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Diploma of Engineering - Technical [HVAC]

National ID: MEM50212 | State ID: WB87


Are you ready for a technical career that is neither too hot nor too cold?

When you complete the Diploma of Engineering – Technical (HVAC) you'll have specialist skills in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, as a mechanical design engineer, sales consultant, or project manager.

You will gain the advanced skills and knowledge to design and implement HVAC systems, incorporating thermodynamics principles, psychrometric processes, energy management principles, and building information models, produce engineering drawings, and workplace health and safety.

South Metropolitan TAFE's refrigeration and air conditioning facility is Western Australia's premier centre for refrigeration, air conditioning, and associated studies. The purpose-built facility is among the best in the southern hemisphere.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Engineering consultancy, design and sales

For information about jobs and pathways, please see

Further study opportunities:

WB89 Advanced Diploma of Engineering - Technical (HVAC)

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Carlisle

Two years (One year following Diploma)

  • Year 1: 3-4 days a week full-time
  • Year 2: 2-3 days a week full-time
How Flexible
Full Time (On Campus)

Engineering consultancy, design and sales

For information about jobs and pathways, please see

Further study opportunities:

WB89 Advanced Diploma of Engineering - Technical (HVAC)

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2017

VET Student Loans 

Students in an eligible diploma qualifications and above may be assisted through a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. For more information on entrance requirements and eligible course list please see www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans 

For information on VET Student Loans at South Metropolitan TAFE please visit the Student Loans page.

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment MEM30012A W5428
Interact with computing technology MEM16008A W5452
Organise and communicate information MEM16006A W5451
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSAENV272B D3655
Select common engineering materials MEM30007A W5446

Elective Units from Group A

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements MEM30031A WE078
Perform computations MEM12024A W5449
Produce basic engineering drawings MEM30032A WE079
Select and test components for simple electronic switching and timing circuits MEM30026A W5271

Elective units from group B

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Analyse and service HVACR systems MEM23154A WE968
Apply calculus to engineering tasks MEM23007A WE920
Apply energy management principles MEM23143A WE956
Apply engineering mechanics principles MEM23109A WE925
Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering MEM23006A WE919
Apply technical mathematics MEM23004A WE917
Determine operational parameters for building HVAC hydronic systems MEM23140A WE953
Determine psychrometric processes and system performance MEM23142A WE955
Develop and collaborate on building information models for small-scale building design projects CPPBDN5013A WC053
Manage self in the engineering environment MEM22002A W5672
Operate and program computers and/or controllers in engineering situations MEM23003A W5682
  • For TAFE Admissions full-time courses, apply at tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ when applications are open. Semester One applications open in September of the prior year, Semester Two (mid-year) applications open in May.
  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please call us on
    1800 001 001 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three columns below, where applicable), please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible. 1800 001 001 for more information.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

South Metropolitan TAFE maintains strong relationships with a number of universities. On completion of diploma and advanced diploma courses, students may be eligible for credit towards a bachelor degree at one of our university partners. For details of our university pathway options, visit our Uni Pathways page.

Please note: Different university entrance arrangements may apply to international students. For further details please contact the individual Universities directly.


Page last updated August 23, 2017