Home Sustainability Assessment

CPP41110 Certificate IV in Home Sustainability Assessment

Education In Building is the leading Nationally Recognised provider of training for Home Sustainability Assessors. We  offer pathways to obtain this formal qualification throughout Australia.

Home Sustainability Assessors carry out  assessments and provide advice on improving the efficiency of heating and cooling, energy use, water use, and waste generation and management in homes.

This qualification is suitable for assessors wanting to obtain accreditation for the Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard.

Home Sustainability Assessment

EIB’s course has been developed in consultation with leading industry practitioners…..

Who is this course for?

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

  • Building Certifiers
  • Property Managers
  • Local Council/Government agencies
  • Energy Assessors
  • PrePurchase Building Inspector
  • Residential Efficiency Scorecard assessors
  • NatHERS Assessors
  • Real Estate Agents

Entry Requirements

To undertake the CPP41110 Certificate IV in Home Sustainability Assessment 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 Home Sustainability Assessment Certificate IV qualification via two (2) modes, being:

  1. 100% Online, self-paced training, or

  2. Via recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Please click here to read about both options.

Additional Pathways

CPP41110 – Certificate IV in Home Sustainability Assessment is also suitable for:

  • Residential Efficiency Scorecard
  • Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES)
  • ACT Energy Assessors
  • Mandatory Disclosure

The facts about this course

What’s the price?

At Education In Building we believe that formal training like this 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.

As a guide, here is an example of our fee:

Our Training fee

Many 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 is just……


Our price promise:

  • Our fee for this course is GST free
  • 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, above, is based on RPL of the full qualification. The reason for the 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.
  • 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.
  • Our RTO does not accept upfront payments of more than $1,500.
  • For you convenience monthly Payment Plans are available
When can I start?

Enrolments can be made at anytime of the year with an immediate start.

To get your enrolment underway, simply get in touch with us using our Enquiry Form. Once we receive your notification of interest, a member of our team will contact you to explain everything in good detail.

Online Course

Education In Building offer this Nationally recognised qualification ONLINE – self paced learning and direct observation of tasks.

The materials will direct you to undertake your own research into key concepts, information, requirements, methods and skills, and will provide starting points for this research where useful and practical.

The materials contain research activities to allow you to consider and apply key concepts, information and requirements and to practice important methods and skills. Where appropriate, these activities direct you to investigate or make use of information and resources that are available at your workplace or general environment.

Learn how to:

  • Undertake a sustainability assessment of a residential property in the areas or energy use, waste generation, water use and thermal performance
  • Engage effectively with residents to promote home sustainability practices and recommend solutions and alternatives
  • Facilitate effective client relationships exploring products and services with the client that could improve or enhance their operations
  • Minimise health and safety risks while undertaking a home assessment
  • Manage own work, professional development and ethical behaviour as a home sustainability assessor.

The materials contain content of relevance to assessors in all States and Territories and summarises the key differences between the different jurisdictions, but not describe or list every difference in detail. You are expected to research the requirements within the jurisdictions within which you typically work.

RPL Assessment

We will recognise your current skills through recognition of prior learning (RPL), where possible.

We recognise that most participants who wish to gain these formal qualifications have lots of life skills and experience in their current field of work, which is why we will provide you with a free quote on what you can be credited for in recognition of your current skills and experience, what you would need to do to obtain the qualification, how you would do it and how much it would cost.

The objective of the RPL assessment process is to ensure that an individuals prior learning achieved through formal and informal training, work experience or other life experience is appropriately recognised which enables you to forego training and move directly to having your skills assessed, thus avoiding the need for unnecessary training that brings with it additional costs, including time and effort.

Our RPL skills assessment service doesn’t expect you to repeat learning that you have attained through work/life experience or prior study if it covers the same content. We offer the RPL assessment process to ensure that you may only have to do gap training in the areas you haven’t done before. This can save you time and money!

You will benefit from this RPL option if you are a:

  • Building Designer
  • Building Inspector
  • Thermal imaging Assessor
  • Building Certifier
  • Builder
  • Thermal Performance Assessors
The Award

Following the successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Nationally Recognised Certificate IV and a Statement of Results bearing the unit codes you were assessed against.

Awards are issued by Education In Building.

Nationally Recognised Training


This qualification is delivered and assessed by Paul Kearney & Associates Pty Ltd, trading as, Education in Building.

  • RTO Code: 32418
  • ABN: 16 601 505 837

Education In Building


To participate in nationally recognised training, government legislation stipulates that all students must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Once you have a USI, you will be able to use it for all future nationally recognised training you undertake.

Creating a USI is quick and easy. In fact, you can create one right now. To create your own USI, simply click onto the external links below. If you need our assistance, please get in touch with Education in Building. We will be happy to assist:

The Units of Competency are

This course contains 12 Units of Competency. Click to Show.

This nationally recognised qualification consist of 12 units of competency, as itemised below:

  • CPPCMN4004B Facilitate effective client relationships
  • CPPHSA4001A Assess household energy use
  • CPPHSA4002A Assess household waste generation and management
  • CPPHSA4003A Assess household water use
  • CPPHSA4004A Assess thermal performance of existing residences using non-rating tools and techniques
  • CPPHSA4005A Minimise health, safety and security risks when assessing home sustainability
  • CPPHSA4006A Manage own work, professional development and ethical behaviour as a home sustainability assessor
  • CPPHSA4007A Promote the adoption of home sustainability practices by residents
  • CPCCBC4014A Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
  • CPPCMN3001B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • CPPCMN3004A Respond to enquiries and complaints
  • CPPCMN4008A Read and extract information from plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings


(C) – 8 Core units; (E) – 4 Elective units

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