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  • MEM30205

Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
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
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
COURSE OUTCOME

MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

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Course overview

Course overview

Gain the skills you need to become a trade-qualified refrigeration and air conditioning 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 and ensure your success.

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

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all units listed on your individual training plan.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME Unit information
MEM12023A
Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024A
Perform computations
MEM13014A
Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
MEM14004A
Plan to undertake a routine task
MEM14005A
Plan a complete activity
MEM15002A
Apply quality systems
MEM15024A
Apply quality procedures
MEM16006A
Organise and communicate information
MEM16007A
Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
MEM16008A
Interact with computing technology
MEM17003A
Assist in the provision of on the job training
MSAENV272B
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME Unit information
MEM18089
Maintain and repair central air handling systems
MEM18088
Maintain and repair commercial air conditioning systems and components
MEM05006C
Perform brazing and or silver soldering
MEM09002B
Interpret technical drawing
MEM10002B
Terminate and connect electrical wiring
MEM10009B
Install refrigeration and air conditioning plant and equipment
MEM10010B
Install pipework and pipework assemblies
MEM11011B
Undertake manual handling
MEM12002B
Perform electrical/electronic measurement
MEM13001B
Perform emergency first aid
MEM13002B
Undertake occupational health and safety activities in the workplace
MEM18001C
Use hand tools
MEM18002B
Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM18046B
Fault find/repair electrical equipment/components up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.
MEM18049C
Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.
MEM18055B
Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM18086B
Test, recover, evacuate and charge refrigeration systems
MEM18087B
Service and repair domestic and light commercial refrigeration and air conditioning equipment
MEM18092B
Maintain and repair commercial and/or industrial refrigeration and/or air conditioning controls
MEM18094B
Service and repair commercial refrigeration
MEM18096A
Maintain, repair/replace and adjust refrigerant flow controls and associated equipment

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