Building Certifiers – Understanding Energy Ratings 

How sure are you that the energy rating certificate you are signing off on is correct?

It is vitally important that Certifiers understand how house energy ratings are calculated and what thermal performance measures are included.

Certifiers have recently been reminded of the need for the certifier to be satisfied that the completed building (or part of the building) is suitable for occupation or use in accordance with its classification under the Building Code of Australia. The ABCB recently announced maximum heating and cooling load limits for the NatHERS pathways in the NCC, to support improving the performance of new homes in Australia.

The NatHERS assessment Certificate IV course is designed for energy rating under the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) throughout Australia.

Complete this course entirely On-Line.

At the successful completion of this course Certifiers will have the ability to review energy rating outcomes immediately and ensure they meet the required standards.

Our course includes training in Energy Rating Software….

Learn Essential skills

  • thermal resistance and capacitance of building materials
  • window glazing values
  • occupancy patterns (including internal heat loads, typical occupancy times and occupancy behaviour)
  • window coverings (which are standardised for all ratings, noting they are likely to change of the life of the building)
  • different types of zones in the house and whether they are conditioned/unconditioned
  • thermostat settings (temperatures at which artificial heating/cooling is no longer required to achieve thermal comfort)
  • local climate and weather (including temperature, humidity, wind and sun)
  • shadowing/overshadowing by adjacent buildings and features
  • size of the building being assessed (noting smaller buildings generally have a larger wall surface area than bigger buildings)

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, and email programs and internet search engines,
  • Have a demonstrated capacity in literacy and numeracy, and
  • Have demonstrated interpersonal communication skills.

Suitable for

  • Building Designers
  • Architects
  • Building Certifiers
  • Local Council/Government agencies
  • Pre Purchase Building Inspectors

Our price promise

  • Our price for this course is GST free
  • Our price includes software training in either Accurate, BERSPro or FirstRate5
  • 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, 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.
  • We do not accept upfront payments of more than $1,500.
  • For your convenience monthly Payment Plans are available

Training or RPL?

In addition, Education In Building delivers this nationally recognised NatHERS Certificate IV qualification via three (3) modes, being:

  1. Complete the entire course online
  2. A combination of Recognition of Prior Learning and online training
  3. 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 Energy Rating course

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:

RPL & Training combined (our most popular)

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

$3585

RPL only

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

$2630

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

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.

The Units of Competency 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

Legend:

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

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