Assessor Upskill 2022 (WoH) Masterclass

Assessor Upskill 2022 (WoH) Masterclass
3 CPD NatHERS Technical

Assessor Upskill 2022 (WoH) Masterclass

18/07/2024 1.00 PM - 4:00 PM AEST

Following on from the success of the Upskill Now Masterclass (UNM), join this NEWLY developed Masterclass to learn critical NCC 2022 compliant modelling techniques. The new Masterclass is a follow on from the popular Upskill Now Masterclass and takes Assessors through whole of home, energy budget, thermal bridging and lighting plan data extraction and modelling procedures. (Note this course does not cover thermal assessment. This is covered separately in the Assessor Upskill Now Masterclass).

Who should attend

It is recommended that Assessors have previously attended an UNM before attending the Upskill 2022 (WoH) Masterclass.

Event overview

Unlock the key to whole of home excellence by joining Upskill 2022 (WoH) Masterclass, designed to empower participants with essential skills in interpreting architectural drawings and conducting precise 2022 compliant assessments.
Developed to address identified skills gaps in the Design Matters National (DMN) Quality Assurance Review process, this online course is tailored for DMN members and non-members, suitable for all levels of Energy Efficiency Assessors.
Learn best practices in NatHERS software modeling, ensuring compliance with new modelling elements introduced with NCC 2022 via current technical notes, user manuals, and building codes. In this three-hour live session, hosted by industry leaders, participants will sharpen their abilities to identify, extract, and model elements of the new standard inclusions.

Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your expertise in a dynamic, interactive environment.


What previous UNM attendees have said:

"The Design Matters TPA Upskill Masterclass is an excellent opportunity for both aspiring and practicing thermal assessor alike. A great program involving the best assessors in the industry that bridges theory and practice". Callan, Assessor since 2011

“The masterclass was great, and I got quite a lot of good new information out of the class, some items especially related to shortcuts in developing a rating were very beneficial”. Sue, Assessor since 2010

“The Upskill Masterclass is a great way to be reminded of small items that are easy to forget yet are necessary for an accurate result. I was also surprised in how many little items that were not taught (or I hadn’t comprehended) in the Cert IV course but were mentioned in the Upskill Masterclass. I will be doing an Upskill Masterclass for the first couple of years after accreditation as it’s a good way of keeping up skills or increasing skills, until competency is achieved consistently in all jobs I carry out”. Linda, Assessor since 2022

As someone who has been an energy rater for 5 years and working alone, the Upskill Masterclass was a fabulous program to both reinforce my previous learnings and teach me several new skills.  Matthew Graham is an excellent presenter and to not only have his expertise, but also that of other industry experts, was invaluable.  I took on this Masterclass with my CPD requirements already fulfilled for the year and it was definitely worth it. I highly recommend all assessors, new and experienced, to not only participate in the course, but also take the opportunity of having their skills peer reviewed”Deb, Assessor since 2017

The course consists of two elements:

Part 1 – one hour live interactive demonstration identifying, interpreting, extracting and modelling building elements to generate accurate, reliable and repeatable energy assessment reports.
Part 2 – two hour software specific breakout rooms where software specific modelling questions are discussed and demonstrated.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

• Confidently and quickly generate accurate NatHERS reports and certificates that include whole of home, energy budget and thermal bridging 
• Assess your own work to ensure accuracy and reliability
• Be prepared and pass future QA Reviews confidently
• Understand the application of the NatHERS 2022 Whole of Home Technical Note, relevant building code energy efficiency provisions and where to find product specification data
• Build your own reference library

3 x NatHERS Technical CPD points for participation in Part 1 and Part 2 of this course


Matthew Graham
Graham Energy

Matthew Graham is Principal of Graham Energy and an experienced subject matter expert in the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme. Matthew is a long-term accredited TPA, Trainer, TAC member and recognised Mentor in AccuRate, BERS Pro, FirstRate5 and HERO.

CPD Points:

  • 3 x NatHERS Technical CPD points for participation in Part 1 and Part 2 of the course. These points will be recorded in the DMN CPD Manager within 5 business days following the event. 

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