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Graduate Certificate in Mechanical Services (Code Application)

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Please note this qualification is not open to new candidates. Contact Carolyn Hughes or Effie Koudounis with any questions.

The relationship between the BCA and other legislation is complex and the solutions will differ from project to project.

The basis for design compliance is the interpretation and application of the provisions of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and the relevant Australian Standards as they relate to ventilation, smoke control, fire dampers and microbial control. This course is an opportunity to demonstrate and qualify your expertise in this area.

 

Course Outline

 

 

Overview

 

Qualification Code – 22058VIC

The relationship between the BCA and other legislation is complex and the solutions will differ from project to project.

The basis for design compliance is the interpretation and application of the provisions of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and the relevant Australian Standards as they relate to ventilation, smoke control, fire dampers and microbial control. This course is an opportunity to demonstrate and qualify your expertise in this area.

The course supersedes the Graduate Certificate in Air Conditioning (Code Compliance) (21606VIC). After five years delivering this popular and successful predecessor, AIRAH have reviewed and updated this increasingly relevant favourite on the training calendar.

Ongoing education is essential in the HVAC industry and the Graduate Certificate in Mechanical Services (Code Application) will assist in meeting continuing professional development requirements.

 

Units

 

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Mechanical Services (Code Application) 22058VIC. Candidates must successfully complete all the following units:

 

VU20094: Apply the Building Code of Australia to mechanical services design

VU20095: Design and manage the implementation of smoke control systems in multi-compartment buildings

VU20096: Manage the selection, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire and smoke dampers

VU20097: Design and manage the installation of mechanical ventilation to address indoor air quality in buildings

VU20098: Manage the microbial control of air handling and water systems of buildings

Click on a unit code for content details

Prerequisites – AIRAH recommends that candidates complete unit VU20094 before VU20095VU20096VU20097 and VU20098.

 

Individual units

 

Candidates may choose to study individual units of the Graduate Certificate in Mechanical Services (Code Application). Upon successful completion of the subject candidates will be issued a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for that unit.

 

Duration

 

This course is designed to be completed in a two and a half to three year time frame.

Consider this course as you would a project.  If your registration is accepted you must be prepared to commit to various deadlines to submit your assessable work.  Whilst each unit has an estimated time commitment the amount of hours you take to work through it may vary.  This could be because of your level of existing knowledge of the topic, because you wish to investigate an area more thoroughly, or for other reasons.  It is important that you are able to manage your time to complete the unit within the timeframe.

 

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Course Completion

Candidates must successfully complete all five units to be eligible to receive the qualification Graduate Certificate in Mechanical Services (Code Application) 22058VIC.

 

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Semester Dates

 

 

Semester

Intake dates

Semester dates

Units available

2014

Semester one

Intake closes 13 Jan 2014

27 Jan 2014 -

2 June 2014

VU20094

VU20095

VU20096

2014

Semester two

Intake closes 23 June 2014

7 July 2014 -

17 Nov 2014


VU20094

VU20097

VU20098

 

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Delivery

All units will be available in distance education format.

Distance education enables candidates in metropolitan and regional areas to study the course, and provides a flexible option for busy professionals.

 

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


Candidates who have completed other education programs relevant to the Graduate Certificate in Mechanical Services (Code Application) or gained the requisite skills and knowledege through experience may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).  Eligible candidates may be able to earn the Graduate Certificate qualification without having to complete all units.  Some further training and assessment may be required.

To discuss RPL options, please contact the education manager, Carolyn Hughes 03 8623 3000 or e-mail

 

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Fees 

 

 

VU20094VU20095VU20097 and VU20098

 

 AIRAH Member $1355 (inc GST) per subject

 Non Member $1895 (inc GST) per  subject

 

VU20096                                            

 

AIRAH Member $825 (inc GST)

Non Member $1095 (inc GST)

 

Cancellation and refund policy

Registration may be cancelled up to five working days prior to commencement of the course with participants either transferring to another course / event or receiving a refund less a 20% administration fee. No refund will be given where cancellation is 24 hours or less. In all other cases of cancellation the extent of any refund will be at the discretion of AIRAH.

You may substitute another participant at any time prior to the event date should the nominated person be unable to attend. Where the course has entry requirements these must be met by any substitute participant. Where a non member replaces a member the difference between member and non member rates will be charged. Requests for refund can be made by email to refund@airah.org.au.

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Assessment

 

Candidates are required to submit course work throughout the semester.

Course work will be assessed using the specific assessment criteria to determine the candidate's competence against the relevant competency standard.

Candidates will be graded using one of the following terms:

C = Competent

NYC = Not yet competent

I = Insufficient evidence

W = Withdrawn

NA = Not complete

 

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FAQ

 

 

What time commitment is required?

 

AIRAH recommends participants complete one unit per semester. This enables you to complete the qualification in two and a half years. If your schedule permits, you can enrol for more than one unit per semester and complete the course sooner.

For further information, refer to the semester dates.

Consider this course as you would a project.  If your registration is accepted you must be prepared to commit to various deadlines to submit your assessable work.  Whilst each unit has an estimated time commitment, the amount of hours you take to work through it may vary.  This could be because of your level of existing knowledge of the topic, because you wish to investigate an area more thoroughly, or for other reasons.  It is important that you are able to manage your time to complete the unit within the timeframe.

The nominal duration of the Graduate Certificate in Mechanical Services (Code Application) is 288 hours, including assessment.

 
What support is available while I study?

 

Technical support relevant to the course materials is available on a case by case basis. To arrange technical support contact your course coordinator or the education manager, AIRAH office on 03 8623 3000

 

Who do I contact with questions?

If you have any questions, please contact the course coordinator or education manager, AIRAH office 03 8623 3000 or e-mail

 
If I have a project specific question can AIRAH help?

 

No - AIRAH will facilitate a technical expert where possible who may charge for advice.

 

What is a Graduate Certificate?

 

Graduate certificates are generally designed for specific vocational purposes, either the broadening of skills and knowledge already gained in an undergraduate program, or vocational skills and knowledge in a new professional area. They typically follow a Bachelors Degree.

 

Do I need to buy any other resources?

 

VU20094 - If you do not already have access to a current copy of the BCA you will need to purchase this.  An order form is provided and you will need to allow time for the ABCB to process this.

VU20095 - AIRAH has a licence agreement with SAI Global Ltd and provides a copy of AS/NZS 1668.1 with the course notes.

VU20096 - AIRAH has a licence agreement with SAI Global Ltd and provides a copy of AS 1682.2 with the course notes.

VU20097 - AIRAH has a licence agreement with SAI Global Ltd and provides a copy of AS 1668.2 with the course notes.

VU20098 - AIRAH has a licence agreement with SAI Global Ltd and provides a copy of AS/NZS 3666 parts 1, 2 and 3 and SAA/SNZ HB32:1995.

 

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Enquiries

 

All enquiries regarding the Graduate Certificate programs should be directed to the education manager:

Contact – Carolyn Hughes

Phone – 03 8623 3000

E-mail –

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