Become a Certified Passive House Tradesperson and Lead the Industry

Get a revolutionary education on how to build healthy and sustainable buildings that are economical.

We help you fight Climate Change.

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Due to COVID-19 all COURSES are ONLINE!
Improve Clients’ health
Save the environment
MAKE YOUR work Meaningful

Every building should be healthy
and sustainable

It should not be a question

But most buildings are unhealthy and unsustainable.

You know that there has to be a better way.

Be a part of the solution, not the problem.

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Invest in the future, and be a leader of the building industry

Build healthy and comfortable buildings

Make your clients happy by building healthy and comfortable homes, and create raving fans. Fight Climate Change with your work. Buildings are the biggest CO2 contributor to climate change. You can stop this with your work. Get more quality clients. Clients who want Passive House want quality and are generally easier to deal with.

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We don’t just care about buildings. We care about you.

  • Course pass-rate well over 90%

  • More than 100 businesses supported

  • More than 180 happy Passive House professionals

  • More than 20 years of experience compressed into days of learning

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Due to COVID-19 all COURSES are ONLINE!

ONLINE Certified Passive House Tradesperson Course

Limited seats available: up to 20 Students per course

Live ONLINE Passive House Tradesperson Course

$1,897incl. GST
  • Live ONLINE Passive House Tradesperson Course (4 days)
  • SPA Homework 1 hour per day
  • SPA Exercises 30 min per day
  • Accesses to the SPA Homework and exercises recording until the exam*
  • Workbooks and handouts **
  • SPA formula sheet***

Passive House Tradesperson Exam Prep Course

$297incl. GST
  • ONLINE Passive House Tradesperson Exam Preparation Course (1 days)
  • One Mock-up exam as PDF
  • Access to the course recordings*
  • Relevant Handouts for the exam**

Passive House Tradesperson Examination

$750incl. GST
  • Certified Passive House Tradesperson EXAM (2.15 hours)
  • After passing the exam you will be listed as a certified Passive House Professional on the international PHI website for 5 years

Passive House Tradesperson - All in package

$2,697incl. GST
  • Live ONLINE Passive House Tradesperson Course
  • Passive House Tradesperson Exam Prep Course
  • Passive House Tradesperson/Consultant Exam
  • Webinar Support BEFORE the Course (min. 6 webinars over 3 Months if enrolled 3 months in advance)
  • Webinar Support AFTER the course (min. 12 webinars over 6 Months)
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*The recordings are live session of Daniel solving the questions in class. You can now follow the solution in your own time and as often as you need to.

** The workbooks in PRINTED form with additional explanatory notes. The handouts and exercises are essential documents as PDFs so you can reprint and redo them as often as you want. Workbooks and handouts will be needed for the exam in printed form. Free delivery Australia wide!

*** This Formula sheet is a game-changer for all students. It will help you massively to understand the Passive House concept and pass the exam with ease.

What our students say

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“Information allows us all of us to make decisions, you are a person who is passionate intelligent and wishing to further your knowledge so you can make informed decisions… Daniel has the knowledge and he is passionate about passing on the knowledge… as a result on spending a week with Daniel at the Passive house course we have changed our point of view and we will build better … if your “thinking about the course” … just do it”

John O’Neill

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“Daniel was very knowledgeable in the topic of Passive house and energy conservation. Daniels passion towards educating people towards the benefits of Passive Building practices is admirable. I have no doubt the information and tools I took away from the training session will prove invaluable to me and my career.”

Jonathan Gilfillan

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“Not long into the passive house tradies course , I experienced an awakening regarding construction methods.
The course was informative and enjoyable, our class gelled really well and everyone was attending for all the right reasons. Daniel is interactive, extremely knowledgeable, good-humored and particularly passionate about the topic. I would recommend this course to fellow tradespersons.”

Daniel Mc Sharry

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How it works

1. Apply for a Course

2. Get Approved

3. Lead the Industry

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The certified Passive House Tradesperson Course and Exam


Passive House basics
Economic efficiency

Thermal insulation
Thermal bridges
Construction process

Heat and cooling supply
Domestic hot water

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Need to know

You may think that your work has no impact, and you don’t see yourself as part of the solution. You actually can be part of the solution.

Buildings are responsible for 28% of the CO2 emissions that are causing Climate Change, and we spend over 90% of our time indoors, which could have a huge impact on our health. But it does not need to be that way.

Climate Change causes things like bushfires, droughts and storms. Poorly created indoor environments cause asthma, sick building syndrome and lung diseases. With Smart Plus Academy courses, you will learn how to design and construct healthy and sustainable buildings that are economical, so that your clients will breathe freely and generations to come can live healthily and enjoy the beauty of our planet as we know it.

Yes, if you are a builder or tradesperson these courses are for YOU. Smart Plus Academy especially focuses on professionals in the building industry because they professionally build the world we live in. Only they can change the construction industry to a sustainable climate-friendly industry.

If you are an owner builder or a person with an interest in a sustainable future and healthy living, these courses could also be for you.

In our screening process, we will find out if we are a good match.

Are you an achiever who is willing to do the work?

Are you willing to play all out and move out of your comfort zone?

Will you be respectful to your classmates and teacher?

If you can answer all these questions with a ‘yes’, please fill in the application.

Passive House is the ideal tool to design and construct healthy and sustainable buildings that are economical, with far more flexibility then passive solar design. Passive House leaves no room for guesswork: a basic 3D model plug-in and software based on Excel calculate your actual performance.

Passive House is suitable for any budget from social housing to big mentions. Bigger projects achieve Passive House easily, which makes it ideal for office buildings, apartment blocks, schools or libraries.

The average Passive House costs about 8% more, but with a smart and intelligent design, it could even cost the same. Though it is an investment up front, you’ll end up saving a considerable amount of money on heating and cooling once you make the switch from your conventional house to your Passive House.

In 1990, Dr Wolfgang Feist built the first Passive House or Passivhaus in Darmstadt, Kranichstein, Germany. Shortly after, the Passive House Institute (PHI), an independent research institute, was founded. Since then, Passive House has been growing quickly around the world. In 2011, the Australian Passive House Association (APHA) was founded. Today, Passive House is thriving, and the Passive House Standard is integrated into the Green Star Rating by the Green Building Council Australia (GPCA) and highly suitable for ‘The Living Building Challenge’.

Europe is going passive, and by 2021 all European Union Members will have nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) – in other words, the Passive House approach in building codes.

Our wish for you is that these online courses will only be the start of your Passive House journey and that you will also become a certified Passive House Designer or Certified Passive House Tradesperson.

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LIVE ONLINE certified Passive House Courses

Become a Passive House Professional and lead the industry

Due to COVID-19 all COURSES are ONLINE!
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Certified ONLINE Passive House Designer/Consultant Course

Location: Your home office

Time: 09:00 – 17:00 AEST (GMT+10:00)
+ 1- 3 hours of homework daily
Day 1–5: The Passive House concept
Day 6-8: The Passive House Implementation 

Course Available Dates:
23.11.2020 – 02.12.2020 – (SOLD OUT)

01.03.2021 – 16.03.2021 (every Mon to Wed) – (OPEN)
17.05.2021 – 10.06.2021 (every Mon and Thu)



Online Exam available dates:
Online Exam: Fri, 22.03.2021 (TBC)
Online Exam: Fri, 23.03.2021 (TBC)


Face to Face available dates:
Face to Face Exam: Sat, 20.03.2021
Face to Face Exam: Sat, 19.06.2021
(Sydney or Perth)*

*Due to COVID-19 the Face to Face exam may not be provided – TBC

Details of the whole schedule: FACT SHEET

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Certified ONLINE Passive House Tradesperson Course 

Location: Your home office

Time: 09:00 – 17:00 AEST (GMT+10:00)
+ 1 hour of homework daily
Day 1-2: Basics and Building Envelope
Day 3-4: Envelope and Building Services

Courses available dates:
09.11.2020 – 12.11.2020 – (SOLD OUT)
22.02.2021 – 25.02.2021 – (OPEN)
12.04.2021 – 20.04.2021 [every Mon and Tue]



Online Exam available dates:

Online Exam:  (TBC)



Face to Face Exam available dates:
Face to Face Exam: Sat, 27.02.2021
Face to Face Exam: Sat, 08.05.2021 
(Sydney or Perth) *

*Due to COVID-19 the Face to Face exam may not be provided – TBC

For the details of the whole schedule: FACT SHEET

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