New Courses available
Continually striving to meet the needs of our trainees, the Utilities Literacy team at UCWB has developed a series of half-day workshops, in addition to the 2-day training we have delivered since 2014. Community workers can attend any of the modular-based workshops, and participants who attend all five workshops currently offered will receive a Utilities Literacy Community Educator Certificate.
If you are interested in hosting any of the training at your organisation or in your area, please contact us: we are able to deliver training state-wide!
A series of weekly workshops from 9:30am to 1pm will be offered at our head office in Bowden during 2017. The dates for each workshop are listed below and a calendar is available here. Just click on the date(s) of your choice to register.
For enquiries about hosting workshops or for more information:
Tel: 8245 7175 / 8245 7148
Professional training 2016: Workshops and Forums
We have completed a number of training dates offering two very well received workshops: Innovations and Consolidation.
Building on the Utilities Literacy for Community Workers 2-day training, this half-day workshop will present the latest updates on innovations in the residential energy sector. More about solar power systems, including what questions to ask to know whether it’s a good investment right now; solar system leasing and solar power purchase agreements; household storage batteries; and the latest on demand/capacity tariffs and smart meters.
Practise and extend what you learned in the 2-day Utilities Literacy training – more on home energy auditing, including practical exercises and useful resources; using the new “Guide to electricity, gas and SA Water services” when assisting clients; and sharing real experiences with other workers to consolidate skills and identify opportunities to work together to provide better utilities literacy support.
Our training is part of the Utilities Literacy Program which helps people to reduce financial hardship associated with electricity, gas and water utilities. View the brochure. Two other services available within the Program are:
Information Sessions for the Public providing valuable information on services available to assist managing household utilities.
To find out more, contact:
Assistance for individuals or families experiencing difficulty with utilities bills, no matter how simple or complex the situation.