Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment - CPP41212

Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment CPP41212

Are you an architect, building designer, draftsperson?

Are you frustrated by the amount of work you do and the income it results in? 

Becoming an Accredited NatHERS Assessor is for you.

The Nationwide House Energy Ratings Scheme(NatHERS) encourages energy efficiency by giving homes a star rating based on the thermal performance of their design. NatHERS is the most common way to show that a new home or major renovation meets the minimum state and territory building efficiency requirements as detailed in the National Construction Code (NCC).

In 2015 there were 228,950 new buildings approved in Australia. At the same time there were 289 Accredited NatHERS Assessors operating nationally. With over 70% of new buildings being rated by Accredited NatHERS Assessors, a huge opportunity exists to earn extra income. 
By becoming an Accredited NatHERS Assessor, you will join the small number of energy raters across Australia who are recognised as professionals in their field. Only Accredited NatHERS Assessors can issue the coloured Accredited Universal Certificate and stamp plans with the official NatHERS logo – this satisfies the competence requirements to conduct ratings in all jurisdictions and complete BASIX assessments for Development Applications for multi-storey unit developments in NSW.


The Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment is designed to meet the needs of assessors operating under the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS). Potential users of this qualification include NatHERS assessors, enterprises, government agencies, industry regulatory bodies, community organisations, building designers, architects and other building professionals associated with residential building thermal performance.

The Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment is a nationally recognised, competency-based qualification. The Certificate consists of seventeen units of competency from the Property Services Training Package (CPP07).

This qualification combines best practice theory with practical examples of workplace application. Participants will gain an understanding of the specialist skills and knowledge required to become effective as a NaHERS assessor.

This qualification is delivered flexibly - offering learning with minimal impact on your valuable time. 

Learning pathways available for completing this qualification include; workplace coaching, distance learning and a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway.

3 Reasons why to choose Transformed?

  1.  Transformed is Australia’s most awarded Registered Training Organisations, with over 38 awards over the past 7 years including Telstra Business Award, 7 Australian Business Awards, five Australian Training Awards, iAwards for innovation as well as international accolades for our innovative training programs. Excellence is part of our DNA, which is why we have been featured in leading business magazines and publications, including BRW, Smart Company and the Australian Financial Review.

  2. Transformed has an enviable,industry leading completion rate of over 90%. Compared to the industry average of 30%, Transformed has demonstrated over many years that we get the job done. More than 2/3 of students who sign up to complete a course with most training providers never complete, wasting time and money and not achieving their desire to become a NatHERS Assessor. Don’t trust your future to a provider that doesn’t get the job done!
  3. At Transformed we get NatHERS Assessment. Our program was designed with input from industry experts, state and territory regulators, the national NatHERS Regulator, leading international learning design experts as well as input from the two Accredited Assessment Organisations: the Australian Building Sustainability Association (ABSA) and the Building Design Association of Victoria (BDAV).

Course Price:

RPL - $3,600
Distance Learning – Basic $4,995
Distance Learning – Kick Start Premium $6,974
Distance Learning – Kick Start Platinum $9,782

Informative video about the NatHERS System and how it is used

Funding Arrangements

This qualification is subsidised through NSW Smart & Skilled Funding. Check http://www.transformed.com.au/training/smart-and-skilled-funding for further information

Learning Outcomes

After completing this program participants will be able to demonstrate competence in all the required performance criteria, required skills and knowledge and essential elements for assessme nt to achieve the Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment.


This qualification is offered as a variety of delivery options, including recognition of prior learning (RPL), workplace coaching and distance learning.

The Certificate IV in NaTHERS Assessment involves the successful completion of seventeen of the following units of competency (eleven core and six elective).

The elective units are chosen as follows:

Core units

  • BSBRSK401A Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  • CPPACC4015A Follow site occupational health and safety requirements
  • CPPCMN4008A Read and extract information from plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings
  • CPPHSA4011A Collect information to support NatHERS assessment
  • CPPHSA4012A Conduct NatHERS assessment of planned residential buildings
  • CPPHSA4013A Conduct NatHERS assessment of existing residential buildings
  • CPPHSA4014A Meet regulatory requirements when completing NatHERS assessments
  • CPPHSA4015A Assess impact of building elements on thermal performance of residential buildings
  • CPPHSA4016A Advise on options for enhancing thermal performance of residential buildings
  • CPPHSA4017A Cost measures to improve thermal performance of residential buildings
  • CPPHSA4018A Manage own work, professional development and ethical behaviour

Elective Units

The elective units are chosen as follows - 6 in total to be chosen:
  • A minimum of three electives must be chosen from Group A.
  • A maximum of three electives may be chosen from Group B.
  • Three of the six units may be chosen from other Certificate IV or Diploma qualifications in CPP07, or another current training package or state-accredited course; with it being possible to choose one of those three units also from a Certificate III qualification.


  • CPCCBC4014A Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
  • CPPCMN3001B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • 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
  • CPPHSA4008A Apply sustainability principles, legislation and information on government programs
  • CPPHSA4019A Inform clients about thermal performance of residential buildings
  • CPPHSA4020A Operate computing systems to support NatHERS assessment
  • CPPHSA5001A Assess thermal performance of complex residential buildings


  • BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • BSBSMB402 Plan small business finances
  • BSBSMB403 Market the small business
  • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
  • CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • CPPCMN3004A Respond to enquiries and complaints
  • CPPCMN4004B Facilitate effective client relationships
  • CPPCMN4013A Operate a sustainable business

Other Units available as Electives

  • CPCSUS5001A  Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
  • CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
  • CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects 
  • CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and materials schedule for ordering
  • CPCCBC4013A Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
  • CPCCBC4026A Arange building applications and approvals
  • CPCCBC4015A Arrange building specifications and approvals
  • CPCCBC4031A Process client requirements 
  • CPCCBC4020A Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures


20 hours work based coaching, 100 hours self directed learning and 100 hours for assessment tasks and portfolio of evidence over a maximum period of 12 months. 

RPL completion time frame - 6 months.

Student Profile

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of assessors operating under the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS).

Potential users of this qualification include NatHERS assessors, enterprises, government agencies, industry regulatory bodies, community organisations, building designers, architects and other building professionals associated with residential building thermal performance.

The qualification will also be used by national assessor accrediting organisations under the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme Protocol for Assessor Accrediting Organisations.


Participants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Employment in a role that involves building design, energy assessment, a r ole that includes undertaking NatHERS assessments
  • Good literacy and numeracy
  • Access to a computer and the internet


Assessment methods include:

  • Prior learning and experience – CV’s, qualifications, certificates, work history and life experience
  • Individual Assessment plans that produce a portfolio of current evidence – work samples
  • Third party verification and reports
  • Questioning – written Q&A and oral questioning by interview
  • Written tasks and reports (if gap evidence is required)

Students will also need to complete training (or be able to demonstrate current competence) using either BERSPro, Accurate or FirstRate software.

Contact us to find out about Transformed’s unique NAtHERS Kickstart Program – the only program of its type in Australia. This program is designed to get you up and running as an Accredited NatHERS Assessors in 4 months. 

Student Information

For more details on Transformed and student obligations, services provided and general information pertaining to your chosen course refer to the student information handbook.

Further Information

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