Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology - AUR20220

Bendigo TAFE

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 01218G

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a range of tasks relating to servicing and repairing air conditioning components and systems of cars and heavy vehicles in an automotive service and repair business.The completion of this qualification enables an individual to apply for anAAC02 - Refrigerant handling licence - qualified persons(Automotive air conditioning licence). Users are advised that the scope of the licence will be contingent on unit of competency selection. Trainee licences also apply to those handling refrigerants while undertaking training. These licences are governed by the Australian Refrigeration Council, which should be contacted for further information.


  • Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace
  • Use numbers in an automotive workplace
  • Overhaul air conditioning and HVAC system compressors
  • Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
  • Install air conditioning systems
  • Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC components
  • Retrofit automotive air conditioning and HVAC systems
  • Read and respond to automotive workplace information
  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • Read and apply vehicle wiring schematics and drawings
  • Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
  • Recover vehicle refrigerants
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • Solder electrical wiring and circuits
  • Prepare vehicles for customer use
  • Service air conditioning and HVAC systems
  • Diagnose and repair cooling systems
  • Carry out servicing operations
  • Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components
  • Inspect and service engines

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Charleston Road Domestic: $6,091
  • Full-time : 6 months
  • Part-time : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Charleston Road.

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself.

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