NABERS Accredited Assessor training

  • About the training

    Formal NABERS ratings can only be conducted by NABERS Accredited Assessors. The accreditation process includes the Introductory Session, this two day Accreditation Course, a written exam and two supervised ratings.

    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 pass the theory and practical examination requirements will be accredited to perform NABERS ratings for offices and hotels. Trainee and Accredited Assessors can apply separately for NABERS Shopping Centre Accreditation by successfully completing and passing an additional examination.

    If you have further questions about the NABERS Accredited Assessor Course or accreditation process, go to FAQs, and search under General Advice > Training or Assessor Exams and Accreditation.

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  • The 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.
    • Knowing the rules - Rules for Collecting Data and Validation Protocols - and how to apply them, understanding the rating spreadsheet and collecting the data.
    • Performing NABERS Rating Applications - you will have an opportunity to perform NABERS rating applications, from analysing the data required, making calculations, and performing the final rating online.
    • About the NABERS Theory Exam and Supervised Ratings Assessment.

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  • Course fee

    The cost to attend the NABERS Assessor Course is $2200 (incl GST). This fee includes the cost of your assessment. Payment is by VISA or Mastercard only. Once you have registered, you will automatically receive a confirmation notice/invoice, please save a copy for your reference.

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  • Payment of exam fees

     ACCREDITED ASSESSOR RESIT EXAMINATION - $330 (inc. GST)

    If the National Administrator advises you that you are eligible to resit the NABERS Accredited Assessor Theory exam for a fee, please pay the resit fee.

    Once you have paid, please send an email to nabers@government.nsw.gov.au to have the exam papers sent to you.

    SHOPPING CENTRE ASSESSOR RESIT EXAMINATION - $330 (inc. GST)

    If the National Administrator advises you that you are eligible to resit the NABERS Shopping Centre exam for a fee, please pay the resit fee.

    Once you have paid, please send an email to nabers@government.nsw.gov.au to have the exam papers sent to you.

    ONLINE SHOPPING CENTRE COURSE - EXAMINATION - $150 (inc. GST)

    Existing Accredited Assessor have the option to extend their accreditation to Shopping Centre by completing the Shopping Centre course which is available online. The online course is free; however the examination component attracts a fee.

    Pay for the online Shopping Centre course examination

    Once you have paid, please send an email to nabers@government.nsw.gov.au to have the exam papers sent to you.

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  • Registration

    Go to the Training Calendar to view dates and locations. The course is held regularly in all capital cities. The two-day Accreditation Course will run from 9am to 5pm each day. Course materials, lunch and refreshments are provided.

    Register for the Accreditation Course.

    Note: The Introductory Seminar is a prerequisite for the Assessor course. You will need to register separately for the Introductory Seminar. Note that registrations close one week before the course commences.

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  • Accredited Assessor training prerequisites

    1. The NABERS Introductory Seminar

    This is a compulsory pre-requisite for those seeking NABERS accreditation. Trainees must have registered to attend the seminar, or have attended one held during 2011 or 2012, before they can attend the Assessor course.

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

    Ideal candidates for the NABERS Assessor Accreditation Course 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. 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 dedicated software NABERS Rate to input rating data and calculate rating results. Candidates must ensure they have adequate hardware and operating system to run the program.

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  • System Requirements for NABERS Rate

    Operating system: NABERS Rate is designed to operate with Windows XP SP3 and 32 bits or 64 bits Window 7 operating environments. It is currently not compatible with Windows 8.

    Hardware: NABERS Rate is designed to operate on PCs. Mac users may wish to consider partitioning the machine so that Windows can be installed in its second partition. Please seek help from your company’s IT technician or Mac servicing operator (if you do not have in-house IT support) to help you with the partitioning.

    NABERS is unable to guarantee the performance of the NABERS Rate program running on operating systems that vary from the above or on a Mac machine.

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  • Course assessment

    You will be required to attend the training, pass the Theory exam and enter into a contract to qualify as a Trainee Accredited Assessor. As a Trainee Accredited Assessor you can then undertake the required two supervised ratings. You must pass at least one of the two supervised ratings to qualify as an Accredited Assessor.

    NABERS Theory Examination

    Trainees will be tested and must prove their ability to perform rating applications. The assessment will consist of a multiple choice quiz during the training course (trainees should allow for 2 hours to study materials on the completion of day one), and a take home examination to be completed within four weeks of the training. Trainees should set aside 2-4 days after the training to complete the exam.

    Practical Training - the Supervised Rating

    Training and assessment does not end with the examination. As a Trainee Assessor, your first two rating applications must be mentored by a NABERS Supervisor. Your rating applications will be graded, and you must pass one of your two Supervised Ratings to qualify as an Accredited Assessor. The cost of this mentoring 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.

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  • Cancellation policy

    A full refund will be paid on cancellations made 10 working days before the seminar date when made in writing to the NABERS Training Administration Officer. 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 upon provision of a medical certificate (pending availability). Transfer request 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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  • Shopping Centre training

    Accredited Assessors and Trainee Accredited Assessors have the option to complete the additional Shopping Centre course online for free, and then sit for the examination for a $150 fee (inc. GST).

    Once you have studied the course materials available on the NABERS secure website (under Process Documents), please register and pay online for the exam, and then send an email to NABERS to have the exam papers emailed to you.

    Your NABERS accreditation will be extended to cover NABERS Energy and Water for Shopping Centres once you have passed the exam. This will allow you to lodge shopping centre rating applications.

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