NABERS Accredited Assessor training

  • About the training

    Formal NABERS ratings can only be conducted by NABERS Accredited Assessors. The accreditation process includes completing the introductory online course NABERS Essentials, a one day Core Assessor Course, and the Accreditation Modules for the tool(s) you are interested in becoming accredited for. The Accreditation modules may be delivered via face- to- face training or online learning. The face- to- face accreditation modules are generally scheduled for the day following the course. Assessors must then complete and pass a written examination and two supervised ratings, as per NABERS Accreditation procedure.

    Ideal candidates for NABERS Accreditation will have formal qualifications, or be skilled in the management and operation of buildings such as commercial offices, hotels or shopping centres. If you have experience in energy efficiency or water efficiency projects, waste management or monitoring of indoor environment quality in buildings, you may also be suited.

    Candidates who attend training and fulfil the theory and practical examinations requirements will be accredited to perform NABERS ratings for the tools relating to the Accreditation Modules they have completed.

    If you have further questions about the NABERS Core Assessor course or the accreditation process, please visit our FAQs and see under General Advice > Training or Assessor Exams and Accreditation.

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  • The Core course will cover:

     

    • What NABERS accreditation means to you and what you need to know, including becoming an assessor, contracts, insurances, procedures, the Code of Conduct and the role of an assessor.
    • Key princinples of the Rules for Collecting Data and how to apply them.
    • An introduction to NABERS Rate, the software used to perform NABERS ratings.
    • Details about the NABERS Theory Exam and Supervised Rating Assessment.

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  • Accreditation modules

    You must have attended the Core Assessor Course before completing an Accreditation Module. The following modules are available:

     

    Module

    Delivery

    Includes

    Energy and Water for Offices 1/2 day face-to-face training session Training Materials
    1 Supervised Rating
    Data Centres 1/2 day face-to-face training session Training Materials
    1 Supervised Rating
    Hotels Online e-learning Training Materials
    1 Supervised Rating
    Shopping Centres
    (available late 2016)
    Online e-learning Training Materials
    1 Supervised Rating
    Waste for Offices Online e-learning Training Materials
    Indoor Environment for Offices Online e-learning Training Materials

     

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  • Course fees

    Please refer to our Fees page for all training fees. Payment by VISA or MasterCard only (please note we do not accept American Express).

    Where required, the fee will not include the cost of your Supervised Rating. Note that it is the Accredited Assessor’s responsibility to find their own ratings to be performed under supervision.

    Once you have registered, a tax receipt will be available in NABERS Learn under ‘View Profile’ in your profile page.

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  • Registration

    Go to the Training Calendar to view dates and locations for face-to-face training.

    Register for the Core course and the Accreditation module(s) that you would like to complete through the online training portal NABERS Learn. The one-day Core Assessor course will run from 9am to 5pm. The Energy and Water for Offices and Data Centres face-to-face courses are generally scheduled to run the following day. Course materials, lunch and refreshments are provided.

    Please read in the section below about the prerequisites for training.

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  • Accredited Assessor training prerequisites

    1. The NABERS Essentials course

    This is a compulsory prerequisite for those seeking NABERS accreditation. Trainees may not attend the Core Assessor course until they have completed NABERS Essentials online.

    Note that NABERS Essentials was previously delivered as the face-to-face seminar ‘An Introduction to NABERS. Individuals who had completed this course within two years of registering for an Assessor course do not also need to complete NABERS Essentials prior to registering for the Assessor course.

    2. Expertise or qualifications in commercial building management or operation.

    Ideal candidates for NABERS Accreditation will have formal qualifications, or be skilled in the management and operation of data centres or buildings such as commercial offices, hotels or shopping centres. If you have experience in energy efficiency or water efficiency projects, waste management or monitoring of indoor environment quality in buildings, you may also be suited. Extensive hands-on experience and technical ability is highly desirable.

    The NABERS scheme relates to existing buildings and applicants should be comfortable with analysing these buildings and auditing information such as energy and water consumption, size, occupancy levels and hours of operation. Every assessment includes at least one site visit to confirm data.

    You will need to have the confidence and ability to inspect building plant and to interpret engineering documents including drawings and plant specifications. You must also understand your responsibilities under the OH&S Act within the state you are operating in. Many existing assessors are engineers, architects and facility managers.

    NABERS uses the dedicated software NABERS Rate to input rating data and calculate rating results. Candidates must ensure they have the required hardware and operating system to run the program.

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  • System Requirements for NABERS Rate

    NABERS uses the dedicated software 'NABERS Rate' to input rating data and calculate rating results. Candidates must ensure their hardware and operating system will support the program.

    Click here for the NABERS Rate system requirements.

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  • Course assessment

    You will be required to attend the training, complete the accreditation modules for tools you are seeking accreditation for, pass the Theory exam and enter into a contract to qualify as an Accredited Assessor. You are then required to complete supervised ratings per the requirements of the NABERS Accreditation procedure.

    NABERS Theory Examination

    Trainees will be tested and must prove their ability to perform ratings. Trainees will be required to complete a take home examination within four weeks of the training. Trainees should set aside 2-4 days after the training to complete the exam.

    NABERS Assessor Contract

    You can find the NABERS Assessor contracts and company agreements on the page 'Working as an Assessor'.

    Practical Training - the Supervised Rating

    Training and assessment does not end with the examination. As a new Assessor, your first ratings, subject to requirements listed in the Accreditation procedure and outlined below, must be mentored by a NABERS Supervisor.

    Supervised ratings will be required for NABERS Accredited Assessors according to the following business rules:
    • The first energy for offices base building or whole building rating must be supervised.
    • The first data centre rating must be supervised.
    • The first rating for, energy for hotels or energy for shopping centres must be supervised unless the Accredited Assessor has already successfully completed a supervised energy.

    Your supervised ratings will be graded by your Supervisor, and you must score a pass before you will be permitted to lodge ratings unsupervised. The cost of the Supervision is included in the training fee. If the National Administrator decides that you need to complete further supervision, this will be at your own cost.

    Note that it is the Accredited Assessor's responsibility to find their own ratings to be performed under supervision.

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  • Cancellation policy

    A full refund will be paid on cancellations for face-to-face training when made 10 working days before the training date and when made in writing to the NABERS Training Administration Officer. Refunds are by cheque, or deposit into a nominated bank account. Cancellations made less than 10 working days before the seminar will not be accepted and will be charged the full fee. Registrants may elect to send a replacement in their place.

    Trainees who miss a session due to illness can transfer to another session (pending availability) upon provision of a medical certificate. Transfer requests for reasons other than illness must be made in writing at least 5 working days before the original course date - refunds will only be paid on the provision of a medical certificate.

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