It is the aim of HERA to provide the genuine Member with the very best opportunity to meet and maintain Assessor Accreditation at the lowest available price. The services provided by HERA emphasise the practical application of knowledge and skills. To this end, ample demonstrations and personal assistance will be provided to aid Members in maintaining their own skills and abilities.
HERA will support unqualified and non-accredited assessors to become accredited by advising on pathways to complete the new Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment and a range of flexible training options to fill in any gaps in competencies identified by this process leading to Accreditation. New entrants will also be able to complete the qualification through similar pathways.
This will see a measurable increase in the number of assessors upskilling to a nationally recognised qualification and accreditation without being cost prohibitive.
In accordance with Clause 4.9 of the NatHERS Protocol, “Requirements for Quality Assurance Reviewers” HERA undertakes a Quality Audit review of 20% of all Assessors it accredits under a process agreed with the NatHERS Administrator.
Whilst HERA abides by Clause 4.9 of the NatHERS protocol the HERA Management Committee have implemented a policy that 100% of all Assessors applying for Accreditation for the first time will undertake a QA review in the first year.
Should an Assessor currently accredited with one of the two existing AAOs formally approach HERA to be accredited, their application will be taken into account to become a member of HERA.
All Accredited Assessors making application to become a member of HERA will undertake a benchmarking review before being granted membership ensuring the quality of members belonging to HERA are of the highest standard.