Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

Gordon Institute of TAFE

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 an AAC02 - Refrigerant handling licence - qualified persons (Automotive air conditioning licence: 2 years). Users are advised that the scope of the licence will be contingent on unit of competency selection. This licence is governed by the Australian Refrigeration Council, which should be contacted for further information.

Course Fee:

Australian: $794

Entry Requirements:

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

Structure:

13 units: 7 core; 6 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace; Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace; Test and repair basic electrical circuits; Service air conditioning and HVAC systems; plus more. Electives: Solder electrical wiring and circuits; Install air conditioning systems; Overhaul air conditioning and HVAC system compressors; Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations; Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace; Prepare vehicles for customer use; plus more.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00011G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
East Geelong No info No Part time 1 year

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