In 2017, PICAC completed its Gas Training Room refurbishment.
These upgrade works have included the formation of five separate zones where training can be undertaken on independently supplied and regulated energy supplies. This allows for a far more diverse range of appliances to be operated and commissioned at any one time. As each zone is separately regulated, students can undertake various tasks on appliances free from upstream supply constraints and at different operating pressures or fault simulation scenarios. The refurbishment has resulted in the creation of one of the best gas training facilities in Australia.
The gas appliances that are available to train on include Type A appliances (domestic and light commercial type appliances such as domestic cooking appliances and heating and hot water systems) and Type B appliances (industrial gas burners and chambers, and gas engines).
Daytime and evening training programs for Type A & B appliances covering installation, commissioning and ongoing maintenance is delivered at PICAC via a mix of practical training in the Gas Training Room and classroom-based theory training. Some of the advanced courses are only available at PICAC.