Air Conditioning 101

Course overview
Target audience

Air Conditioning 101 is an introductory online course for non-technical people. Designed for sales professionals, facilities managers and administration staff and completed online in your own time, this comprehensive overview of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) will give you the confidence you need to deal with mechanical service providers.

General course information 

Delivery method: Online
Length: 4-6 hours over 1 month
Assessment included: Online self-test   
Member – $205             
Non-member – $315
Bulk pricing (5 or more registrants):
Please email to register 5 or more people.
Member – $195             
Non-member – $265


Topics include:

  • Why air conditioning?
  • What heats/cools a room?
  • Personal comfort
  • The refrigeration cycle
  • Air conditioning types
  • Cooling towers and Legionnaires disease
  • Air systems
  • New HVAC technologies
  • Climate zones and climate change
  • Energy and air conditioning
  • Reducing energy load
  • Regulations and compliance
  • Fire and smoke control
  • Maintaining HVAC
  • Documenting and reporting


This course is designed for:

  • Anyone without a technical background
  • Administration staff
  • Facility managers
  • Building operations staff
  • Air conditioning sales staff


Please call AIRAH on (03) 8623 3000 or email for more information.