Assessor accreditation and qualifications

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

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

  • How do I become a NatHERS Accredited Assessor? [PDF 91 KB]
  • Why should I become a NatHERS Accredited Assessor? [PDF 169 KB]

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 NatHERS Assessment qualification (CPP41212). Course details can be found by searching for the Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment or ‘CPP41212’ on 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 in NatHERS Assessment, developed in consultation with industry over a three year period, was introduced as the minimum qualification for NatHERS Accredited Assessors in July 2013. It replaces the course in Building Thermal Performance Assessment (Residential) 91318NSW.

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.

To find a training institution please visit the My Skills website.