BERS Pro v4.3.0.1 (3.13)

SmartRate provides training in BERS Pro v4.3.0.1 (3.13) software as a standalone course for users who just wish to learn how to use the software or as part of the Certificate 4 in NatHERS Assessment (CPP41212).

The BERS (Building Energy Rating Scheme) computer program is a powerful tool that is used to simulate and analyse the thermal performance of Australian houses in climates ranging from Alpine to tropical. BERS is a Home Energy Rating Scheme that can be used to assign a star rating to a house within a particular climate type.

The user interface of the program is graphics based. Information about the building, the climate type and the conditions of use is selected from pictures displayed on the screen. Floor plans can be imported and traced with a mouse. This eliminates the need for time consuming data entry of dimensions, orientations, adjacent zones etc. making data entry fast and accurate. Calculated data is displayed in graphic form as well as being written to files.

BERS Pro training is available in the following classroom based courses:

NatHERS Software 1 - Basic Course - 2 days

Participants attending this course will learn how to use BERS Pro software and how to apply it to a range of projects including -

  • Data Entry
  • Modelling single and two storey houses
  • Modelling complex features of houses including skylights, raked ceilings and clerestory windows

This course is ideal for new entrants to the profession or users who just wish to learn how to use the software and are not looking to obtain the Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment qualification.

Course assessment includes classroom based activities and assignment work.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a Statement of Attendance.

NatHERS Software 2 - Intermediate Course - 2 days

Participants attending this course will build on the material covered in the Basic Course learn how to use BERS Pro software on a range of complex projects.

This course is ideal for users who wish to learn how to use the software as part of the Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment qualification and is offered by SmartRate in association with our partner - Education in Building (RTO 32418).

Upon successful completion of the Basic Course and the Intermediate courses, participants will receive a Statement of Attainment for 2 units from the Certificate 4 of NatHERS Assessment (CPP41212):

  • CPPHSA4020A - Operate computer systems to support NatHERS assessment
  • CPPHSA4012A - Conduct NatHERS assessment of planned residential buildings

Course assessment includes classroom based activities and assignment work.

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