TAFE NSW

Diploma of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering - UEE51220

TAFE NSW

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

This qualification covers competencies to develop systems; select equipment; and commission, maintain and diagnose faults/malfunctions of refrigeration systems and equipment that apply to commercial food storage and preservation and air conditioning and air distribution equipment and special applications. It includes regulatory requirements for purchasing and handling refrigerants. Competency development activities in this qualification are subject to regulations directly related to licencing. A relevant contract of training through an apprenticeship or relevant employment may be required to enable the application of the required knowledge and skills to on the job work activities and environments. Refrigerant Handling Licence:The achievement of the qualification meets the training components for the full national Refrigerant Handling Licence which is required to work on refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that carries the risk of a fluorocarbon refrigerant being emitted while decanting the refrigerant or manufacturing, installing, commissioning, servicing, maintaining or decommissioning refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Occupational Licence:Additional and/or other conditions may apply in some jurisdictions subject to regulations related to refrigeration/air conditioning work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations.Electrical Occupation Licence:The achievement of this qualification with the core restricted electrical units meet the electrical regulatory requirements for related restricted electrical work in most state/territories. This is required to work on electrical installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 volt (V) alternating current (a.c.) or 120 V direct current (d.c.).

Subjects

  • Design ammonia refrigerated systems
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • Resolve problems in post-mix refrigeration systems
  • Install and commission carbon dioxide refrigeration systems, components and associated equipment
  • Facilitate continuous improvement
  • Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
  • Recover and charge refrigerants
  • Resolve problems in hydronic systems
  • Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • Repair and service self-contained carbon dioxide refrigeration and heat pump systems
  • Install and commission flammable refrigerant air conditioning and refrigeration systems
  • Resolve problems in ultra-low temperature refrigeration systems
  • Locate and rectify faults in low voltage (LV) electrical equipment using set procedures
  • Select basic commercial refrigeration system equipment, components and accessories
  • Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems
  • Evaluate thermodynamic and fluid parameters of refrigeration systems
  • Solve problems in ELV single path circuits
  • Service and repair self-contained flammable refrigerants air conditioning and refrigeration systems
  • Disconnect - reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring
  • Install, commission, service and maintain medium temperature systems
  • Estimate electrotechnology projects
  • Establish the thermodynamic parameters of refrigeration and air conditioning systems
  • Maintain microbial control of refrigeration and air conditioning systems
  • Resolve problems in transport refrigeration systems
  • Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for ammonia refrigerant
  • Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems
  • Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Repair and service carbon dioxide refrigeration systems
  • Install and commission ammonia refrigeration systems, components and associated equipment
  • Resolve problems in ice making systems
  • Resolve problems in beverage dispensers
  • Find and rectify faults in single phase motors and associated controls
  • Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan
  • Determine noise and vibration encountered in HVAC/R applications
  • Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 V a.c. or 1500 V d.c.
  • Select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls
  • Design industrial refrigeration systems and select components
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • Manage people performance
  • Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
  • Design control systems for refrigeration or heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems
  • Repair and service ammonia refrigeration systems
  • Analyse the operation of HVAC air and hydronic systems
  • Design hydrocarbon refrigerated systems
  • Safely handle refrigerants and lubricants
  • Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for carbon dioxide refrigerant
  • Install refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories
  • Establish heat loads for commercial refrigeration and/or air conditioning applications
  • Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models
  • Evaluate and report on building services energy management systems
  • Design carbon dioxide refrigerated systems
  • Evaluate and report on the indoor air quality of buildings
  • Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • Manage an information or knowledge management system
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report
  • Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration and air conditioning circuits
  • Design commercial refrigeration systems and select components
  • Implement and monitor energy sector WHS policies and procedures
  • Resolve problems in central plant air conditioning systems
  • Verify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations
  • Produce HVAC/R control system diagrams
  • Install, commission, service and maintain low temperature systems
  • Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
  • Resolve problems in dairy refrigeration systems
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems
  • Repair and service secondary refrigeration systems
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Select residential air conditioning system equipment, components and accessories
  • Use engineering applications software on personal computers
  • Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems
  • Design heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and select components
  • Prepare tender submissions for electrotechnology projects
  • Design secondary refrigerant systems
  • Install, commission, service and maintain air conditioning systems
  • Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures
  • Produce basic engineering drawings
  • Produce HVAC/R system design drawings
  • Find and rectify faults in three phase motors and associated controls
  • Develop and implement energy sector maintenance programs
  • Build and sustain an innovative work environment
  • Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for flammable refrigerants
  • Analyse the psychrometric performance of HVAC/R systems
  • Resolve problems in refrigerated beverage vending cabinets

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 2 years

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