Home Energy Assessment Course (Stream 1  Preparation for Scorecard)

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    5 Days face to face
    combined with self-directed study. You’ll have 14 weeks to complete the course.Contact us for full course outline

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    There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

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    Written Questions and Practicals

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    $1950* (no gst applies)
    Includes face to face training including a focus on practical skills in conducting in-home assessments, course materials, morning tea and beverages. Subject to change without notice. Refer to our Fees Terms and Conditions policy for information on fees and payment plans


  • What time does the course start and finish?

    8am sign up, starts 8.30 sharp. Finishes 4.30 pm each day

  • How is the course delivered?

    Face to face sessions x 5 days, plus self directed learning

  • How long will training and assessment take?

    All training and many assessment activities are completed during face to face delivery.

    Remaining assessments and consolidation of learning are completed in your own time, wiht assessments due within 14 weeks

  • When is payment required?

    Payment is required before the course commences

Course Information

Study with Australia’s award-winning provider of Residential Energy Efficiency Assessment courses! Our experience is second to none! Since 2010 our successful graduates have become accredited as Residential Scorecard Assessors and Home Energy Assessors,  and Retrofit Installers in the Victorian VEU Scheme and SA REPS schemes.

This Course prepares you for some of the eligibility requirements to be a Scorecard Assessor conducting Home Energy Rating Assessments using the Scorecard Tool – a national star rating system that informs residents on ways to reduce energy use and costs and improve thermal comfort in their home.

Applications to become a Scorecard Assessor are currently managed nationally through the Victorian Government.

Find out about the Residential Efficiency Scorecard Program here

Commencing 31.05.23, Home Energy Rating Assessments are an approved activity under the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) Scheme.


Course Content

This short course involves four units of study from the qualification CPP41119 Certificate IV in Home Energy Efficiency and Sustainability:

CPPHES4005 – Assess household energy use and efficiency improvements
CPPHES4007 – Assess thermal performance of existing residential buildings
CPPCOM4002 – Implement safe work practices in the property industry**
CPPCOM4001 – Manage own work, professional development and ethical behaviour

**If you already have skills, experience and/ or hold other qualifications in WHS, ask us about RPL for this unit of study – see our contact details page on this website. RPL options for other units of study are available and require proven skills and knowledge and work experience in the field.

Is this the right course for you?

This course is suitable for

  • NatHERS Assessors
  • Electricians and Plumbers
  • Builders
  • Energy Retrofitting Field Workers
  • Insulation Installers
  • Social, Housing and Community workers

There are no prerequisite studies needed to enrol in this course, but you are expected to

  • Be able to use a personal computer and create documents, use spreadsheets and conduct internet searches
  • Manage your work, professional development and ethical behaviour in a satisfactory manner
  • Have good interpersonal communication skills
  • Undertake basic maths calculations and have good English language, reading and comprehension
  • Undertake studies at Certificate IV level

Course Includes:

  • Understand how to conduct a residential energy assessment covering energy use and thermal performance 
  • Provide valuable recommendations to householders on reducing their energy costs and improving comfort in the home
  • How to work ethically and safely as a residential energy assessor
  • Preparation to become eligible to apply to be an Accredited Scorecard Assessor and go on to undertake Scorecard Tool training

Why our course involves face-to-face learning:

This course offers practical skills which are best gained by face-to-face attendance – our course is an intensive face to face week of study plus self-directed online study, with assessments completed both in class and at home.

You will be required to complete a home energy assessment in class, and another after class on another home, demonstrating your practical skills and knowledge. This will help prepare you for your application to be a Scorecard Assessor.  Becoming a Scorecard Assessor involves additional Scorecard Tool training and an examination. Practical skills are an important element of Scorecard Tool training – maximise your prospects in passing the Scorecard Tool examination by completing our course.

Scorecard Quality Principles

When you apply to become a Scorecard Assessor after completing your training with us, your application will be judged by the Scorecard Team against the following Scorecard Quality Principles:

  • Excellent customer experience. Assessors must demonstrate strong customer relationship and engagement approach and skills, delivering a positive experience for the consumer.
  • Robust assessment approach. Assessors must have a strong ability to identify home energy efficiency features in the field and accurate data entry skills, to ensure assessments accurately reflect home performance.
  • Consumer-focused energy efficiency upgrades advice. Assessors must have the skills to assess and present appropriate upgrades options, considering the needs of the household.
  • Knowledge of safety and well-being. Assessors must have the skills to protect themselves and others while working.
  • Robust administrative process. Assessors are given Scorecard training and other support services, and must comply with administrative requirements, including audits.
  • Consultation and continuous improvement. Assessors are invited to provide feedback to continuously improve the scheme

A note about Scorecard Tool training

Green Business Audit & Training does not offer training in the Scorecard Tool in your course.

• You will complete this element of training AFTER you have passed your course – you need to apply separately to the Scorecard team (see Scorecard website for details) to undertake Scorecard Tool training
• After completing Scorecard Tool training, you need to pass the Scorecard Assessor examination to be accepted as an Accredited Scorecard Assessor – you need to demonstrate you can apply your practical skills and knowledge.

We make sure you receive high level practical training to prepare you for entering the Scorecard Assessor training program

How to register:

Select your course date below, or contact us to discuss your training needs, including group training. If you don’t see a course date or location that suits you, please contact us at info@greenrto.com.au.