Certificate II in Split Air-conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

This qualification is part of the Electrotechnology Training Package. It covers the installation, commissioning and de-commissioning of single head, split air conditioning and heat pump systems to a prescribed routine where the maximum plant capacity for each system does not exceed 18 kWr. This includes wall-hung, floor and ceiling-suspended, cassette and ducted fan coil split systems and water heating heat pump systems. This qualification excludes competencies required for service, repair, maintenance, diagnostic/fault finding and electrical work or the safe and proper installation of commercial refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump plant and equipment.

Entry Requirements:

Literacy and numeracy skills to Year 10 level; plus relevant employment; plus workplace supervisor. If you are entering this program as a Trainee under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements, you must also register with an Australian Apprenticeships Centre prior to enrolment.


10 core; plus electives

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components; Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment; Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications; Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings; Position, assemble and start-up single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems; Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants - split systems; plus more. Elective: Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems; Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply; plus more.

Accepts International Students:


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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
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