QUALIFICATION

Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration


National Code: UEE32220
TAFE SA Code: TP01263


Description

Keen to become a fully qualified air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanic? This is the course you need. This comprehensive Certificate lll course gives apprentices a thorough grounding in all aspects of refrigeration and air-conditioning. Learn the competencies required to select components, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain refrigeration systems and equipment that apply to food storage and preservation, air conditioning and air distribution equipment in buildings and premises. It also covers the regulatory requirements for purchasing and handling refrigerants and all OHS requirements.

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48 months 
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
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Course Admission Requirements

  • You must have a contract of training with an employer to study this course
Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 48 month course
Subsidised
$540
$4,322
Concession
$318
$2,546
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
Full Fee
$2,945
$23,562

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

    Air-conditioning and refrigeration technician.

    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 III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (UEE32220)
    This qualification provides competencies to select components, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain refrigeration systems and equipment that apply to food storage and preservation, air conditioning and air distribution equipment in buildings and premises. 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 140 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.

    93%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    88%*
    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.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector 20
    Apply work 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 V a.c. or 1500 V d.c. 20
    Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems 80
    Disconnect - reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring 60
    Document and apply measures to control WHS 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 single phase motors and associated controls 40
    Find and rectify faults in three phase motors and associated controls 30
    Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment 20
    Install refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories 60
    Install, commission, service and maintain air conditioning systems 80
    Install, commission, service and maintain low temperature systems 40
    Install, commission, service and maintain medium temperature systems 40
    Locate and rectify faults in low voltage (LV) electrical equipment using set procedures 20
    Participate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities 20
    Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings 40
    Recover and charge refrigerants 40
    Safely handle refrigerants and lubricants 40
    Select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls 60
    Solve problems in ELV single path circuits 40
    Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration and air conditioning circuits 60
    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 flammable refrigerants 10
    Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers 60
    Perform rescue from a live LV panel 20
    Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation 4
    Service and repair self-contained flammable refrigerants air conditioning and refrigeration systems 20
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