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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning mechanics work with the cooling systems that regulate our temperature over our long hot summers. Work can involve maintaining and repairing individual units, all the way to engineering elaborate cooling systems. Mechanics install, service and repair cooling systems, including split systems, and work with Heating, Ventilation and Cooling (HVAC) systems.

National ID: MEM40105
State ID: AC66
Industry Engineering and Mining
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Certificate IV in Engineering (HVAC Commissioning)

Prepare for work with today’s computer controlled HVAC systems. Fully install commission and optimise a VAV-AHU (using the BMS).

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Are you looking to turn your air-conditioning career up a notch?

Take the next step and learn how to install and commission HVAC. 

The Certificate IV HVAC Commissioning will prepare you for work with today’s computer controlled HVAC systems. Subjects covered will include: AHU’s, VAV’s, Chillers, Cooling Towers and ancillary equipment. Learn your way around a BMS system. You will, air balance, water balance as well as; fully install commission and optimise a VAV-AHU (using the BMS).

Learn to commission in hands-on sessions with experienced commissioning technicians. This course is delivered 90% via online and 10% on campus (evening). The theory part of the course will be online via pre-recorded videos and live online sessions. All practicals will be on-campus. Flexibility will be our guiding principle – the online component is self-paced; on-campus sessions will run throughout the Semester at your request. Come to TAFE when it suits you!

When you have completed the Certificate IV – you only need to complete 5 Units (some maths and some reporting) and you qualify for an Advanced Trade Diploma.

For those already working in industry, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. To find out if you're eligible, visit the RPL page.

Cluster 1

  • MEM10008B - UNDERTAKE COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES FOR PLANT AND/OR EQUIPMENT
  • MEM18092B - MAINTAIN AND REPAIR COMMERCIAL AND/OR INDUSTRIAL REFRIGERATION AND/OR AIR CONDITIONING CONTROLS
  • MEM18093B - MAINTAIN AND REPAIR INTEGRATED INDUSTRIAL REFRIGERATION AND/OR LARGE AIR HANDLING SYSTEM CONTROLS
  • MEM18089B - MAINTAIN AND REPAIR CENTRAL AIR HANDLING SYSTEMS

Cluster 2

  • MEM18095A - MAINTAIN AND REPAIR COOLING TOWERS/EVAPORATIVE CONDENSERS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
  • MEM16009A - RESEARCH AND ANALYSE ENGINEERING INFORMATION
  • MEM16003B - PROVIDE ADVANCED CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • MEM16012A - INTERPRET TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND MANUALS

Gain these skills:

  • perform computations
  • apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
  • plan to undertake a routine task
  • apply quality systems
  • work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • interact with computing technology
  • participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

 

Certificate IV
National ID: MEM20105
State ID: AA47
Industry Engineering and Mining
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Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Pre-Apprenticeship)

Greatly improve your chances of getting a refrigeration and air conditioning apprenticeship.

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Are you ready for an in-demand career helping others keep their cool?

When you complete the Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll greatly improve your chance of getting a refrigeration and air conditioning apprenticeship.

Gain these skills:

  • using relevant tools 
  • measuring 
  • technical drawing 
  • electrical wiring 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.

Certificate II
National ID: MEM30205
State ID: WT38
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
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Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Refrigeration/Air Conditioning)

Become a fully qualified and licensed Refrigeration and Air Conditioning tradesperson.

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Are you looking for a trade that brings comfort into the home?

When you complete this Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Refrigeration/Air Conditioning) you'll be on your way to becoming a fully qualified and licensed Refrigeration and Air Conditioning tradesperson.

Gain these skills:

  • install, repair and maintain refrigeration and air conditioning systems
  • test and troubleshoot circuits
  • repair and assemble electronic components
  • handle refrigerants
  • workplace health and safety

Specialist facilities on-campus

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.

Certificate III
National ID: MEM50212
State ID: WB87
Industry Engineering and Mining
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Diploma of Engineering - Technical (HVAC)

Gain specialist skills in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, as a mechanical design engineer, or project manager.

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • design and implement HVAC systems
  • incorporate thermodynamics principles
  • psychrometric processes
  • energy management principles
  • building information models
  • produce engineering drawings
  • workplace health and safety

Specialist facilities on campus

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.

For those already working in industry, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. To find out if you're eligible, visit the RPL page.

Diploma
National ID: UEE20120
State ID: BFP0
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate II in Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

Study at WA's premier centre for refrigeration and air-conditioning by becoming an air-conditioner or split-system installer.

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Do you want a career bringing comfort into the home?

When you complete this Certificate II in Split Air-conditioning and Heat Pump Systems you'll be what employers are looking for as a split system installer or air-conditioner installer.

Gain these skills:

  • install split systems and heat pump systems (maximum plant capacity 18kWr)
  • understand legal obligations 
  • assemble components 
  • pressure and leak test refrigerants 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.

Certificate II
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