Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment (CPP41212)

This nationally recognised qualification is now available from SmartRate.

The qualification is offered throughout Australia in association with our partner, Education in Building (RTO 32418) and can be attained by RPL Assessment or classroom based face to face training.

For information on this qualification please click here.

FirstRate5 Workshop - Building Designers, Architects & Building Surveyors

A full day workshop for users of FirstRate5 based in Tasmania that will maximise your understanding of the latest version, FirstRate5 v5.2.5, and NatHERS Technical Note 1.2.

The workshop is open to Building Designers, Architects and Building Surveyors who wish to brush up on their skills in their use of FirstRate5 and gives you the opportunity to confirm that you are correctly using the new software and modelling your projects correctly.

You do not have to be an accredited assessor to attend this workshop - it is open to anyone who uses the software.

This course is eligible for 6 CPD points.

A Certificate of Attendance will be provided to all attendees.

The workshop facilitator is Michael Plunkett who is based in Deloraine and has delivered training in NatHERS software around Australia for many years.

This course is being kindly supported by Consumer, Building and Occupational Services - Department of Justice.


3 April - Hobart

4 April - Launceston


$110 (including GST)


8:30 am to 3:30pm (Lunch and morning and afternoon tea are provided)

To book your place for this course click here

SmartRate Webinar Series

SmartRate now offer assessors and industry stakeholders a series of one hour webinars throughout the year that cover a wide range of topics including tips & tricks on how to get the best out of your preferred NatHERS Software tool.

The 2017 series for BERS Pro users will commence on 9th March 2017. 

BERS Pro users - if you have a topic that you would like covered please email Michael.

Each webinar runs for an hour commencing at 1:00pm AEDT (east coast daylight saving time).

To access the webinar, participants only need to have a computer with internet access.

All webinars are recorded and will be available to view after completion of the webinar for those who have attended and will be available for purchase for those unable to attend.

Michael you got the balance of info and questions just right in today’s one hour webinar.

With a typical face to face seminar you get fire hosed with info and then when you can’t think straight they want you to answer questions. Which is annoying because you want to do your best and you want time to reflect on the info.

Colin Roe - Principal

c o l i n  r o e | Building Designer

Accredited assessors will earn 1 CPD point upon completion of a simple task after the webinar.

Cost is $44.00 (incl GST) and we have set the maximum number of participants for each webinar at 50.

To check on the schedule of upcoming webinars - click here

NatHERS Software - Assess Complex Residential Buildings Course

SmartRate, in association with our partner - Education in Building (RTO 32418) is now offering an advanced NatHERS Software Course.

Participants attending this course will learn how to model complex buildings and non standard materials.

It is delivered online with participants required to attend 6 online sessions and complete assignment work in their preferred NatHERS software tool.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a Statement of Attainment for 1 unit from the Certificate IV of NatHERS Assessment (CPP41212) issued by our partner, Education in Building (RTO 32418):

  • CPPHSA5001A - Assess Thermal Performance of Complex Residential Buildings

The course is ideal for existing assessors who wish to improve their knowledge and skills in the assessment of complex residential buildings and specialist materials.

It is also suitable for assessors who wish to be licenced and practice in the ACT.

Completion of this course earns CPD points for ABSA and BDAV accredited assessors.

Note : Course fees are GST exempt

For details on the course click here

BERS Pro v4.3 Training now available

Now that BERS Pro v4.3.0.1a (3.13) is accredited for use under NatHERS, we are pleased to be able to offer training in this software tool again.

Courses have been scheduled in Brisbane, Sydney and Perth.

For more information and to enrol please click here.  

Short Courses

SmartRate offers a range of short courses.

We also offer courses in how to complete BCA Volume 1 Section J Assessments and BCA Volume 2 Deemed to Satisfy Assessments are now available.

Courses are scheduled around Australia. To see what courses are available in your region or to register your interest to attend please click here.

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