Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a CMRP?
A: Through government policy reform, technological change and growing resource scarcity today’s highly competitive business environment is increasingly demanding organisations to effectively manage carbon emissions. A CMRP, or Carbon Management Response Plan, is a purpose built action plan for the management of carbon emissions across business operations. A CMRP is developed through a process of assessing the risks and opportunities internal and external to the business. From this assessment, targeted strategic responses are defined and implemented. It is through the effective use of a CMRP that a business is positioned to secure its long-term success. The rules of the game have changed and a CMRP is the organisational ‘how to win’ playbook. A CMRP is a living document that guides the decision making of an organisation with regard to its carbon emissions.

Q: Is Carbon Training International a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)?
A: Yes, CTI is an AQTF nationally Registered Training Organisation, NTIS ID: 91684

Q. Are the Certificate III and Certificate IV in Carbon Management accredited courses?
A: Yes, both the Certificate III and Certificate IV in Carbon Management are nationally accredited qualifications. The registration numbers are: Certificate III – 91500NSW and Certificate IV – 91499NSW (please access for further details)

Q. Is the NGERS Course relevant and applicable to non-financial auditors?
A: No, 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.

Q. Am I able to get recognition of prior learning (RPL)?
A: In line with the guidelines of the Australian Quality Trining Framework (AQTF), CTI has in place recognition of prior learning which enables students to earn credit toward a CTI qualification or part there of. A candidate will be required, following negotiation with a CTI lead trainer, to demonstrate they have completed suitable AQTF accredited training, or applied work experience, that can be mapped to the performance criteria within one of more Units of Competency (UOC) that form a complete, or part of, the Certificate III or Certificate IV qualifications. Please contact CTI for more details.

Q. How do I enrol in the course?
A. Enrol via the online enrolment process found on the website on each course description page. Applications received via fax or email which have not previously been approved in writing may not be recognised.

Q. On the website I can see the course is full, am I able to go on a waiting list?
A. Yes, there is a limited waitlist available for candidates who would like to be notified of an opening on a preferred course date when shown as fully enrolled. Use the ‘notification of upcoming courses’ function on the website.
Please note: No guarantees can be made with any waitlist, so if you are looking to confirm a course place we suggest that you enrol into the first available and suitable class via

Q. If I choose to cancel or reschedule the course, am I able to obtain a refund on my enrolment fee?
A. All enrolments confirmed as being received (note: email enrolment notifications will always be sent) attract a 20% non-refundable administration fee as a result of cancellation after;
1) A candidate receives email notification on completion of their online application for the subsidy
2) Enrolment confirmation is sent to candidates who are full-fee paying.
Note: candidates who have been approved for a NSW SSP subsidised place are not eligible for a refund of their administration enrolment fee.
Course re-scheduling can only take place up to 1 week prior to of the commencement of the original booked course or before a subsidised training place is confirmed. There is no penalty for rescheduling a course providing this condition is met. Please Note: the enrolment fee received under the original course enrolment will be retained and transferred by CTI.

Q. My enrolment into a course has been confirmed but I would like to postpone commencement and move to a different class, is this possible?
A. Yes it is possible but is dependant on whether you have enrolled as a full fee paying or as a subsidised student under a program offered by government e.g. NSW SSP training subsidy.
i)Full Fee Paying Student
If you have enrolled as a full fee paying student you are able to reschedule up to 1 week before the course commences and transfer your enrolment to a future course, subject to availability. Your existing payment will be kept in trust until your enrolment into the future course is confirmed. A student choosing to withdraw is subject to the refund and withdrawal policy.
ii)Subsidised Student
The terms and conditions of the subsidised programs do not allow you to postpone completion or move to a different course once your subsidy has been confirmed. All approved subsidy enrolments are confirmed prior to the first day of the course. Once enrolled under the subsidy you must complete the course which you have been registered or you will be deemed to have forfeited access to the subsidy in full. Under the NSW SSP training subsidy a second application is not possible once confirmed. To recommence the course you will be required to enrol as a full fee paying student.

Q: Am I able to transfer my course place to another person?
A: A registered course place cannot be transferred to another person. A separate course application must be received for each person using the online enrolment process. An individual looking to transfer to another course is subject to the guidelines outlined above.

Q: Can the course enrolment or registration fee be transferred to another person?
A: No, course and registration fees are non-transferable

Q. What happens if the NSW SSP training subsidy is not approved?
A. If the NSW SSP training subsidy is not approved for reasons that are not related to ineligibility for the subsidy, you will be offered a refund of your enrolment fee or provided the option of paying the balance to make up the full course fee.
No refund will be provided to a NSW SSP subsidy enrolment that has not been approved for reasons of ineligibility.

Q. What is the start and finish time of the classroom delivery based course?
A. The courses are full day courses. These days begin promptly at 9am and conclude at 5pm. Each course will take place one day per week for eight weeks. Following the completion of the 8 day classroom training schedule, students are provided up to an additional four (4) weeks to complete and lodge their final assessments which includes their custom built whole-of- organisation Carbon Management Response Plan and outstanding workbooks. Completion of this course is estimated at a minimum of 180 hours.

Q. What level of difficulty is the course?
A: The competencies developed are to the level of national Vocational Education and Training Certificate III and IV qualifications. Candidates are expected to undertake a range of learning tasks which include some independent research and assessment, workplace interviewing and consultation, practical exercises which require numeracy and literacy to a Year 12 or equivalent level Please Note: this is a rigorous course which will involve you being able to access a workplace for applied learning tasks. Students, who do not have a workplace, will nee to make arrangements with the course trainer to provide an equivalent workplace experience.

Q. How long do I have to submit my final course assessment on completion of the CertIV in Carbon Management classroom delivery?
A. Students have up until four (4) weeks to complete and lodge their final assessment and course workbooks on completion of classes. Extensions for students in receipt of a training subsidy are unable to be granted as the time-frame for course completion is strictly 12 weeks from course commencement under the NSW SSP subsidy.

Q. Can I have a receipt for my enrolment fee?
A. Yes, CTI will issue a sales receipt for payments received for any of our products or services.

Q. I don’t have a credit card, what other methods of payment can I use for my enrolment fee?
A. If you don’t have a credit card, you can pay your enrolment fee via EFT payment. In some instances, CTI is able to support the issuing of a tax invoice for payment via cheque or money order

Q. I live in regional NSW, can I do the course in Melbourne and still get the subsidy?
A: To be eligible to receive the NSW SSP subsidy for a classroom delivered course, candidates are required to undertake the course in NSW.

Q. How do I know if my employer is suitable to use for the assessment?
A: This course is applicable to any organisation that is a consumer of energy from non- renewable sources. In the vast majority of cases, every organisation will be suitable to use in the carbon management course assessment process.

Q. I’m unable to make a class on one particular week, what are my options for making up the class?
A. If you can’t make your enrolled class, and an alternate class is available on another day, the opportunity does exist to attend the alternate class. However, this must be pre-arranged with a CTI trainer. Alternatively you are able to use CTI’s eLearning platform should switching days not be an option. However, pre-approval needs to be sought as strict attendance requirements for classroom delivered courses are in place.

Q. How many people are in the class?
A. The student numbers can vary on any classroom delivered course, however the class numbers will normally not exceed 17 students

Q. Is the course run anywhere else other than Sydney and Melbourne?
A: For details on locations of classes, please refer to the CTI home page New classes are being regularly added around the country and overseas.

Q. Is there an online delivery mode for the course?
A: The course is available as an eLearning delivered course. Please refer to for an eLearning schedule and enrolment details

Q. How can I obtain more information on the course material covered in the course?
A: A full overview of the course is provided on the website by selecting a relevant course shown under the tile menu bar “Carbon Management qualifications” or by clicking here

Q. Does the Cert.IV in Carbon Management course do calculations on energy saving projects?
A: Yes, the course covers the identification of energy savings opportunities, the calculation of the energy savings that can be realised from the implementation of a selected initiative and the simple business casing in support of a cost/ benefit analysis to the organisation

Q. What do I need to bring along to the course?
A: Once enrolled you will be provided with an enrolment notification pack which will instruct you on what you should bring to the class and how you should prepare. A notebook computer or tablet e.g. iPad will be needed throughout the course for online tasks e.g. emissions calculations, web searches etc

Q. When will I receive my certificate after successfully competing the course?
A: Within three (3) to four (4) weeks of handing in your final assessment (which is normally 12 weeks after commencing the first classroom delivered day of your course). You will normally receive notification of whether you have successfully passed the course or what amendments are required in your assessment in order that competency in the course requirements can be authenticated

Q. What do I do if I have lost my certificate?
A: CTI is able to issue a replacement certificate for a fee of $65

Q. Can I be issued with a digital copy of my certificate?
A: CTI does not issue qualification certificates or testamurs in digital format. You are welcome to create a digital copy of your certificate (recommended as a backup in case of loss or damage) by scanning and saving into a digital format.