7 Star Homes Program – Training

Last updated: 10 January 2023

With updates to the energy efficiency standards under the National Construction Code (NCC) which commenced on 1 October 2022, energy-efficient homes are quickly becoming the new normal. So with that in mind, there’s no better time than now to learn about going from 6 to 7-stars in a cost-effective and affordable way.

The following training courses are designed to enable builders, trades, designers, and assessors to transition from 6-star NatHERS rated homes to 7-star NatHERS rated homes with a whole-of-home assessment.

Whole-of-home tool

To support designers and assessors in adopting whole-of-home thinking, Sustainability Victoria developed an extension to the FirstRate5 House Energy Rating Software called the Whole of Home Pilot Tool.

Selling sustainable homes

By strengthening your understanding of sustainable homes, the design principles that underpin them and human behaviour, you will be more confident, and successful, in having conversations that translate to sales.


Sustainability Victoria partnered with Design Matters National, Housing Industry Association (HIA) and Master Builders Association Victoria (MBAV) to deliver free 7-star plus design training sessions to builders, building designers and energy assessors.


Sustainability Victoria partnered with ATTMA ANZ, Housing Industry Association (HIA) and Master Builders Victoria (MBV) to deliver free 7-star construction training sessions.