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AUR20216 - Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology


At a glance

If you are seeking an extension to your Mechanical trade qualification and have experience in this field then this qualification is for you. Upon successful completion of this course you will have the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of tasks related to servicing and repairing air conditioning components and systems of cars and heavy vehicles within an automotive service and repair business.

You will also develop your employability skills including communication, teamwork, problem-solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organising, self-management and hands on skills relevant to the automotive air industry. Your studies within this course will be assessment focused.

Application Mode On-campus
Thirteen (13) units must be successfully completed – seven (7) core and six (6) electives.
Availability Rockhampton City
DurationFour days
Intake Dates
There is one intake for this course in Term 2 2017.
Full course cost$1,185.00
Unit costCourse Fee Only

Please refer to the 2017 VET Certificate Level and 2017 VET Diploma and Student Loans Price Lists for a breakdown of the Non Concessional, Concessional and Student Fees.

RPL and gap training only

Hours of Study

Career Opportunities

Possible job outcomes include an Automotive Air Conditioning Mechanic.

Entry Requirements

Applicants need to have completed a mechanical qualification or be in a third or fourth year of a mechanical apprenticeship. Mechanical qualification study area's consist of Automotive Motor Mechanics, Auto Electricians or Diesel Fitters. Documentation relating to your trade will need to be supplied at your first class.

Course Requirement

Shortly after enrolment and prior to attending the first class, students will need to obtain a Trainee Refrigerant Handling license through ARCTICK. Students will need to provide their Confirmation of Enrolment along with other documentation including their supervisor's Refrigerant Handling licence number, supervisors declaration and certified photo to apply for the licence. Further information about a Trainee Refrigerant Handling Licence can be found on the ARTICK website here.

It is a student's responsibility to ensure the Trainee Refrigerant Handling license is obtained prior to commencing the course. Please note that this licence can take up to 30 days to receive. 

On completion of the on campus workshops, students will need to have access to an automotive workshop to complete an evidence logbook which will contribute towards your final results. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

Structure and assessment


Standard Course Structure

  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace (AURAEA002)
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace (AURASA002)
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits (AURETR012)
  • Service air conditioning and HVAC systems (AURETU003)
  • Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems (AURETU004)
  • Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems (AURETU005)
  • Carry out diagnostic procedures (AURTTA018)
  • Read and respond to automotive workplace information (AURAFA002)
  • Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace (AURAFA003)
  • Install air conditioning systems (AURETU001)
  • Carry out servicing operations (AURTTA004)
  • Diagnose and repair cooling systems (AURTTC003)
  • Inspect and service engines (AURTTE004)
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace (AURTTK002)

Study Sequence

To view more information about these units, as well as the suggested study plan, please visit the handbook.


CQUniversity Rockhampton City

Classes commence on Monday, 28 August and will end Friday, 31 August 2017. Classes are held from 8.45 am - 4.45 pm each day.

Students will meet at the front of Building A, outside the Library on the first day of class.


There is one intake for this course in Term 2 2017.

Duration and dates

Four days

Fees and scholarships


Full course cost: $1,185.00

Unit cost: Course Fee Only

Please refer to the 2017 VET Certificate Level and 2017 VET Diploma and Student Loans Price Lists for a breakdown of the Non Concessional, Concessional and Student Fees.

RPL and gap training only

The Queensland Government determines the schedule set by CQUniversity. Additional fees may be charged for printed materials, protective clothing and tools etc. A full copy of all regulations associated with VET fees can be accessed from the Queensland Government Legislation website.

All fees must be paid to finalise enrolment or a payment arrangement entered into. You will be liable for all payments, even if you discontinue enrolment, subject to the Refund Policy. Debt recovery action will be taken to recover outstanding fees. Please select from the following:

  • VET Student Loans
    VET Student Loans will commence from 1 January 2017 and is an interest free Australian Government income contingency loan that assists eligible full fee paying students to pay their Tuition Fees.
  • VET Government funded programs
    The cost of these programs is based on a student contribution fee. A concession may be available in some situations. Additional resource/material costs will vary from program to program.
  • VET fee-for-service programs (full fee paying)
    These are competitively priced full-fee paying programs which do not attract concessions.

Price lists


Please refer to the scholarship pages for more information.

How to Apply

How do I secure an apprenticeship or traineeship?

Traineeships and apprenticeships need to be secured with an employer before you can start your study. Your employer will then work with CQUniversity to pull together the training program that is right for you. If you would like to become an apprentice or trainee, visit the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships website and follow the steps to become an apprentice.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

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