Development Courses

Increase your professional skills and knowledge at work across a wide range of climate change and sustainability areas.

Education & Training

Vocational education and training courses providing skills and accreditation for those in the trades and those working on the front line of climate change response.

Development Courses

Practical courses to equip individuals, households and community organisations to to play their part in responding to climate change.

About CCRI

Internal Team


CCRI uses its own experienced team and key alliances of educational institutions and service providers to provide the best trainers and course content in the areas of climate change and sustainability.
Our internal team includes:
Associate Professor Chris Lund - Institute Director

Professor Chris Lund is the Institute’s Director, with a key role in course development and training delivery, as well as in the Institute’s management and governance. Chris is an experienced educator and trainer with more than 20 years experience developing and teaching climate change related courses and training programs. He has more than 10 years experience as a University academic, having been an academic staff member at both Murdoch University and Curtin University. During his time as Project leader of the Australian Centre for Renewable Energy’s Tertiary Education project and as Energy Studies Program Chair at Murdoch University he was responsible for leading the development and growth of Murdoch’s internationally recognised Energy Studies program. This University level program, consisting of both undergraduate and postgraduate programs and courses in sustainable energy, is offered both face-to-face and online to students from around the world. As an academic staff member in the Centre of Excellence in Cleaner Production at Curtin University Chris was responsible for developing and offering undergraduate courses in sustainability for Engineers and coordinating and teaching the Centre’s Postgraduate Masters of Cleaner Production program. This program, focussing on practical sustainability for organisations and corporations is also available face-to-face and by flexible delivery.

Chris has also played a key role in the development of vocational educational and training (VET) programs in renewable energy and the development and delivery of a large number of industry and professional development short courses in climate change and sustainable energy. He was a member of the Technical and Further Education (TAFE) National Steering Committee on Renewable Energy Technologies that developed the VET Renewable Energy National Training Package. He also provided technical input and capacity building for the development of the distance education component of the TAFE Certificate IV in Renewable Energy Technology at Brisbane Institute of TAFE. This trade level training package proves high quality, flexible, sustainable energy technical training to students Australia wide. Chris has also provided management and content delivery for numerous professional development short courses, training sessions and workshops in the area of climate change and sustainable energy.

Chris is a physical scientist with more than twenty years of multidisciplinary research, teaching and consulting experience in the areas of climate change impact assessment, GHG inventory and abatement (both technical and policy), energy efficiency and sustainable energy management. Prior to forming the Climate Change Response Institute he was the global leader of climate change services for a leading Australian based, global professional services firm. He still continues to practice as a leading sustainability services professional through his consulting company Climate Change Response. He is therefore able to bring to the development and offering of CCRI courses a unique blend of practical experience and understanding of climate change response and sustainability and experience in education and training development and delivery.

Chris is an adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Engineering and Energy at Murdoch University, where he continues to do teaching and supervise postgraduate students.


Helen Lund  – Institute Registrar and Project Manager

Helen Lund has responsibility for the Institute's corporate governance, learning management system, quality management, continual improvement processes and course administration.  Helen has 15 years experience in developing health data systems and reporting, influencing clinical practice and quality in Perth’s tertiary teaching hospitals.  She has co-ordinated several research and audit projects in the field of oncology.  Her experience centres on reporting data against benchmarks and process change management.  More recently she has gained experience in policy and procedures to facilitate RTO registration and developing effective Learning Management Systems to facilitate online learning.


Dr Om Dubey - Industry Short Course CoordinatorOmDubey

Dr Om Dubey is the institute’s Industry Short Course Coordinator. In this role he works with industry representatives and professional and peak industry bodies to identify the training and capacity building needs of their members in the areas of climate change and sustainability. Om is an engineer with over twenty five years of multidisciplinary experience including University teaching, research, consulting and project management.

He has technical knowledge and experience in managing a wide range of projects in the area of climate change risk assessment, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Prior to co-founding the Climate Change Response Institute he was a key member of the climate change team of a leading Global professional services firm. In this role Om has successfully managed the delivery of several multidisciplinary projects related to the energy efficiency opportunity (EEO) program, national greenhouse emission reporting system (NGERS), climate change risk assessment and climate change adaptation action planning. These projects covered industry sectors such as mining, oil & gas, transport, infrastructure and local government. He still continues to practice as a leading sustainability services professional through his consulting company Climate Change Response.

Om also has experience in determining the training needs of industry and coordinating the development and delivery of professional development short courses for professional . Whilst the Education Research Officer for the Australian Centre for Renewable Energy he successfully managed the delivery of several training programs and professional development courses for local and international teams (including high level government delegates) in the area of renewable energy and energy efficiency. He has also taught in University level renewable energy and energy efficiency courses at Murdoch University.

Our Broader Team

Through the use of our own experienced team and key alliances of educational institutions and service providers CCRI seeks to provide the best trainers and course content in the areas of climate change and sustainability.

We have strategic linkages, and offer courses jointly with:


Our broader team currently includes experienced climate change professionals and trainers from:


“Responding to climate change will require a fundamental shift in Australia’s approach to management and workforce skills. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions means new processes for industrial and agricultural production, new research and investment in low-emission technologies, new patterns of consumption, and innovative thinking in almost every aspect of business"

Heather Ridout
Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group

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