IES: The Lighting Society presents an introductory lighting course to equip participants with a knowledge of energy efficient lighting, to be delivered by a combination of face-to-face teaching and online assessment and revision.

Course Purpose
To provide basic lighting information to participants who are new to the industry and need basic lighting information in the course of their day-to-day work.
To broaden the knowledge of those within the industry who are aiming to expand their skills.

Course Scope
The course is pitched at participants who need basic lighting information in the course of their day-to-day work and has been developed in response to changing energy requirements in lighting that require a greater knowledge of technology and methods. Please note we have included a session on the NSW and Victorian Energy saving schemes as part of the Sydney and Melbourne courses only.

Course Outline/Curriculum
The core-learning objective is for participants to be equipped to work with the range of lighting equipment now available in both retail and commercial environments. The phase out of incandescent lamps has removed the “simple” option from the marketplace, requiring a greater understanding of the complex lighting components.


Course topics will include:

  • Lighting units and photometry
  • The eye and color
  • Reflection, refraction and transmission
  • Introduction to lamps Part 1
  • Introduction to lamps Part 2
  • Luminaire types
  • Control gear and control systems
  • NSW and Victoria Energy saving schemes (discussed in those relevant states only)

Introduction to lighting design including:

  • Design techniques
  • Standards and code
  • Sustainability and design

Notes will be provided prior to the commencement of the course. A Certificate of Completion will also be provided on the last day of the course.



Download a copy of the Agenda below:

Course Curriculum & Agenda