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  • UEE32211

Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration

At a glance

At a glance

Progress your career in refrigeration and air-conditioning with this apprenticeship course. Become a qualified air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanic and apply for your Restricted Electrical Licence and Full Refrigeration Handling Licence.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
COURSE OUTCOME

UEE32211 Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration

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Course overview

Course overview

Get qualified through your apprenticeship as an air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic and become eligible for your Restricted Electrical Licence and full Refrigerant Handling Licence.

Job prospects for refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics are strong, with up to 25,000 openings expected over the next five years. As more home and businesses rely on cooling systems, your skills will be needed for installation as well as maintenance and repair work.

In this course you will learn to select components and install, test, fault find, repair and maintain refrigeration systems and equipment for food storage and preservation. You'll also learn to apply these skills for air-conditioning and air distribution equipment for buildings and premises. The course covers the regulatory requirements for purchasing and handling refrigerants. Our trade teachers and tutors will help you understand the theoretical and practical aspects of your course to support your success.

Successful completion of this qualification will allow you to become a trade-qualified refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic and apply for your Restricted Electrical Licence and full Refrigerant Handling Licence.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core units and a combination of Elective competency standard units to achieve a total weighting of 60 points in accordance with the Elective Competency Standard Units table below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
UEENEEC025B
Participate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities
UEENEEE101A
Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEE102A
Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEE103A
Solve problems in ELV single path circuits
UEENEEE105A
Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEENEEE107A
Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEENEEE137A
Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
UEENEEJ102A
Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
UEENEEJ103A
Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems
UEENEEJ104A
Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems
UEENEEJ106A
Install refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories
UEENEEJ107A
Install air conditioning and refrigeration systems, major components and associated equipment
UEENEEJ108A
Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants
UEENEEJ109A
Verify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations
UEENEEJ110A
Select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls
UEENEEJ111A
Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration systems and components
UEENEEJ113A
Commission air conditioning and refrigeration systems
UEENEEJ153A
Find and rectify faults in motors and associated controls in refrigeration and air conditioning syst
UEENEEJ170A
Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems
UEENEEJ194A
Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration circuits
UEENEEK142A
Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
UEENEEP012A
Disconnect/reconnect composite appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring
UEENEEP017A
Locate and rectify faults in low voltage composite appliances using set procedures
UEENEEP024A
Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230V supply
UEENEEP025A
Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000V a.c. or 1500V d.c. supply

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
UEENEED101A
Use computer applications relevant to a workplace
UEENEEE009B
Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes
UEENEEI150A
Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers
UEENEEJ119A
Resolve problems in ice making systems
UEENEEJ167A
Resolve problems in central plant air conditioning systems
UEENEEJ174A
Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for hydrocarbon refrigerants
UEENEEJ175A
Service and repair self contained hydrocarbon air conditioning and refrigeration systems
UEENEEJ178A
Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for ammonia refrigerant

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, leather gloves to AS2161, and hair protection. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing.

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

Need to know

Year 12 graduates start trade training fee free, here’s how.

To be eligible to access fee-free training, you must:

  • have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certificate that confirms you have completed Year 12 in Queensland

  • enrol and start training with an approved training provider by the end of the calendar year following the completion of Year 12

  • live permanently in Queensland.

    For more information visit Training Queensland.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees.  Visit the Australian Apprenticeship Centre for more information.

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.

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 enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland