Leading Edge Software Training

Education In Building is proud to be the leading Nationally Registered Training Organisation offering training in FirstRate5 Software which allows you to practice as an accredited Home Energy Rater throughout Australia. We support industry by providing the tools necessary to be successful as an energy rating specialist.

FirstRate5 leading edge software training has been developed for accredited Thermal Performance assessors who carryout energy ratings and wish to ensure their skills meet or exceed industry expectations. Leading edge training is a unique experience offering highly interactive and practical training using the FirstRate5 software tool.

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Our goal is to provide skills enhancement solutions that exceed your current FirstRate5 knowledge level….

Can we help?

To support the industry and assist assessors in improving their knowledge and skills we have developed this Leading Edge training.

This two day training course that has been specifically designed for assessors who  have completed the course CPP41212 Certificate IV in NatHERS assessment, or have gained equivalent knowledge and experience in the use of FirstRate5 Software.

The Education In Building Technical and Training Advisory Committee (EIBTTAC) identified the need for further study above and beyond the four day training assessors received as an introduction to the FirstRate5 software.

Let us help you understand best practice methods of thermal performance assessing not to mention the peace of mind knowing you are completing your clients assessments achieving the best possible results.

Hands On

Education In Building has tailored this customised training course where  students focus on developing and refining advanced skills and practical knowledge through extensive carefully chosen hands on training and exercises which the student can go through at their own pace, with a certified trainer is by their side to answer any of their specific questions.

The Leading Edge training goes deeper into the latest version of FirstRate5. It covers, but is not limited to Advanced split zones, elements & modelling

The main objective of this course is to assist assessors understand FirstRate5 and energy rating in greater detail than were taught in the introductory or intermediate course.

The outcome is a greater retention of knowledge and skills that can easily be transferred back in the work place.


Students typically should have more than two years of hands-on experience  using FirstRat5 Software.

The minimally qualified candidate typically:

  • Has a working knowledge of, and preferably hands-on experience, with FirstRate5 software
  • Has broad familiarity with NatHERS Tech notes.
  • Has experience with reading and extracting information from plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings
  • 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.

Why choose us?

  • We GUARANTEE the quality of our training
  • We only use certified professional instructors
  • Our speciality is bespoke training solutions because we are flexible in our delivery modes and skill set
  • We promise to respond to your initial queries within 24 hours
  • We are the only Registered Training Organisation offering this type of training around Australia
  • We are fully Australian owned

Facts about FirstRate5 Leading Edge

At Education In Building we believe that formal training should be affordable. As such, we offer our lowest price promise.

You can enrol in this two (2) day course Face to Face classroom for just……


Our price promise:

  • Our fee for this course includes GST
  • In the unlikely event, you receive a lower priced written quote on the identical training, we will beat it.

This course will give you the leading edge on your competitors.

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