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AUR20220

Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

Gain your refrigerant handling licence. This course is for existing automotive tradespeople who want to further their career.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$1,030 - $1,870

Course overview

Further your automotive career by gaining your automotive refrigerant handling licence. This qualification will enable you to work with automotive air-conditioning systems safely and is a requirement for your refrigerant handling licence.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, demand for qualified mechanics (including automotive air conditioning mechanics) grew strongly over the past five years with employers finding it hard to fill vacancies. Job openings are expected to remain steady in the near future with around 23,000 job opening expected over the next five years.  

In this course you will learn to fit, install, service, repair and test automotive air-conditioning systems safely. This course teaches you to comply with laws and regulations regarding ozone protection and synthetic gas.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to apply for your Automotive Refrigerant Handling Licence from the Australian Refrigerant Council. This will allow you to work on air-conditioning equipment in light, heavy and commercial vehicles, and in automotive plant and equipment.

What can I do?

  • Automotive Air Conditioning Serviceperson

Course outcome:

AUR20220 Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

Recognition of experience

Skills and knowledge you have already gained working in the automotive industry can be recognised through TAFE Queensland's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. You can use RPL to have your existing skills taken into account and earn your qualification sooner.

Industry partnerships

TAFE Queensland has developed many strong relationships with the major players across the automotive industry. We have partnered with companies such as Toyota, Nissan, Komatsu, and Jeep Chrysler to deliver industry-current, tailored training programs. Employees trained by TAFE Queensland are highly-skilled and highly-valued.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below.

Please note that as some of the units below must be completed via Credit Transfer or RPL, extra fees may be applicable. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURAEA002
    Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURAEA002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to follow environmental and sustainability best practices, including complying with established workplace procedures and environmental regulations as well as following sustainability practices that may reduce the environmental impact of work practices and outputs. It applies to those working in the automotive industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
    (Credit Transfer or RPL)

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURASA102
    Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURASA102
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and follow safety and emergency procedures in an automotive workplace.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
    (Credit Transfer or RPL)

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETR112
    Test and repair basic electrical circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR112
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to inspect, test and repair basic electrical circuits in vehicle and machinery electrical systems.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits
    (Credit Transfer or RPL)

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETU103
    Service air conditioning and HVAC systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETU103
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to service air conditioning systems, including heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, fitted to a range of vehicles and machinery.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Service air conditioning and HVAC systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURETU104
    Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC components
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETU104
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults in the air conditioning systems, including heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, fitted to a range of vehicles and machinery for passenger convenience and comfort. The systems used vary based on the work context.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC components

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Acacia Ridge
23 Jan 2023
Full time 4 days
Face to face on campus for 4 days, with other online participation required
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $1,030
Acacia Ridge
06 Mar 2023
Full time 4 days
Face to face on campus for 4 days, with other online participation required
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $1,030
Acacia Ridge
03 Apr 2023
Full time 4 days
Face to face on campus for 4 days, with other online participation required
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $1,030
Acacia Ridge
17 Apr 2023
Full time 4 days
Face to face on campus for 4 days, with other online participation required
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $1,030
Acacia Ridge
02 May 2023
Full time 4 days
Face to face on campus for 4 days, with other online participation required
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $1,030
Acacia Ridge
12 Jun 2023
Full time 4 days
Face to face on campus for 4 days, with other online participation required
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $1,030
Acacia Ridge
19 Jun 2023
Full time 4 days
Face to face on campus for 4 days, with other online participation required
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $1,030
Acacia Ridge
26 Jun 2023
Full time 4 days
Face to face on campus for 4 days, with other online participation required
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $1,030
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
27 Mar 2023
4 days
Full time 8 hours per day
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $1,870
Cairns
02 May 2023
4 days
Full time 8 hours per day
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $1,870
Cairns
10 Jul 2023
4 days
Full time 8 hours per day
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $1,870
Cairns
11 Sep 2023
4 days
Full time 8 hours per day
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $1,870
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mount Isa
13 Mar 2023
1 week
Full time 8 hours per day
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $1,870
Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
29 May 2023
1 week
Full time 8 hours per day
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $1,870
Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
19 Jun 2023
1 week
Full time 8 hours per day
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $1,870
Mount Isa
28 Aug 2023
1 week
Full time 8 hours per day
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $1,870
Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
28 Aug 2023
1 week
Full time 8 hours per day
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $1,870
Mount Isa
30 Oct 2023
1 week
Full time 8 hours per day
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $1,870
Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
20 Nov 2023
1 week
Full time 8 hours per day
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $1,870

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Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology (AUR20220)

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Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

COURSE CODE: AUR20220
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

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Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes.

This includes the use of:

  • clear safety glasses to AS 1336 or 1337
  • protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210
  • mechanic gloves
  • ear plugs or muffs
  • 100% cotton drill industry-standard protective clothing

If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks after enrolment, 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.

You are also required to have access to and bring personal stationery, a USB, and a calculator.

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.

Pathways

University pathways

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.

Learn more about University Pathways

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

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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