AWARD COURSE

Certificate IV in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Servicing


National Code: UEE42711
TAFE SA Code: TP00292


Description

This study path will provide you with the knowledge and skills to progress from basic trade duties to commissioning large scale refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

Duration
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Up to 12 months 

Part Time

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
Code
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

  • You must be employed in a current Contract of Training, or have completed the Certificate III in Air conditioning and Refrigeration, and provide evidence of this before an offer can be made
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.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
Subsidised
$2,976
$5,952
Concession
$2,112
$4,224

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$11,520
$23,040
    • Students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills.
  • 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

    Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics are employed mainly by installation, service maintenance and manufacturing firms that service shops, hotels, factories, offices and hospitals. Some refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics work for firms that specialise in cold storage, food treatment plants and refrigeration on ships. With experience, and sometimes further training, promotion is possible to supervisory, sales, technician, associate, technologist or engineer positions. Some refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics are self-employed.

    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.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Servicing (UEE42711)
    This qualification provides competencies in high level fault diagnosis and rectification, commissioning and maintenance of refrigeration systems and equipment that apply to commercial food storage and preservation, air-conditioning, air distribution equipment and/or special applications. It includes regulatory requirements for purchasing and handling refrigerants. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 27 core units and elective units totalling 180 points.

    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.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of 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 units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace 20
    Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply 20
    Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 Va.c. or 1500 Vd.c. su 20
    Commission air conditioning and refrigeration systems 40
    Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report 60
    Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems 80
    Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration systems and components 40
    Diagnose and rectify faults in complex air conditioning/ refrigeration systems 100
    Disconnect / reconnect composite appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring 60
    Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work 20
    Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems 20
    Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems 60
    Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components 40
    Find and rectify faults in motors and associated controls in refrigeration and air conditioning syst 60
    Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment 20
    Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures 20
    Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures 20
    Install air conditioning and refrigeration systems, major components and associated equipment 80
    Install refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories 60
    Locate and rectify faults in low voltage composite appliances using set procedures 20
    Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan 20
    Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings 40
    Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants 60
    Select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls 60
    Solve problems in ELV single path circuits 40
    Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications 40
    Verify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations 20

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for ammonia refrigerant 10
    Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for carbon dioxide refrigerant 10
    Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for hydrocarbon refrigerants 10
    Assemble, enter and verify operating instructions in microprocessor equipped devices 20
    Commission complex (HVAC) heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems 80
    Commission complex refrigeration systems and equipment 80
    Commission complex refrigeration/air conditioning control systems 80
    Commission refrigeration/ air conditioning hydronic systems 80
    Compile and produce an electrotechnology report 60
    Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes 20
    Deliver a service to customers 20
    Develop and implement energy sector maintenance programs 60
    Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers 60
    Develop, enter and verify programs in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems 60
    Develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers. 60
    Diagnose faults in complex HVAC /refrigeration control systems 80
    Implement and monitor OHS policies and procedures 20
    Implement and monitor, policies procedures for environmentally sustainable electrotech work practice 20
    Install and commission ammonia refrigeration systems, components and associated equipment 20
    Install and commission carbon dioxide refrigeration systems, components and associated equipment 20
    Install and commission hydrocarbon refrigeration systems, components and associated equipment 20
    Maintain documentation 20
    Maintain microbial control of refrigeration and air conditioning systems 20
    Monitor and adjust refrigeration energy management systems 40
    Participate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities 20
    Perform CPR 3
    Perform CPR 3
    Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus 20
    Provide quotations for installation or service jobs 20
    Repair and service ammonia refrigeration systems 20
    Repair and service carbon dioxide refrigeration systems 20
    Repair and service secondary refrigeration systems 20
    Repair and service self contained carbon dioxide refrigeration and heat pump systems 20
    Resolve problems in beverage dispensers 40
    Resolve problems in central plant air conditioning systems 40
    Resolve problems in hydronic systems 40
    Resolve problems in ice making systems 20
    Resolve problems in industrial refrigeration systems 20
    Resolve problems in post mix refrigeration systems 20
    Resolve problems in refrigerated beverage vending cabinets 20
    Resolve problems in transport refrigeration systems 20
    Resolve problems in ultra-low temperature refrigeration systems 20
    Service and repair self contained hydrocarbon air conditioning and refrigeration systems 20
    Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits 40
    Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration circuits 60
    Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs 20
    Use computer applications relevant to a workplace 20
    Work safely in the construction industry 6
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