Qualification details

CPP41212 - Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment (Release 4)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
4 (this release)Current 18/Jan/2017
(View details for release 3) Replaced09/Dec/2016
(View details for release 2) Replaced17/Jan/2014
(View details for release 1) Replaced26/Sep/2012

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
BSBRSK401A - Identify risk and apply risk management processesIdentify risk and apply risk management processes Core
BSBSMB401 - Establish legal and risk management requirements of small businessEstablish legal and risk management requirements of small business Elective
BSBSMB402 - Plan small business financesPlan small business finances Elective
BSBSMB403 - Market the small businessMarket the small business Elective
BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planningUndertake small business planning Elective
CPCCBC4014A - Prepare simple building sketches and drawingsPrepare simple building sketches and drawings N/A
CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industryPrepare to work safely in the construction industry Elective
CPPACC4015A - Follow site occupational health and safety requirementsFollow site occupational health and safety requirements Core
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
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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 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Construction and Property 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Building Manager and Supervisor 

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 26/Sep/2012 
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Modification History

Version

Comment

1

Revised qualification deemed equivalent.

2

Update of revised equivalent Group B elective unit:

  • CPPCMN4013B Operate a sustainable business

3

Version 3 of this qualification replaces superseded equivalent elective unit CPCCOHS1001A with CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

4

Update to superseded imported elective units to equivalent current elective units:

  • BSBSMB401A to BSBSMB401
  • BSBSMB402A to BSBSMB402
  • BSBSMB403A to BSBSMB403
  • BSBSMB404A to BSBSMB404

This version released with CPP07 version 14.4.

Description

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of assessors operating under the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS).

Potential users of this qualification include NatHERS assessors, enterprises, government agencies, industry regulatory bodies, community organisations, building designers, architects and other building professionals associated with residential building thermal performance.

The qualification will also be used by national assessor accrediting organisations under the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme Protocol for Assessor Accrediting Organisations.

Pathways Information

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification  

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, specifications, and project documentation
  • demonstrates awareness of individual, social and cultural differences
  • researches, prepares and presents a range of documents relating to NatHERS, including contracts, quotes, reports and action plans
  • uses effective interpersonal skills and communication techniques to provide advice on ways of enhancing thermal performance of residential buildings
  • uses active listening skills and appropriate techniques to manage and resolve conflict

Teamwork 

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

Problem solving 

  • conducts NatHERS assessments and identifies ways of improving thermal performance of planned and existing residential buildings
  • 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 measures designed to improve residential building thermal performance measures

Initiative and enterprise 

  • analyses own work practices and process outcomes critically
  • engages colleagues and shares knowledge on NatHERS assessment 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 NatHERS assessments within time and cost restraints
  • develops risk management plans, personal development 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 NatHERS 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 NatHERS assessments
  • calibrates relevant tools and equipment
  • uses NatHERS
  • applies general purpose computer software, such as word processing and database packages, to prepare reports
  • uses the internet to access information on residential building thermal performance products and services

The industry/enterprise requirements described above for each employability skill are representative of the property industry in general and may not reflect specific job roles. Learning and assessment strategies for this qualification should be based on the requirements of the units of competency for this qualification.

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

Packaging Rules

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 

BSBRSK401A

Identify risk and apply risk management processes

CPPACC4015A

Follow site occupational health and safety requirements

CPPCMN4008A

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

CPPHSA4011A

Collect information to support NatHERS assessment

CPPHSA4012A

Conduct NatHERS assessment of planned residential buildings

CPPHSA4013A

Conduct NatHERS assessment of existing residential buildings

CPPHSA4014A

Meet regulatory requirements when completing NatHERS assessments

CPPHSA4015A

Assess impact of building elements on thermal performance of residential buildings

CPPHSA4016A

Advise on options for enhancing thermal performance of residential buildings

CPPHSA4017A

Cost measures to improve thermal performance of residential buildings

CPPHSA4018A

Manage own work, professional development and ethical behaviour

Elective units 

Group A 

CPCCBC4014A

Prepare simple building sketches and drawings

CPPCMN3001B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

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

CPPHSA4008A

Apply sustainability principles, legislation and information on government programs

CPPHSA4019A

Inform clients about thermal performance of residential buildings

CPPHSA4020A

Operate computer systems to support NatHERS assessment

CPPHSA5001A

Assess thermal performance of complex residential buildings

Group B 

BSBSMB401

Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

BSBSMB402

Plan small business finances

BSBSMB403

Market the small business

BSBSMB404

Undertake small business planning

CPCCWHS1001

Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

CPPCMN3004A

Respond to enquiries and complaints

CPPCMN4004B

Facilitate effective client relationships

CPPCMN4013B

Operate a sustainable business

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