Version Effective: 30th of June, 2022
Version Effective: 30th of June, 2022

UEE32220 - Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification covers competencies to select components, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain refrigeration systems and equipment that apply to food storage and preservation, and air conditioning and air distribution equipment in buildings and premises. It includes regulatory requirements for purchasing and handling refrigerants.

Competency development activities in this qualification are subject to regulations directly related to licencing. A relevant contract of training through an apprenticeship or relevant employment may be required to enable the application of the required knowledge and skills to on the job work activities and environments.

Refrigerant Handling Licence:

The achievement of the qualification meets the training components for the full national Refrigerant Handling Licence which is required to work on refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that carries the risk of a fluorocarbon refrigerant being emitted while decanting the refrigerant or manufacturing, installing, commissioning, servicing, maintaining or decommissioning refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Occupational Licence:

Additional and/or other conditions may apply in some jurisdictions subject to regulations related to refrigeration/air conditioning work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations.

Electrical Occupation Licence:

The achievement of this qualification with the core restricted electrical units meet the electrical regulatory requirements for related restricted electrical work in most state/territories. This is required to work on electrical installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 volt (V) alternating current (a.c.) or 120 V direct current (d.c.).


Entry Requirements

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

Participants are best equipped to achieve competency in this unit if they have reading, writing and numeracy skills indicated by the following scales. Description of each scale is given in Volume 2, Part 3 ‘Literacy and Numeracy’
Reading 3 Writing 3 Numeracy 3


Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $18,183.00 (2022)
$18,942.00 (2023)
Fee for service per unit $551.00 (2022)
$574.00 (2023)
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 27 core units
  2. Complete 6 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*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

The delivery is over 4 years face to face delivery and on the job training, as determined by the individual training plan.

Students participating in this course are individuals under a licence to train from the ESO and indentured apprentices completing a four year apprenticeship under a Training Contract between the RTO, Employer and apprentice. The program is delivered in blocks of between 2 weeks and 4 weeks over the duration of the apprenticeship as determined by the individual apprentice Training Plan. The maximum class size is 14. A total of 932 hours is delivered face to face with further on the job training taking place throughout the 4 year apprenticeship.

Needs of the participants and relevant industry were determined by gathering information through the following processes:

Face to face discussions

Reports and other printed documents

Forums and workshops

Industry consultation

ElectroComms and Energy Utilities Industry Skills Council

Duration: The program is delivered to apprentices over a nominal 4-year period as determined by the individual apprentice training plan.

Organisation and Delivery Mode:

The program has been organised to be delivered in a combination of on/off job. This program is organised around key work activities and focuses on industry specific skills. This program is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within an Industrial Site. The application of this knowledge is assessed in other components of the program that focus on specific work activities. eProfiling is required for confirmation of competency.

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Employer Based (VET Providers Only)
  • Mixed Mode
  • On-campus
Core
UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace More Information Training.gov Details
UEERE0001 Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector More Information Training.gov Details
UEECD0016 Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work More Information Training.gov Details
UEECO0010 Participate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities More Information Training.gov Details
UEECD0019 Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components More Information Training.gov Details
UEECD0020 Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment More Information Training.gov Details
UEECD0042 Solve problems in ELV single path circuits* More Information Training.gov Details
UEECD0051 Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications More Information Training.gov Details
UEERA0059 Prepare and connect refrigeration tubing and fittings More Information Training.gov Details
UEERA0036 Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems More Information Training.gov Details
UEERA0035 Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems* More Information Training.gov Details
UEERA0079 Safe handle refrigerants and lubricants More Information Training.gov Details
UEERA0062 Recover and charge refrigerants More Information Training.gov Details
UEERL0001 Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply More Information Training.gov Details
UEERL0002 Attach cords ,cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000Vac or 1500Vdc More Information Training.gov Details
UEERA0044 Find and rectify faults in single phase motors and associated controls* More Information Training.gov Details
UEERA0031 Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems More Information Training.gov Details
UEERA0081 Select refrigeration piping accessories and associated controls More Information Training.gov Details
UEERA0050 Install refrigeration pipe work, flow controls and accessories More Information Training.gov Details
UEERA0045 Find and rectify faults in three phase motors and associated controls* More Information Training.gov Details
UEERA0092 Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration and air conditioning circuits More Information Training.gov Details
UEERL0004 Disconnect - reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring More Information Training.gov Details
UEERL0005 Locate and rectify faults in low voltage (LV) electrical equipment using set procedures More Information Training.gov Details
UEERA0051 Install, commission, service and maintain air conditioning systems More Information Training.gov Details
UEERA0052 Install, commission, service and maintain low temperature systems More Information Training.gov Details
UEERA0053 Install, commission, service and maintain medium temperature systems More Information Training.gov Details
UEERA0094 Verify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations More Information Training.gov Details
Elective
UEECD0035 Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus More Information Training.gov Details
UEEIC0013 Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers More Information Training.gov Details
UEERA0007 Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for flammable refrigerants More Information Training.gov Details
UEERA0084 Service and repair self-contained flammable refrigerants air conditioning and refrigeration systems* More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation More Information Training.gov Details
UETTDRRF06 Perform Rescue from a live LV panel 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 UEECD0007 - Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
2 UEERE0001 - Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
3 UEECD0016 - Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
4 UEECO0010 - Participate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities
5 UEECD0019 - Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
6 UEECD0020 - Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
7 UEECD0042 - Solve problems in ELV single path circuits*
8 UEECD0051 - Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
9 UEERA0059 - Prepare and connect refrigeration tubing and fittings
10 UEERA0036 - Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems
11 UEERA0035 - Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems*
12 UEERA0079 - Safe handle refrigerants and lubricants
13 UEECD0035 - Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus
14 UEERA0062 - Recover and charge refrigerants
15 UEERL0001 - Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
16 UEERL0002 - Attach cords ,cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000Vac or 1500Vdc
17 UEERA0044 - Find and rectify faults in single phase motors and associated controls*
18 UEERA0031 - Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems
19 UEERA0081 - Select refrigeration piping accessories and associated controls
20 UEERA0050 - Install refrigeration pipe work, flow controls and accessories
21 UEERA0045 - Find and rectify faults in three phase motors and associated controls*
22 UEERA0092 - Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration and air conditioning circuits
23 UEERL0004 - Disconnect - reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring
24 UEERL0005 - Locate and rectify faults in low voltage (LV) electrical equipment using set procedures
25 UEERA0051 - Install, commission, service and maintain air conditioning systems
26 UEERA0052 - Install, commission, service and maintain low temperature systems
27 UEERA0053 - Install, commission, service and maintain medium temperature systems
28 UEEIC0013 - Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers
29 UEERA0094 - Verify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations
30 UEERA0007 - Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for flammable refrigerants
31 UEERA0084 - Service and repair self-contained flammable refrigerants air conditioning and refrigeration systems*
32 HLTAID009 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
33 UETTDRRF06 - Perform Rescue from a live LV panel


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
Third Party Verification
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Course Learning Outcomes
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