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Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration

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The Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic. You'll learn to select components, install, set up, test, repair, and maintain refrigeration systems and equipment.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
4 years part-time
Course Code
UEE32211
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$7,128 total

About this course

The Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic.

You'll learn to select components, install, set up, test, repair, and maintain refrigeration systems and equipment. On a day-to-day basis, you might work with domestic or commercial equipment used for food storage and preservation, air conditioning, and air distribution.

You'll also gain knowledge of the regulatory requirements for purchasing and handling refrigerants.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

All applicants will:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to ensure the course suits your needs and aspirations, and that you are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.
  • Complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007)before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your apprenticeship contract before applying for this course.

Study locations

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Career pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Electrotechnology industry as an Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic.

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.