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UEE32211 - Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

This qualification is for indentured apprentices who are currently employed as an apprentice Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

On-campus, RPL/RCC/Credit

DURATION

There are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.

AVAILABILITY

FULL COURSE COST

$17,139 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

SUBSIDISED CONCESSION CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

UNITS/CREDITS

29 units

JOB PROSPECTS

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.

This qualification is for indentured apprentices who are currently employed as an apprentice Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician.  This qualification provides competencies to select components, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain refrigeration systems and equipment that apply to food storage and preservation, air conditioning and air distribution equipment in building and premises.  It also includes test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems.  You will also learn the skills and knowledge required to interpret electrical drawings, circuit development, transformers, lighting, three-phase induction motors, single-phase motors and circuit protection.  On successful completion of this qualification, you will meet the requirements for a ‘restricted electrical licence’.  Training for this course will be delivered through a combination of on and off the job training.  It includes regulatory requirements for purchasing and handling refrigerants.

Note: The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Legislation Amendment Bill 2003 applies to this qualification.  Prior to planning the delivery of any training and/or assessment activities all legislative and regulatory requirements shall be identified and included.

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

Standard Course Structure

Duration:

To achieve the Certificate lll in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 29 units must be completed comprising of 25 core units and 4 elective Trade stream units which equals 1070 points.

The minimum required for achievement of the Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Trade are:

  • Completion of all core units of competency listed - total of 1000 points
  • Completion of Group A Imported and Common elective units to the value of at least 0 to a maximum of 30 points
  • Completion of Group B Qualification Elective units to the valve of at least 30 points bring the total value to 1060 points

Imported units from other training packages and/or state accredited courses can be added to this group but they must be selected from qualifications where the unit is first packaged at AQF level 3. If units have not been assigned a weighting by the relevant EE-Oz Industry Technical Advisory Committee, their weighting will be 10 points.

Pre-requisite pathways shall be identified and met for all elective units selected.

Face to face delivery consisting of 21.5 weeks over 4 years and on the job training supplied by employers to complement the formal training at CQU.

This program is typically delivered in blocks/stages relevant to the apprenticeship and as such is delivered over a four year period to align to the apprenticeship stages.

However, as it is competency-based it may be possible for apprentices/learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

Core
UEENEEK142AApply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
UEENEEE101AApply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEE107AUse drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEENEEE102AFabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEE105AFix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEENEEE103ASolve problems in ELV single path circuits
UEENEEJ104AEstablish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems
UEENEEJ103AEstablish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems
UEENEEJ102APrepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
UEENEEE137ADocument and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
UEENEEJ108ARecover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants
UEENEEJ194ASolve problems in low voltage refrigeration circuits
UEENEEJ153AFind and rectify faults in motors and associated controls in refrigeration and air conditioning systems
UEENEEJ170ADiagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems
UEENEEJ110ASelect refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls
UEENEEJ106AInstall refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories
UEENEEP024AAttach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
UEENEEP025AAttach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 Va.c. or 1500 Vd.c. supply
UEENEEP012ADisconnect/reconnect composite appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring
UEENEEP017ALocate and rectify faults in low voltage composite appliances using set procedures
UEENEEJ109AVerify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations
UEENEEJ113ACommission air conditioning and refrigeration systems
UEENEEJ111ADiagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration systems and components
UEENEEJ107AInstall air conditioning and refrigeration systems, major components and associated equipment
UEENEEC025BParticipate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities
Elective
UEENEED101AUse computer applications relevant to a workplace
UEENEEJ174AApply safety awareness and legal requirements for hydrocarbon refrigerants
UEENEEJ175AService and repair self contained hydrocarbon air conditioning and refrigeration systems
HLTAID001Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

RPL

Duration:

RPL Only

RPL
UEENEEJ175AService and repair self contained hydrocarbon air conditioning and refrigeration systems
HLTAID001Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
UEENEED101AUse computer applications relevant to a workplace
UEENEEJ174AApply safety awareness and legal requirements for hydrocarbon refrigerants
UEENEEE101AApply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEK142AApply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
UEENEEE105AFix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEENEEE102AFabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEE107AUse drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEENEEE103ASolve problems in ELV single path circuits
UEENEEJ103AEstablish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems
UEENEEJ102APrepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
UEENEEJ104AEstablish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems
UEENEEJ194ASolve problems in low voltage refrigeration circuits
UEENEEJ108ARecover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants
UEENEEE137ADocument and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
UEENEEJ153AFind and rectify faults in motors and associated controls in refrigeration and air conditioning systems
UEENEEJ110ASelect refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls
UEENEEJ170ADiagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems
UEENEEJ106AInstall refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories
UEENEEP017ALocate and rectify faults in low voltage composite appliances using set procedures
UEENEEP012ADisconnect/reconnect composite appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring
UEENEEP025AAttach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 Va.c. or 1500 Vd.c. supply
UEENEEP024AAttach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
UEENEEJ107AInstall air conditioning and refrigeration systems, major components and associated equipment
UEENEEJ111ADiagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration systems and components
UEENEEJ113ACommission air conditioning and refrigeration systems
UEENEEJ109AVerify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations
UEENEEC025BParticipate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities
Elective
UEENEED101AUse computer applications relevant to a workplace
HLTAID001Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
UEENEEJ174AApply safety awareness and legal requirements for hydrocarbon refrigerants
UEENEEJ175AService and repair self contained hydrocarbon air conditioning and refrigeration systems
No information available at this time.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

This course is for apprenticeship training only.  Students must be employed as apprentices in a relevant industry.  

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.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$17,139 (2020)
Subsidised full feeN/A
Subsidised concession feeN/A
Fee for service per unit$591 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unitN/A
Subsidised concession fee per unitN/A
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unitN/A
Overseas OnlineN/A
Domestic OnlineN/A

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