Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment

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.


To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

17 units of competency:

11 core units

6 elective units.

The elective units must ensure the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and are to be chosen as follows:

a minimum of three units must be chosen from Group A

a maximum of three units may be chosen from Group B

three of the six units may be chosen from other Certificate IV or Diploma qualifications in add topic 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.

Core units

add topic BSBRSK401A

Identify risk and apply risk management processes

add topic CPPACC4015A

Follow site occupational health and safety requirements

add topic CPPCMN4008A

Read and extract information from plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings

add topic CPPHSA4011A

Collect information to support NatHERS assessment

add topic CPPHSA4012A

Conduct NatHERS assessment of planned residential buildings

add topic CPPHSA4013A

Conduct NatHERS assessment of existing residential buildings

add topic CPPHSA4014A

Meet regulatory requirements when completing NatHERS assessments

add topic CPPHSA4015A

Assess impact of building elements on thermal performance of residential buildings

add topic CPPHSA4016A

Advise on options for enhancing thermal performance of residential buildings

add topic CPPHSA4017A

Cost measures to improve thermal performance of residential buildings

add topic CPPHSA4018A

Manage own work, professional development and ethical behaviour

Elective units

Group A

add topic CPCCBC4014A

Prepare simple building sketches and drawings

add topic CPPCMN3001B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic CPPHSA4001A

Assess household energy use

add topic CPPHSA4002A

Assess household waste generation and management

add topic CPPHSA4003A

Assess household water use

add topic CPPHSA4004A

Assess thermal performance of existing residences using non-rating tools and techniques

add topic CPPHSA4008A

Apply sustainability principles, legislation and information on government programs

add topic CPPHSA4019A

Inform clients about thermal performance of residential buildings

add topic CPPHSA4020A

Operate computer systems to support NatHERS assessment

add topic CPPHSA5001A

Assess thermal performance of complex residential buildings

Group B

add topic BSBSMB401

Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

add topic BSBSMB402

Plan small business finances

add topic BSBSMB403

Market the small business

add topic BSBSMB404

Undertake small business planning

add topic CPCCWHS1001

Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

add topic CPPCMN3004A

Respond to enquiries and complaints

add topic CPPCMN4004B

Facilitate effective client relationships

add topic CPPCMN4013B

Operate a sustainable business


    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements.