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Assessor accreditation


Are you an energy or home sustainability assessor or professional interested in becoming an accredited Residential Efficiency Scorecard assessor? Register here for assessor accreditation.

Click here to complete our assessor application form

Training and qualifications

A pilot of the Scorecard found that assessors with little training often made significant errors that impacted on the accuracy of the rating.

Assessors delivering Scorecard assessments need to have an appropriate qualification in home sustainability assessment (HSA). Additional qualifications in occupational health and safety (OHS) would be highly regarded.

Scorecard web tool - user training

Assessors need to be competent in the use of the Scorecard web tool. To meet these requirements a Scorecard user training program has been developed.

It is proposed that in the initial stages of program delivery, Scorecard user training will consist of around one day of training. The Department will initially oversight delivery of this training to ensure appropriate content and quality of delivery.

Relevant experience

Assessors may already be experienced in home assessment, but not have completed a relevant qualification. If you do not have all of the training or qualifications listed in the table below, the Department encourages you to register an expression of interest to become an accredited assessor.

There is also an existing process for recognition of prior learning (RPL). Gaining RPL allows a person to gain part or all of a qualification without completing training.

Click here for more information on the RPL process

Click here for more information about any of the qualifications listed

  • Relevant experience

    Assessors may already be experienced in home assessment, but not have completed a relevant qualification. If you do not have all of the training or qualifications listed in the table below, the Department encourages you to register an expression of interest to become an accredited assessor.
    There is also an existing process for recognition of prior learning (RPL). Gaining RPL allows a person to gain part or all of a qualification without completing training.

    Click here for more information on the RPL process

    Click here for more information about any of the qualifications listed

  • OHS training

    OHS training has been identified as a requirement for all Scorecard assessors. Completion of a RES assessment will require an assessor to move around a property and visually identify and record house features. This may include the need to work at heights and in enclosed spaces. For example, assessors may need to undertake a visual inspection of a roof space or underfloor area. OHS qualification will ensure that an assessor is appropriately equipped to conduct the assessment in a safe and secure manner.

  • HSA training

    A level of knowledge in home sustainability assessment is required to accurately deliver RES assessments. A review of existing training found that development of an entirely new training qualification is not required. Accessing existing training courses that are already available is optimal. Many people have already completed training and therefore will have existing skills that will allow them to deliver Scorecard assessments with minimal delay and cost.

    The existing qualification CPP41110 – Certificate IV in Home Sustainability Assessment was evaluated as providing adequate training, but also generally more extensive training than was required.

    The existing qualification 22005VIC – Course in retrofitting homes for energy and water efficiency alone was considered to provide insufficient training. This course did not equip assessors with all the skills to appropriately identify and assess sometimes complex household features. Additional units have been identified to fill these gaps.

  • Scorecard web tool - user training

    Assessors need to be competent in the use of the Scorecard web tool. To meet these requirements a Scorecard user training program has been developed.

    It is proposed that in the initial stages of program delivery, Scorecard user training will consist of around one day of training. The Department will initially oversight delivery of this training to ensure appropriate content and quality of delivery.

Training options for Scorecard assessors
  Qualification 1 Qualification 2 Qualification 3 OHS Qualification Mandatory
Requirement - Stream 1 CPPHSA4001A – Assess household energy use CPPHSA4004A – Assess thermal performance of existing residences using non-rating tools and techniques CPPHSA4006A – Manage own work, professional development and ethical behaviour as a home sustainability assessor CPPHSA4005A – Minimise health, safety and security risks when assessing home sustainability Scorecard user training **
Requirement - Stream 2

21854VIC –  Course in home sustainability assessment *

   CPPHSA4005A – Minimise health, safety and security risks when assessing home sustainability Scorecard user training **
Requirement - Stream 3 CPP41110 – Certificate IV in home sustainability assessment    CPPHSA4005A – Minimise health, safety and security risks when assessing home sustainability Scorecard user training **

* Course no longer available
** Scorecard user training is available through the Department

Your Privacy Matters

As part of the Residential Efficiency Scorecard program, the Energy Policy and Programs area within the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will collect your name, contact details and other information about you.

If you are providing information about another person, please ensure you have their consent to do so.

The Department may use this information to contact you about your responses (including any attached documents) and for future planning regarding the Residential Efficiency Scorecard.

Please tell us if you do not want to be contacted about your answers.

The Department may also share your information with other relevant areas of the Department in order to conduct further research.

If you have any concerns about the way the Department collects, uses or discloses your personal information, or if you would like to obtain a copy of your information held by the Department, please refer to the Department's privacy policy at www.delwp.vic.gov.au/privacy