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Passive House Training

The Australian Passive House Association will be providing Certified Passive House Training Courses starting in March. APHA’s program will accommodate designers and trades people Australia-wide, building capacity with a world class curriculum and platform. Source: Timberbiz

The courses will be offered in a blended format with a mix of live streamed presentations and self-paced e-learning, which will allow students to manage their learning time more effectively and not be bound by strict attendance schedules for all learning modules.

The following courses will be offered:

  • Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant, including PH Planning Package module, exam preparation, and exam
  • Certified Passive House Tradesperson, exam preparation, and exam

“As our capacity, resourcing and governance increases to meet the growing market demand, a 3-year business plan was developed in 2020 with education a key pillar in APHA’s strategy,” APHA CEO Paul Wall said.

“We are uniquely positioned to build capacity in the right way, ensuring that professionals are ready to contribute strongly, upholding our industry values and high-quality standards.”

The application of Passive House (aka passivhaus in German) Certification in Australia is growing. In addition to single residential dwellings, we are now seeing Passive House Certification being sought in larger buildings and expect this trend to grow.

Passive House Certification is a well-established design and construction method that delivers high quality, comfortable, healthy, low energy, and resilient buildings. It can be applied in all climate zones and all building types.

To find out more about the Australian Passive House Association visit