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Gain trade qualifications in air-conditioning and refrigeration

To study for this Certificate III you will need to be an existing contracted apprentice in the field of air-conditioning and refrigeration. This course will train you to install, test, repair, maintain and find faults in food refrigeration systems as well as general air-conditioning equipment. You will also be taught the regulatory requirements for purchasing and handling refrigerants. Training is delivered in workshops, in the classroom and at your place of work.

As an Air-conditioning and Refrigeration apprentice you will have options to undertake work in both commercial and residential environments including selecting components, installing, testing, fault finding, repairing and maintaining refrigeration systems and equipment that apply to food storage and preservation, and air-conditioning and air distribution equipment in buildings and premises. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Ashmore

Key dates and info

DURATION

Workplace/TAFE: 4 years / Varies

Course details

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As a self proclaimed 'hands on' learner, my teachers at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast recognised the importance of providing me with avenues that showcase my desire to be creative with my hands. The practical knowledge and skills I have learnt throughout the course as well as having the qualification from completing a nationally accredited course, will allow me to fulfil my desire to travel the country....making and fixings things!

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Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Ashmore Any time Varies Workplace/TAFE

Entry requirements

  • To be eligible to enrol into this program students need to have completed a Training Contract with an employer and therefore to be signed up as an apprentice.  
  • Energy Skills Queensland recommends that apprentices should have completed Year 10 with passes in Mathematics, English and Science and have a minimum entry age of 14.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Ashmore
Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

Resources required

Students are required to wear steel capped safety work boots, a long sleeved shirt and long trousers for practical tasks. Your teacher or employer can provide further information.

Timetable

Delivery is held over 4 years at Ashmore using a combination of workplace training and TAFE attendance.

The approved hours for an individual apprentice or trainee will vary according to the units of competency specified in their individual training plan.

Units

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
UEENEEK142A Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector Core
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace Core
UEENEEP024A Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230V supply Core
UEENEEP025A Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000V a.c. or 1500V d.c. supply Core
UEENEEJ113A Commission air conditioning and refrigeration systems Core
UEENEEJ170A Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems Core
UEENEEJ111A Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration systems and components Core
UEENEEP012A Disconnect/reconnect composite appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring Core
UEENEEE137A Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work Core
UEENEEJ104A Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems Core
UEENEEJ103A Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems Core
UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components Core
UEENEEJ153A Find and rectify faults in motors and associated controls in refrigeration and air conditioning syst Core
UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment Core
UEENEEJ107A Install air conditioning and refrigeration systems, major components and associated equipment Core
UEENEEJ106A Install refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories Core
UEENEEP017A Locate and rectify faults in low voltage composite appliances using set procedures Core
UEENEEC025B Participate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities Core
UEENEEJ102A Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings Core
UEENEEJ108A Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants Core
UEENEEJ110A Select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls Core
UEENEEE103A Solve problems in ELV single path circuits Core
UEENEEJ194A Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration circuits Core
UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications Core
UEENEEJ109A Verify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

Eligible apprentices and trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour. For more information on the number of units funded for this course visit Queensland Training Information Services.

Nominal hours for each unit will be outlined in the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee, at the time of induction.

Non-funded apprentices and trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. The student and employer contribution fee will be outlined in the training place and agreed to, prior to the commencement of training.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship please email Donna McPherson at donna.mcpherson@tafe.qld.edu.au

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship, please give us a call.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship you will hold a Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration and become a qualified tradesperson.

Job prospects

  • Apprenticeship - Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

Anthony Slavic

Learning practical skills through hands-on teaching

As a self proclaimed 'hands on' learner, my teachers at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast recognised the importance of providing me with avenues that showcase my desire to be creative with my hands. The practical knowledge and skills I have learnt throughout the course as well as having the qualification from completing a nationally accredited course, will allow me to fulfil my desire to travel the country....making and fixings things!

Anthony Slavic
Certificate III in Carpentry

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland Gold Coast to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO). Contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise your training contract, then give us a call.

If you aren't employed yet, contact Australian JobSearch or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 13 72 48 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 25 August 2017

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