Certificate IV in NatHERS assessment - CPP41212

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

The NatHERS 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 the most common way to show that a new home or major renovation meets minimum state and territory building energy efficiency requirements based on the National Construction Code (NCC).

Once you have completed the Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment 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). 

This formal 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

- PrePurchase Building and Pest Inspectors

- Non accredited assessors


This qualification can be obtained by either;

OPTION 1  NatHERS Training - self paced (100% online) or a combination of online and classroom software training


OPTION 2  Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Skill Assessment 

OPTION 1 - NatHERS Training 

Education In Building offer this Nationally recognised qualification in a combination of ONLINE - self paced learning and Classroom Training

In all States of Australia

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 EIB 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. To become an accredited assessor you must revieve your qualification from a Registered Training Organisation.

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 software 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?

To obtain information on the course training simply complete this "information request form"

OPTION 2 - Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

We will recognise your current skills.

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
  • many more

To obtain information on the course RPL simply complete this "information request form"


Education In Building offers this qualification GST free.

To ensure you are given the most suitable and economical fee possible we will give you an individual quote on either option 1 or 2.

As a guide, here are some of our fee examples

An example of our Option 1 fees.

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 in FirstRate5. Their full fee is only 



An example of our Option 2 fees

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



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 behavior in a satisfactory manner
  • Be able to use a personal computer, including basic word processing, spreadsheet, and email programs and internet search engines.
  • Have a demonstrated capacity in literacy and numeracy
  • Have demonstrated interpersonal communication skills


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

The Award

Once successfully completed you will be awarded a Nationally Recognised Certificate IV and a Statement bearing the unit codes and software tool you were assessed against. Awards are issued by Education In Building as the Registered Training Organisation No32418.

This certificate is recognised in all states and territories of Australia.                                    

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.



The Units                  

To achieve this qualification and be accredited to carry out assessment in Australia with AAO approval, you must demonstrate competency in:

  • 17 units of competency:
    • 11 core units  
    • 6 elective units
  • 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



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We specialise in Home Energy Rating (NatHERS) and Home Sustainability Assessments training throughout Australia.


Obtain your qualifications through our Skills Assessment and Skills Recognition service.