FirstRate5 Software Training



FirstRate5 Software Training

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

FirstRate5® is an easy-to-use interactive tool with a graphic user interface that enables designers and thermal performance assessors to generate energy ratings for a home by tracing over floor plans. The software integrates the AccuRate calculation engine to estimate the annual heating and cooling energy and can be used to rate an existing design or as an interactive tool to optimise the design beyond compliance.

Understanding how to use the FirstRate 5 Software is an integeral part in the completion of the Certificate IV in NatHERS assessment qualification. 

Undertaking the software training with Education In Building you will recieve a Nationally Recognised Qualification which is the requirement of the NatHERS administrator not just a Certificate of completion.

As a Nationally Registered Training Organisation we offer training in FirstRate5

  • Live on-line training. This is run over 4 hour sessions two days per week for 1 month. Run regularly.
  • Face to face classroom. These are run regularly in either Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne.  This is a complete course run over 4 days.

Don't be fooled into thinking you can learn how to use the software tools by viewing numerous videos. It has been proven that the only way you will learn how to use the sofware is with a Subject Matter Expert teaching you. 

Based on industry feedback, students who have effectively self-taught themselves the software by watching videos are struggling to assess real projects and achieve successful quality assurance review results. In order to survive within a competitive industry, they then need to seek additional one-on-one training that costs more money and time. Why not simply get it right the first time?

The Cost

  • $2100

The cost of this course is GST free.

If you are looking to compare costs, Education In Building offer the comlete course over four days which other providers call Basic and Intermediate courses and charge $2800 plus GST. Dont get caught.... check to see if you will be accredited to use the software with the NatHERS administrator.


The Award

To become accredited as House Energy Rating assessor you need to recieve a Nationally recognised certificate from a Registered training organisation.

Upon  successful completion of this course with Education In Building, you will recieve a Nationally recognised certificate for 3 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 Rater.

To obtain information more on the FirstRate5 software training simply complete this "information request form"



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