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LIVE’ courses with full teacher support,
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Both our ‘LIVE’ & ‘SELF-PACED’ certification packages have a 100% exam pass guarantee.

DESIGNER PACKAGES
(24 CPD HOURS)

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GOLD Passivhaus Designer Course 3.0

ENROLMENT is now open!

12x Live Sessions: (3 hrs each)
Date:
31.07.2023 – 08.09.2023

(every Mon and Fri)
Time:
Sydney [AU]: 18:00 – 21:00
Perth [AU]: 16:00 – 19:00
Wellington [NZ]: 20:00 – 23:00
London/Dublin [UK/IRE]: 09:00 – 12:00

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Passive House 

Designer Certification 

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SELF-PACED

Passive House 

Designer Certification 

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BOOTCAMP

Passive House 

Designer Certification 

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Passive House Institute (PHI) Certification

The easiest way to become Internationally recognised as a

Certified Passive House Designer Consultant.

The SPA Designer Package Difference

TRADESPERSON PACKAGES
(16 CPD HOURS)

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GOLD Passivhaus Tradesperson Course 3.0

ENROLMENT is now open!

8x Live Sessions: (3 hrs each)
Date:
14.08.2023 – 07.09.2023

(every Mon and Thu)
Time:
Sydney [AU]: 13:00 – 16:00
Perth [AU]: 11:00 – 14:00
Wellington [NZ]: 15:00 – 18:00
London/Dublin [UK/IRE]: 04:00 – 07:00

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LIVE

Passive House 

Tradesperson Certification 

PACKAGE

SELF-PACED

Passive House 

Tradesperson Certification 

PACKAGE

BOOTCAMP

Passive House 

Tradesperson Certification 

PACKAGE

Passive House Institute (PHI) Certification

The easiest way to become Internationally recognised as a

Certified Passive House Tradesperson

The SPA Tradesperson Package Difference

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No questions asked!

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Your Trainers

DANIEL KRESS

Daniel is an engineer, entrepreneur, and educator. Daniel started his career as a carpenter in Germany and then worked in Ireland for six years. After ten years in the building industry, he completed his German and Canadian master’s in civil and structural engineering, specialising in building physics and building science. He also worked for nearly two years on a European Union research project to improve sustainable building practices. At the age of 37, Daniel started Smart Plus Academy (SPA), following his passion for educating and sharing his immense knowledge and experience. Since 2017, Daniel and his team have taught most of Australia’s certified Passive House professionals. Now, Daniel is focusing on GLOBAL Passive House education for an even more significant impact.

Smart Plus Academy Teacher Julia Kiefer

JULIA KIEFER

After studying architecture in her home country, Germany, Julia moved to Australia in 2006. She then worked for leading architectural practices in Melbourne, Perth, and Darwin - along the way, gaining an understanding of Australia’s different geographic zones and the extremes of its climate. Deeply passionate about sustainability and energy-efficient building design, Julia graduated as a Certified Passive House Designer in 2018. She has since made it her mission to bring about change in the building sector and to educate Australians about comfortable, healthy, and sustainable living spaces. In 2020, Julia joined Smart Plus Academy as a Passive House trainer. She now educates building professionals across Australia about the Passive House standard.

Reviews

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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