Short Courses

Cooling Towers for Auditors

Completing the Melbourne Polytechnic Cooling Towers for Auditors short course will allow participants to apply to the Department of Health Services for certification as an approved cooling towers auditor.

Course Code: SBE269

Fees: $1,395.00

Prahran Campus | Melbourne Polytechnic

The Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 require owners of land on which cooling tower systems are located to develop a Risk Management Plan (RMP).

These plans must address the risks prescribed in the regulations:

  • The Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 requires that the owner of the land take all reasonable steps to ensure that an audit is performed of the RMP
  • Section 94 allows the Secretary to certify a person to conduct a risk management plan audit and approve that person for the purposes of the Act.

To be considered for certification, the applicant must satisfactorily complete Melbourne Polytechnic’s Cooling Tower Systems for Auditors course.

As mentioned, successful participants can apply to the Department of Health Services for certification as an approved auditor.


  • auditing
  • legionella – causes, consequences and risk factors
  • legal requirements of building owners, operators and auditors
  • cooling tower design and terminology
  • Australian Standards 3666: brief overview
  • audit approach and methodology review
  • inspection of documentation
  • record keeping
  • reporting non-compliance
  • completing the audit certificate
  • practice audit

Total hours: 28
Sessions: 4 days x 7 hours

For further information, please contact Short Courses on (03) 9269 8615 or by email: email

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