CPP41119 – Certificate IV in Home Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

(Thermal Performance Assessments and HSA)

Participants  who successfully complete the training will establish their status as an accredited NatHERS Professional…

This qualification provides a diverse range of skills and knowledge needed by professional assessors in conducting house energy ratings using NatHERS Accredited Software.

Education In Building is the leading Nationally Recognised provider of training courses for House Energy Raters. We offer pathways to obtain this formal qualification throughout Australia.

This is a new qualification for both thermal performance assessors and home sustainability assessors.

Thermal performance assessors rate the energy efficiency of a home based on its design. They use government approved software and information obtained from residential building plans and drawings to model potential consumption of energy for heating and cooling purposes and assess and certify the thermal performance of homes based on a ten-star rating system.

Home sustainability assessors provide advice to homeowners seeking to improve the efficiency, cost to run, sustainability and comfort needs of their household. They conduct on-site assessments of residences and advise on opportunities to improve comfort and to save on energy and water costs, and ways to live more sustainably in a residential environment.

Participants completing this qualification with EIB will be awarded the qualification of CPP41119 Certificate IV in Home Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (HSA and Thermal Performance Assessment) allowing you to be a fully qualified Home Energy Rater as a NatHERS Accredited Assessor throughout Australia.

This course is completed entirely On-line and is suitable for compiling BASIX reports in NSW.

Understanding how to use energy rating software is an integral part in the completion of the Certificate IV qualification. EIB is the only Nationally Registered training provider that includes Energy Rating Software training in a choice of the most current versions of AccuRate, BERS Pro or FirstRate5 in the course.

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

How do I become a Home Energy Efficiency assessor?

  1. Search for nationally recognised training providers, which are approved to deliver the Certificate IV in Home Energy Efficiency and Sustainability.
  2. Contact Education in Building or your chosen registered training organisation (RTO)
  3. Decide upon a mode of delivery. Examples include online, face-to-face, and workplace-based training and assessment.
  4. Ask for a written quote
  5. Check the quote includes training in the latest version of the NatHERS software

This formal qualification is designed to enhance a business that operates in fields such as:

  • Building Designers
  • Architects
  • BASIX Assessor
  • Building Certifiers

What does the Home Energy Efficiency course cost?

  • You will find the fee structure in the course facts below.
  • We provide a written quote for anyone interested in completing the course
  • Our price for this course is GST free
  • Our price includes software training in the most current version of either  AccuRate, BERS Pro 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 payments are made monthly

What are the entry requirements?

To undertake the CPP41119 Certificate IV in Home Energy Efficiency and 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, email programs and internet search engines,
  • Have a demonstrated capacity in literacy and numeracy, and
  • Have demonstrated interpersonal communication skills.

Training or RPL?

In addition, Education in Building delivers this nationally recognised 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 course 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 a NatHERS Accredited Assessor.

Facts about the Home Energy Efficiency and Sustainability 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.

Units of Competency are….

This course contains 15 Units of Competency. Click to Show.

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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