The Box Hill Institute in Victoria relies on Testo instruments to
deliver quality education to students enrolled in their TAFE courses.
At the flagship training college, Senior Educator for Refrigeration and
Air Conditioning Len Raines is responsible for the development of the next
generation of industry professionals, working with his team to lead students
through courses in a new state-of-the-art facility designed especially for the
TAFE. Box Hill’s brand new multimillion dollar facility meets the Green
Building Council of Australia 5 star standard.
Serving the community living on the south-east side of Melbourne, the TAFE
at Box Hill offers a range of courses covering everything from appliance
servicing to the standard refrigeration and air conditioning course that can be
taken all the way through to a diploma. A ‘master class’ is also provided where
teachers can take personal development lessons for free.
A separate air conditioning package available for each level enables Box
Hill’s students to get real-world experience within the safety of the
institute. Len credits this development to the assistance provided by the Air
Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association (AMCA).
While students still learn the basics on analogue gauges, they soon
advance to their digital equivalents with Testo’s digital gauges providing a
wider range of testing parameters.
Len is amazed by the features on the Testo gauge sets including
the ability to monitor superheating and subcooling in real-time; vacuum
measuring; and the ability to store refrigerant information on the device.
Previously Len had to purchase multiple gauges depending on the type of
refrigerant he was measuring; however, with the new Testo instruments, he can
test a number of different substances saving both time and money. The students
are also happy with Testo’s digital instruments as they are used to the
The future of Australia’s refrigeration industry demands a commitment
from education providers to ensure that students are equipped with the skills
and tools they need to find success in the real world. Box Hill’s
high-tech facility combined with Testo’s industry-leading equipment ensures
the students at the TAFE are getting the education they need to make it in the