Passive House Tradesperson
Exam Preparation

Become a certified Passive House tradesperson and lead your industry

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About this course

Sitting an exam is hard enough without having to deal with surprises around the format and level of difficulty of the test. This course aims to familiarise you with the types of questions you will encounter during the certification test, so you will be in the best possible position to pass and achieve certification.

As part of the course, you will receive a PDF-format mock-up exam, structured just like the real exam. You will be able to review live recordings of Daniel Kress and/or Julia Kiefer answering the questions. You will not only see the answers but gain an understanding of how they were arrived at.

Course content

Learning Objectives

Students should:

  • Gain confidence and the skills need to pass the certification exam
  • Increase response time and gain an understanding of exam pace
  • Become familiar with the type of questions in the exam
  • Become familiar with the points that are often missed

Topics

  • Exam preparation
  • Exam execution
  • Exam structure
  • Tips and tricks

Course fees

Please note that Passive House Tradesperson Exam Preparation can only be booked in combination with The Complete Passive House Tradesperson Certification Package.

Recordings Only

$ 297 (including GST)
  • Passive House Tradesperson Exam Preparation
  • Equivalent to 6 hours live
  • Access to course recordings until exam date (maximum for three months)

Save on your course fees and receive a certification guarantee by booking The Complete Passive House Tradesperson Certification Package now.

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What’s included in Passive House Tradesperson Exam Preparation?

  • Course hours: 6 hours (1 day x 6 hours/day)
  • Full-time student discount available of up to 50%
  • 1 mock-up exam in PDF format
  • Three months’ access to course recordings
  • Handouts with tips and tricks relevant for the exam

Course details

Prerequisites

Completion of the Certified Passive House Tradesperson course is a prerequisite for this course.

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 coursework. Students need to supply their own PC or Mac computer. Other materials required include: a scientific calculator.

Materials provided for class

You will be provided with a recording of a live sessions from either your course or a previous course in which Daniel Kress or Julia Kiefer solves the questions in the mock-up exam. You will be able to review this at your leisure as often as you need to. You will be provided one mock-up exam in PDF format to print and solve as often as you like.

Is this course for you?

This course is aimed at building industry professionals who wish to become a fully certified Passive House tradespeople by sitting the certification exam.

Access

Students will have access to course recordings for three months.

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Teachers

Daniel Kress

Daniel started his career in the construction sector as a carpenter employed on sites in his native Germany. He next worked in Ireland on what was then the world’s biggest modular residential project. After 10 years on the trades side of building, Daniel completed a Master of Civil Engineering and worked as a researcher on EU sustainable building projects.

Daniel has been based in Australia since 2015, and in 2017 he founded the Smart Plus Academy. His vision is to help build a more sustainable construction sector and to promote dwellings that are comfortable and liveable while using minimal energy.

Daniel is a Certified Passive House trainer and through his work at the Smart Plus Academy and other institutions has helped train more than 50 per cent of the certified Passive House professionals in Australia today. Daniel’s philosophy is to “inspire and lead with passion and love” and “to contribute to society through teaching that inspires growth”.

Julia Kiefer

After studying architecture in her native 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 assistant Passive House trainer. She has since become a certified trainer and lead teacher at Smart Plus Academy and educates building professionals across Australia about the Passive House standard.

What our students say

Tess S
Tess S
2022-04-07
Verified
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
2022-04-06
Verified
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.
srinitha raju
srinitha raju
2022-04-06
Verified
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
2022-01-12
Verified
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
2021-11-24
Verified
Great course tought by a passionate experienced team!
Madhu Priya
Madhu Priya
2021-10-13
Verified
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
2021-10-09
Verified
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
2021-10-06
Verified
Good course and content in preparation for examination. Supportive team prior to enrolling to discuss course suitability for my needs.
Andy Armstrong
Andy Armstrong
2021-10-06
Verified
Highly recommend! Efficient, passionate and professional educators who go the extra mile to provide Passive House courses for designers and builders. Students gain more than just a qualification, but also continued communication and support from the SmartPlusAcademy family!
Whisker Architecture
Whisker Architecture
2021-09-30
Verified
I wish I'd done it sooner. My only advice to future students is to make sure you have the time to study without interruptions. Running a new business whilst doing the course was a challenge!

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How it works

1. Book The Complete Passive Tradesperson Certification Package

2. Arrange your dates with the SPA team

3. Complete the course

4. Lead your industry

Save on your course fees and receive a certification guarantee by booking The Complete Passive House Tradesperson Certification Package now.

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