AIRAH's Professional Diploma in Building Services – HVAC&R

AIRAH's accredited
Professional Diploma in Building Services – HVAC&R


Registrations for the April 2022 intake are open!

The definitive training program for the HVAC&R industry, providing essential knowledge and skills to engineering graduates employed in consulting or contracting firms and/or practicing trades workers. The part-time, nine-month online program will increase your exposure to the HVAC&R industry through comprehensive and practical training across four key areas.

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AIRAH’s Professional Diploma in Building Services – HVAC&R won the Outstanding Industry Education/Training Awards at the ARBS 2020 Industry Awards.


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Overview


AIRAH's accredited Professional Diploma in Building Services – HVAC&R is the definitive training program for the HVAC&R industry. The program provides students with exposure to the HVAC&R building services industry through comprehensive and practical online training.

The part-time program takes place across nine months and features over 100-hours of topics across four key areas:

Professional Diploma in Building Services HVAC&R – Fundamentals

Fundamentals

Professional Diploma in Building Services HVAC&R – Equipment and components

Equipment and components

Professional Diploma in Building Services HVAC&R – Systems

Systems

Professional Diploma in Building Services HVAC&R – Practice and Performance

Practice and performance

In addition to the theoretical content provided across these four topics, the program takes students on a journey of designing an HVAC system over 12 assignments. Feedback from experienced engineers is provided at every step.

This Diploma is designed for…

This qualification is suitable for recent engineering graduates or those with a trade and/or associated building services background who would like to gain a better understanding of HVAC&R design principles. It has been designed for individuals committed to upgrading their engineering technical skills and businesses committed to developing their workforces.

General program information

Delivery method

Delivery method
online

Length

Program length
nine months part-time, with two annual intakes (April/October)

Four modukes

Topics
four key areas 

Throughout the course, students receive ongoing support via the online question board, assessment schedules, and peer-to-peer discussion.


Program structure


This is a cohort-based online program featuring over 100 hours of course content. Enrolment is capped at a maximum of 45 registrations per intake, with two intakes each year:

  • April 1 – December 31
  • October 1 – June 30

Students who successfully complete the Professional Diploma in Building Services – HVAC&R will be issued:

  • A letter of completion
  • A statement of results
  • The AIRAH accredited Professional Diploma in Building Services – HVAC&R certificate

Topics

AIRAH Professional Diploma in Building Services – HVAC&R topic 1

Fundamentals 30 hours
  • Introduction to practice
  • Engineering fundamentals
  • Introduction to HVAC&R – System types and applicability
  • Introduction to system components
  • Psychrometry
  • Load and energy estimation
  • Comfort conditions
  • Refrigeration cycles and refrigerants

AIRAH Professional Diploma in Building Services – HVAC&R topic 2

Equipment and components 10 hours
  • Chillers
  • Pumps
  • Fans
  • Heat rejection
  • Hot water heaters
  • Heat exchange equipment
  • Packaged systems

AIRAH Professional Diploma in Building Services – HVAC&R topic 3

Systems 45 hours
  • Refrigeration systems
  • Air systems
  • Water systems
  • Electrical systems
  • System control
  • Thermal storage and mass
  • Passive, mixed-mode, and hybrid systems
  • System design and selection

AIRAH Professional Diploma in Building Services – HVAC&R topic 4

Practice and performance 15 hours
  • Industry practice
  • Design and construction process
  • Regulation and compliance
  • Sustainability
  • Bidding and tendering
  • Estimating
  • Programming
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Commissioning and building tuning
  • Operations, maintenance, and facilities management

Why enrol?


AIRAH's Professional Diploma in Building Services – HVAC&R program snapshot


The Professional Diploma in Building Services – HVAC&R provides an in-depth look at the overall journey of a mechanical engineer’s job in HVAC&R building services. Practical takeaways include reviewing a site; presenting design options to a client; calculating heat loads (manually, from basic principles); selecting equipment; designing; compliance assessment; budgeting; energy reporting; and pulling together a tendering document.

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

The Professional Diploma in 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.

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Benefits for companies and employers

This program is an industry-leading training opportunity that allows its participants to hit the ground running. It requires students to read the course materials and demonstrate their readiness to operate in real world projects. Students are required to undertake their own research to determine answers to design problems. The use of outside course materials – such as finding suppliers’ specification guidelines – is required.

Based on industry guidance, successful participants will exhibit initiative, curiosity, and creativity in their assignments.

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To register for the AIRAH accredited Professional Diploma in Building Services – HVAC&R, please complete the registration form and email it to [email protected]

AIRAH's Professional Diploma in Building Services – HVAC&R brochure

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Enrolment requirements

The Professional Diploma in Building Services – HVAC&R is designed for recent engineering graduates or those who have a trades background wanting to gain a better understanding of the HVAC&R design principles.

You must be a financial member of AIRAH to enrol in the program. Non-members will be required to join, with the price of a one-year AIRAH Affiliate membership included in their registration. For more information on becoming an AIRAH member, please click here.

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
$5,665
Register before February 15, 2022
$6,215
Register from February 16, 2022

Non-members
$6,015*
Register before February 15, 2022
$6,565*
Register from February 16, 2022

Pricing includes GST.

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* Non-member pricing includes the cost of a one-year AIRAH Affiliate membership. This provides you with access to essential industry resources (such as AIRAH Technical Handbook, DA manuals, weekly industry news email, and Ecolibrium – AIRAH’s official journal), as well as free/discounted member rates for our division events, conferences, forums, webinars, and other offerings.

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Contact

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