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  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 17 September 2020
Price (exclusive of GST)
  • $895.00 for members
  • $1,100.00 for non-members
  • $795.00 for future thinker

Homestar Assessor v4

Following the move to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 in Tāmaki Makaurau and current limitation to group gatheings, we've decided to move this course online.

The Homestar Assessor course is the second step in your Homestar journey and equips you with the skills and expertise to design and certify homes against the certified Homestar rating tool.
This course focuses on teaching an in-depth understanding of the theory and application of the certified Homestar rating tool, mastery of conducting an environmental assessment of residential stand-alone and attached homes, as well as the processes involved in acquiring and collating appropriate documentation, managing and producing a Homestar Design Rating and Certified Assessment.

Course format

This course is delivered as an online format consisting of:

  1. Pre-course modules which will be available for you 2 weeks ahead of the live session
  2. A Live session on 17 September with presenter who will guide you through a project submission
  3. 2 weeks to complete your 'homework'- support via our online learning system
  4. Follow up Q&A session on 1 October

Have you completed the Homestar Practitioner course and exam?

In order to attend the Assessor training, every attendee will need to have completed the Practitioner course and qualification, including the exam.
There is also a requirement to compete some pre-course work which will be sent to you prior to the in-person training.

Online Practitioner

Course participants

This course is targeted at those who wish to conduct Homestar Assessments of stand-alone or attached residential buildings including apartments. An understanding of current building code and practices as well as a familiarity with architectural drawings and specifications is recommended.


A series of assessments need to be completed in order to achieve qualification as a Homestar Assessor. They will require additional time investment beyond attending the course and must be completed within the specified time-frames. As such, please ensure that you have sufficient time for the following:

  • Written examination using the Certified Tool - to be completed within 4 weeks of attending the course
  • Following the successful completion of these assessments, you will be required to sign the Homestar Assessor Agreement, which contains the terms and conditions under which you agree to operate as a Homestar Assessor.
  • In the course fee included is 1 x FREE typology if you register within the first 6 months of attending this course.


Find a list of frequently asked questions here.

NOTE: Homestar is currently going under a big review with version 5 due to be launched in early 2021. This means, there will be some significant changes to the training. Additional costs may apply.
Training will be suspended 3 months prior release of version 5

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