As an Insulation Installer you work with a variety of insulation materials to improve the thermal performance of buildings, including resistance to heat, cold, air, sound and moisture. You advise, procure and install functional and decorative home improvements.
Insulation material may include foam, granules, foil, solar film, batts and blankets, which Insulation Installers apply to walls, floors, windows and ceilings of buildings.
CONTRIBUTION TO NET ZERO
Insulation Installers reduce the energy intensity of a building, improving indoor thermal comfort and maximising the effectiveness of heating and cooling systems. Properly installed insulation can reduce energy use and support the decarbonisation of buildings.
COMMON CAREER CHARACTERISTICS
There is no requisite qualification for becoming an Insulation Installer, though it is recommended that Insulation Installers become Certified Insulation Installers.
Certification is required for government programs, including the ACT Government’s minimum insulation standards for rental properties.
RELEVANT TRAINING & EDUCATION RESOURCES
Insulation Installers can expand their skills and service offering to deliver associated activities, such as those offered by Home Energy Assessors and NABERS Energy Assessors. They may also choose to expand their service offering to include draft proofing or undertake additional training to become a Plasterer.
Your current skills could be transferable for this role. Read more about what Insulation Installers do at yourcareer.gov.au.
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