Established through a collaborative partnership between Holmesglen and the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors' Association (AMCA), the centre is a purpose-fit facility to upskill existing climate control technicians and train tomorrow’s mechanical services professionals, both in Australia and internationally.
With a focus on cutting-edge technologies used in HVAC that are found in commercial and many residential buildings, the HVAC Centre of Excellence features a modern mechanical services laboratory and a building information modelling laboratory, reflective of contemporary industry practices.
The centre features technologically advanced enhanced learning tools, such as augmented reality where students can hold their mobile devices over a piece of equipment to play a video explaining its usage, its installation date and the last date serviced.
The centre operates with strong industry connections and input and has bought the latest equipment and technologies to ensure students are receiving the most up-to-date training. The collaboration between industry and Holmesglen encourages an effective exchange of ideas and industry intelligence to inform the teaching and learning.
The centre will provide leadership across the vocational education and training sector and drive mechanical services training and innovation in Victoria.