Energy Rating course for Building Designers

Home Energy Efficiency & Sustainability – Certificate IV CPP41119

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

With the new release of NCC 2022 and the 7 Star requirement, it is time for you to learn how to achieve those 7 stars.

Why pay for an energy rating when you can do it yourself?

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)

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 Thermal Performance Assessor and /or a Home Sustainability Assessor  throughout Australia.

The learning material for this course is provided On-line along with the support of our accredited NatHERS facilitators.

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

Who is this course for?

This course is offered anywhere in Australia and is designed to enhance a business that operates in fields such as:

  • Architects
  • Building Designers
  • BASIX Assessor
  • Building Certifiers
  • Engineers
  • Builders
  • Energy Assessors
  • Pre Purchase Building Inspectors

Why pay for an Energy Rating when you can do it yourself?

Our price promise

  • We guarantee the best price you will find, the fee structure is 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, FirstRate5 or HERO
  • In the unlikely event, you receive a lower priced written quote on the identical training, we will beat it
  • We do not accept upfront payments of more than $1,500
  • For your convenience we offer 4 payment options for you to choose from.

Entry Requirements


To undertake the CPP41119 Certificate IV in Home Energy Efficiency and Sustainability there are no entry requirements however you are expected to:

  • Be able to effectively read and extract information from plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings,
  • Have a basic understanding of the National Construction Code
  • 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 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
  • Legend:
    (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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