CPP41212 Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment

Education In Building is the leading Nationally Recognised provider of NatHERS training courses for Thermal Performance Assessors. We offer pathways to obtain this formal qualification throughout Australia.

The NatHERS Certificate IV qualification is designed to meet the needs of assessors operating under the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS).

The qualification is also used by national assessor accrediting organisations under the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme Protocol for Assessor Accrediting Organisations.

NatHERS is administered by the Department of the Environment and Energy on behalf of the states and territories.

Our course includes Thermal Performance energy rating software training…

Who is NatHERS for?

This formal NatHERS qualification is designed to enhance a business that operates in fields such as:

  • Building Designers
  • Architects
  • BASIX Assessor
  • Building Certifiers
  • Builders
  • Local Council/Government agencies
  • Energy Assessors
  • Pre Purchase Building and Pest Inspectors
  • Non accredited assessors

Career Pathways

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.

Once you have completed the Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment course through Education In Building you will be able to apply for registration as an accredited NatHERS assessor with the Association of Building Sustainability Assessors (ABSA) and the Building Designers Association Victoria (BDAV).

 NatHERS AAO - Australian Building Sustainability AssociationNatHERS AAO- Building Designers Asociation Victoria

Entry Requirements

To undertake the CPP41212 Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment you are expected to:

  • Effectively read and extract information from plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings,
  • Manage own work, professional development and ethical behaviour in a satisfactory manner,
  • Be able to use a personal computer, including basic word processing, spreadsheet, email programs and internet search engines,
  • Have a demonstrated capacity in literacy and numeracy, and
  • Have demonstrated interpersonal communication skills.

Training or RPL?

In addition, Education in Building delivers this nationally recognised NatHERS Certificate IV qualification via four (4) modes, being:

  1. Complete the entire course online

  2. A combination of online and classroom software training

  3. A combination of Recognition of Prior Learning and online & classroom training

  4. Full recognition of prior learning (RPL)

If you are uncertain about which NatHERS Certificate IV mode would suit you best, contact EIB and we will advise you on the most beneficial and cost-effective pathway to achieve your qualification to become an Accredited Assessor.

Facts about the NatHERS course….

What is the price?

At Education In Building we believe that formal training should be affordable. As such, we offer our lowest price promise.

To ensure you are given the most suitable and economical fee possible we will give you an individual quote.

As a guide, here are some of our fee examples:

Our Training fee

Many of our students are granted a number of RPL units because of their prior skills and experience and undertake the other units by self-paced learning online including software training, their fee is just……


Our RPL fee

For our students that are granted full RPL for all the units of competency their fee is just……


Our price promise:

  • Our price for this course is GST free
  • Our price includes software training in either FirstRate5, Accurate or BERSPro.
  • In the unlikely event, you receive a lower priced written quote on the identical training, we will beat it.
  • The Recognition of Prior Learning price, above, is based on RPL of the full qualification. The reason for the low price differentiation is due to the fact that RPL is an assessment only pathway. In other words, the training component is not provided where a learner is applying for RPL.
  • The total price per student may vary from the prices specified above, in instances where a portion of the qualification (measured in Units of Competency) is completed via a combination of Learning Pathway and RPL.
  • We do not accept upfront payments of more than $1,500.
  • For your convenience monthly Payment Plans are available
When can I start?

Enrolments can be made at anytime of the year with an immediate start.

To get your enrolment underway, simply complete the “Enquire now” form below and we will send you an Information book with all the details about the NatHERS course or download the “Request a quote” form and by providing us some additional details we can send you an individual quote.

Our online course

Education In Building offer this Nationally recognised qualification in a combination of online, self paced learning and classroom training.

The materials will direct you to undertake your own research into key concepts, information, requirements, methods and skills, and will provide starting points for this research where useful and practical.

They contain research activities to allow you to consider and apply key concepts, information and requirements and to practice important methods and skills. Where appropriate, these activities direct you to investigate or make use of information and resources that are available at your workplace or general environment.

The materials contain content of relevance to assessors in all States and Territories and summarises the key differences between the different jurisdictions, but not describe or list every difference in detail. You are expected to research the requirements within the jurisdictions within which you typically work.

Education In Building includes software training in this course. No additional fees apply. Other providers of this course do not include software training and send their students to us to be trained.

Classroom Training may not be held in the State in which you live. Check with us for the location and dates of our next classroom training course.

Undertaking the software training with Education In Building you will receive a Nationally Recognised Qualification which is the requirement of the NatHERS administrator, not simply a Certificate of completion that other non registered providers offer.

Why not simply get it right the first time?

We recognise your skills

We will recognise your current skills through recognition of prior learning (RPL), where possible.

We recognise that most participants who wish to gain these formal qualifications have lots of life skills and experience in their current field of work,  which is why we will provide you with a free quote on what you can be credited for in recognition of your current skills and experience, what you would need to do to obtain the qualification, how you would do it and how much it would cost.

The objective of the RPL assessment process is to ensure that an individuals prior learning achieved through formal and informal training, work experience or other life experience is appropriately recognised which enables you to forego training and move directly to having your skills assessed, thus avoiding the need for unnecessary training that brings with it additional costs, including time and effort.

Our RPL skills assessment service doesn’t expect you to repeat learning that you have attained through work/life experience or prior study if it covers the same content. We offer the RPL assessment process to ensure that you may only have to do gap training in the areas you haven’t done before. This can save you time and money!

You will benefit from this RPL option if you are a:

  • Building Designer
  • Architect
  • BASIX Assessor
  • Building Certifier
  • Builder
  • Thermal Performance Assessors
Thermal Performance Software

Education In Building is the only Nationally Registered Training Organisation offering Recognition of Prior Learning in all of the rating software tools throughout Australia.

NatHERS software Accurate             NatHERS software First Rate 5            NatHERS software Bers Pro

To become accredited as House Energy Rating assessor you need to obtain a Nationally recognised certificate from a Registered Training Organisation.

Upon successful completion of this course with Education In Building, you will receive a Nationally recognised certificate for the Units of Competency in the Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment (CPP41212):

CPPHSA4020A – Operate computer systems to support NatHERS assessment
CPPHSA4012A – Conduct NatHERS assessment of planned residential buildings
CPPHSA4013A – Conduct NatHERS assessment of existing residential buildings

These are the units required by the NatHERS administrator to become accredited as a House Energy Rating assessor.

Don’t get caught by other providers who only offer a Certificate of Attendance…. check to see if you will be accredited to use the software with the NatHERS administrator. Basic and intermediate courses will not allow you to become an accredited assessor.

Our Trainer

Matthew Graham of Graham Energy oversees our Thermal performance software training.

Matthew has an architectural background and holds a Certificate IV in NatHERS assessment in all the NatHERS software tools (AccuRate Sustainability, Bers Pro & FisrtRate5). His qualifications also include the Certificate IV in Home Sustainability Assessment and Certificate IV in Training & Assessment.

As a member of the ABSA & BDAV TPA TAC and the Chairperson of the EIB TTAC.  Matthews experience has gained him the recognition of being a subject matter expert. He was chosen by Sustainability Victoria to write the FirstRate5 manual as a co-author with Tony Isaacs.

Visit the Graham Energy web site at

Your Award

Following the successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Nationally Recognised Certificate IV and a Statement of Results bearing the unit codes and software tool you were assessed against. Awards are issued by Education In Building.

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This qualification is delivered and assessed by Paul Kearney & Associates Pty Ltd, trading as, Education in Building.

  • RTO Code: 32418
  • ABN: 16 601 505 837

NatHERS provider Education In Building


To participate in nationally recognised training, government legislation stipulates that all students must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Once you have a USI, you will be able to use it for all future nationally recognised training you undertake.

Creating a USI is quick and easy. In fact, you can create one right now. To create your own USI, simply click onto the external links below. If you need our assistance, please get in touch with Education in Building. We will be happy to assist:

Complete the Enquire now form below and we will send you an Information book with all the details about the NatHERS course or download the Request a quote form and  by providing us some additional details we can send you an individual quote.

Units of Competency for NatHERS are….

This course contains 17 Units of Competency. Click to Show.

This nationally recognised qualification consist of 17 units of competency, as itemised below:

  • CPPCMN4008A – Read plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings
  • CPCCBC4014A – Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
  • CPPHSA4014A – Meet regulatory requirements when completing NatHERS assessments
  • CPPHSA4016A – Advise on options for enhancing thermal performance of residential buildings
  • CPPHSA4011A – Collect information to support NatHERS assessment
  • CPPHSA4012A – Conduct NatHERS assessment of proposed residential buildings
  • CPPHSA4020A – Operate computer systems to support NatHERS assessment
  • CPPHSA4015A – Assess impact of building elements on thermal performance of residential buildings
  • CPPHSA4017A – Cost measures to improve thermal performance of residential buildings
  • CPPHSA4013A – Conduct NatHERS assessment of existing residential buildings
  • CPPHSA4001A – Assess household energy use
  • CPPHSA4003A – Assess household water use
  • CPPHSA4004A – Review thermal performance of existing residences using non-rating tools and techniques
  • BSBRSK401A    – Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  • CPPACC4015A – Follow site occupational health and safety requirements
  • CPPHSA4018A – Manage own work, professional development and ethical behaviour
  • CPPCMN4004B – Develop and manage client relationships


(C) – 11 Core units; (E) – 6 Elective units

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