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Diploma of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering

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Overview About this course

Strengthen your Air-conditioning and Refrigeration experience and advance your career into roles such as project or field engineer. Gain high-level practical skills as you prepare for success in the industry.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Install, commission, service and maintain air conditioning and refrigeration systems

  • Maintain and diagnose faults and malfunctions

  • Use engineering applications software

  • Use and produce drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications

  • Manage projects

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Advanced technical skills

  • Skills and knowledge to start your own business

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • Successful completion of a Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration as evidenced by your academic transcript

  • A RAC01-Refrigerant Handling License as evidenced by a certified copy

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Experience in software applications and with computer-aided drafting (CAD)

  • Experience in advanced testing and measuring instruments

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics assemble, install, maintain and repair industrial, commercial and domestic airconditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    93%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    10,000 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    35 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $1,200

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    43 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Medium

  • Gender share

    1% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Moderate Growth

Other jobs include: Project manager, Field engineer and Paraprofessional in the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) trade

Licensing

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 (Australian Refrigeration Council) website for more information.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 1 Course

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Further study 0 Courses

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The Diploma of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering does not have any post-graduate courses.

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Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 1670 weighting points, including 1540 core and 130 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.

  • Install, commission, service and maintain air conditioning systems UEERA0051

  • Install, commission, service and maintain low temperature systems UEERA0052

  • Install, commission, service and maintain medium temperature systems UEERA0053

  • Select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls UEERA0081

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TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

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