CPD Courses

Taking care of all CPD requirements for House Energy Rating Assessors…

Accredited Assessors no longer need to go searching for CPD courses that are suitable to gain their annual CPD required points. Nor do they have to worry about not having enough points when re-accreditation time comes around. The HERA team has taken the lead in providing NatHERS accredited assessors guaranteed CPD courses on a regular basis, and keeping track of members points ensuring they have enough for accreditation each year.

At HERA we believe that CPD programs for NatHERS accredited assessors should be recognised as a value adding learning experience which is why all our CPD programs have been designed around the NatHERS publications such as the NatHERS technical notes, the NatHERS assessor handbook or the NatHERS accredited software tools and their manuals. HERA allows members to carry over up to 6 CPD points to the following CPD year.

HERA provides CPD programs in conjunction with Education In Building, the only Nationally Registered Training Organisation providing CPD dedicated to NatHERS Thermal Performance Assessment.

HERA does not use live webinars to offer CPD, all our courses are completed fully online.

Renovating and Retrofitting for Sustainability

Hosted by CSIRO, this webinar  includes presentations from the Director of Light House Architecture and Science, Jenny Edwards,  Belinda Allwood, an architect, landscape architect, maker and researcher Michael Ambrose  a senior experimental scientist in CSIRO’s Energy business unit.

1 CPD technical point

HERA Members = $15 + GST Non – Members = $20 + GST

Australian Residential Energy Rating Policy

Hosted by CSIRO, this webinar  includes presentations from Jodie Pipkorn of  NatHERS Policy Team – Audrey Chen of the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) – Katrina Woolfe and Alberto Garza Barragán of the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

1 CPD technical point

HERA Members = $15 + GST Non – Members = $20 + GST

The Future of Energy Rating Tools – part 1

Hosted by CSIRO, this webinar  includes presentations from the Director of Nathers Residential Team, Overseer of Australian Building Codes Board and the Manager of DELWP’s Residential Energy Efficiency team.

1 CPD technical point

HERA Members = $15 + GST Non – Members = $20 + GST

The Future of Energy Rating Tools – part 2

Hosted by CSIRO, Tune in to hear from our webcast recorded 29th of July with presentations from Dennis Claridge on BERS Pro, Nick Bishop on the latest NatHERS accredited energy rating software tool – Hero and CSIRO will present on its new cloud-based version of AccuRate.

1 CPD technical point

HERA Members = $15 + GST Non – Members = $20 + GST

NatHERS Technical Note – HERA 1

This CPD program is made up of a series of quiz questions that have been designed specifically for House Energy Raters using any of the energy rating software tools.

1 CPD technical point

HERA Members = $25 + GST Non – Members = $40 + GST

NatHERS Technical Note – HERA 2

This CPD program is made up of a series of quiz questions that have been designed specifically for House Energy Raters using any of the energy rating software tools.

1 CPD technical point

HERA Members = $25 + GST Non – Members = $40 + GST

NatHERS Technical Note – HERA 3

This CPD program is made up of a series of quiz questions that have been designed specifically for House Energy Raters using any of the energy rating software tools.

1 CPD technical point

HERA Members = $25 + GST Non – Members = $40 + GST

NatHERS Technical Note – HERA 4

This CPD program is made up of a series of quiz questions that have been designed specifically for House Energy Raters using any of the energy rating software tools.

1 CPD technical point

HERA Members = $25 + GST Non – Members = $40 + GST

NatHERS Assessor Handbook – HERA 5

This CPD program is made up of a series of quiz questions that have been designed specifically for House Energy Raters using any of the energy rating software tools.

1 CPD technical point

HERA Members = $25 + GST Non – Members = $40 + GST

NatHERS Assessor Handbook – HERA 6

This CPD program is made up of a series of quiz questions that have been designed specifically for House Energy Raters using any of the energy rating software tools.

1 CPD technical point

HERA Members = $25 + GST Non – Members = $40 + GST

NatHERS Assessor Handbook – HERA 7

This CPD program is made up of a series of quiz questions that have been designed specifically for House Energy Raters using any of the energy rating software tools.

1 CPD technical point

HERA Members = $25 + GST Non – Members = $40 + GST

NatHERS Assessor Handbook – HERA 8

This CPD program is made up of a series of quiz questions that have been designed specifically for House Energy Raters using any of the energy rating software tools.

1 CPD technical point

HERA Members = $25 + GST Non – Members = $40 + GST

NatHERS Assessor Handbook – HERA 9

This CPD program is made up of a series of quiz questions that have been designed specifically for House Energy Raters using any of the energy rating software tools.

1 CPD technical point

HERA Members = $25 + GST Non – Members = $40 + GST

NatHERS Assessor Handbook – HERA 10

This CPD program is made up of a series of quiz questions that have been designed specifically for House Energy Raters using any of the energy rating software tools.

1 CPD technical point

HERA Members = $25 + GST Non – Members = $40 + GST

NatHERS Assessor Handbook – HERA 11

This CPD program is made up of a series of quiz questions that have been designed specifically for House Energy Raters using any of the energy rating software tools.

1 CPD technical point

HERA Members = $25 + GST Non – Members = $40 + GST

NatHERS Assessor Handbook – HERA 12

This CPD program is made up of a series of quiz questions that have been designed specifically for House Energy Raters using any of the energy rating software tools.

1 CPD technical point

HERA Members = $25 + GST Non – Members = $40 + GST

Accurate Energy Rating review

 HERA offers AccuRate users the opportunity to have their energy ratings reviewed by one of our experienced and highly skilled certified consultants.

6 CPD technical points

HERA Members = $275 + GST Non – Members = $420 + GST

BERS Pro Energy Rating review

 HERA offers Bers users the opportunity to have their energy ratings reviewed by one of our experienced and highly skilled certified consultants.

6 CPD technical points

HERA Members = $275 + GST  Non – Members = $420 + GST

FirstRate5 Energy Rating review

 HERA offers FirstRate5 users the opportunity to have their energy ratings reviewed by one of our experienced and highly skilled certified consultants.

6 CPD technical points

HERA Members = $275 + GST  Non – Members = $420 + GST

­Modelling a complex building using FirstRate5

With the new NatHERS qualification now including a unit for modelling complex buildings HERA in conjunction with EIB, offer existing assessors the opportunity to complete modelling of complex building.

12 CPD technical points

HERA Members = $775 + GST  Non – Members = $950 + GST

­Modelling a complex building using BERS Pro

With the new NatHERS qualification now including a unit for modelling complex buildings HERA in conjunction with EIB, offer existing assessors the opportunity to complete modelling of complex building.

12 CPD technical points

HERA Members = $775 + GST  Non – Members = $950 + GST

Basix Assessment

This podcast gives practical demonstrations and will show you how to use the online computer program, understand what parts of the building works are affected by BASIX and what information you need to effectively prepare a BASIX certificate.

1 CPD technical point

HERA Members = $25 + GST  Non – Members = $40 + GST

BERS Pro v4.4.0.0 (3.21)

With the release of BERS Pro v4.4.0.0 (3.21), HERA has prepared a comprehensive podcast on the new features included in the new software. This podcast gives practical demonstration of the new release on a real project.

1 CPD technical point

HERA Members = $25 + GST  Non – Members = $40 + GST

Modeling Attics & Dormer windows 

This training is for FirstRate5 users and provides training on unusual items that you may come across that require modelling such as  Attics & Dormer windows. Whilst some of these components may be rare you are still required to understand how to model them.

This course offers:

  • Actual demonstration
  • Modeling methods

1 CPD technical point

HERA Members = $25 + GST  Non – Members = $40 + GST

Modeling Heritage listed trees

This training is for FirstRate5 users and provides training on unusual items that you may come across that require modelling such as Heritage listed trees. Whilst some of these components may be rare you are still required to understand how to model them.

This course offers:

  • Actual demonstration
  • Modeling methods

1 CPD technical point

HERA Members = $25 + GST  Non – Members = $40 + GST

TPA practice Scenarios

These scenarios has been designed specifically for Thermal Performance Assessors and are based on ethical standards that are required for accredited NatHERS energy raters under AAO Code of Conduct.

Here you will identify:

  • Ethical issues
  • Professional implications
  • Assessor behaviour

1 CPD technical point

HERA Members = $25 + GST  Non – Members = $40 + GST