Gain specialist skills in a high demand area. Successfully completing this course allows you to apply for a Restricted Electrical Licence and Full Refrigeration Handling Licence and become a qualified air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanic.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Install new refrigeration and air conditioning systems
Find and repair faults in refrigeration and air-conditioning systems
Work on residential and commercial air conditioning systems
Work on commercial cool room and freezer room systems
Dismantle and re-assemble mechanical components
Produce drawings of electrical and mechanical circuits
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Eligibility for a Restricted Electrical Licence and Full Refrigeration Handling Licence
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Experience working in a team
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Be employed as an apprentice in industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in how mechanical and electrical machines work
A reasonable level of fitness to use hand and power tools
The ability to work in confined spaces or at heights
Reading, writing and maths skills at Year 10 or equivalent level. If you’re unsure of your skill level, please contact TAFE NSW for support.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Air-conditioning technician (split systems), Refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanic and Vending machine servicer
A Refrigerant Handling Licence must be held by any person who carries out work in relation to refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) equipment. Visit the Arctick website for more information. The NSW RAC Occupational Licence meets NSW regulatory requirements NSW for individuals undertaking work related to refrigeration and air-conditioning. Visit NSW Fair Trading for more information. The Restricted Electrical Occupation Licence – with the core Restricted Electrical units – meets NSW electrical regulatory requirements for related restricted electrical work. Visit NSW Fair Trading for more information.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 29 Units of competency, including 25 core and 4 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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