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.
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
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
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
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics assemble, install, maintain and repair industrial, commercial and domestic airconditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment.
Other jobs include: Project manager, Field engineer and Paraprofessional in the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) trade
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.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Diploma of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering 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 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.
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