Energy Rating course for Building Designers

Home Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Certificate IV – CPP41119

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

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.

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)

Building Designers completing this course with EIB will be awarded the joint 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.

This course is completed entirely On-line and is suitable for completing 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 AccuRate, BERS Pro or FirstRate5 in the course.

This course includes training in any one of the three latest energy Rating Software tools….

Who is this course for?

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

  • Building Designers
  • Architects
  • BASIX Assessors
  • Building Certifiers
  • Builders
  • Local Council/Government agencies
  • Energy Assessors
  • Non accredited assessors

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

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, and 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….

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.

Most 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 their fee including RPL is just……

Including RPL & On-line Training combined (our most popular)

$3850

Our price promise:

  • Our price for this course is GST free
  • Our price includes training in any one of the software tools FirstRate5, Accurate or BERSPro.
  • In the unlikely event, you receive a lower priced quote on the same training, we will beat it.
  • 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 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 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
  • 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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