Industrial Ammonia Plant Operations


This course is suitable for refrigeration plant operators who need to gain a thorough knowledge of how an ammonia refrigeration plant operates, its components, legislative requirements and maintenance. It also covers safety in the event of an ammonia leak.

Ammonia is a toxic gas. Refrigeration plant operators and anyone working around the plant should be aware of the potential hazards and the appropriate courses of action to be taken in an emergency.

This three-day course includes both theoretical and practical components, with visits to a working industrial ammonia plant. Certification is industry-based and provided by AIRAH.

Topic highlights

Introduction to ammonia refrigerant

Multi-stage systems

Lubricants and lubrication

Liquid recirculation systems

Legislative framework across Australia

Refrigeration fundamentals

Condensers and cooling towers

Safe work practices, management and risk management

System operation, maintenance and fault finding

Refrigeration systems


Refrigerant flow controls


General course information



Delivery method:
Face-to-face or in-house


24-hours (three full days)


Maximum of 12 people per course

The Industrial Ammonia Plant Operations course contains two different types of assessment: theory-based exams and a practical workbook. During the three-day course, students will need to complete 12 theory-based exams.

At the conclusion of the course, students will be given a practical assessment workbook. This is undertaken by students at their workplace to reinforce their learning. It must be completed and sent to the AIRAH office for marking within three months of completing the face-to-face course.

Achieving competency in this course can only be achieved by successfully passing both the theory-based exams and practical workbook. Certification is industry-based and provided by AIRAH. Students will be issued a certificate and statement of results.
Students who do not submit the workbook within the three-month time limit will be issued a letter of participation.

Course candidates

Designed for


AIRAH members $1,800

Non-member price

Non-members $2,400

Course pricing includes GST


Registrations are now open and spaces are limited. Please click one of the below links to sign up for an Industrial Ammonia Plant Operations training course, or download the registration form and return it to AIRAH via email.


Locations and dates


May 10–13
  August 16–18  
Oxford Cold Storage, Laverton
This course has sold out. Please email to go on the waiting list.
  Oxford Cold Storage, Laverton


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In-house availability


Please call AIRAH on (03) 8623 3000 or email training@airah.org.au for more information. If you would like to request a date for this course in your city/town, click here.