Training for Industry

You are not required to complete a training course to use this tool. However, if you regularly prepare complex assessments it is recommended that you undertake a BESS training course. There are two options:

  • BESS Domestic (Half day. 3 hrs plus 1 hr exam. Cost = $330 inc GST. Register below). This training session covers single residential and townhouse developments up to 10 dwellings. It includes a case study featuring a three-townhouse development application.

  • BESS Advanced (Full day. 5.5-6 hrs plus 1 hr exam. Cost = $660 inc GST. Register below): This training session covers everything in the BESS Domestic package plus non-residential, mixed use and larger residential developments. It includes case studies of a non-residential development and a mixed use multi-residential development.

Upcoming dates

What: BESS Domestic
When: Wednesday 16th August 2017 9:00 - 1:00pm
Where: Municipal Association of Victoria, Level 11, 60 Collins St, Melbourne, 3000

Register here.

Additional sessions will be added soon.

What: BESS Domestic
When: These sessions will be run based on demand. Refer below.

Book a Place in BESS Domestic

BESS Domestic training sessions will be run based on demand. Dates will be set following registrations of interest from a sufficient number of trainees. Email to register your interest. The CASBE Executive Officer or the BESS Manager will respond on the next Monday or Wednesday, whichever is sooner, with a likely timeframe to the next BESS Domestic training session.

BESS Trained Professionals

ESD professionals who have successfully completed the BESS Advanced training can be listed on the 'BESS-trained professionals' page to allow planning applicants to identify professionals who have undertaken training. Following successful completion of training, you will be contacted with details on how this occurs.


Contact CASBE with any queries related to BESS training at The CASBE Executive Officer or the BESS Manager will respond on the next Monday or Wednesday, whichever is sooner.

Organica Engineering is CASBE's BESS Training partner.

Training for subscriber Council staff

BESS training is available for Council ESD officers and Statutory Planning teams, and can be held at your Council or at a central location with other local governments. Contact the CASBE Executive Officer at for more information about the training options for your Council staff.