Equipment and Components
- Introduction to practice
- Engineering fundamentals
- Introduction to HVAC&R – system types and applicability
- Introduction to system components
- Load and energy estimation
- Comfort conditions
- Refrigeration cycles and refrigerants
- Heat rejection
- Hot water heaters
- Heat exchange equipment
- Packaged systems
Practice and Performance
- Refrigeration systems
- Air systems
- Water systems
- Electrical systems
- System control
- Thermal storage and mass
- Passive, mixed-mode and hybrid systems
- System design and selection
- Industry practice
- Design and construction process
- Regulation and compliance
- Bidding and tendering
- Commissioning and building tuning
- Operations, maintenance and facilities management
Online learning environment
The course work will be delivered online, with 100 hours of topics divided into four key areas, outlined above.
Students will receive support throughout the course, with online classrooms, schedules for assessments and an online questions board.
Face to face
The course will also contain a two-day introduction to HVAC&R with guest speakers and a site visit. The face to face component of the program, will be confirmed closer to the beginning of the course.
Registrations are currently closed.
Due to the large number of students registered for the first 2017 program, another intake will open soon.
To register your interest in the second intake for 2017, please email email@example.com with your contact details.
The next program will run from October 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
Register before July 31: $5,500
Register after August 1: $6,050
Registrations for the second intake close September 15, 2017.
All topic resources
Downloadable resource on completion
Face to face orientation
- One nights accommodation
- All meals
Participation in online classrooms and access to subject experts
AIRAH membership (12 months)
- Technical handbook (available to members only)
- Discounts for AIRAH DA manuals, conferences and training
- Free attendance at division events
What do you need?
The AIRAH-accredited Professional Diploma of Building Services – HVAC&R is designed for recent graduates or employees newly engaged in the building services HVAC&R arena (generally less than two years’ experience). You need to be competent in English, both written and verbal.
Information for employers
The AIRAH-accredited Professional Diploma of Building Services – HVAC&R is an industry leading training program that helps recent graduates gain the HVAC&R knowledge needed to complement their work experience. The program will provide your employees with knowledge of the fundamentals of HVAC&R with assignments and case studies assessed by leading industry experts. The online learning experience means your staff will spend minimal time away from their day-to-day role, saving down-time and internal training costs.
Information for participants
The Professional Diploma of Building Services – HVAC&R helps you fast track your knowledge of HVAC&R, making you even more valuable to employers. The program, running over 9 months, allows participants to study HVAC&R specific topics in a flexible and supportive learning environment.
“The AIRAH Professional Diploma in Building Services has been a terrific resource for greater understanding of the HVAC&R industry. It is full of information that bridges the gap between fundamental engineering knowledge and specific applications for HVAC&R engineering and building services.”
Daniel Waack, Engineer, A.G. Coombs Pty Ltd (Projects)
“I have been able to utilise the knowledge gained from the AIRAH Professional Diploma in Building Services in my workplace, starting from design development to design reviews. This course has not only given me added confidence but also has allowed me to utilise my knowledge to deliver infrastructure projects effectively and more sustainably. I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in starting their career in HVAC&R. It’s a great place to start!"
Nithiya Mohan, Project Officer, Capital Facilities & Infrastructure, Department of Defence
“The AIRAH Professional Diploma in Building Services directed my tertiary studies more specifically towards the HVAC&R industry. It has also given me the opportunity to learn from industry leaders and connect with other graduates like myself.”
Jackson White, Edwards & Vickerman Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd
AIRAH is recognised as a key provider of training to the HVAC&R industry. The Professional Diploma of Building Services – HVAC&R can be used to claim CPD points. Please refer to the AIRAH Accreditation and CPD webpage for further information.
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