Qualification details

CPP41110 - Certificate IV in Home Sustainability Assessment (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/Apr/2011

Usage recommendation:
Current

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
CPCCBC4014A - Prepare simple building sketches and drawingsPrepare simple building sketches and drawings N/A
CPPCMN3001B - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices N/A
CPPCMN3004A - Respond to enquiries and complaintsRespond to enquiries and complaints N/A
CPPCMN4004B - Facilitate effective client relationshipsFacilitate effective client relationships N/A
CPPCMN4008A - Read and extract information from plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildingsRead and extract information from plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings N/A
CPPHSA4001A - Assess household energy useAssess household energy use N/A
CPPHSA4002A - Assess household waste generation and managementAssess household waste generation and management N/A
CPPHSA4003A - Assess household water useAssess household water use N/A
CPPHSA4004A - Assess thermal performance of existing residences using non-rating tools and techniquesAssess thermal performance of existing residences using non-rating tools and techniques N/A
CPPHSA4005A - Minimise health, safety and security risks when assessing home sustainabilityMinimise health, safety and security risks when assessing home sustainability N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 312113 Building Inspector 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3121-17 Building Inspector 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0401 Architecture And Urban Environment 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 312113 Building Inspector 20/Feb/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3121-17 Building Inspector 20/Feb/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0401 Architecture And Urban Environment 20/Feb/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 07/Apr/2011 
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Modification History

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Description

Qualification Notes 

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of home sustainability assessors.

Potential users of this qualification include home sustainability assessors, enterprises, government agencies and community organisations employing home sustainability assessors, and organisations funding home sustainability programs.

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills Qualification Summary 

Employability Skill 

Employability Skill 

Communication 

  • uses appropriate techniques to give clear and accurate information to clients
  • relays information and provides feedback to team members
  • interprets relevant regulations, legislation and definitions, codes, organisational policies, industry standards, safety signs, financial requirements, plans, drawings and specifications, and project documentation
  • demonstrates awareness of individual, social and cultural differences
  • researches, prepares and presents a range of documents relating to home sustainability, including contracts, quotes, reports and action plans
  • uses effective interpersonal skills and communication techniques to provide advice on home sustainability measures
  • uses active listening skills and appropriate techniques to manage and resolve conflict

Teamwork 

  • develops effective and friendly relationships with clients and users of client facilities
  • works effectively with others
  • consults with others to determine individual and team roles and responsibilities
  • seeks specialist advice and feedback where required
  • maintains effective working relationships
  • identifies team dynamics and causes of conflict and stress within teams
  • facilitates meetings

Problem solving 

  • conducts home sustainability assessments and identifies ways of improving home environmental performance in relation to heating and cooling, energy consumption and water use
  • negotiates and resolves conflict between clients and stakeholders
  • seeks satisfactory resolution of issues raised by clients
  • uses appropriate strategies to identify, mitigate and eliminate risks
  • estimates the cost of home sustainability measures

Initiative and enterprise 

  • promotes adoption of change in householders' sustainability practices
  • analyses own work practices and process outcomes critically
  • engages colleagues and shares knowledge on home sustainability matters
  • adapts to new workplace situations

Planning and organising 

  • prepares and administers documentation and implements organisational policies and procedures
  • collects, organises and collates information
  • plans home sustainability assessments within time and cost restraints
  • develops risk management plans, personal development plans, home sustainability action plans and reports

Self management 

  • identifies limitations of role, responsibilities and abilities and follows ethical practices, regulatory and organisational requirements and business standards
  • works without supervision
  • models sustainable practices
  • uses feedback to improve own performance
  • uses personal presentation, manner and language consistent with industry code of practice
  • assesses competing demands for work time and identifies and organises tasks to achieve individual, team and enterprise work priorities

Learning 

  • identifies and accesses professional development opportunities
  • maintains knowledge of current codes, standards, regulations, practices and industry updates
  • assesses personal strengths and weaknesses in providing home sustainability assessment services against job requirements, industry competency standards and other relevant benchmarks to determine personal development priorities and action where necessary

Technology 

  • uses information technology to undertake research and complete business documents
  • uses a range of measuring equipment in gathering information relevant to home sustainability assessments
  • calibrates relevant tools and equipment
  • uses the functions of energy use calculators
  • applies general purpose computer software, such as word processing and database packages, to prepare reports
  • uses the world wide web to access information on sustainability products and services

The detail of the above employability skills is representative of the property services industry in general and may not reflect specific job roles. Learning and assessment strategies for this qualification should be based on the requirements as identified in units of competency that meet packaging guidelines.

This table is a summary of employability skills that are typical of this qualification and should not be interpreted as definitive.

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

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

  • 12 units of competency:
  • 8 core units
  • 4 elective units.

The elective units are chosen as follows:

  • all four electives may be chosen from the elective units below
  • two of the four elective units may be chosen from other Certificate IV qualifications in CPP07, or another current Training Package or state accredited course, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome, and they have not been previously chosen
  • one of the two elective units chosen from outside this qualification may be from either a Certificate III or Diploma qualification in CPP07, ensuring that the industry context of the qualification is maintained.

Core units 

CPPCMN4004B

Facilitate effective client relationships

CPPHSA4001A

Assess household energy use

CPPHSA4002A

Assess household waste generation and management

CPPHSA4003A

Assess household water use

CPPHSA4004A

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

CPPHSA4005A

Minimise health, safety and security risks when assessing home sustainability

CPPHSA4006A

Manage own work, professional development and ethical behaviour as a home sustainability assessor

CPPHSA4007A

Promote the adoption of home sustainability practices by residents

Elective units 

CPCCBC4014A

Prepare simple building sketches and drawings

CPPCMN3001B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

CPPCMN3004A

Respond to enquiries and complaints

CPPCMN4008A

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

CPPHSA4008A

Apply sustainability principles, legislation and information on government programs

CPPHSA4010A

Estimate the cost of home sustainability measures

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