Get Qualified as a NatHERS Assessor
Kickstart your career in a rapidly expanding sector or build on your current skills with the CPP41119 Certificate IV in Home Energy Efficiency and Sustainability. We’ll give you the knowledge you need to assess residential building plans and existing buildings for thermal performance and potential improvements, and to advise on thermal efficiency and sustainability in today’s houses.
Only Accredited NatHERS Assessors can issue the coloured Accredited Universal Certificate for NatHERS and stamp plans with the official NatHERS logo and with over 70% of new buildings being rated by accredited NatHERS assessors, a huge opportunity exists to earn extra income.
Home sustainability is a similarly growing field in Australia, as the legal sustainability requirements for residential buildings increase and individual householders seek to reduce their personal impact on the environment.
By becoming an accredited NatHERS thermal performance assessor and/or home sustainability assessor, you can join the small number of busy recognised professionals in these fields across Australia.
Who's It For?
Potential users of this qualification include NatHERS assessors, enterprises, government agencies, industry regulatory bodies, community organisations, building designers, architects and other building professionals associated with residential building thermal performance and home sustainability.
The qualification is also used by national assessor accrediting organisations under the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme Protocol for Assessor Accrediting Organisations.
If you are not currently in a building design role, a NatHERS thermal performance assessment role or a general home sustainability role, we encourage you to seek work experience with an experienced NatHERS or sustainability assessor or to seek industry membership (at a student level) with ABSA or Design Matters National.
What You'll Learn
During the course, you’ll study best practice theory with practical workplace application. Work at your own pace using our online library filled with study notes, videos and webinars for each unit of competence. Access articles and resources on demand and watch videos when it suits you.
You’ll learn how to assess household energy and water use, collect information to inform a NatHERS thermal performance assessment, recommend improvements to building design and select high performing building materials within a set budget. This course will also arm you with the skills you need to work with clients, and to manage both your own work performance and your safety and security in different work situations.
By the end of this course, you will have an understanding of the specialist skills and knowledge required to become effective as a NatHERS thermal performance assessor and home sustainability assessor.
Plus, learn how to use the latest software to complete thermal performance planning, modelling and costing tasks using FirstRate5.
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration and Study Load
18 months – distance learning (self-paced).
Estimated time allocations spread over the duration of the training are:
- Research and learning – 404 hours
- Work based & Industry coaching – 120 hours
- Assessment collation, submission and feedback – 390 hours
The Transformed online learning platform provides ease of access from any device to study guides, materials and submission links. Course delivery is 100% online developed by Industry expert trainers who are current, qualified and industry certified in their fields.
The Transformed team will support you every step of the way with online, phone and email support, training literature, resources, videos (including webinars) and assessor contact.
Recognition of Prior Learning
If you already have workplace experience in procurement and contract administration roles in government, you may be eligible for RPL. This means you can complete your assessment by portfolio and interview.
You will need to provide substantial evidence of procurement administration and coordination experience, as well as evidence showing you understand and can apply skills and knowledge relevant to working in the government environment. You also need to provide a signed reference from a team leader or manager.
Talk to our team to find out if you are eligible for RPL.
Assessment methods for this course include:
- Answers to written theory questions, including multiple choice, True/False, and short and long answer questions
- Workplace assessment tasks
- Oral questioning, which may be used as an adjunct to other assessment methods and, when necessary, to address a learner’s literacy problems
- Online assessments
Students will also need to complete training (or be able to demonstrate current competence) using either BERSPro, Accurate or FirstRate software.
All candidates must complete the following 4 core units of competence:
- BSBRSK401A – Identify risk and apply risk management processes
- CPPCOM4001 – Manage own work, professional development and ethical behaviour
- CPPHES4001 – Research and assess impact of building elements on thermal performance of residential buildings
- CPPHES4002 – Advise clients on thermal performance of residential buildings
Candidates must successfully complete 11 elective units under this qualification.
Transformed offers the Home Sustainability Assessment and Thermal Performance Assessment (HSA & TPA) specialisation, under which the following elective units are required:
Group A Electives
- CPPCMN4008 – Read plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings
- CPPHES4003 – Operate and maintain computer system to support thermal performance assessments
- CPPHES4004 – Conduct thermal performance assessment of residential buildings
- CPPHES5001 – Conduct thermal performance assessment of complex residential buildings
Group B Electives
- CPPCOM4002 – Implement safe work practices in the property industry
- CPPHES4005 – Assess household energy use and efficiency improvements
- CPPHES4006 – Assess household water use and efficiency improvements
- CPPHES4007 – Assess thermal performance of existing residential buildings
Group C Electives
- BSBSUS406 – Identify and apply sustainability rating tools
- CPCCBC4014 – Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
- CPPCMN3004 – Respond to enquiries and complaints.
Transformed is one of Australia’s leading Registered Training Organisations. Our work has been recognised through dozens of awards and has been seen in the Australian Financial Review, BRW, The Australian to name just a few.
We have worked with some of Australia’s leading government, private sector and not-for-profit organisations and with thousands of individuals, building skills and knowledge since 2006. Our qualifications are designed, developed and delivered by industry experts to deliver what is needed on the job. Enrol and study at any time, with our 100% online courses.
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