MODULE DETAILS

Module 8: Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning - (DPEHVA608)

NOMINAL DURATION IN HOURS

4 weeks (48 hours total time commitment)

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

This module covers heating, cooling and air conditioning (HVAC) fundamentals, psychrometric charts, design conditions, cooling load calculations, as well as HVAC system types, design and operation.

MODULE PURPOSE

This module enables the participants to get an introduction to the fundamentals of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Rev 3.1

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO-REQUISITE MODULES

Module 7: Pressure Vessels and Boilers (DPEPVB607)

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

1.    Identify and explain the fundamentals of HVAC and Psychometric charts

2.    Analyse design constraints and perform cooling load calculations

3.    Explain the attributes of Indoor Air Quality

4.    Identify and explain HVAC system types, design and operation

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Identify and explain the fundamentals of HVAC and Psychometric charts

1.1

Identify and explain basic concepts in HVAC

1.2

Interpret and utilize a psychrometric chart

2

Analyse design constraints and perform cooling load calculations

2.1

Analyse indoor and outdoor issues

2.2

Perform cooling load calculations

3.

Explain the attributes of Indoor Air Quality

3.1

Explain central air conditioning systems

3.2

Define IAQ

3.3

Identify the effects of IAQW on occupants

3.4

Outline basic investigation techniques

3.5

Explain architectural, engineering and interior design choices for good IAQ

4.

Identify and explain HVAC system types, design and operation

4.1

Identify and explain HVAC design and operation

4.2

Describe HVAVC types

DELIVERY MODE

Online and/or face-to-face

SPECIALISED RESOURCES

N/A

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors must:

  • hold the appropriate assessor competency standards as outlined in regulations; and
  • be able to demonstrate vocational competencies at least to the level being assessed; and
  • be able to demonstrate how they are continuing to develop their VET knowledge and skills as well as maintaining their industry currency and assessor competence.

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

Assessments will be open book assessment and may be completed off campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors

 

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • Excel

Hardware

  •  N/A