Take your career to the next level and conduct high level maintenance work in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industry. Open to currently employed service technicians, you’ll learn advanced skills in diagnostics and rectification, and abilities in commissioning complex systems.
This course is superseded.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 air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, their major components and associated equipment
Diagnose and rectify faults in air-conditioning and refrigeration control systems
Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
Install refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories
Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection up to 1000 volts AC
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Confidence to conduct advanced commission projects on air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, including installation, testing and performance checks
Skills to use industry-standard software and equipment
The skills and knowledge to start your own sole trader business
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
That you are employed in the industry as an air-conditioning and refrigeration technician as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in developing knowledge and skills in high level fault diagnosis and rectification, as well as commissioning and maintenance of refrigeration systems and equipment
Confidence using hand and power tools
Experience working safely in industrial spaces, around pressurised gases, or at heights
Literacy and numeracy skills at Year 12 high school level or its equivalent, in order to understand industrial standards, regulations and guidelines
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Our graduates go onto roles like: Senior technician
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Servicing does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Certificate IV in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Servicing 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 IV in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Servicing qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 1280 Weighting points, including 1100 core and 180 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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