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8 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Apprenticeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
The nationally accredited Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration will give you the skills to become a qualified air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanic in a high demand industry. You will also be eligible to apply for your Restricted Electrical Licence and Full Refrigeration Handling Licence.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theory and practical coursework, you will learn to:
- Fabricate, assemble and dismantle components
- Solve problems in electrical circuits
- Install and commission air conditioning and refrigeration systems
- Fault find refrigeration and air conditioning systems
- Add and remove refrigerants used in systems
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Plus, develop the attributes needed in this field:
- Technical competency
- Great work ethic
- Work well in a team and autonomously
- Excellent communication skills
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will equip you with:
- A nationally recognised Certificate III qualification
- The only qualification that will enable you to work on any refrigeration or air conditioning system, irrespective of size or purpose
Career outcomes and job roles:
- Air-conditioning technician (split systems)
- Refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanic
- Vending machine servicer
GROW YOUR CAREER
Depending on the elective units you choose, you may gain credit towards a number of Certificate IV courses (examples below):
- Certificate IV in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Servicing
- Certificate IV in Air-conditioning Systems Energy Management and Control
This is an industry in demand. The residential air-conditioning market is growing steadily and the commercial refrigeration sector is beginning to experience major shortages. Employers are searching for qualified and experienced tradespeople and you can take your transferrable skills into your own business.
This course is superseded.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.
To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a part time evening course. You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class, over 2 evenings a week, for 3 years.
You may also be required to complete approximately 88.7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, and assignment preparation.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- are employed as an Apprentice in the industry
MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Tuesday, from 5.00pm to 9.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
Australian Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (ARAC) Text Book Volumes l & 2: $300.00 approx.
Can Cooler Project Stage 1: $250.00
Or Can Cooler Projec Stage 2 $150.00
Also required - Trainee Refrigerant Handling Licence. please contact ARC on 1300 884 483 to start this process. ARC Website http://www.arctick.org/index.php
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
|UEENEEE101A||Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace|
|UEENEEK142A||Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector|
|UEENEEP024A||Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply|
|UEENEEP025A||Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 Va.c. or 1500 Vd.c. su|
|UEENEEJ113A||Commission air conditioning and refrigeration systems|
|UEENEEJ170A||Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems|
|UEENEEJ111A||Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration systems and components|
|UEENEEP012A||Disconnect / reconnect composite appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring|
|UEENEEE137A||Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work|
|UEENEEJ104A||Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems|
|UEENEEJ103A||Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems|
|UEENEEE102A||Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components|
|UEENEEJ153A||Find and rectify faults in motors and associated controls in refrigeration and air conditioning syst|
|UEENEEE105A||Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment|
|UEENEEJ107A||Install air conditioning and refrigeration systems, major components and associated equipment|
|UEENEEJ106A||Install refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories|
|UEENEEP017A||Locate and rectify faults in low voltage composite appliances using set procedures|
|UEENEEC025B||Participate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities|
|UEENEEJ102A||Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings|
|UEENEEJ108A||Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants|
|UEENEEJ110A||Select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls|
|UEENEEE103A||Solve problems in ELV single path circuits|
|UEENEEJ194A||Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration circuits|
|UEENEEE107A||Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications|
|UEENEEJ109A||Verify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations|
|UEENEEJ174A||Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for hydrocarbon refrigerants|
|UEENEEJ119A||Resolve problems in ice making systems|
|UEENEEJ175A||Service and repair self contained hydrocarbon air conditioning and refrigeration systems|
|UEENEED101A||Use computer applications relevant to a workplace|
Refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanic.
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
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