The need to identify qualified professionals who have the knowledge and skills to integrate sustainability thinking and action into the design, construction and operations of the built environment is growing.
To help meet the need, the GBCA has developed the Green Star Professional development program which allows professionals to be recognised for their knowledge and contribution to building a more sustainable built environment. This program has been underpinned by two key qualifications, the:
The Green Star Accredited Professional (GSAP) qualification allows green building professionals who work with Green Star rating tools to participate in ongoing training that is useful and relevant to their specialised Green Star work. Individuals who have achieved Green Star Accredited Professional status have unique benefits which include the following:
The Green Star Associate (GSA) qualification recognises professionals who understand the fundamentals of sustainability in the build environment, and the role Green Star plays in this. The GSA qualification acknowledges the commitment of those who support green design, construction and operation, but who are not directly involved in Green Star project work or submissions. GSA’s can play a strong role in organisational commitment to built environment sustainability help communicate the language of sustainability.
Both professional qualifications include an individual’s commitment to ongoing professional training and development of the course of the 12 month CPD period. To maintain a GSAP qualification, participants will need to achieve a minimum of 15 CPD points within the 12 month CPD period, whilst GSA qualifications require a minimum of 8 CPD points.
The first step is to register for the program.
Before you get started on the professional development program and earn CPD points, you'll need to complete one of our foundation courses. Below are three of the Foundation Courses that will help advance your knowledge and credentials within industry:
The Green Star – Design & As Built Foundation Course focuses on the content and application of the various Green Star – Design and As Built rating tools, including the business case for building green, the rating tools available, the categories and credits within the tools, and the steps to register and certify a project.
The Green Star – Performance Foundation Course focuses on the fundamentals of the Green Star – Performance rating tool for existing building operations. The course covers the business case for sustainable operations and facilities management, the online rating tool, the categories and credits within Green Star – Performance, and the steps to register and certify a project.
The Green Star – Communities Foundation Course focuses on the application of the Green Star - Communities rating tool, including the business case for sustainable community and precinct development, the categories and credits within the tool and the certification model.