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NatHERS Assessors have a problem to address each year.

How do I complete Professional Development training over a 12 month period and earn the minimum required CPD points that meets the requirements of ABSA or BDAV?

In 2017 SmartRate offered training to new assessors in their preferred NatHERS software tool and has provided Professional Development courses and webinars, for FirstRate5 users on behalf of BDAV and directly to BERS Pro users, .

In 2018 SmartRate is offering a program of webinars, workshops and case studies, in BERS or AccuRate or FirstRate5, for you to complete that are eligible to earn CPD points recognised by ABSA and BDAV.

The program includes Webinars, Workshops and Case Studies with 2 streams - one for new assessors and one for experienced assessors.

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Videos Online

Want to earn CPD Points?

SmartRate now offers assessors and industry stakeholders the opportunity to rent and view online videos and webinar recordings that cover a wide range of topics.

Some videos are free and the maximum cost is $33.00 to access a video for up to 30 days.

CPD points can be earned by viewing a video and providing our team at SmartRate with a brief description of what you learnt by watching the video.


  • BERS Pro Webinars - 6 Videos
  • How to carry out a Section J Assessment - 10 Chapters

To access Videos Online click here

NatHERS Software Courses

SmartRate offers training in NatHERS Software around Australia.

Courses are available in BERS Pro, FirstRate5 and Accurate Sustainability.

Participants attending these courses will learn how to model single storey and two storey houses and units. The modelling of complex buildings and non standard materials is covered.

Software training is offered in 2 levels -

  • Basic course - introductory course for new entrants that covers all of the basic techniques required to correctly use your preferred software tool
  • Intermediate course - this course builds on the skills learnt in the Basic course and includes the modelling of more complex buildings

Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive a Statement of Completion that states they are competent using the software and satisfy the requirements to practice as a House Energy Rater. 

These courses are ideal for new entrants to the profession and existing assessors who wish to improve their knowledge and skills.

Courses are scheduled around Australia and we also are able to do one on one courses or in house training on request.


If you have any quesitons please complete an Enquiry Form and we will get back to you.

To see the schedule of upcoming courses click here

Short Courses

SmartRate offers a range of short courses.

We also offer courses in how to complete BCA Volume 1 Section J Assessments and BCA Volume 2 Deemed to Satisfy Assessments are now available.

Courses are scheduled around Australia. To see what courses are available in your region or to register your interest to attend please click here.