- Responsibilities and statutory requirements of building owners, contractors and maintenance technicians.
- Different types of systems and their installation
- Maintenance of fire protection systems and equipment (AS1851)
- Use of ventilation and air-conditioning in buildings (AS1668)
- Microbial control of air handling systems (AS3666)
- Relevant aspects of the Building Code of Australia, building and plumbing regulations.
Students who successfully complete this course will receive a Statement of Attainment from Box Hill Institute for Maintain Building Essential Safety Measures (VU20874).
Completion of this unit can also be used as an elective unit for the Course in Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning Services (22329VIC).
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Plan safety checks and maintenance activities.
- Perform essential safety measures inspections and tests
- Carry out essential safety measures maintenance
- Maintain records
This unit is suitable for refrigeration and air conditioning technicians responsible for installing, commissioning, servicing, repairing and maintaining residential or commercial refrigeration and air conditioning systems
While there are no specific entry requirements, students are expected to have a trade level qualification or equivalent experience in a Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning related occupation.
Delivery and assessment
This two-day course is delivered by a qualified trainer at the Refrigeration and Climate Control Centre of Excellence, Box Hill Institute.
|| Theory and knowledge
|| Online or classroom
|| Online examination
|| Classroom delivery
|| Practical assessment and take-home activities
The practical assessment for this unit includes:
- Carry out building inspection and maintenance of essential safety measures (Assessed during course)
- Plan maintenance and collate ESM checklist (Take home activity to be returned within 30 days)
- Maintaining ESM records (Take home activity to be returned within 30 days)
The essential skills and knowledge required for this unit include:
- Test air handling changeover under fire/smoke conditions
- Test fire isolated escape routes protected by air-pressurisation systems
- Use test instruments
- Carry out performance testing
- Report faults and recommend solutions
- Sign off and submit documentation
- Types of essential safety measures (ESM)
- Types of buildings and ESM requirements based on occupancy permit
- Building Code of Australia, regulations and legislation
- Legal requirements and responsibilities
- Maintenance participants and responsibilities
- Maintenance, inspection and testing standards
- Documentation types and their purpose
Cost and payment
This course is offered by Box Hill Institute at the industry rate of $440.
Refund and cancellation policy
This course is subject to the Terms and Conditions offered by Box Hill Institute of TAFE.
This full day course is offered six times throughout 2021.
|Day 1 - Theory
|| Day 2 - Practical
| 4 March
|| 14 March
| 13 May
|| 21 May
| 27 May
|| 28 May
| 9 September
|| 10 September
| 7 October
|| 8 October
| 18 November
|| 19 November
How to register
Registrations can be made by phone or email by contacting Box Hill Refrigeration Department.