Assessor accreditation and qualifications

To practice as a NatHERS Accredited Assessor, you must maintain your accreditation with one of three Assessor Accrediting Organisations (AAOs) operating nationally.

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For further information on becoming a NatHERS Accredited Assessor, see the following fact sheets:

As requirements differ between states, you should also contact your relevant state building regulator about any additional requirements for your state or territory.

Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment

All NatHERS Accredited Assessors must hold a Certificate IV in one of the following courses:

  • Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment - CPP41212
  • Certificate IV in Home Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (Thermal Performance Assessment) - CPP41119
  • Certificate IV in Home Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (Home Sustainability Assessment and Thermal Performace Assessment) - CPP41119

Course details can be found by searching either the name or code in the MySkills website search. To find a training institution visit the MySkills website.

To achieve consistent and reliable outcomes it is important that NatHERS Accredited Software is used correctly by assessors. In addition to the Certificate IV, NatHERS Accredited Assessors also require a minimum level of understanding in building construction, building thermal performance and applicable building regulations.

The Certificate IV has a national focus, as it is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, allowing assessors to work anywhere across Australia. Training organisations are able to deliver the course through the Vocational Education and Training system.

For further information on NatHERS Accredited Software, see Using NatHERS Accredited Software and How NatHERS Star Ratings are calculated.