Certificate II Program in Electrotechnology Refrigeration (Career Start)

TAFE SA Code: CP00271

Incorporating: Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (UEE22020)


Start your career in electrotechnology and electrical systems with this Certificate ll course. You’ll learn the basic skills and competencies needed to be work ready with confidence and safety. It’s also your first step towards an apprenticeship and further study in electrotechnology, air conditioning, and refrigeration. Like it. Learn it. Work it. For the career you want.

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3 months 

Full Time

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

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Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
Classes are held 5 days a week from 8.30am - 4pm for 8 weeks plus 2 weeks work experience in industry.

Total Fees for the 3 month course
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training requires applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
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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.

  • 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.


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

    Qualification TAFE SA Code National Code
    Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) TP01262 UEE22020

    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 are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2021 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 work 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
    Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 6
    Provide basic sustainable energy solutions for energy reduction in residential premises 40
    Provide solutions and report on routine electrotechnology problems 60
    Solve problems in single path circuits 40
    Use 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
    Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems 60
    Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components 40
    Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment 20
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