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- 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. You will also be eligible to apply for your Restricted Electrical Licence and Full Refrigeration Handling Licence.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, 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
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- Effective communication abilities
- Advanced organisational skills
- Time management skills
- The ability to work independently or collaboratively
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides 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
- Air-conditioning technician (split systems)
- Refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanic
- Vending machine servicer
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Certificate IV in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Servicing
- Certificate IV in Air-conditioning Systems Energy Management and Control
This course is superseded.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.
This is a face to face course offered by block delivery. Each block session you will need to attend approximately 21 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 4 years.
You may also be required to complete approximately 30 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including workplace evidence gathering.
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.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- are Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Apprentices.
- wish to achieve competencies to select components, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain refrigeration systems and equipment that apply to food storage and preservation, air conditioning and air distribution equipment in buildings and premises. It includes regulatory requirements for purchasing and handling refrigerants
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
This course will be offered by block attendance, typically 3 days per block, Monday 10.00am to 4.30pm, Tuesday 8.00am to 4.30pm and Wednesday 8.00am to 3.30pm.
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:
Personal Protective Equipment - Students are required to provide and bring to each session appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include:
safety glasses, gloves, safety footwear, suitable clothing such as cotton drill work wear and other equipment (e.g. ear protection or respiratory masks) in line with industry requirements for their workplace or worksite.
Stage 1 Textbook - Australian Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Volume 1: $165.00
Stage 1 Textbook - Electrical Principles, 2nd Edition (Author Peter Phillips): $100.00
Stage 1 Textbook - Electrotechnology Practice, 3rd Edition (Author Jeffery Hampson & Steve Hanssen): $100.00
Stage 2 Textbook - Australian Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Volume 2: $155.00
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
Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.
The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
|UEENEEJ103A||Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems|
|UEENEEJ102A||Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings|
|UEENEEE137A||Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work|
|UEENEEJ104A||Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems|
|UEENEEP024A||Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply|
|UEENEEK142A||Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector|
|UEENEEP025A||Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 Va.c. or 1500 Vd.c. su|
|UEENEEE107A||Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications|
|UEENEEE101A||Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace|
|UEENEEJ108A||Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants|
|UEENEEE105A||Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment|
|UEENEEE103A||Solve problems in ELV single path circuits|
|UEENEEJ170A||Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems|
|UEENEEJ194A||Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration circuits|
|UEENEEJ153A||Find and rectify faults in motors and associated controls in refrigeration and air conditioning syst|
|UEENEEP017A||Locate and rectify faults in low voltage composite appliances using set procedures|
|UEENEEJ110A||Select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls|
|UEENEEP012A||Disconnect / reconnect composite appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring|
|UEENEEJ111A||Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration systems and components|
|UEENEEJ113A||Commission air conditioning and refrigeration systems|
|UEENEEJ109A||Verify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations|
|UEENEEE102A||Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components|
|UEENEEJ107A||Install air conditioning and refrigeration systems, major components and associated equipment|
|UEENEEJ106A||Install refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories|
|UEENEEC025B||Participate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities|
|UEENEEJ175A||Service and repair self contained hydrocarbon air conditioning and refrigeration systems|
|UEENEEJ174A||Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for hydrocarbon refrigerants|
|UEENEED101A||Use computer applications relevant to a workplace|
|UEENEEC010B||Deliver a service to customers|
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.
Macleay & Coleman Streets, Wagga Wagga
Phone 131 601
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