Certificate II Program in Electrotechnology Refrigeration (Career Start)

TAFE SA Code: CP00271

Incorporating: Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (UEE22011)


This course has been developed in conjunction with refrigeration and air-conditioning trade experts and employers and will provide graduating students with the skills and knowledge to become job ready, providing a pathway to an apprenticeship in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industry.

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3 months 

Full Time

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Total Fees for the 3 month course

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

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Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    The Refrigeration and Air-conditioning industry is one of the most in-demand trades in Australia and is currently experiencing unprecedented growth.
    With significant opportunities for school leavers and those seeking a career change into a highly skilled and licenced industry now is the time to enrol to study in 2020.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Skills Covered

    Certificate II Program in Electrotechnology Refrigeration (Career Start)
    This qualification covers competencies for work entry program providing grounding in safety and basic skills and knowledge for work in any electrotechnology discipline with a focus on air-conditioning and refrigeration. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 6 core units and elective units totalling 140 points.

    Classes are held 5 days a week from 8.30am - 4pm for 8 weeks plus 2 weeks work experience in industry.


    Successful completion of this course provides you with the following qualifications:

    Qualification TAFE SA Code National Code
    Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) TP00420 UEE22011

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2020 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector 20
    Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace 20
    Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment 40
    Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities 20
    Solve problems in d.c. circuits 80
    Use of routine equipment_plant_technologies in an energy sector environment 60


    Name Nominal Hours
    Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply 20
    Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components 40
    Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment 20
    Perform CPR 3
    Provide solutions and report on routine electrotechnology problems 60
    Use computer applications relevant to a workplace 20
    Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications 40
    Work Safely in the Construction Industry 6
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