Passive House Training

There are two qualifications available for Passive House professionals:

  • Certified Passive House Designer or Consultant (depending on background); and
  • Certified Passive House Tradesperson.

Certified Passive House professionals have demonstrated sound fundamentals in Passive House Design. Only individuals (not organisations) are certified. Every five years professionals must substantiate their credential through maintenance and further development of their knowledge.

APHA hosted a Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant course in Melbourne in 2014/15, with the Box Hill Institute now providing at least annual courses. Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant courses are also held regularly in Auckland, NZ. Please refer to the Passive House Academy website for further details.

This year, the Box Hill Institute are providing the two certified streams. See below for more details.

For details on scholarships available, click here. Thanks to Pro Clima Australia for their generous support!

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The international Passive House Standard is one of the most rigorous sustainability standards in the world. It is widely applied in Europe and there are also growing movements towards Passive House in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Box Hill Institute is the only training organisation in Australia certified to teach the Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD) course. If you want to get in on the ground floor of this progressive new benchmark and learn the practical skills required to design to the international Passive House standard, completing our Certified Passive House Designer course is your opportunity.

This course is delivered through a combination of lectures, group design and calculation exercises and workshops, designed to prepare you for the exam. At completion of the course, you’ll have the opportunity to sit the Passive House examination which is set by the Passivhaus Institut (Germany) and takes place all over the world on four pre-determined dates per year.

So, get in on the ground floor and get qualified to practice as a Passive House designer today!

To find out more, including costs and enrolment dates, contact Susan Morris at susan.morris@boxhill.edu.au to express your interest today.

 

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As every Architect, Draftsperson, Engineer and Building Designer knows, sustainability is a major focus when it comes to attaining approvals and permits to build. It’s also a factor for consumers, who are increasingly seeking to align purchases with their ethical and environmental concerns.

Pre-requisites

Applicants will need to be qualified and experienced in a building related discipline to become a Passive House Designer. There are no prerequisites to become a Passive House Consultant, although knowledge of building construction and building design is an advantage.

Course content

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Materials

High quality training materials with examination preparation exercises are provided.

› Licensed copy of the PHPP software
› CPHD training manuals and
› Exam preparation material

Final Exam

Certification as a Passive House Designer by the Passive House Institute (PHI), Darnstadt, Germany will only occur on successful completion of the PHI exam which will be held at Box Hill Institute on dates to be confirmed. Additional fees ($450) will be charged to sit this exam.

Express your interest

To find out more, including costs and enrolment dates, contact Susan Morris at susan.morris@boxhill.edu.au to express your interest today.

Cost

$1,990

 

 

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As every Builder knows, sustainability is a major focus for councils and consequently, building designers and Architects. It’s also a factor for consumers, who are increasingly seeking to align purchases with their ethical and environmental concerns.

Pre-requisites

Applicants will need to be qualified and experienced in a building related discipline to become a Passive House Designer. There are no prerequisites to become a Passive House Consultant, although knowledge of building construction and building design is an advantage.

Course content

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Materials

All learning materials are provided including the CPHT combined building envelope and mechanical training manual.
Final Exam Certification as a Passive House Tradesperson by the Passive House Institute (PHI), Darnstadt, Germany will only occur on successful completion of the PHI exam which will be held at Box Hill Institute on date to be confirmed. Additional fees
($450) will be charged to sit this exam.

Express your interest

To find out more, including costs and enrolment dates, contact Susan Morris at susan.morris@boxhill.edu.au to express your interest today.

Cost

$1,095