FirstRate5 Software Course

FirstRate5 v5.2.9 (3.13)

NatHERS Software

Education In Building is proud to be a leading Nationally Registered Training Organisation offering training in FirstRate5 Software which will allow you to practice as a NatHERS accredited House Energy Rater throughout Australia.

FirstRate5® software is an easy-to-use interactive tool with a graphic user interface. It enables designers and thermal performance assessors to generate energy ratings for a house by tracing over floor plans.

Our FirstRate5 Software Training is especially popular, because the software integrates the Chenath calculation engine to estimate the annual heating and cooling energy. It can also be used to rate an existing design or as an interactive tool to optimise the design beyond compliance.

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Understanding how to use the FirstRate5 Software is an integral part in the completion of the Certificate IV in NatHERS assessment qualification….

Who is this course for?

This formal FirstRate5 software course is designed to enhance a business that operates in fields such as:

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

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

What is included?

This training take you through the whole process from start to finish and include;

• Introduction to FirstRate5 Software
• FirstRate5 Manual
• Modelling of a Single storey residential dwelling
• Modelling of a Double storey residential dwelling
• Modelling of a Split level residential dwelling
• Modelling of an Apartment residential townhouse
• Modelling of a Dual occupancy residential dwelling
• Analytics Tabs
• Delegations
• Producing Certificates

All reference material and manuals are provided with the tutorials.

Our price promise

  • Our price for this course is GST free
  • At Education In Building we understand that everyone loves to scores a great deal. This is why we offer a Price Promise. In the unlikely event you receive a lower priced written quote on the identical training, we will beat it
  • Once you have completed the FirstRate5 Software training through Education In Building you will be able to use the units of competency gained as a credit towards the Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment and become an accredited House Energy Rater
  • You can start this course immediately

Entry Requirements

To undertake the FirstRate5 software training 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.

Facts about FirstRate5 software course

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


By completing the full FirstRate5 course as the tool of choice within the Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment you will be eligible to become Accredited as a House Energy Rater, supported and recognised by NatHERS . You can enrol in the FirstRate5 course for just…..

$1600


Our price promise:

  • Our fee for the complete course is GST free.
  • For your convenience, payment plans can be arranged.
  • In the unlikely event, you receive a lower priced written quote on the identical training, we will beat it.

The Units of Competency are

This course contains 3 Units of Competency. Click to Show.

This nationally recognised qualification consist of 3 units of competency, as itemised below:

  • CPPHSA4012A – Conduct NatHERS assessment of proposed residential buildings
  • CPPHSA4020A – Operate computer systems to support NatHERS assessment
  • CPPHSA4013A – Conduct NatHERS assessment of existing residential buildings

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