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Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration: Apprentices only

National Course Code: UEE32211

TAFE NSW Course Number: UEE32211-01V03


Study Type:
Part Time Day

Start Date:
5 Feb 2018


3 years

Nominal Hours:

Full Fee: $14,230
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $3,960

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised
  • Apprenticeship

Contact by Training Services NSW

If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.

Before you enrol in this course you must contact the campus or campuses of your
choice for details of information sessions and other procedures that may apply.
Compulsory attendance at an information session may apply.

This course is for those want to work as an air-conditioning and refrigeration

You will learn how 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.

The Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration qualification meets
PART of the requirements for issue of a 'Qualified Supervisors Certificate -
Refrigeration and/or Air Conditioning' issued by NSW Fair Trading, which permits
the holder to work unsupervised on refrigeration and/or air-conditioning systems
and associated electrical work and to directly supervise others undertaking this
work. The course also includes regulatory requirements for purchasing and
handling refrigerants.

Note: The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Legislation Amendment
Bill 2003 apply to this qualification.

Please bring proof of an apprenticeship in this industry (a signed contract of training or apprenticeship papers), or a signed letter from your employer (on company letterhead) stating your employer's intent to train you. If you cannot provide reasonable evidence of your ability to gain this work experience, your enrolment in the course will be cancelled and any fees paid will be refunded (provided you have not attended any classes).

This offering is intended for new students wishing to attend day classes (8 am to 4.30 pm). It is mainly setup for Apprentices however, it is also suitable for individuals that already possess a similar trade qualification (eg. Electricians, Fitters etc), that can apply for a number of exemptions.

The typical duration of study is three years part-time in either of the following modes of attendance:
- Day Release - 1 day per week (8hrs per week)
- Block Release - 1 whole week on 6 occasions per year (40hrs per week)

A final over-arching capstone assessment is undertaken at a scheduled time after successful completion of the units of competence and submission of your work experience portfolio. On satisfactory completion of this trade course you will be able to apply for the national ARC refrigerant handling licence and the NSW OFT trade licence.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

However, the Electrotechnology Training Package recommends typical language,
literacy and numeracy skill levels needed to successfully complete each
Competency Standard Unit undertaken within this qualification.

Learners should either be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate
simulated workplace environments to achieve the completion requirements of this

Are there any additional entry requirements?

A number of courses may require prospective students to provide additional information such as documentation, an expression of interest, evidence that you are already employed as an apprentice, or preferred prior study (or equivalent).

This course encompasses the areas of physics, chemistry, electricity and mechanical technology. A good understanding of the English language, literacy and numeracy are essential. You will be required to undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment on the nominated induction day.

This course provides a pathway to obtaining the licences required to function as a qualified refrigeration and/or air conditioning mechanic in the state of NSW. It therefore contains a number of competencies that you must be able to complete at your workplace whilst under the supervision of a qualified/licenced tradesperson. You must gather evidence (in the form of a portfolio) of having obtained this experience within the duration of the course and have it signed by your employer/supervisor prior to submission. If you cannot provide reasonable evidence of your ability to gain this work experience, your enrolment in the course may be cancelled.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

Refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanic.

UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEJ103A Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems
UEENEEJ110A Select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls
UEENEEJ119A Resolve problems in ice making systems
UEENEEJ194A Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration circuits
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEJ102A Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
UEENEEJ109A Verify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations
UEENEEJ118A Resolve problems in post mix refrigeration systems
UEENEEJ184A Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for carbon dioxide refrigerant
UEENEEP025A Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 Va.c. or 1500 Vd.c. su
UEENEEE103A Solve problems in ELV single path circuits
UEENEEJ104A Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems
UEENEEJ111A Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration systems and components
UEENEEJ153A Find and rectify faults in motors and associated controls in refrigeration and air conditioning syst
UEENEEK142A Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEENEEJ106A Install refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories
UEENEEJ113A Commission air conditioning and refrigeration systems
UEENEEJ168A Maintain microbial control of refrigeration and air conditioning systems
UEENEEP012A Disconnect / reconnect composite appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring
UEENEEC025B Participate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities
UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEENEEJ107A Install air conditioning and refrigeration systems, major components and associated equipment
UEENEEJ115A Resolve problems in beverage dispensers
UEENEEJ170A Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems
UEENEEP017A Locate and rectify faults in low voltage composite appliances using set procedures
UEENEEE009B Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes
UEENEEE137A Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
UEENEEJ108A Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants
UEENEEJ117A Resolve problems in ultra-low temperature refrigeration systems
UEENEEJ174A Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for hydrocarbon refrigerants
UEENEEP024A Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply

The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see www.tafensw.edu.au for the full list of elective units available within this course.

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 870 for further information and advice.

First qualification$3,300
Second qualification$3,960
Non-government subsidised fee$14,230

Apprenticeships: To be eligible for the Smart and Skilled Apprentice fee you must be a registered Apprentice.

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

A materials charge of $600.00 is additional to the enrolment fee and payable at the time of enrolment. This fee covers the cost of consumables and items provided for the practical sessions within the course.

When enrolling under a Smart and Skilled entitlement and where you are eligible for 100% credit from previous studies, your student fee contribution will be zero. However, you will be required to pay an administration fee for the production of your testamur.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Start Date: 5 Feb 2018

Part Time Day: 8 hours per week x 3 Years

Apprentices are expected to attend during the day with classes operating from 8 am to 4.30 pm. (Note: Subject to change.)

To register your interest in this course, please use the Apply option.

You will need to attend a compulsory information session on
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 starting at 8 am with an expected finish time of 12 pm
TAFE NSW Nirimba - Nirimba Education Precinct
Building T12 (via Colebee St)
Eastern Rd
Quakers Hill

During this session you will receive a class timetable showing the required attendance, units of study and assessment dates for the year.

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit www.usi.gov.au .If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870 to enrol.

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