This certification is for anybody interested or involved in the construction process wishing to gain Passive House certification. The teaching and coursework involved are at a level roughly equivalent to high school or a trades course. There are no academic prerequisites, but potential students should be self-motivated.
Materials Required for class
This course is conducted remotely with students participating and accessing study materials via the internet. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they have an adequate data connection. Speeds of 3 MBPS are required for the online course and 16 MBPS are required for the final online exam. Students need to supply their own PC or Mac computer. Other materials required include: a scientific calculator and black A4 two-ring binders.
It is recommended that students have coloured pens, post-it notes, and web camera and microphone capabilities in their device.
Materials provided for class
In addition to having access to live sessions, students will be given access to session recordings in which Academy founder Daniel Kress and Julia Kiefer explain Passive House principles and answers questions. Students can watch and re-watch these as required, at a time that suits them. The slides used in the course will be provided as a printed workbook, with free delivery available across Australia. Handouts and exercises are provided in a downloadable PDF format to allow students to print and complete them multiple times if desired. Both workbooks and printed handouts will be required for the final exam.
Is this course for you?
This course is intended for anyone involved in the construction sector, including but not limited to builders, site supervisors, carpenters, bricklayers, electricians, plumbers, window installers and thermal insulation installers.
Live access with teachers present, the four full-day tradesperson course, including the Passive House basics, the thermal envelope specification and the building envelope specialisation and the exam.
The Complete Passive House Tradesperson Certification Package
Students are further supported via pre-recorded and printed materials including session recordings, webinars, online introductory courses, downloadable homework exercises and mock exams.