Diploma of Engineering Technology - Refrigeration and Air-conditioning

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  • Engineering Technology - Refrigeration and Air-conditioning course details

    Course description and aims

    This course provides you with the skills to develop heating, ventilation, air conditioning and/or refrigeration systems to suit project requirements, as well as providing a significant understanding of the equipment selection process.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Expected Outcomes

    This qualification provides enabling competencies to develop systems and select
    equipment for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and/or refrigeration

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    Enrol at any location

    Course start:
    Mon 5 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    2 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    VET Student Loan
    6 Hours per week
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    About offering:


    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    From Monday 29 January 2018 to Friday 2 February 2018, from 9:00am to 7:00pm at Ultimo College, Cnr Thomas Street and Jones Street, Building P, Level 1, Refrigeration Section.

    Indicative timetable:

    If you choose a flexible delivery course you will study in both the classroom and through online or distance learning. How much is delivered in which way depends on your specific course.

    How to enrol or apply:


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

    The loan cap for this course is $15,225. This means the maximum amount you can borrow for each unit of study is $1,904, and you will need to directly pay the remaining $511 for each Unit of Study.

    Find out more about VET Student Loans at http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/vet%20student%20loans/pages/vet%20student%20loans

    Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

    The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each unit of study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Studenxt Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

    Find out about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition


    Fees, payment and refunds: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Financial assistance: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance

    Other Information:

    Two support classes via the Sections Online Platform or students can attend face to face class on Monday and Wednesday nights from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

    Please note that there is no pre-requisite for this course however active participation in the Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration will be beneficial to the candidate.

    Units of Study

    CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensusAmount
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Engineering Technology - Refrigeration and Air-conditioning 2018/02/052018/04/272018/04/03$2415.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Engineering Technology - Refrigeration and Air-conditioning 2018/04/302018/07/202018/06/04$2415.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Engineering Technology - Refrigeration and Air-conditioning 2018/07/232018/10/122018/09/03$2415.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Engineering Technology - Refrigeration and Air-conditioning 2018/10/152019/01/112018/11/05$2415.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Engineering Technology - Refrigeration and Air-conditioning 2019/01/072019/04/052019/02/04$2415.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Engineering Technology - Refrigeration and Air-conditioning 2019/04/082019/06/282019/05/06$2415.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Engineering Technology - Refrigeration and Air-conditioning 2019/07/012019/09/202019/08/05$2415.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Engineering Technology - Refrigeration and Air-conditioning 2019/09/232019/12/132019/11/04$2415.00


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    UEENEEJ164AAnalyse the operation of HVAC air and hydronic systems20
    UEENEEJ192AAnalyse the psychrometric performance of HVAC/R systems50
    UEENEEJ193AAnalyse the thermodynamic performance of HVAC/R systems40
    UEENEEE101AApply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace20
    UEENEEE124ACompile and produce an energy sector detailed report60
    UEENEEJ132ADesign commercial refrigeration systems and select components80
    UEENEEJ135ADesign control systems for refrigeration or heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems80
    UEENEEJ134ADesign heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and select components60
    UEENEEJ131ADetermine noise and vibration encountered in HVAC/R applications40
    UEENEEK151ADevelop effective engineering strategies for energy reduction in buildings60
    UEENEEK132ADevelop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues in the energy sector20
    UEENEEE137ADocument and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work20
    UEENEEJ129AEstablish heat loads for commercial refrigeration and/or air conditioning applications80
    UEENEEJ103AEstablish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems60
    UEENEEJ127AEstablish the thermodynamic parameters of refrigeration and air conditioning systems80
    UEENEEC005BEstimate electrotechnology projects40
    UEENEEJ165AEvaluate thermodynamic and fluid parameters of refrigeration systems100
    UEENEEE102AFabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components40
    UEENEEE147AIdentify building techniques, methods and materials used in energy sector work activities40
    UEENEEK145AImplement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures20
    MEM16008AInteract with computing technology18
    UEENEEC001BMaintain documentation20
    MEM16006AOrganise and communicate information18
    UEENEEE038BParticipate in development and follow a personal competency development plan20
    UEENEEC006BPrepare tender submissions for electrotechnology projects60
    UEENEEJ128AProduce HVAC/R system design drawings80
    UEENEEE126AProvide solutions to basic engineering computational problems60
    UEENEEE129ASolve electrotechnical engineering problems60
    UEENEEE150AUndertake computations in an energy sector environment120
    UEENEEE107AUse drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications40
    UEENEED104AUse engineering applications software on personal computers40



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