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Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology (AUR20216)

Course summary

If you are seeking an extension to your Mechanical trade qualification and have experience in this field then this qualification is for you. Upon successful completion of this course you will have the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of tasks related to servicing and repairing air conditioning components and systems of cars and heavy vehicles within an automotive service and repair business.

You will also develop your employability skills including communication, teamwork, problem-solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organising, self-management and hands on skills relevant to the automotive air industry. Your studies within this course will be assessment focused.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
Skill Area
  • - Automotive
AQF Level Level 2: Certificate II

Entry Requirements

Applicants need to have completed a mechanical qualification or be in a third or fourth year of a mechanical apprenticeship. Mechanical qualification study area's consist of Automotive Motor Mechanics, Auto Electricians or Diesel Fitters. Documentation relating to your trade will need to be supplied at your first class.

Course Requirement

Shortly after enrolment and prior to attending the first class, students will need to obtain a Trainee Refrigerant Handling license through ARCTICK. Students will need to provide their Confirmation of Enrolment along with other documentation including their supervisor's Refrigerant Handling licence number, supervisors declaration and certified photo to apply for the licence. Further information about a Trainee Refrigerant Handling Licence can be found on the ARTICK website here.

It is a student's responsibility to ensure the Trainee Refrigerant Handling license is obtained prior to commencing the course. Please note that this licence can take up to 30 days to receive. 

On completion of the on campus workshops, students will need to have access to an automotive workshop to complete an evidence logbook which will contribute towards your final results. 

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Possible job outcomes include an Automotive Air Conditioning Mechanic.

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

To successfully complete this course, students must complete a total of 13 units, consisting of:
7 core units and 6 elective units.
Core Units

AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETU003 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems
AURETU004 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems
AURETU005 Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures
Elective Units
AURAFA002 Read and respond to automotive workplace information
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURETU001 Install air conditioning systems
AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations
AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
Elective Units
Students to choose one (1) of the following two (2) electives depending on their desired outcome:

AURAFA003 (students enrolled into this unit will not be able to install air conditioning systems)
AURETU001 (students enrolled into this unit will be able to install air conditioning systems)

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task

Course Intakes


There is one intake for this course, April 2018.

Duration and dates
On-campus course delivery will run for four (4) days, students will have 12 months to finalise their log-books and assessments.


CQUniversity Mackay Ooralea

On-campus Course Delivery:

9-12 April 2018, Monday to Thursday
8:00am - 4:45pm
Mackay Ooralea Campus, Building 80, Room G.21
Teacher:  Alan Temperly

CQUniversity Rockhampton City

On-campus Course Delivery:

30 April - 3 May 2018, Monday to Thursday
8:00am - 4:45pm
Rockhampton City Campus, Building E, Room 1.30
Teacher:  Alan Temperly

For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here

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Resource Requirements

Students are required to supply their own personal protective equipment as required including appropriate clothing and footwear.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required:
  • Steel cap boots
  • Safety glasses
  • Cotton shirt
  • Full length pants

Practical Placement Information

After completion of the 4 day workshops, students will need to undertake a Practical Placement over a 12 month period in order to meet practical competency requirements. The Practical Placement must be within an Automotive workshop.