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Carbon Offset Course

AUD $1,045.00 (Includes GST)

What you will learn

Our Carbon Offset Training course provides a broad picture of the carbon offset landscape, covering essential topics and equipping you with the necessary knowledge to succeed. Throughout the course, you will gain insights into:

Understanding what offsets represent and their role within a market-based response to climate change.

Familiarising yourself with the various stakeholders and their roles in the carbon market.

Exploring the diverse range of carbon offset projects and their benefits.

Comprehending the standards and methodologies used to measure and certify carbon offsets.

Gaining insights into the lifecycle of carbon offset projects, from conception to implementation.

Understanding how carbon offsets are traded in the market and the associated challenges.

Learning how to assess, select, and source the most appropriate offsets for your organisation’s needs.

Understanding the pricing mechanisms and factors influencing the cost of carbon offsets.

*We can run this course inhouse for your organisation. This allows customisation of content and open discussion of internal issues. Please contact for more details and pricing.

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Unlock the power of carbon offsets with our internationally recognised Carbon Offsets Course. Gain the essential knowledge and skills to source, evaluate, and purchase carbon offsets effectively in this comprehensive training program.

Join us at your own pace, starting from a date convenient for you. Embrace the opportunity to navigate the intricate world of carbon offsets and become a catalyst for meaningful environmental impact. Don't miss out on this chance to meet the growing demand for carbon expertise in today's business landscape. Enrol in our Carbon Offsets Course today and step into a future where sustainability and success go hand in hand.

In today's world, carbon emissions and climate change mitigation have become critical concerns for businesses and individuals alike. Understanding the intricacies of carbon markets and offset projects is crucial for making informed decisions that align with your strategic objectives. With our Carbon Offsets Course, you will delve into the complexities of carbon pricing, emissions trading, and risk management to ensure a broad understanding of the carbon market landscape.

By enrolling in this course, you will explore key concepts such as carbon credits, offset pricing variations, and the differences between VER and CER offsets. You will gain clarity on questions like: What is the right offset for your business? How do you evaluate the effectiveness of different offset projects? And why do carbon offsets vary in price from $4 to $55?

Our expert instructors will guide you through practical lessons and real-world case studies, empowering you to develop a robust carbon offset purchasing strategy. Whether you are a sustainability professional, an environmental enthusiast, or a decision-maker in your company, this course will equip you with the knowledge and tools to make informed choices that drive positive change.

Why you should take this course

Developing a thorough understanding of carbon offsets can be daunting and time-consuming, especially for those who are inexperienced in this field. The risks associated with misinformation and unreliable suppliers make it crucial to acquire accurate knowledge. Moreover, the strategic consequences of purchasing the wrong offsets can have a significant impact on your company's brand and reputation, along with financial implications.

As new countries introduce compliance markets, it brings forth new rules, guidelines, and compliance obligations that demand attention and understanding. Our course addresses these aspects comprehensively, ensuring that you are well-prepared to make informed decisions aligned with your organisational objectives.

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Course program

Face to Face Classroom mode length: 2 Days,
Online mode length: 4 x weekly instructor-led sessions of 1.5 hours

Part 1 – Market based responses to Climate Change

  • Climate science and the carbon cycle
  • What is a carbon offset? Concept of tradable instrument
  • Climate Solutions Fund
  • The Clean Development Mechanism
  • Who are the carbon players?
  • The role of carbon credit in compliance markets
  • Voluntary carbon standards
  • The role of carbon standards in a voluntary market
  • Exploring the various types of carbon offsets
  • ACCUs (Australian Carbon Credit Units) and approved methodologies and issues
  • The place of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) (and GreenPower) and Energy Saving Schemes in Australia, and the carbon impact.

Part 2 – A market focus

  • Regulatory frameworks – Carbon Pricing Mechanisms (Emissions Trading Scheme or tax)
  • Linkages between emissions trading schemes, function and impact on liquidity and dynamics
  • The voluntary market, scope
  • OTC and exchange traded markets for carbon offsets
  • The role of registries
  • Offsets to suit your organisation as a consumer – Climate Active or Sunshine Project
  • Concept of ‘fit’ with organisational goals, price, location, type, methodology, carbon standard
  • Source compliance and voluntary offsets – retiring carbon offsets

What to expect

Discover the exciting world of carbon emissions and gain a comprehensive understanding of carbon markets and pricing through our engaging course. Join us either face-to-face or online to explore the strategies and efforts involved in offsetting carbon emissions.

Our course offers two convenient options for participation. The face-to-face option allows you to immerse yourself in the learning experience from 9 am to 5 pm over two consecutive days. Alternatively, you can choose the online format, which features one session per week for four weeks, ensuring flexibility without compromising on the course's content.

To kickstart your journey, we will provide you with informative reading materials before the course begins. These resources will fuel insightful discussions on the first day, enabling you to dive deeper into the world of carbon emissions, carbon markets, and carbon pricing.

Throughout the course, you will actively engage in group discussions, exploring topics such as sourcing, evaluating, and purchasing offsets. Collaboratively, you will tackle various exercises, including analysing offset schemes, establishing organisational offset criteria, selecting suitable offsets, identifying providers, obtaining quotes, and participating in simulated purchases.

Our course is designed to promote interaction and innovation among participants. By sharing experiences and perspectives from diverse countries, you will gain valuable insights into offsetting carbon emissions and discover the importance of this crucial endeavour.

Course cost

Are you interested in expanding your knowledge and making a positive impact? Join our course and become equipped with the tools and materials needed to navigate the complex world of carbon emissions, offsets, and carbon markets. Enrol in our online course for just AUD 950 + GST for online delivery. Face to face training can be run on demand at your location.

Discover the strategies, tools, and importance of sustainable efforts in a convenient and interactive learning environment. Together, let's drive innovation and champion the significance of sustainable practices.

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