This page explains the product register and provides a general overview about getting a product listed on the VEET products register. To create a Victorian energy efficiency certificate (VEEC) from the installation of an energy efficient product, the product installed must be listed on the VEET product register, with status of 'Approved'.
To add a product that is not already listed on the register, you are required to submit an application to the ESC using the online product application tool. The ESC assesses the submission against the minimum eligibility criteria specified in the VEET Regulations. If you are an energy consumer looking to receive a benefit under the scheme from the installation of any of the products listed on the register, please contact an accredited business directly. A list of accredited businesses can be found on the VEET website under Registers - Participants. Only businesses accredited by the ESC are able to create certificates from the installation of products listed on the register.
VEET product register
The ESC is required by the Regulations to maintain a register of energy saving products eligible to be installed under the scheme, and for which certificates may be created. The product register is accessible via the VEET website and is intended to provide businesses accredited to participate in the VEET scheme (Accredited Persons, or APs) with a list of products that may be installed for each prescribed activity. APs can install any product listed on the product register provided they are approved by the ESC to undertake the corresponding prescribed activity. APs are not required to submit applications to install products that are already listed on the product register.
For APs and VEET account holders (such as manufacturers or distributors) seeking to add a new product to the register, an application must be submitted to the ESC using the online product application tool via your VEET account. This enables the ESC to verify that the product is capable of meeting the minimum criteria required by the Regulations. More information about the product application and assessment process is located below.
Please note: the ESC in no way endorses products listed on the product register and will not be held liable for the failure of a product to meet claims made by the manufacturer or supplier with respect to performance, quality or safety. Scheme participants are encouraged to read the full Disclaimer, available here.
Using the product register
To view the product register, navigate to the Registers - Products section using the menu on the left side of the VEET website homepage. The product register includes functionality for users to refine their search based on product brand, model, performance specifications, application status and effective date. The register also allows users to export the register for external reference.
If a product is listed on the register as either 'Approved' or 'Pending Assessment' you are not required to submit an independent application to use the product. However, APs accredited for the relevant prescribed activity can nominate products that they intend to install, thus allowing the ESC to prioritise assessment of products most likely to be installed in the scheme.
Approved - The product has been assessed as meeting the minimum eligibility criteria as specified in the Regulations, based on the documentation submitted by the applicant. The product will be listed on the product register.
Pending Assessment - An application has been submitted for this product but the ESC has yet to determine whether the product is capable of achieving the minimum criteria specified in the Regulations, based on the information submitted.
APs should note that if they install a product with a status of pending assessment, they do so at their own risk. Certificates will not be created for activities involving the installation of a product that is pending assessment. If a product is assessed as meeting the minimum criteria, the approval date will be the date of application. If the product is assessed as not meeting the minimum criteria based on the information provided by the applicant, certificates cannot be created for activities involving the installation of the product in question.
Withdrawn by Account - The application to list the product on the product register has been withdrawn by the account holder.
Withdrawn by ESC - The product is not capable of meeting the minimum criteria specified in the Regulations based on the documentation submitted in support of the application and has been withdrawn by the ESC.
ESC product assessment process
The product application and assessment process is designed to provide APs and the ESC with assurance that the products listed on the product register and installed under prescribed activities meet the requirements of the Regulations. Any product installed under the VEET scheme must first be assessed for that purpose by the ESC. The product assessment process checks that the product meets the minimum requirements of the VEET Regulations (2008). The Regulations allow the ESC to establish the relevant factors used in the abatement calculation. The process also assists the ESC to streamline the registration of VEECs following the installation of these products.
Applications must be made through the online product application tool, available only to VEET account holders on the VEET website (you don't need to be an AP to apply to have a product listed on the product register). This application must be supported by the correct documentary evidence. To open a VEET account, you only need to complete an online form - go to the Getting Accredited page and click on the Open a New Account button.
Once a product approval application has been lodged, the ESC reviews the submission for completeness. The information provided by the applicant is assessed against the Regulations and a decision is made on whether the product meets the requirements of the scheme.
Scheme participants seeking to add a product to the register should read the Explanatory Note - Lodging a Product Application, which contains a detailed step-by-step guide to getting a product listed for each prescribed activity category on the VEET register of products (available for download below).
The document contains tables listing all of the product eligibility criteria and the documentary evidence required to substantiate compliance with the requirements. Applicants should use these tables and the process guide when completing their application to ensure that the application is successfully submitted with all necessary documentation.
* LED lighting products that meet the eligibility requirements of the Regulations under Schedule 21 and / or Schedule 34 should seek to have products listed on both of these product registers.