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UEE51220

Diploma of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering

Advance your existing skill set and broaden your employment opportunities with this advanced course in air-conditioning and refrigeration engineering.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Bracken Ridge Starts anytime Duration: 2 years
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$7,135
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Course overview

Advance your existing skill set and broaden your employment opportunities with this advanced course in air-conditioning and refrigeration engineering. Expand your skill set to develop systems, select equipment, and commission, maintain and diagnose faults of refrigeration systems and air-conditioning equipment. Employment opportunities in refrigeration and air-conditioning maintenance are expected to remain steady with up to 25,000 jobs available over the next five years.

TAFE Queensland has invested over $20 million in our training facilities for electrical, refrigeration, instrumentation and telecommunications. Our teachers remain embedded in industry allowing us to deliver the quality training our students expect from the largest provider of training for electrotechnology in Queensland.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to seek employment as a supervisor, project manager, or air-conditioning and refrigeration paraprofessional.

What can I do?

  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Paraprofessional
  • Supervisor
  • Project Manager

Course outcome:

UEE51220 Diploma of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core units listed below, plus a combination of elective units with a total value of 130 points. Please note, elective units have various points values. Please contact us for information about which electives should be included in your training plan.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0007
    Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0007
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations and codes of practices in the electrotechnology workplace.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0010
    Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0010
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to compile and produce an energy sector detailed report.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0016
    Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0016
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to identify, document and apply work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) hazard and risk control measures associated with electrotechnology work.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0019
    Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0019
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components using fitting and metal fabrication techniques.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0020
    Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0020
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to fix, secure and mount electrotechnology equipment to hollow walls, solid walls and metal fixings.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0024
    Implement and monitor energy sector WHS policies and procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0024
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor energy sector work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement and monitor energy sector WHS policies and procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0027
    Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0027
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0042
    Solve problems in ELV single path circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0042
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to provide solutions to predictable problems in single path circuits operated at extra-low voltage (ELV) as they apply to energy sector work functions.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in ELV single path circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECD0051
    Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECD0051
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to use drawings, diagrams, cable schedules, industry standards, codes of practice and specifications as they apply to various electrotechnology work functions.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEECS0033
    Use engineering applications software on personal computers
    UNIT CODE :
    UEECS0033
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to use computer application software relevant to engineering support work functions.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use engineering applications software on personal computers

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERA0001
    Analyse the operation of HVAC air and hydronic systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERA0001
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to analyse the operating parameters of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) air and hydronic systems.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0016 , UEECD0019 , UEECD0020 , UEECD0051 , UEERA0031 , UEERA0035 , UEERA0036 , UEERA0050 , UEERA0059 , UEERA0081 , UEERA0092 , UEERA0094 , UEERL0001 , UEERL0002 , UEERL0004 , UEERL0005
  • UNIT NAME
  • Analyse the operation of HVAC air and hydronic systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERA0002
    Analyse the psychrometric performance of HVAC/R systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERA0002
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to analyse the psychrometric performance of heating, ventilation and air conditioning/refrigeration (HVAC/R) systems.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0016 , UEECD0019 , UEECD0020 , UEECD0042 , UEECD0051 , UEERA0031 , UEERA0035 , UEERA0036 , UEERA0050 , UEERA0059 , UEERA0081 , UEERA0092 , UEERA0094 , UEERL0001 , UEERL0002 , UEERL0004 , UEERL0005
  • UNIT NAME
  • Analyse the psychrometric performance of HVAC/R systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERA0031
    Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERA0031
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and rectify faults and replace faulty components in refrigeration and air conditioning control systems, interconnecting circuits and equipment operating at voltages up to 1000 volt (V) alternating current (a.c.).

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERA0034
    Establish heat loads for commercial refrigeration and/or air conditioning applications
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERA0034
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to establish heat loads for commercial refrigeration and/or air conditioning applications.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0016 , UEECD0019 , UEECD0020 , UEECD0051 , UEERA0031 , UEERA0035 , UEERA0036 , UEERA0050 , UEERA0059 , UEERA0081 , UEERA0092 , UEERA0094 , UEERL0001 , UEERL0002 , UEERL0004 , UEERL0005
  • UNIT NAME
  • Establish heat loads for commercial refrigeration and/or air conditioning applications

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERA0035
    Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERA0035
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to determine operating conditions of air conditioning systems.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERA0036
    Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERA0036
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to determine operating conditions of vapour compression system.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERA0038
    Establish the thermodynamic parameters of refrigeration and air conditioning systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERA0038
    Unit description :

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0016 , UEECD0019 , UEECD0020 , UEECD0051 , UEERA0031 , UEERA0035 , UEERA0036 , UEERA0050 , UEERA0059 , UEERA0081 , UEERA0092 , UEERA0094 , UEERL0001 , UEERL0002 , UEERL0004 , UEERL0005
  • UNIT NAME
  • Establish the thermodynamic parameters of refrigeration and air conditioning systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERA0042
    Evaluate thermodynamic and fluid parameters of refrigeration systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERA0042
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to evaluate thermodynamic and fluid parameters of refrigeration systems.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0016 , UEECD0019 , UEECD0020 , UEECD0051 , UEERA0031 , UEERA0035 , UEERA0036 , UEERA0050 , UEERA0059 , UEERA0081 , UEERA0092 , UEERA0094 , UEERL0001 , UEERL0002 , UEERL0004 , UEERL0005
  • UNIT NAME
  • Evaluate thermodynamic and fluid parameters of refrigeration systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERA0044
    Find and rectify faults in single phase motors and associated controls
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERA0044
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to find and repair faults in motors and associated controls connected to single phase, 240 volt (V) supply, in refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Find and rectify faults in single phase motors and associated controls

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERA0045
    Find and rectify faults in three phase motors and associated controls
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERA0045
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to find and repair faults in motors and associated controls connected to three phase, 415 volts (V) supply, in refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Find and rectify faults in three phase motors and associated controls

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERA0050
    Install refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERA0050
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to install refrigerant piping/tubing, fittings, flow controls and accessories for refrigeration and air conditioning systems in buildings and premises in accordance with relevant regulations, industry standards, codes of practice, manufacturer instructions, and industry and workplace requirements.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERA0051
    Install, commission, service and maintain air conditioning systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERA0051
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to safely and effectively install, commission, service and maintain air conditioning systems.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install, commission, service and maintain air conditioning systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERA0052
    Install, commission, service and maintain low temperature systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERA0052
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to safely and effectively install, commission, service and maintain low temperature cabinets and freezer rooms employing a single evaporator and single condensing unit.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install, commission, service and maintain low temperature systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERA0053
    Install, commission, service and maintain medium temperature systems
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERA0053
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to safely and effectively install, commission, service and maintain medium temperature cabinets and cool rooms employing a single evaporator and single condensing unit. It includes the ability to source relevant data and schematics; install components, pipe work, accessories and controls to create a functional medium temperature system; commission the system to ensure it operates at the specified design conditions; locate and rectify faults; and carry out routine maintenance procedures.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install, commission, service and maintain medium temperature systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERA0059
    Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERA0059
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to prepare and connect refrigeration and air conditioning piping/tubing and fittings.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERA0062
    Recover and charge refrigerants
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERA0062
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to recover, pressure test, evacuate and charge refrigerants from refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Recover and charge refrigerants

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERA0079
    Safely handle refrigerants and lubricants
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERA0079
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to Safely handle refrigerants and lubricants used in refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Safely handle refrigerants and lubricants

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERA0081
    Select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERA0081
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERA0092
    Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration and air conditioning circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERA0092
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to solve problems in low voltage (LV) refrigeration and air conditioning circuits, determine the correct operation of LV alternating current (a.c.) circuits, and provide solutions to refrigeration and air conditioning work functions.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration and air conditioning circuits

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERA0094
    Verify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERA0094
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to verify the functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEECD0016 , UEECD0019 , UEECD0020 , UEECD0042 , UEECD0051 , UEECO0010 , UEERA0031 , UEERA0035 , UEERA0036 , UEERA0044 , UEERA0045 , UEERA0050 , UEERA0051 , UEERA0052 , UEERA0053 , UEERA0059 , UEERA0062 , UEERA0079 , UEERA0081 , UEERA0092 , UEERE0001 , UEERL0001 , UEERL0002 , UEERL0004 , UEERL0005
  • UNIT NAME
  • Verify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERE0015
    Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERE0015
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERL0001
    Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERL0001
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to attach flexible cord and plug to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase supplies up to 230 volts (V) alternating current (a.c.) supply.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERL0002
    Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 V a.c. or 1500 V d.c.
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERL0002
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to attach flexible cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment connected to a supply up to 1,000 volts (V) alternating current (a.c.) or 1,500 V direct current (d.c.).

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEERL0001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 V a.c. or 1500 V d.c.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERL0004
    Disconnect - reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERL0004
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to disconnect and reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007
  • UNIT NAME
  • Disconnect - reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring

  • UNIT CODE
  • UEERL0005
    Locate and rectify faults in low voltage (LV) electrical equipment using set procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    UEERL0005
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to locate and rectify faults in low voltage (LV) electrical equipment.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    UEECD0007 , UEERL0004
  • UNIT NAME
  • Locate and rectify faults in low voltage (LV) electrical equipment using set procedures

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
Anytime
2 years
Self-paced
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $7,135

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

This is a Post Trade Course

To complete this course you must hold an Arctick Full RAC (1) Licence and be qualified in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning.

If you have completed Certificate III in Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration under a previous program code or MEM program you may still enrol into this course. (May be subject to trade verification).

Students must either supply a copy of their Year 12 Certificate issued by the state certifying body in the state you completed year 12 or undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment by the first course census date.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

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If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

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