National code: UEE32120

    Certificate III in Appliance Service

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    OverviewAbout 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.

    OutcomesWhat 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

    SuitabilityIs 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

    Completion requirements

    During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

      • A trainee or classroom refrigerant handling licence issued through the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC)

    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.

    PathwaysFuture 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 study0 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.

    Further study0 Courses

    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.

    UnitsUnits 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.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    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.

    • Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplaceUEECD0007

    • Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology workUEECD0016

    • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry componentsUEECD0019

    • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipmentUEECD0020

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    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities 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

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • 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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