MEM60112 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Heating, ventilation and air conditioning

National ID
MEM60112
WA Course Code
WB89
CRICOS code
079074G
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Why choose this course?

Enhance your specialist skills in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems with this qualification. This course gives you a number of advanced skills during your studies including designing and implementing HVAC systems using computer-aided design (CAD), understanding fluid and thermodynamics principles and the use of psychometric processes.

On completion of this course you will have the knowledge to evaluate thermal loads and performance, analyse noise and vibration, apply energy management principles, build information models and apply engineering mechanics principles. A component of this course also requires you to use mathematics such as calculus, algebra, statistics and probability.

You will be encouraged to register for student membership with the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH), which will provide you with access to a range of industry events and valuable networking opportunities. Be aware that this is an engineering based qualification and will not result in a trade qualification being issued.

The HVAC facilities at Carlisle campus are considered to be Western Australia’s premier centre for heating, ventilation and air conditioning studies. The purpose built facility is among the best in the southern hemisphere.

On completion of this course, you will have a solid foundation to advance your career or continue your studies at university level.

Career opportunities

  • Estimator
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Sales Engineer
  • Site Supervisor

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Completion of MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical (HVAC) is required for entry into this course.

HVAC pathway - WA State Code WB89. 

Please refer to the Non-Tuition Fees section of your Letter of Offer for any additional requirements where a cost may be incurred.

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Your study options

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $15,400
  • Resources fee: $572
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

MEM60112 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
HVAC - WB89
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 30 units. These 30 are comprised of 7 core units and 23 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MEM16006A Organise and communicate information
  • MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
  • MEM22001A Perform engineering activities
  • MEM22002A Manage self in the engineering environment
  • MEM30007A Select common engineering materials
  • MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
  • MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPPBDN5013A Develop and collaborate on building information models for small-scale building design projects
  • MEM09155A Prepare mechanical models for computer-aided engineering (CAE)
  • MEM09157A Perform mechanical engineering design drafting
  • MEM12024A Perform computations
  • MEM23003A Operate and program computers and/or controllers in engineering situations
  • MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics
  • MEM23005A Apply statistics and probability techniques to engineering tasks
  • MEM23006A Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering
  • MEM23007A Apply calculus to engineering tasks
  • MEM23008A Apply advanced algebra and numerical methods to engineering tasks
  • MEM23109A Apply engineering mechanics principles
  • MEM23124A Measure and analyse noise and vibration
  • MEM23129A Evaluate thermal loads for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration
  • MEM23130A Coordinate servicing and fault-finding of HVACR control systems
  • MEM23140A Determine operational parameters for building HVAC hydronic systems
  • MEM23141A Complete a building thermal performance survey
  • MEM23142A Determine psychrometric processes and system performance
  • MEM23147A Contribute to the design of hydronic systems
  • MEM23153A Contribute to the design of heat exchanger systems
  • MEM30026A Select and test components for simple electronic switching and timing circuits
  • MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • MEM30032A Produce basic engineering drawings
  • MEM30033A Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, practical demonstration of skills including role plays and structured assessment activities such as developing project and operational plans, preparing reports, projects and evidence portfolios.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, PowerPoint presentations and class handouts, DA manuals, Australian standards regulations, drawings, specialised software such as Microsoft Office, CAD, BIM and Heat load estimation software, student copy of Autodesk products including AutoCAD and Revit and a free student membership to the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air conditioning and Heating (AIRAH).

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms with desktops, materials testing laboratories and equipment, refrigeration and air conditioning trainers and the Library.  You will also have use of the purpose-built training facility at Carlisle campus where you can interact with HVAC technology.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $15,400
  • Resources fee: $572
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

MEM60112 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
HVAC - WB89
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 30 units. These 30 are comprised of 7 core units and 23 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MEM16006A Organise and communicate information
  • MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
  • MEM22001A Perform engineering activities
  • MEM22002A Manage self in the engineering environment
  • MEM30007A Select common engineering materials
  • MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
  • MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPPBDN5013A Develop and collaborate on building information models for small-scale building design projects
  • MEM09155A Prepare mechanical models for computer-aided engineering (CAE)
  • MEM09157A Perform mechanical engineering design drafting
  • MEM12024A Perform computations
  • MEM23003A Operate and program computers and/or controllers in engineering situations
  • MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics
  • MEM23005A Apply statistics and probability techniques to engineering tasks
  • MEM23006A Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering
  • MEM23007A Apply calculus to engineering tasks
  • MEM23008A Apply advanced algebra and numerical methods to engineering tasks
  • MEM23109A Apply engineering mechanics principles
  • MEM23124A Measure and analyse noise and vibration
  • MEM23129A Evaluate thermal loads for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration
  • MEM23130A Coordinate servicing and fault-finding of HVACR control systems
  • MEM23140A Determine operational parameters for building HVAC hydronic systems
  • MEM23141A Complete a building thermal performance survey
  • MEM23142A Determine psychrometric processes and system performance
  • MEM23147A Contribute to the design of hydronic systems
  • MEM23153A Contribute to the design of heat exchanger systems
  • MEM30026A Select and test components for simple electronic switching and timing circuits
  • MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • MEM30032A Produce basic engineering drawings
  • MEM30033A Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, practical demonstration of skills including role plays and structured assessment activities such as developing project and operational plans, preparing reports, projects and evidence portfolios.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, PowerPoint presentations and class handouts, DA manuals, Australian standards regulations, drawings, specialised software such as Microsoft Office, CAD, BIM and Heat load estimation software, student copy of Autodesk products including AutoCAD and Revit and a free student membership to the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air conditioning and Heating (AIRAH).

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms with desktops, materials testing laboratories and equipment, refrigeration and air conditioning trainers and the Library. You will also have use of the purpose-built training facility at Carlisle campus where you can interact with HVAC technology.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

There may be further semester intakes available for enrolment. You can view any further intakes when you submit your online application(opens in a new tab).

For information about pathways from TAFE to university, view our Pathways to university page.

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TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

Last updated on December 1, 2022