National code: UEE32120

Certificate III in Appliance Service

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Overview About this course

No two days will be the same, you'll travel to different worksites to install, service and repair high tech appliances and enjoy building ongoing trusting relationships. You can start your own appliance service business or take your studies further with transferrable skills and be dual qualified.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

    • Understand industry codes, practices and regulations
    • Read and use drawings, diagrams, schedules and specifications
    • Find and fix faults in appliance control systems, single phase and three phase motors
    • Service and install washing machines, dryers, refrigeration, small electrical appliances and power tools
    • Disconnect and reconnect low voltage wiring
    • Follow set procedures to locate and fix faults

Course outcomes

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

    • Confidence to fabricate, assemble and dismantle components used in electrotechnology
    • Experience diagnosing, testing and repairing electrical faults in appliance control systems and devices
    • The ability to install home and commercial appliances like dishwashers, washing machines, clothes dryers, microwaves, air conditioners, refrigerators and ovens
    • Skills and knowledge to start your own business
    • Transferrable skills into a variety of qualifications
    • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

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

  • This course is offered as an apprenticeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

    • To take this course as an apprenticeship you need to be employed as an apprentice in the industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer and
    • Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application

Entry recommendations

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

    • An interest in electrical, plumbing, air conditioning, and refrigeration appliances
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills
    • Maths skills at an Australian Year 10 level or equivalent
    • The ability to work independently and manage your own workload

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: - Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic, - Appliance service technician and - Electrical fitter tradesperson


A Refrigerant Handling Licence must be held by any person who carries out work in relation to refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. Visit Arctick for more information. The NSW RAC Occupational Licence meets NSW regulatory requirements for individuals undertaking refrigeration and air conditioning work. Visit NSW Fair Trading for more information. The Restricted Electrical Occupation Licence meets NSW electrical regulatory requirements for restricted electrical work. Visit NSW Fair Trading for more information.

Study pathways

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

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Appliance Service does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Appliance Service does not have any post-graduate courses.

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 Certificate III in Appliance Service qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 1080 Weighting points, including 870 core and 210 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.

  • Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings UEERA0059

  • Find and rectify faults in three phase motors and associated controls UEERA0045

  • Find and rectify faults in single phase motors and associated controls UEERA0044

  • Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration and air conditioning circuits UEERA0092

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TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

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

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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