Building Certifiers – Understanding Energy Ratings 

Are you certain 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.

By undertaking the course CPP41119 Certificate IV in Home Energy Efficiency & Sustainability, Building Certifiers will have the ability to review energy rating outcomes immediately and ensure they meet the required standards.

Complete this course entirely On-Line.

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

This Home Energy Rating course includes training in any one of the latest energy rating software tools…

Learn Essential skills

You will learn how to meet the mandatory energy efficiency requirements for homes and major renovations based on the National Construction Code as well as advising home owners, architects and builders on the energy efficiency of various house designs. Included in the EIB course are ways to advise prospective home buyers on the thermal performance of a home they are interested in buying.

While studying how to use the Software tools you will learn essential skills such as:

  • 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, noting this varies
  • depending on climate zone)
  • 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 CPP41119 Certificate IV in Home Energy Efficiency & Sustainability 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 Certifiers
  • Architects
  • Building Designers
  • Local Council/Government agencies
  • Pre Purchase Building Inspectors
  • BASIX assessors
  • Builders

Our price promise

  • Our price for this course is GST free
  • Our price includes software training in either  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

Complete the Request a Quote form and by providing us details we can send you an individual quote and all the details about the House Energy Rating course.

The Units of Competency are

This nationally recognised qualification consist of 15 units of competency, as itemised below:

  • (E) CPPCMN4008 Read plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings
  • (E) CPCCBC4014A Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
  • (C) CPPHES4001 Research and assess impact of building elements on thermal performance of residential buildings
  • (C) CPPHES4002 Advise clients on thermal performance of residential buildings
  • (E) CPPHES4003 Operate and maintain computer system to support thermal performance assessments
  • (E) CPPHES4004 Conduct thermal performance assessment of residential buildings
  • (E) CPPHES5001 Conduct thermal performance assessment of complex residential buildings
  • (E) CPCCSV5013A Apply principles of energy efficient design to buildings
  • (E) CPPHES4005 Assess household energy use and efficiency improvements
  • (E) CPPHES4006 Assess household water use and efficiency improvements
  • (E) CPPHES4007 Assess thermal performance of existing residential buildings
  • (C) BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  • (C) CPPCOM4001 Manage own work, professional development and ethical behaviour
  • (E) CPPCMN3004 Respond to enquiries and complaints
  • (E) CPPCOM4002 Implement safe work practices in the property industry

(C) – 4 Core units; (E) – 11 Elective units

EIB has included the unit CPCCSV5013A as selected from a current accredited course and contributes to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and maintains the AQF level of this qualification.

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