Passivhaus Tradesperson Course ONLY

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This Passivhaus Tradesperson Course only is our ‘independent’ option.
You study on your own and at your own pace, using the recordings of the course.

This course is ideal for students with plenty of time and flexibility who are used to studying independently.

The exam is NOT included in this course.

Our 4 half days teaching modules are cut into 8 mini units, each shorter than 30 min.

This means you can do the Passive House Tradesperson course one 30-min-unit at a time, which is ideal for a busy and flexible lifestyle.

This structure ensures that you can handle your everyday work and your Passive House learning simultaneously.



Trusted by over 500+ students & growing…

Aaron Anstis
Aaron Anstis
26. May, 2022.
Training and trainers were fantastic. The content is relevant and trainers deliver it very well. Lots of time for questions and interaction to assist with learning. Thanks so much to the entire Smart Plus Academy team!
Jeremiah Appleby
Jeremiah Appleby
8. April, 2022.
I’m so happy I completed the designer course with Smart Plus. The trainers and support staff were excellent. Students were kept on track with regular communications and any queries were addressed promptly. I highly recommend training with Smart Plus.
Tess S
Tess S
7. April, 2022.
I had such a wonderful experience and felt completely supported every step of the way during the course. Highly recommend if you're looking to become a Certified Passive House Designer!
Pablo Shopen
Pablo Shopen
6. April, 2022.
A comprehensive and challenging course providing a very strong foundation for your passive house journey. Julia and Daniel are knowledgeable, inspirational and understanding teachers who are very good at explaining complex topics and condensing the huge volume of information. I would highly recommend this wonderful course.
Sri R
Sri R
6. April, 2022.
Daniel Kress brings this amazing energy to class, seeing how passionate he is and his belief in passive house has motivated me all the more! The passive house designer course is very well curated to the T, they have left no stone unturned and ensured they detailed every aspect keeping in mind that learners from various levels of experience undertake this course. As a sustainability graduate with very little industry experience I found it rather easy to navigate through the course because of their systematic approach.They provide you with all the required study materials and their 6-day online course delivered by Julia gives you a complete walkthrough of all conceps. Julia and the support team are very helpful whenever you need assistance in any way! It's been an honour to undertake this course with SPA and I couldn't recommend it more! To anyone looking to start their Passive house journey, THIS IS THE PLACE TO COME!
Stuart McKenzie Hall
Stuart McKenzie Hall
12. January, 2022.
Excellent, detailed and thorough course, well presented perfect for a serious step in improving your Passive House Designer journey and obtaining a valuable qualification. Highly recommended.
sam foutoulis
sam foutoulis
24. November, 2021.
Great course tought by a passionate experienced team!
Madhu Priya
Madhu Priya
13. October, 2021.
I can say with utmost confidence that I made the best use of the Sydney lockdown by enrolling myself in the Passive House Designer course by the Smart Plus Academy. Initially I was a bit skeptical about undertaking the course since I had just completed my Masters degree and had no prior industrial experience in this field and hence was not sure if I will be able to understand the concepts. But the course material was designed in such a way that it explained in great detail about every aspect of Passive House design. The effort put in by Daniel and Julia in delivering the concepts and engaging with the students through the homework tasks and exercises ensured a great level of understanding. The support team was also very prompt in answering our queries. Clearing the final exam was a cake walk with the level of preparation that we were put through. Overall, it was a very knowledgeable experience and I highly recommend this course for those who aspire to bring about a positive change in the built environment.
Wei-Chih Lin
Wei-Chih Lin
9. October, 2021.
I enrolled in the Certified Passive House Designer Course and I highly recommend the course. The course tutors Daniel and Julia, and the team were very helpful, professional, and knowledgable.
Nick J
Nick J
6. October, 2021.
Good course and content in preparation for examination. Supportive team prior to enrolling to discuss course suitability for my needs.

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Date and Time 

Fully independent study
Modules as recordings: (4 hours each)

1 month before course start

(Over 6 hours of content)

Welcome: Instruction and support

Q1: Passive House Tradesperson Readiness Quiz

COURSE PREP: Passive House Tradesperson Preparation Course

BONUS 1: Why Passive House

Week 1-4

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4



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What Will You Learn?

  • Overview of Passive House principles and certification
  • Systems and strategies for managing shading
  • Health and comfort considerations
  • Systems and strategies for ventilation and heat-recovery
  • Quality assurance and building certification
  • The components of heat-recovery ventilation systems
  • Sustainable construction and design
  • Design and sizing of heat-recovery ventilation systems
  • Materials and approaches for creating the thermal envelope
  • Techniques and strategies for managing heating and cooling
  • Airtightness, vapour and weather-control systems
  • The use and optimisation of domestic hot water systems
  • Designs and solutions to address thermal bridging
  • Economics of Passive House design and construction; cost and risk reduction
  • Construction detailing and systems
  • Retrofitting of old buildings
  • The components and installation of windows

Course Content


Test your Passive House Knowledge
This quiz tests your knowledge of Passive House Design.

Passive House Tradesperson Preparation Course

Bonus: Why Passive House

Module 1: Building Envelope

Module 2: Windows and Ventilation

Module 3: Build Ups, Details and Conditioning

Module 4: Retrofit and Certification

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