Persons gaining this qualification will be able to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain airconditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment in buildings and premises. The qualification contains the requirements for an 'Electrician's licence' and the ARTIC licence.
Full time employment within the industry would be required to complete the on-the-job components necessary to obtain trade certification, traineeship or apprenticeship. Minimum educational qualifications for admission to this course are passes in year 11 English and Mathematics.
Certificate III in Refrigeration And Air-Conditioning
To achieve a Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning a minimum of TWENTY-SIX (26) units of competency must be completed. This comprises TWENTY-THREE (23) core units of competency, at least TWO (2) stream core units of competency plus elective units with a unit strand total (UST) of at least 3 points as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.
The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 1100. The total nominal hours for this qualification will vary depending on the elective units selected.
Code Module/Unit of Competency Elective UST Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
UEENEEC025B Participate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities 20
UEENEEE001B Apply OHS practices in the workplace 20
UEENEEE002B Dismantle, assemble and fabricate electro technology components 40
UEENEEE003B Solve Problems in extra low voltage single path circuits 40
UEENEEE005B Fix and secure equipment 20
UEENEEE007B Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals 40
UEENEEE036B Document occupational hazards and risks in refrigeration and air conditioning 20
UEENEEJ002B Prepare refrigeration tubing and Fittings 40
UEENEEJ003B Determine the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems 60
UEENEEJ004B Determine the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems 20
UEENEEJ006B Install pipe work for refrigeration and air conditioning systems 30
UEENEEJ007B Install refrigeration and air conditioning systems, major components and associated equipment 30
UEENEEJ008B Recover, pressure and leak test, evacuate and charge refrigerants 40
UEENEEJ009B Verify compliance and functionality of refrigeration and air conditioning installations 20
UEENEEJ010B Select refrigerant pipe/tube, accessories and associated controls 120
UEENEEJ011B Diagnose and rectify faults in refrigeration and air conditioning systems and components 60
UEENEEJ013B Commission refrigeration and air conditioning systems 40
UEENEEJ053B Find and rectify faults in appliance motors and associated controls 120
UEENEEJ070B Diagnose and rectify faults in refrigeration and air conditioning control systems 40
UEENEEP001B Disconnect and reconnect fixed wired electrical equipment connected to a low voltage supply 80
UEENEEP002B Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 250 volt supply 40
UEENEEP003B Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 Vac. or 1500 Vdc. supply 20
UEENEEP007B Locate and rectify faults in electrical low voltage equipment following prescribed procedures 20
Total nominal hours – core units
STREAM CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
UEENEEC002B Source and purchase material/parts for installation and service jobs 20
UEENEEC001B Maintain Documentation 20
Total nominal hours – stream core units
ELECTIVE UNIT OF COMPETENCY
UEENEEJ005B Position, assemble and start up split airconditioning systems 3
UEENEED001B Use basic computer applications relevant to the workplace 2
Total nominal hours – elective units
Total nominal hours for the qualification
For information on class times at Casuarina Campus select Timetables and follow the instructions provided.
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Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: http://employabilityskills.training.com.au.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:
* Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college,
* through adult education classes or training programs at work;
* Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
* Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).
RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.
Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.
See the RPL Guide for Applicants for further information on the RPL application process.
Credit Transfer or Recognition of Previous Study
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.
Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.
Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.
On completion of this qualification students may progress toward the Certificate IV in Electrical - Airconditioning Systems (UEE40507) or to other disciplines in electrotechnology.