentium class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (recommended) (2GB of RAM for Windows Vista)

For Mac-based participants:

Safari 3.0 or newer, Firefox 3.0 or newer or Google Chrome 5.0 or newer (Javascript and Jave enabled)
Mac OS X 10.4.11 – Toger or newer
Intel processor (512 MB of RAM or better recommended)
Cable modem, DSL or better internet connection
*Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will require a fast internet connection, a microphone and speakers. (A USB headset is recommended)

For Attendees with GoToMeeting app for iPad, iPhone or Android devices

Free GoToMeeting v4.0 build 320 or higher
WiFi connection to use VoIP

Course Cost: $632.50

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