TAFE NSW

Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration - UEE32211

TAFE NSW

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification is part of the Electrotechnology Training Package. It provides competencies to select components, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain refrigeration systems and equipment that apply to food storage and preservation, air conditioning and air distribution equipment in buildings and premises. It includes regulatory requirements for purchasing and handling refrigerants.

Structure

  • 23 core
  • at least 2 stream core
  • at least 3 electives.

Subjects

  • Repair and service ammonia refrigeration systems
  • Provide quotations for installation or service jobs
  • Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 Va.c. or 1500 Vd.c. supply
  • Repair and service secondary refrigeration systems
  • Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for ammonia refrigerant
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Participate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities
  • Resolve problems in refrigerated beverage vending cabinets
  • Resolve problems in transport refrigeration systems
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems
  • Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems
  • Repair and service carbon dioxide refrigeration systems
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • Maintain documentation
  • Develop, enter and verify programs for programmable logic controllers using ladder instruction set
  • Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Disconnect / reconnect composite appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring
  • Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • Use basic computer applications relevant to a workplace
  • Resolve problems in dairy refrigeration systems
  • Verify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations
  • Deliver a service to customers
  • Locate and rectify faults in low voltage composite appliances using set procedures
  • Install air conditioning and refrigeration systems, major components and associated equipment
  • Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants
  • Resolve problems in hydronic systems
  • Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
  • Install and commission hydrocarbon refrigeration systems, components and associated equipment
  • Perform CPR
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration systems and components
  • Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes
  • Select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls
  • Resolve problems in ultra-low temperature refrigeration systems
  • Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration circuits
  • Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs
  • Install refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories
  • Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for hydrocarbon refrigerants
  • Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits
  • Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
  • Install and commission carbon dioxide refrigeration systems, components and associated equipment
  • Resolve problems in post mix refrigeration systems
  • Maintain microbial control of refrigeration and air conditioning systems
  • Resolve problems in beverage dispensers
  • Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for carbon dioxide refrigerant
  • Install and commission ammonia refrigeration systems, components and associated equipment
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • Work safely in the construction industry
  • Resolve problems in ice making systems
  • Resolve problems in central plant air conditioning systems
  • Service and repair self contained hydrocarbon air conditioning and refrigeration systems
  • Repair and service self contained carbon dioxide refrigeration and heat pump systems
  • Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus
  • Commission air conditioning and refrigeration systems
  • Find and rectify faults in motors and associated controls in refrigeration and air conditioning systems
  • Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems

Study pathways

Not Applicable

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Bathurst College No
  • Part-time : 18 weeks
Grafton Campus No
  • Part-time : 4 years
Granville College No
  • Part-time : 4 years
Newcastle Campus No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Nirimba College No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Port Macquarie Campus No
  • Part-time : 4 years
Tamworth Campus No
  • Part-time : 4 years
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Wagga Wagga Campus No
  • Part-time : 4 years
Wollongong Campus No
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Bathurst College.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**$850 - course related costs

Campuses: Grafton Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Student workbooks/textbooks to be advised for approximately $450

Campuses: Newcastle Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Australian Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (ARAC) Text Book Volumes l & 2: $300.00 approx.- Can Cooler Project Stage 1: $250.00 Or Can Cooler Projec Stage 2 $150.00 - Trainee Refrigerant Handling Licence. please contact ARC on 1300 884 483 to start this process. ARC Website http://www.arctick.org/index.php

Campuses: Nirimba College.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:$600 materials fee

Campuses: Ultimo College, Main Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**SMART AND SKILLED FEESThis course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/are-you-eligiblePAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCEFees: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/feesPayment - funding: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/payment-fundingRECOGNITIONRecognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.Find out more about recognition: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/recognition-credit-transfers

Campuses: Wagga Wagga Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Personal Protective Equipment - Students are required to provide and bring to each session appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include:safety glasses, gloves, safety footwear, suitable clothing such as cotton drill work wear and other equipment (e.g. ear protection or respiratory masks) in line with industry requirements for their workplace or worksite. - Stage 1 Textbook - Australian Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Volume 1: $165.00- Stage 1 Textbook - Electrical Principles, 2nd Edition (Author Peter Phillips): $100.00- Stage 1 Textbook - Electrotechnology Practice, 3rd Edition (Author Jeffery Hampson & Steve Hanssen): $100.00- Stage 2 Textbook - Australian Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Volume 2: $155.00

Campuses: Wollongong Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Personal Protective Equipment - Students are required to provide and bring to each session appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include:safety glasses, gloves, safety footwear, suitable clothing such as cotton drill work wear and other equipment (e.g. ear protection or respiratory masks) in line with industry requirements for their workplace or worksite.

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