Post Trade Code: UEE20120

Certificate II in Split-Air Conditioning

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UEE20120 - Certificate II in Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

This course is facilitated and certified by Skillbuild Training (RTO 70059) through an established partnership with CET, and is a course for electricians and 4th year electrical apprentices to enable them to apply for a refrigerant handling licence to install split-system air conditioners.

Fees

Course Fee: $2,180.00

Fees are subject to change. Course fees do not incur GST.
*Relevant Membership discount will be applied to the full fee. CET will verify membership eligibility.

Course code

Duration

2 days

Course content

The course on offer meets the requirements of the regulating body, the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC), for issuing a restricted Refrigerant Handling Licence. On the 1st of July 2005, the Australian Government implemented a licensing scheme to support regulations under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989, designed to reduce emissions of environmentally harmful refrigerant gases. Anyone wanting to install, service or repair an air conditioner, or any other piece of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment must be a licensed technician under the regulations. 

Upon completion, you will be able to apply for a Refrigerant Handling Licence. The licence is a restricted Split System Air Conditioning Installation and Decommissioning licence which enables you to legally handle a refrigerant for the installation and decommissioning of single head split systems of less than 18kW (Cooling capacity).  

The holder of such a licence can:

  • Work with a single head split system air conditioner of less than 18kW cooling capacity
  • Undertake installation, including running the pipe work of a single head split system air conditioner
  • Introduce additional refrigerant when required on extended pipe runs during installation only
  • Commission the system after installation is completed and
  • Undertake removal of refrigerant from the system prior to decommissioning

Please note, some states require additional licencing details or courses to contract for work. These include NSW, Victora, and South Australia. Please check with your local government and regulatory body for more information.

Course requirements

Learners must hold a current WA Unrestricted Electrician’s or Training Licence or equivalent issued in an Australian State or Territory or be in the final year of their electrical apprenticeship.

Theory is taught through face-to-face sessions, aided by learner guides and presentations, covering necessary paperwork and legislation aligned with ARC requirements. Practical sessions take place in a workshop setting with supplied materials. Assessments will include written tasks and practical demonstrations on two inverter air conditioners.

All participants will need a Trainee Licence from the Australian Refrigeration Council to attend the course. Details will be provided so you can apply for this prior to your course.

Learners are required to complete a 2 hour precourse assignment. 

Course materials

All course materials will be provided.

Course breakdown

Core Units of Competency

Code Description Nominal Hours
UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace NA/CT
UEECD0016 Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work NA/CT
UEECD0019 Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components NA/CT
UEECD0020 Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment NA/CT
UEECD0051 Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications NA/CT
UEERA0049 Install and start up single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems NA/CT
UEERA0059 Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings NA/CT
UEERA0064 Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants – split systems NA/CT
UEECO0002 Maintain documentation NA/CT

Schedule

Date Location Availability
1 July 2024 Jandakot 6 places left
30 Aug 2024 Jandakot 5 places left

Certification & assessment

Upon completion, you will be able to apply for a Refrigerant Handling Licence. The licence is a restricted Split System Air Conditioning Installation and Decommissioning licence which enables you to legally handle a refrigerant for the installation and decommissioning of single head split systems of less than 18kW (Cooling capacity).  

Skills recognition

Credit transfer is a process that gives you credit towards this qualification for a unit of competency previously achieved. Competencies achieved at another institution in another course are credited towards the Certificate II in Engineering on offer if those units are deemed equivalent. 

You will need to provide evidence of your qualification/s and your academic transcript outlining the units of competency achieved or a statement of attainment. You may either supply originals which will be copied by your trainer (the original returned to you), or certified copies which will be kept on your student record for documenting this evidence.

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