About the course

About the course

This one day session is a practice ‘mock’ exam for the Passive House Designer/Consultant exam. Participants will be provided with exam like questions and exercises similar to the format and type of the International IPHA exam. Your trainer will assist you with calculation exercise solutions and feedback in preparation for the exam.

To enrol, complete, scan and return the enrolment form to passivehouseenquiries@boxhill.edu.au

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Course Details


Sessions Available

  • 6/DEC/2019 - 6/DEC/2019

    $300, $300 Concession

    BESCPHDE02C - 1 Session - Fri - 9am-2:30pm - 06 Dec to 06 Dec 2019


Daniel Kress started his career as a carpenter in Germany and then worked in Ireland on the biggest residential modular project in the world at that time. After 10 years in the building game he started his studies in civil engineering and worked as a researcher for the European Union in sustainable building.

Since 2015 Daniel has been working in the Australian building industry with the bold aim of creating healthier and more sustainable buildings. He started the business Smart Plus Homes 2017 fallowing his mission to implementing the Passive House Principles into the National Construction Code by 2030. His primary focus is to educate and consult the building industry regarding health and sustainable construction. Smart Plus Homes additionally provides Passive House Designs and product solutions for the building industry.

Daniel is also a representative of the Australian Passive House Association.  The Australian Passive House Association is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which aims to promote Passive House principles as a way of providing superior indoor comfort and air quality while reducing energy use and carbon emissions from Australia’s buildings.

Course Content

This session will help you prepare for an exam which is challenging in terms of the skills and knowledge required which include; building physics, calculations, drawing of Passive House floor plans, sections and details and a series of multiple choice questions. The exam is time limited and correct pacing throughout the exam is required to complete all sections.

The examination which is set by the Passivhaus Institut (Germany) takes place all around the world on four predetermined dates per year. After successfully completing the exam you will receive the internationally recognised accreditation as Certified Passive House Designer or Certified Passive House Consultant (dependant on your existing qualifications).

More detail on the exam learning targets can be obtained by going to the Passiv Hause website.

Exam conditions are provided in detail at the Passivhausplaner website.

To enrol complete the relevant form and return to passivehouseenquiries@boxhill.edu.au.  Alternatively, email enquiries to passivehouseenquiries@boxhill.edu.au.


It is highly recommended that participants attend the 9 day Passive House Designer/Consultant course prior to completing this one day exam preparation course.

This course is suited to qualified and experienced professionals in a building related discipline.  There are no prerequisites to become a Passive House Consultant although knowledge of building construction and building design is an advantage.

The 1 day Passive House Designer Exam Preparation Course is useful preparation before sitting the internationally accredited exam.

Materials Required for class

You will be provided with a printed resource which includes exam like questions and exercises.

You should bring your Passive House Manuals, notes, writing materials and a calculator.  Coloured pens are recommended and final answers (including drawings) must be in ink not pencil.

The exam is open book.  No electronic devices connected to the internet are permitted.

Target Audience

This course is suited to architects, building designers, engineers, thermal performance assessors and other professionals working in building construction.

Learning Pathways

More detail on the exam learning targets can be obtained by going to the Passiv Hause website.

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