AIRAH Professional Diploma in Sustainable HVAC Design and Operation

AIRAH's accredited
Professional Diploma in Sustainable HVAC Design and Operation

This modular online program offers an advanced level of professional development for HVAC&R and building services industry professionals. It will provide you with unparalleled insight into sustainable HVAC systems and operations.

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Overview


AIRAH's accredited Professional Diploma in Sustainable HVAC Design and Operation addresses the full range of issues around environmentally effective heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. It covers sustainability considerations, responsibilities and compliance, design principles, design considerations, design processes and documentation, operational evaluation, and sustainable operations management.

The online course consists of four modules:

Individual modules involve approximately five months of activity.

Completion of the full program will take about two years of part-time study, but students may design and complete their own programs across the four modules available, relevant to their own interests and needs.

This Diploma is designed for…

This qualification is suitable for graduate engineers (with at least three to five years’ experience), mechanical engineers, and industry practitioners with several years’ experience in the HVAC industry. It offers an advanced level of learning and skills for the HVAC industry professional.

AIRAH's Professional Diploma in Sustainable HVAC Design and Operation target audience


The modules and topics provide an excellent pathway for industry professionals to apply best-practice energy-efficiency principles to their understanding and design of HVAC building services. It will help to build your competency and knowledge of the role of energy-efficiency in HVAC design, development, delivery, compliance, and operation.

 


General program information

Delivery method

Delivery method
online

Length

Approximate program length
24 months (full qualification) / five months (per module)

Four modukes

Modules
four course modules

Participants are required to demonstrate their competency and understanding through knowledge assessment tasks (including self-assessment questions, short answer question, and case studies).

There is a maximum of five months to complete each module, with an additional four months to complete the final (full program) case study assignment.


Program structure


The Professional Diploma in Sustainable HVAC Design and Operation is an online course, designed so each of the four modules can be undertaken separately, as preferred. 

Participants are able to participate in and complete:

Option A
INDIVIDUAL MODULES

Choose any/all of modules 1–4 to upgrade specific skills.

Upon successful completion of a module or modules within this program, candidates will receive a letter of completion outlining CPD hours and unit(s) completed. This will also include a statement of results.

Option A
PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA

Complete the full program by finishing all four modules, including a final case study.

Successful candidates will receive the AIRAH accredited Professional Diploma in Sustainable HVAC Design and Operation program certificate.


Modules

This module focuses on the many factors influencing the design and selection of sustainable HVAC systems and equipment.
TOPIC 1 Sustainability impacts of HVAC
TOPIC 2 Sustainable design responsibilities
TOPIC 3 Building design parameters
TOPIC 4 Principles of sustainability into design

This module aligns with current compliance and industry best-practice requirements for sustainable HVAC design and operation.
TOPIC 1 National Construction Code (NCC)
TOPIC 2 Australian Standards and guidelines
TOPIC 3 Compliance pathways
TOPIC 4 Rating tools

This module addresses the design process and documentation of sustainable HVAC systems.
TOPIC 1 Design documentation
TOPIC 2 Design safety and review
TOPIC 3 Calculations, options analysis, and records
TOPIC 4 Digital design tools and systems

The aim of this module is to provide HVAC designers with a comprehensive knowledge of where and how energy is used in HVAC systems, and assessment tools and techniques.
TOPIC 1 Sustainability and energy efficiency
TOPIC 2 Resource consumption in buildings
TOPIC 3 Operational strategies
TOPIC 4 Managing sustainability

Participants who undertake and pass all four modules must complete a final case study to successfully complete the AIRAH Professional Diploma in Sustainable HVAC Design and Operation. Participants will have four months to complete the case study.


Why enrol?


With the states and territories beginning to investigate or implement mandatory engineering registration schemes, targeted continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities for building services professionals have never been more important. 

Benefits

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Benefits for participants

In addition to the knowledge gained, benefits include:

  • Increased productivity and skills, allowing you to become more useful more quickly to employers
  • The opportunity to meet other people in the industry and build networks
  • Improved ongoing employability, and employer confidence that you have received sound energy-efficient design training.

Benefits for companies

Having an employee participate in this course will:

  • Provide content that is wholly relevant to the industry
  • Save the time that the company staff would spend in training
  • Allow employees to show a clear industry-recognised career path 
  • Provide uniform training for employees, regardless of where they are located
  • Show potential employees a commitment to the continued professional development of staff
  • Achieve increased certainty when employing an “AIRAH-trained” individual
  • Faster human capital return on investment (HCROI).

Register


To register for the AIRAH accredited Professional Diploma in Sustainable HVAC Design and Operation, please complete the registration form and email it to [email protected]

AIRAH's Professional Diploma in Sustainable HVAC Design and Operations brochure

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Enrolment requirements

This qualification is suitable for graduate engineers (with at least three to five years’ experience), mechanical engineers, and industry practitioners with several years’ experience in the HVAC industry. 

Participants must be competent in both written and spoken English and have regular access to a computer and internet connection.

Program fees

You program fees include access to the online classroom environment and all online topic resources.
 
AIRAH members
$1,400
Per module (1, 2, 3, or 4)
$5,300
For full program (1–4)

Non-members
$1,600
Per module (1, 2, 3, or 4)
$5,900
For full program (1–4)

Pricing includes GST.

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AIRAH would like to thank the ARBS Foundation for their support of the creation of the AIRAH accredited Professional Diploma in Sustainable HVAC Design and Operation.


Contact

Please email AIRAH at [email protected] for more information.