Version Effective: 1st of July, 2020
Version Effective: 1st of July, 2020

UEE32211 - Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification is for indentured apprentices who are currently employed as an apprentice Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician.  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 building and premises.  It also includes test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems.  You will also learn the skills and knowledge required to interpret electrical drawings, circuit development, transformers, lighting, three-phase induction motors, single-phase motors and circuit protection.  On successful completion of this qualification, you will meet the requirements for a ‘restricted electrical licence’.  Training for this course will be delivered through a combination of on and off the job training.  It includes regulatory requirements for purchasing and handling refrigerants.

Note: The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Legislation Amendment Bill 2003 applies 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.

Entry Requirements

This course is for apprenticeship training only.  Students must be employed as apprentices in a relevant industry.  

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
Skill Area
  • Engineering
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

On completion of the course, students will meet industry requirements for the acquisition of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician qualification. On completion, students may apply for a restricted electrical licence within 12 months.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 25 core units
  2. Complete 4 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Standard Course Structure

To achieve the Certificate lll in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 29 units must be completed comprising of 25 core units and 4 elective Trade stream units which equals 1070 points.

The minimum required for achievement of the Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Trade are:

  • Completion of all core units of competency listed - total of 1000 points
  • Completion of Group A Imported and Common elective units to the value of at least 0 to a maximum of 30 points
  • Completion of Group B Qualification Elective units to the valve of at least 30 points bring the total value to 1060 points

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 been assigned a weighting by the relevant EE-Oz Industry Technical Advisory Committee, their weighting will be 10 points.

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

Face to face delivery consisting of 21.5 weeks over 4 years and on the job training supplied by employers to complement the formal training at CQU.

This program is typically delivered in blocks/stages relevant to the apprenticeship and as such is delivered over a four year period to align to the apprenticeship stages.

However, as it is competency-based it may be possible for apprentices/learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • On-campus
Core
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEK142A Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEE103A Solve problems in ELV single path circuits More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEJ104A Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEJ102A Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEJ103A Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEJ153A Find and rectify faults in motors and associated controls in refrigeration and air conditioning systems More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEE137A Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEJ108A Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEJ194A Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration circuits More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEJ106A Install refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEJ110A Select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEJ170A Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEP017A Locate and rectify faults in low voltage composite appliances using set procedures More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEP012A Disconnect/reconnect composite appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEP025A Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 Va.c. or 1500 Vd.c. supply More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEP024A Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEJ107A Install air conditioning and refrigeration systems, major components and associated equipment More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEJ111A Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration systems and components More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEJ113A Commission air conditioning and refrigeration systems More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEJ109A Verify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEC025B Participate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities More Information Training.gov Details
Elective
UEENEED101A Use computer applications relevant to a workplace More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEJ174A Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for hydrocarbon refrigerants More Information Training.gov Details
UEENEEJ175A Service and repair self contained hydrocarbon air conditioning and refrigeration systems More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 UEENEEE101A - Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
1 UEENEEK142A - Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
2 UEENEEE107A - Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
2 UEENEEE102A - Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
2 UEENEEE105A - Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
2 UEENEEE103A - Solve problems in ELV single path circuits
3 UEENEEJ104A - Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems
3 UEENEEJ102A - Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
3 UEENEEJ103A - Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems
4 UEENEEJ153A - Find and rectify faults in motors and associated controls in refrigeration and air conditioning systems
4 UEENEEE137A - Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
4 UEENEEJ108A - Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants
4 UEENEEJ194A - Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration circuits
5 UEENEEJ110A - Select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls
5 UEENEEJ106A - Install refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories
5 UEENEEJ170A - Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems
6 UEENEEP017A - Locate and rectify faults in low voltage composite appliances using set procedures
6 UEENEEP012A - Disconnect/reconnect composite appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring
6 UEENEEP025A - Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 Va.c. or 1500 Vd.c. supply
6 UEENEEP024A - Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
7 UEENEEJ107A - Install air conditioning and refrigeration systems, major components and associated equipment
7 UEENEEJ111A - Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration systems and components
7 UEENEEJ113A - Commission air conditioning and refrigeration systems
7 UEENEEJ109A - Verify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations
8 UEENEEC025B - Participate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities
8 HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
8 UEENEEJ174A - Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for hydrocarbon refrigerants
8 UEENEEJ175A - Service and repair self contained hydrocarbon air conditioning and refrigeration systems

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
UEENEED101A Use computer applications relevant to a workplace

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
RPL
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Course Learning Outcomes
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