Holmesglen HVAC Centre of Excellence

Located at our Chadstone campus, the HVAC Centre of Excellence provides industry leading education to support HVAC professionals in their career.   

Holmesglen's HVAC Centre of Excellence has been established through a partnership between Holmesglen and Victoria’s peak mechanical contracting body, the Air-Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association (AMCA).

The centre provides a simulated environment that replicates the entire heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems used in today’s climate-controlled buildings. As these systems become more sophisticated, technologically advanced and environmentally efficient, they require skilled workers to design, install, repair and maintain them.

The centre offers the most up-to-date training to support HVAC professionals as your career develops and grows. Beginning with the AMCA-endorsed pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships for entry into the industry, through post-trade and specialty courses, to management and leadership courses and degrees, we train and upskill HVAC professionals throughout their entire career.


Studying mechanical services plumbing at Holmesglen

  • Learning in a simulated environment with the latest technology and equipment
  • Industry placement or on-the-job training is incorporated into most courses
  • Industry collaboration and input into curriculum development ensures currency of teaching
  • A strong focus on OH&S work practices to keep workers safe in the workplace
  • Job matching – Holmesglen’s employment service helps to match the right student with the right employer
  • Knowledgeable and professional teachers with years of plumbing experience
  • Hundreds of course options to cater for students throughout their entire career - in specialisations, management roles and establishing their own businesses, or a new industry altogether.

Courses and career paths

  • Manages indoor environments – designs, builds, installs, services, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs indoor comfort and cooling systems year-round
  • Provides solutions to many important environmental issues such as indoor air quality and protecting the environment through efficient systems
  • Troubleshoot and repair equipment - Uses their diverse knowledge of electrical components, motors, controls, airflow, piping design, thermodynamics and refrigeration systems to troubleshoot and repair equipment and systems
  • Assesses customers’ needs to design, supply and install appropriate systems for their environment. They work across all different environments, including sporting grounds, shopping centres, theatres, commercial and residential buildings, private homes, hospitals, factories and industrial plants
  • Manages indoor air quality – tests, evaluates and corrects situations to keep occupants safe.

  • Mechanical services plumber
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic
  • Draftsperson
  • Engineer

  • A billion-dollar industry in Australia, currently contributing 1.7% of GDP
  • Currently employing 173,000 people across Australia
  • Highly paid tradespeople at the high end of the construction industry
  • Strong demand – one of the fastest growing industries in Australia. There is a current shortage of appropriately skilled workers
  • A rewarding career offering great variety and career progression opportunities.
Take a look inside the HVAC Centre at Holmesglen

Holmesglen HVAC Centre wins international award

Our Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning and Cooling (HVAC) Centre of Excellence wins award at CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2020 in London