Diploma of Residential Building Energy Assessment

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of those engaged in assessing the energy and thermal performance of residential buildings.

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

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.


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

14 units of competency:

3 core units

11 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 four units must be chosen from Group A

a maximum of seven units may be chosen from Group B

three of the eleven units may be chosen from other Diploma or Advanced 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 IV qualification.

Core units

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Assess thermal performance of complex residential buildings

add topic CPPHSA5002A

Assess thermal performance and energy efficiency of residential buildings

add topic CPPHSA5003A

Manage quality assurance of NatHERS assessments

Elective units

Group A

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Contribute to sustainable solutions throughout a buildings life cycle

add topic CPPHSA5004A

Educate clients about thermal efficiency of residential buildings

add topic CPPHSA5005A

Peer review NatHERS assessments

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Promote low and zero carbon energy technologies in residential buildings

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Mentor in the workplace

Group B

add topic BSBHRM402A

Recruit, select and induct staff

add topic BSBMGT617

Develop and implement a business plan

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Develop a marketing plan

add topic BSBPMG522

Manage projects

add topic BSBRSK501

Manage risk

add topic CPPCMN4002B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic CPPCMN4011A

Communicate and market sustainable solutions

add topic CPPCMN5001A

Plan for a sustainable business

add topic CPPDSM5036A

Prepare tender documentation in the property industry

Subject lists

Diploma of Residential Building Energy Assessment


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