FirstRate5 Software Training



FirstRate5 Software Training

Education In Building is recognised as the leading provider of NatHERS training for Thermal Performance Assessors. We offer pathways to obtain this Nationally recognised 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 in either Sydney or Melbourne over a 4day period 9.00am to 5.00pm each day.  Run 3 times per year

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

  • Live on-line training                  $1600.00 (GSTexempt)

  • Face to face classroom               $2100.00 (GSTexempt)

​These costs are for the full course which other providers call Basic & Intermediate classes.

The Award

Upon  successful completion of this course, you will recieve a 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

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



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