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Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration

UEE32211
Average Course Fee: $6240
Average Duration: 4 Years

Scope

This qualification provides 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.

Note:

The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Legislation Amendment Bill 2003 apply to this qualification. Prior to planning the delivery of any training and/or assessment activities all legislative and regulatory requirements shall be identified and included.

These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration

92.6%

Satisfied with the training
92.1%

Received job-related
benefits from training
Airconditioning And Refrigeration Mechanic ( ANZSCO code 342111)
Expected job openings
Expected job openings are: average Low Below average Average Above average High
Average
24,300 persons were employed as Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be between 10,001 and 25,000.
Average weekly full time earnings
Average weekly full time earnings are: high Low Below average Average Above average High
High
Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics in 2014 are: $1,618. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,200
Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics visit Job Outlook
This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories shown by blue colouring in the table below.

  1. ACT
  2. NSW
  3. NT
  4. QLD
  5. SA
  6. TAS
  7. VIC
For more information on apprenticeship pathways, please visit this course on aapathways.com.au
This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories


For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

Completion requirements

The requirements for granting this qualification will be met when competency is demonstrated and achieved for:

  • All the Core competency standard units, defined in the Core Competency Standard Units table below and
  • A combination of Elective competency standard units to achieve a total weighting of 60 points in accordance with the Elective Competency Standard Units table below.
  • Core Competency Standard Units

    All Core competency standard units to be achieved

    Weighting points

    UEENEEC025B

    Participate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities

    60

    UEENEEE101A

    Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

    20

    UEENEEE102A

    Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components

    40

    UEENEEE103A

    Solve problems in ELV single path circuits

    40

    UEENEEE105A

    Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment

    20

    UEENEEE107A

    Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications

    40

    UEENEEE137A

    Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work

    20

    UEENEEJ102A

    Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings

    30

    UEENEEJ103A

    Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems

    60

    UEENEEJ104A

    Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems

    20

    UEENEEJ106A

    Install refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories

    60

    UEENEEJ107A

    Install air conditioning and refrigeration systems, major components and associated equipment

    80

    UEENEEJ108A

    Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants

    60

    UEENEEJ109A

    Verify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations

    20

    UEENEEJ110A

    Select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls

    50

    UEENEEJ111A

    Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration systems and components

    40

    UEENEEJ113A

    Commission air conditioning and refrigeration systems

    40

    UEENEEJ153A

    Find and rectify faults in motors and associated controls in refrigeration and air conditioning systems

    50

    UEENEEJ170A

    Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems

    70

    UEENEEJ194A

    Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration circuits

    40

    UEENEEK142A

    Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector

    20

    UEENEEP012A

    Disconnect / reconnect composite appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring

    60

    UEENEEP017A

    Locate and rectify faults in low voltage composite appliances using set procedures

    20

    UEENEEP024A

    Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply

    20

    UEENEEP025A

    Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 Va.c. or 1500 Vd.c. supply

    20

    Total points in core

    1000

    Elective Competency Standard Units

    Complete Elective units to achieve a total of weighting of 60 points from the following groups:

    Group

    Minimum points

    Maximum points

    A

    Imported and Common Elective Units

    Imported units from other training packages and/or state accredited courses can be added to this group, but they must be selected from qualifications where the unit is first packaged at AQF level 3. If units have not being assigned a weighting by the relevant EE-Oz Industry Technical Advisory Committee, their weighting will be 10 points.

    0

    30

    B

    Qualification Elective Units You may select all your elective units from this Group

    30

    60

    Group A – Imported and Common Elective Units

    You may complete units to a maximum weighting of 30

    Weighting Points

    UEENEEC001B

    Maintain documentation

    20

    UEENEEC002B

    Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs

    20

    UEENEEC003B

    Provide quotations for installation or service jobs

    20

    UEENEEC010B

    Deliver a service to customers

    20

    UEENEED101A

    Use computer applications relevant to a workplace

    20

    UEENEEE009B

    Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes

    20

    UEENEEE020B

    Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus

    20

    CPCCOHS1001A

    Work safely in the construction industry

    10

    CPCPCM2043A

    Carry out WHS requirements

    40

    CPCPMS3035A

    Install and test ducting systems

    10

    HLTAID001

    Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

    10

    HLTAID003

    Provide first aid

    10

    Imported units from other training packages and/or state accredited courses can be added to this group, but they must be selected from qualifications where the unit is first packaged at AQF level 3. If units have not being assigned a weighting by the relevant EE-Oz Industry Technical Advisory Committee, their weighting will be 10 points.

    Note: For further information see Application of the NQC Flexibility Formula, UEE11 Electrotechnology Training Package, Version 1, Volume 1 Qualification Framework

    Up to 30 points

    Group B – Qualification Elective Units

    Complete units to a minimum weighting of 30

    You may select all your elective units from this Group

    Weighting Points

    UEENEEI150A

    Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers

    60

    UEENEEJ114A

    Resolve problems in hydronic systems

    40

    UEENEEJ115A

    Resolve problems in beverage dispensers

    40

    UEENEEJ116A

    Resolve problems in transport refrigeration systems

    20

    UEENEEJ117A

    Resolve problems in ultra-low temperature refrigeration systems

    20

    UEENEEJ118A

    Resolve problems in post mix refrigeration systems

    20

    UEENEEJ119A

    Resolve problems in ice making systems

    20

    UEENEEJ120A

    Resolve problems in industrial refrigeration systems

    20

    UEENEEJ166A

    Resolve problems in dairy refrigeration systems

    20

    UEENEEJ167A

    Resolve problems in central plant air conditioning systems

    40

    UEENEEJ168A

    Maintain microbial control of refrigeration and air conditioning systems

    20

    UEENEEJ171A

    Resolve problems in refrigerated beverage vending cabinets

    20

    UEENEEJ174A

    Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for hydrocarbon refrigerants

    10

    UEENEEJ175A

    Service and repair self contained hydrocarbon air conditioning and refrigeration systems

    20

    UEENEEJ176A

    Install and commission hydrocarbon refrigeration systems, components and associated equipment

    20

    UEENEEJ178A

    Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for ammonia refrigerant

    10

    UEENEEJ179A

    Repair and service ammonia refrigeration systems

    20

    UEENEEJ180A

    Install and commission ammonia refrigeration systems, components and associated equipment

    20

    UEENEEJ182A

    Repair and service secondary refrigeration systems

    20

    UEENEEJ184A

    Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for carbon dioxide refrigerant

    10

    UEENEEJ185A

    Repair and service carbon dioxide refrigeration systems

    20

    UEENEEJ186A

    Install and commission carbon dioxide refrigeration systems, components and associated equipment

    20

    UEENEEJ188A

    Repair and service self contained carbon dioxide refrigeration and heat pump systems

    20

    UEENEEJ196A

    Operate Ammonia Refrigeration Plant

    40

    Note:

    1. Pre-requisite pathways shall be identified and met for all elective units selected.

    2. In selecting elective units considerations to career planning advice should be given to units that form part of a pre-requisite pathway for the progression to achieve particular competencies or qualification at a higher level.

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Air-conditioning Technician (Split Systems)
    Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic
    Vending Machine Servicer
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Airconditioning and Refrigeration
    Electrotechnology
    Utilities Services



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    Student outcomes for Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration

    100%

    Of people who were not employed before starting their course were employed after completing it.
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    89.4 %

    Electrotechnology and Telecommunications Trades Workers

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    95.1%
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Median salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $52,200

    $47,600

    $42,900


    Destination
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    This
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    Similar
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    All Certificate III courses
    Employed or in further study after training (%) 96.3 86.9 85.2
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    96.3
    91.7
    -
     
    83.1
    71.9
    10.9
     
    77.3
    46.1
    30.9
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    -
    10.2*
    -
     
    2.4
    6.1
    11
     
    5
    9.8
    13.8
    Satisfied with the training (%) 92.6 84.7 86.1
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) 92.1 67.3 70.9
    Received personal benefits from training (%) 99 85.4 90.2
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) 97.3 82.4 83.6
    Recommend the training to other (%) 98.2 88.6 90.5

    Employment
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    Median salary (Full-time) ($) 52,200 47 600 42 900
    Top Occupations (%):
    Technicians and Trades Workers
     
    95.1
     
    43.3
     
    27.4
    Top Industries (%):
    Construction
    Other Services
     
    71.8
    22.3
     
    25.7
    16.7
     
    21
    17.1

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    Employed after training (%) - 90.8 89.8
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 49 000 46 100
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 19.2 27
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 84.1 85.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 86.1 86.8

    Employment
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    Employed after training (%) 100 52.2 50.3
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 42 400 40 000
    Enrolled in further study (%) 15.6 19.4 31.7
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 85.6 86.1
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 68.7 76.9

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
    ** NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.
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