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Firstrate5 Course Australia

Learn how to use FirstRate5 software for NatHERS Assessments. Master the ins-and-outs of the tool to improve the thermal performance of designs. Enrol today and start learning immediately with Transformed’s FirstRate5 software course.


Our FirstRate5 software course is designed to make it easy to learn the fundamentals of the tool, no matter how busy you are. 

Developed with input from leading industry experts, our online self-paced course teaches you the essentials through a series of video tutorials and practical exercises.

After completing the course, you should have the in-depth knowledge and skills to work autonomously and confidently with FirstRate5, whether that’s using the software to rate an existing design for NatHERS Assessments, or BASIX assessments in NSW, or to optimise the thermal performance of designs. 

Study anytime, anywhere with Transformed

Unlock the advantages of the most flexible FirstRate5 course Australia has to offer:

  • Start immediately – No more waiting for the next course to run. Get started whenever it’s convenient for you.
  • Learn online – Why spend days away from work or thousands of dollars to travel interstate? Enjoy flexible online study with Transformed and save time and money.
  • Study your way – Our self-paced program lets you study when you can, so you can structure the course around your life. Because it’s video-based, you can stop, pause and re-watch each lesson as many times as you need.

Your FirstRate5 course includes:

Unlimited access to over 60 video tutorials with in-depth instructions on how to: 

  • Download and install FirstRate5 software (5.2.3)
  • Zone the building
  • Model walls, windows, ceiling penetrations and floor types, including insulation and various glazing types
  • Build unique wall constructions using the FirstRate5 wall builder
  • Model external shading, screens, eaves and adjacent buildings
  • Calculate heating and cooling loads
  • Calculate building star ratings for single storey homes, double storey homes and multi-storey apartments

At the end of the course, you receive a certificate of completion demonstrating your skills and knowledge in using FirstRate5. 

Through completing this course, you will be able to produce the NatHERS report required as evidence towards the CPP41119 – Certificate IV in Home Energy Efficiency and Sustainability qualification.

Course Fee

$695 (includes GST)

Why study with Transformed

  • Study with the best: Transformed is one of Australia’s most awarded Registered Training Organisations – we’ve won over 38 accolades over the past 7 years alone.
  • Learn everything you need: Our FirstRate5 course is developed with input from leading industry experts to ensure you learn all the must-know techniques for NatHERS assessments.
  • Enjoy flexible learning: Our online course is designed to give you maximum flexibility to study when you want, where you want and at a pace that works for you.
  • Get value for money: At only $695, our online course is most cost-effective way to learn. Other FirstRate5 courses in Australia cost over $2,800. Add in 4 days away from work, lost revenue and travel, and the real cost soars to as much as $7,500.

Take our self assessment survey

Are you interested in finding out if you have options for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a qualification?

Do you have some work experience or have been in the workforce for a number of years but not sure how you can apply your existing knowledge to achieving a qualification?

Our self assessment survey will give you more information for what your self paced learning pathway looks like based onyour work and life experience – ie do you have options for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or is a distance package best for you – or a blend of both.

The survey is free and it takes just 10 mins to complete and within 24 hours you will have a response from a Transformed team member with your recommended learning pathway as well as the fee to complete and the next steps should you wish to enrol. We have payment plans to suit all budgets.

It’s that easy – click on the orange button to take a survey for the qualification you are interested in NOW.