Holiday Season
Passive House Tradesperson Bootcamp Special

Become a fully certified Passive House Tradesperson 

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Trusted by over 500+ students & growing…

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$1,700.00 AUD

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Exam Dates:
01.02.2023 -OR- 2.02.2023

Prior Knowledge

You don't require any prior knowledge to take this course.

The included preparation course gets you ready to undertake the Passive House Tradesperson course.

Time Required

Our Passive House Designer Certification Package requires a total of 30-50 hours to complete, including the preparation course, all modules, Q&As, exam prep courses and your certification exam.

Winner - Best Passive House Training Provider 2022 - Australia

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Will You


Help to save


Santa’s home? 

Santa’s home is melting… tradies required!

Our Partners

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Passive House
Holiday Boot Camp Certification

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$1,700.00 AUD

Your Journey To Becoming A Certified Passive House Tradesperson

The Passive House movement is transforming the way we construct
buildings in Australia.


Smart Plus Academy’s Complete Passive House Tradesperson Certification PACKAGE

is designed for builders and trades professionals to become a Certified Passive House Tradesperson.


The package combines all the study components you need to achieve internationally recognised certification.


Upon completing this course, you will have a strong foundation to construct Passive House buildings.

Your Trainers

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.

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.

Your covert assignment?
Operation Save Santa’s Home
from Melting.

The stakes have never been higher. 

We must save the North Pole from unprecedented temperatures or

Christmas (and life) as we know it,

will no longer exist. 

Santa urgently needs your help!

As a tradesperson,

your experience is critical to this mission’s success. 


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.

Here’s your special agent briefing:

  • Both of Earth’s polar regions have experienced extreme and unprecedented heat waves this year

  • For example, the average March temperature at the Vostok Station in Russia recorded a staggering thermal reading that was 15 degrees higher this March compared to previous years 

  • Climate change is making polar heat waves more common and severe

  • Santa’s home is not floating yet, but with temperatures reaching 38°C in the Arctic, his home is melting rapidly.

What Is Included In The Passive House Tradesperson Certification Package

Step 01: Passive House Tradesperson Readiness Quiz


Test your foundational knowledge required to becoming Passive House Certified.

Step 02: Passive House Tradesperson Preparation Course


Our foundational program is designed to help to understand all the key mathematical concepts and terminology used in Passive House construction.

Step 03: Certified Passive House Tradesperson Course



Our Passive House Tradesperson Course is our comprehensive program designed to give you the working knowledge required in becoming a Certified Passive House Tradesperson.

You will learn 4 in-depth modules that are specially designed to prepare you for sitting your certification exam  and

prepare you to start your first Passive House project. 

  • Overview of Passive House principles and certification.

  • Sustainable construction and design.

  • Materials and approaches for creating the thermal envelope.

  • Airtightness, vapour and weather-control systems.

  • Blower Door testing for Passive House Buildings.

  • Details and solutions to address thermal bridging.

  • The components and installation of windows.

  • Systems and strategies for managing shading.

  • Systems and strategies for ventilation and heat-recovery.

  • The components of heat-recovery ventilation systems.

  • Design and sizing of heat-recovery ventilation systems.

  • Construction  build-ups  for any common building metode

  • Details for all common connections situations 

  • Heating concepts, generation and distribution.

  • Cooling introduction & strategies.

  • The use and optimisation of domestic hot water systems.

  • The retrofitting master plan.

  • When does retrofitting make sense?

  • Retrofitting the building envelope.

  • Retrofitting the mechanical systems.

  • Passive House certification & standard.

Step 04: Passive House Tradesperson Examination Preparation Training


This course aims to familiarise you with the types of questions you will encounter during the certification exam, so you will be in the best position possible to pass and achieve certification.

This course also includes two mockup exams & many tips and tricks.

Step 05: Online Passive House Tradesperson Examination


Become internationally Recognised as a Passive House Tradesperson. The exam takes three hours. It includes design and mathematical components as well as multiple-choice questions. Please allow for five hours so that we can set up and you can submit your workings.

Your mission
if you choose to accept:

You and 2 groups of 20 experts are needed to build the thermal upgrade.


Through Smart Plus Academy’s Passive House Holiday Bootcamp Certification, you’ll receive world-class training to help stop climate change and save the future of Christmas for everyone!

You WILL be rewarded for averting this global disaster: 

  • Walk out as a certified leader in Passive House Tradesperson
  • Be able to construct homes that reduce environmental impact and support all life on Earth
  • You’ll have the ability to attract new clients who are desperate for change and eager to support climate action 
  • Catapult your career by becoming an instant pioneer for the future of home construction technology 

Passive House Institute (PHI) Certification

The easiest way to become Internationally recognised as a
Certified Passive House Tradesperson.

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Trusted by over 500+ students & growing…

Certified Passive House Tradesperson logo

Details of
Smart Plus Academy’s
Passive House
Holiday Boot Camp Certification

Team Ψ PSI

Team Ψ PSI

$1,700.00 AUD

Frequently Asked Questions

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We are hear to inspire

1.  The sale of every 10th ticket goes straight to a climate action led by a not-for-profit picked by you as a boot camp participant!

2.  Multi -icket discount available 

3.  50% Full-Time apprentices discount on the regular price available on all courses



Climate Change is a serious threat to the existence of humankind and our beautiful planet as we know it.

However, we believe that only threat messaging and communication are not working.

Delivering knowledge in a more entertaining and factual way is our approach.

Smart Plus Academy is committed to doing our best to protect our planet, and we would love you to join us in our mission.

Thank you!

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