IS Planning – ISCouncil
Course detail
Name IS Planning
Duration 5 hours
Price $925.00 excl. GST

This course will provide participants with the necessary skills to apply the IS Planning Technical Manual and supporting Guidelines from initial problem identification through to procurement for design and construction.


IS for Planning training explores how, by taking into account the whole-of-life impacts of decisions made in the Planning phase, sustainability outcomes can be maximised in the design and construction and operational phases.

IS Rating Skills is a mandatory pre-requisite to this training.
Browse IS Rating Skills course dates here.


Learning objectives

Participants will leave able to:

  • Recall the benefits and outcomes of embedding sustainability in infrastructure planning.
  • Understand the intent & positioning of the strategic & detailed planning ratings and the relationship between them and the D&AB rating.
  • Consider the requirements of and prepare for the incorporation of sustainability criteria into the decision-making process.
  • Encourage behaviours and outcomes which prioritise low carbon solutions and embed improved sustainability performance into the project scope, setting the D&AB phases up for greater success.
  • Plan sufficiently for prioritising and then undertaking of credits.

Course content

Pre course work

  • Interview: Embedding sustainability at the outset
  • Planning rating roadmap

1. Undertaking a Planning rating

  • Strategic & Detailed planning and impacts D&AB
  • Planning key elements, Categories, and Credit linkages

2. Options Assessment

  • Undertaking an Options Assessment
  • Flow on impacts & credit linkages

3. Carbon considerations

  • Net Zero strategy
  • Energy & materials

4. Prioritisation & undertaking credits

  • Credit Deep Dives

Course structure

IS Rating Skills is a mandatory pre-requisite to this training.

Once registered for IS Planning, you will receive course instructions via email from ISC Training. This will include a calendar invite and links to your training materials on IS Learn.

Pre-course learning will be available on IS Learn 1 week prior to course commencement.
It will take you approx. 1 hour to complete and is required to ensure all participants can follow the content delivered during the facilitated sessions.

Links to the facilitated session can be found in the 'course instructions' email and in Unit 2 of the course content in IS Learn.

Following full attendance to the facilitated session, you will gain access to the IS Planning assessment.
Complete the assessment and download your IS for Planning certificate.

If you are not yet an ISAP, you will be automatically enrolled for the ISAP exam which must be completed 4 week from enrolment.



  • ISC Member organisations receive up to 35% discount on course registrations.
  • Receive 10% off when making a booking for 5 or more.

New Zealand Registrants

If you are registering from NZ, please contact to organise your placement. 

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