CPP41212 - Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment

Have experience in home sustainability assessment? You deserve recognition.

Put your skills to good use in the Home Sustainability Assessment field. Your mastery of things like working with clients; assessing household energy use, water use, and waste generation; and managing professional development may qualify you to achieve formal recognition.

If you wish to gain certification, broaden employment options, or enter the field of Home Sustainability Assessment, deliver your skills in minimising health, safety, and security risks when conducting assessments; preparing simple building sketches and drawings; and responding to enquiries and complaints.

Maximise your career resources in Home Sustainability Assessment to get the biggest reward from your work.

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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 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 



Identify risk and apply risk management processes


Follow site occupational health and safety requirements


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


Collect information to support NatHERS assessment


Conduct NatHERS assessment of planned residential buildings


Conduct NatHERS assessment of existing residential buildings


Meet regulatory requirements when completing NatHERS assessments


Assess impact of building elements on thermal performance of residential buildings


Advise on options for enhancing thermal performance of residential buildings


Cost measures to improve thermal performance of residential buildings


Manage own work, professional development and ethical behaviour


Elective units 


Group A 



Prepare simple building sketches and drawings


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Assess household energy use


Assess household waste generation and management


Assess household water use


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


Apply sustainability principles, legislation and information on government programs


Inform clients about thermal performance of residential buildings


Operate computer systems to support NatHERS assessment


Assess thermal performance of complex residential buildings


Group B 



Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business


Plan small business finances


Market the small business


Undertake small business planning


Work safely in the construction industry


Respond to enquiries and complaints


Facilitate effective client relationships


Operate a sustainable business



Not applicable.

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