UEE32220 - Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
|The delivery is over 4 years face to face delivery and on the job training, as determined by the individual training plan. Students participating in this course are individuals under a licence to train from the ESO and indentured apprentices completing a four year apprenticeship under a Training Contract between the RTO, Employer and apprentice. The program is delivered in blocks of between 2 weeks and 4 weeks over the duration of the apprenticeship as determined by the individual apprentice Training Plan. The maximum class size is 14. A total of 932 hours is delivered face to face with further on the job training taking place throughout the 4 year apprenticeship. Needs of the participants and relevant industry were determined by gathering information through the following processes: • Face to face discussions • Reports and other printed documents • Forums and workshops • Industry consultation • ElectroComms and Energy Utilities Industry Skills Council Duration: The program is delivered to apprentices over a nominal 4-year period as determined by the individual apprentice training plan. Organisation and Delivery Mode: The program has been organised to be delivered in a combination of on/off job. This program is organised around key work activities and focuses on industry specific skills. This program is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within an Industrial Site. The application of this knowledge is assessed in other components of the program that focus on specific work activities. eProfiling is required for confirmation of competency.
|Employer Based (VET Providers Only), On Campus, Mixed Mode, RPL/RCC/Credit
This qualification is for indentured apprentices who are currently employed as an apprentice Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician.
This qualification covers competencies to select components, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain refrigeration systems and equipment that apply to food storage and preservation, and air conditioning and air distribution equipment in buildings and premises. It includes regulatory requirements for purchasing and handling refrigerants.
Competency development activities in this qualification are subject to regulations directly related to licencing. A relevant contract of training through an apprenticeship or relevant employment may be required to enable the application of the required knowledge and skills to on the job work activities and environments.
Refrigerant Handling Licence:
The achievement of the qualification meets the training components for the full national Refrigerant Handling Licence which is required to work on refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that carries the risk of a fluorocarbon refrigerant being emitted while decanting the refrigerant or manufacturing, installing, commissioning, servicing, maintaining or decommissioning refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Occupational Licence:
Additional and/or other conditions may apply in some jurisdictions subject to regulations related to refrigeration/air conditioning work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations.
Electrical Occupation Licence:
The achievement of this qualification with the core restricted electrical units meet the electrical regulatory requirements for related restricted electrical work in most state/territories. This is required to work on electrical installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 volt (V) alternating current (a.c.) or 120 V direct current (d.c.).
This is a nationally recognised accredited course.
Resources will be required upon commencement of training. Find out more.
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On completion of the course, students will meet industry requirements for the acquisition of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician qualification. On completion, students may apply for a restricted electrical licence within 12 months.
Structure & Availability
Standard Course StructureDuration:
The delivery is over 4 years face to face delivery and on the job training, as determined by the individual training plan.
Students participating in this course are individuals under a licence to train from the ESO and indentured apprentices completing a four year apprenticeship under a Training Contract between the RTO, Employer and apprentice. The program is delivered in blocks of between 2 weeks and 4 weeks over the duration of the apprenticeship as determined by the individual apprentice Training Plan. The maximum class size is 14. A total of 932 hours is delivered face to face with further on the job training taking place throughout the 4 year apprenticeship.
Needs of the participants and relevant industry were determined by gathering information through the following processes:
• Face to face discussions
• Reports and other printed documents
• Forums and workshops
• Industry consultation
• ElectroComms and Energy Utilities Industry Skills Council
Duration: The program is delivered to apprentices over a nominal 4-year period as determined by the individual apprentice training plan.
Organisation and Delivery Mode:
The program has been organised to be delivered in a combination of on/off job. This program is organised around key work activities and focuses on industry specific skills. This program is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within an Industrial Site. The application of this knowledge is assessed in other components of the program that focus on specific work activities. eProfiling is required for confirmation of competency.
|Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
|Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
|Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
|Participate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities
|Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
|Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
|Solve problems in ELV single path circuits*
|Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
|Prepare and connect refrigeration tubing and fittings
|Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems
|Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems*
|Safe handle refrigerants and lubricants
|Recover and charge refrigerants
|Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
|Attach cords ,cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000Vac or 1500Vdc
|Find and rectify faults in single phase motors and associated controls*
|Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems
|Select refrigeration piping accessories and associated controls
|Install refrigeration pipe work, flow controls and accessories
|Find and rectify faults in three phase motors and associated controls*
|Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration and air conditioning circuits
|Disconnect - reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring
|Locate and rectify faults in low voltage (LV) electrical equipment using set procedures
|Install, commission, service and maintain air conditioning systems
|Install, commission, service and maintain low temperature systems
|Install, commission, service and maintain medium temperature systems
|Verify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations
|Perform rescue from a live low voltage panel
|Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus
|Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers
|Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for flammable refrigerants
|Service and repair self-contained flammable refrigerants air conditioning and refrigeration systems*
|Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Apprentices can be accepted throughout the year. Training dates are structured upon intake. On-campus training is conducted on the CQUniversity’s Rockhampton City Campus.
This course has no residential schools.
Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.
|Participants are best equipped to achieve competency in this unit if they have reading, writing and numeracy skills indicated by the following scales. Description of each scale is given in Volume 2, Part 3 ‘Literacy and Numeracy’
Fees & Scholarships
2024 Indicative Fees
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|Fee for service per unit
|RPL Fee for service per Unit
Queensland Government subsidies are available for eligible applicants to greatly reduce the cost of apprentice and trainee training.
User Choice funding provides a contribution that reduces the cost of training. Eligible apprentices and trainees will be charged $1.60 per nominal hour. Concession rates apply for students who hold a current Health Care Card or who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
Free apprenticeships for under 25s will cover the cost of training for employers who commence an eligible new apprentice or trainee, or already have an existing apprentice or trainee aged under 25. Find out more.
For further information please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure, please call us on 13 27 86.
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