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Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration UEE32211

Overview

Do you want to be a qualified "Fridgie"?

If the answer is yes, and you are employed as an apprentice/trainee in the Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning industry, then this trade course is for you!

As a "Fridgie" you'll gain the knowledge and skills to work specifically as a refrigeration and air conditioning technician in the domestic, commercial or industrial industry sector. This trade level program is for refrigeration and air conditioning apprentices and others working or intending to work with refrigeration and air conditioning equipment in domestic, commercial or industrial situations.

At CIT you will be given the opportunity to learn and work with equipment associated with Refrigeration and Heating Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC).

There will be many opportunities to develop and practice your skills to industry standard with the most up-to-date technology and equipment in our custom built electrotechnology workshop.

Qualification: Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration UEE32211
Program No: C3-TC30
Campus: CIT Fyshwick 
Duration: 6 semesters part-time (approx. 8 hours per week). Final year of delivery is mostly in the workplace with your employer.
Likely Job Outcome: Refrigeration and air conditioning technicians in domestic, commercial and industrial premises.
Application Type: Register Your Interest
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Additional Information

On successful completion of this program, you can apply for a full "Refrigeration and Air conditioning Licence" from the Australian Refrigeration Council and also, apply for a "Restricted Electrical Disconnect Reconnect" licence through State and Territory regulators.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You must:

- have an ACT Year 10 Certificate or equivalent. It is essential that students are able to read and write documents and understand maths concepts to a level required to complete Year 10. Early in the program these skills will be checked - any student who cannot read and write documents and complete maths work to the level needed will be enrolled into additional subjects to help them build the skills needed to successfully complete the program. - AND (apprentices)
- be an apprentice under the Australian Apprenticeship Scheme (AAS), be employed in the industry, and be registered with a Apprentice Network Providers (ANP) prior to enrolment
OR (non-apprentices)
- be employed in the refrigeration/air-conditioning industry within 6 months of starting the course OR within 6 months of starting the course, have access to a workplace and be supervised by a trade qualified and licensed tradesperson (Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air conditioning or equivalent who has an ArcTICK, RHL Refrigerant Handling Licence) to achieve the workplace completion requirements of this program.

This program has pre-requisite requirements as shown below. All prerequisites must be achieved. Discuss with a CIT teacher during enrolment to ensure you have met these requirements.

Before working with refrigerants, you will be required to obtain a Trainee Refrigerant Handling Trainee licence (at your own cost) from the Australian Refrigeration Council. http://www.arctick.org/

WarningIMPORTANT
Before you apply/enrol

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes new students and re-enrolling students.

If you don't have a USI that's ok, you can apply right now. It only takes two minutes, just go to usi.gov.au

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  2. Click on the link for USI
  3. Verify your USI

It's important that your first name, surname and date of birth in our student system match the ID you use to create your USI (eg if you are Christopher in USI database and Chris at CIT your USI will not verify).

If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Stage 1 - Complete 10

  • UEENEEE101A  Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
    • CIT Code: OHSS433
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit specifies the mandatory requirements of occupational health and safety and how they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses responsibilities for health and safety, risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEE102A  Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
    • CIT Code: ELEC754
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit covers basic fitting and fabrication techniques as they apply in the various utilities industry work functions. It encompasses the safe use of hand, fixed and portable power tools; cutting, shaping joining and fixing using metallic and non-metallic materials; dismantling and assembling equipment; basic mechanical measurement and marking-out and reading drawings/diagrams.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEE103A  Solve problems in ELV single path circuits
    • CIT Code: ELEC854
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit covers providing known solutions to predictable problems in single path circuits operated at extra-low voltage (ELV) as they apply to various energy sector work functions. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of basic voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing known solutions to predictable circuit problems.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEE105A  Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
    • CIT Code: ELEC756
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers fixing, securing and mounting techniques as apply in the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses the safe use of hand and portable power tools, safe lifting techniques, safe use of ladders and elevated platforms and the selection and safe application of fixing devices and supporting accessories/equipment.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEE107A  Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
    • CIT Code: ELEC757
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the use of drawings, diagrams, cable schedules, standards, codes and specifications as they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses the rudiments for communicating with schematic, wiring and mechanical diagrams and equipment and cable/connection schedules, manuals, site and architectural drawings and plans showing the location of services, apparatus, plant and machinery and understanding the use and format of compliance standards and job specifications

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEJ102A   Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
    • CIT Code: REFR124
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the basic connection of refrigeration and air conditioning piping/tubing and fittings. It encompasses the safe use of hand, fixed and portable power tools for cutting, flaring, bending, swaging, silver brazing copper tube to copper tube, bundy tube and brass and steel fittings, measurement and reading drawings and diagrams.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEJ103A  Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems
    • CIT Code: REFR125
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the determination of the operating conditions of vapour compression systems. It encompasses working safely, determining refrigerant pressures and temperatures and relevant air and water temperatures using measurement and basic calculation methods.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEJ108A   Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants
    • CIT Code: REFR147
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit covers recovery, pressure testing, evacuating, charging and leak testing recovery of refrigerants and lubricants from refrigeration systems and air conditioning systems. It encompasses working safely and to standards, following regulations and industry practices for handling refrigerants and lubricants, and completing the necessary documentation.

      Note: Refrigeration systems may be those used for refrigerating or for air conditioning.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEE137A   Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
    • CIT Code: ELEC1226
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers identifying occupational health and safety hazard and risks and documenting control measures. It encompasses identifying workplace hazards, assigning levels of risk, developing control measures to eliminate and/or mitigate risks, reviewing risk control measures and maintaining documentation of hazards, risk control measures and their application in accordance with compliance procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEED101A  Use computer applications relevant to a workplace
    • CIT Code: ELEC948
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the basic use of personal computers application relevant to a work function. It encompasses switching the computer on, applying user preferences, selecting basic applications, entering and retrieving information and printing files .

      Prerequisites: Nil

Stage 2 - Complete 9

  • UEENEEJ106A  Install refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories
    • CIT Code: REFR128
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the installation, in buildings and premises, of refrigerant piping/tubing, fittings, flow controlsand accessories for refrigeration and air conditioning systems. It encompasses working safely and to installation standards, routing pipe work to specified locations, connecting components and accessories and documenting installation work

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEJ110A  Select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls
    • CIT Code: REFR133
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit covers the selection of refrigerant piping, accessories and controls for refrigeration and air conditioning installations to comply with regulations, standards and specifications. It encompasses developing refrigerant pipe work arrangements, selecting pipe work and fittings, refrigerant flow controls and accessories, and mechanical and electrical control devices based on specifications, standards and manufacturer catalogues to determine calculated and deemed to comply solutions and documenting all selection information.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEJ153A  Find and rectify faults motors and associated controls in refrigeration and air conditioning systems
    • CIT Code: REFR224
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit covers finding and repairing faults in motors and associated controls in refrigeration and air conditioning systems. It encompasses working safely, applying knowledge of motor systems and their controls, reading circuit diagrams, sketching diagrams from traced circuits, applying logical fault finding procedures, conducting repairs and completing the necessary service documentation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEJ194A  Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration circuits
    • CIT Code: REFR221
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit covers determining correct operation of low voltage d.c. and a.c. circuits and providing solutions as they apply to refrigeration work functions. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in single and multiple path circuits.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEK142A  Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
    • CIT Code: ELEC774
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This competency standard unit requires the worker to undertake methods of work practice that minimises energy and material usage and to seek energy reduction strategies in the energy sector workplace. The unit seeks to minimise negative impacts on the environment.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEP012A  Disconnect / reconnect composite appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring
    • CIT Code: REFR222
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit covers disconnecting and reconnecting composite appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring. This may be incidental to or a primary and regular function of work related to a principle work function. It encompasses working safely, identifying supply arrangements, following isolation procedures, selecting and using testing and measuring devices, terminating and connecting cables and conductors, safely testing and reporting.

      The unit coverage excludes disconnecting or reconnecting circuits at a switchboard or to general electrical accessories (including switches, socket outlets, circuit protective devices etc); or installation of or alteration to any part of the fixed electrical wiring system (defined as electrical installing work).

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEP017A  Locate and rectify faults in low voltage composite appliances using set procedures
    • CIT Code: REFR223
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers locating and rectifying fault(s) in composite appliances intended to operate to a connected supply up to 1,000 volts a.c. or 1,500 volts d.c. This may be incidental to or a primary and regular function in the workplace. It encompasses following prescribed procedures, working safely, reading circuit diagrams, isolation procedures, identifying faults according to procedures, identifying like for like replacement/repair components according to procedures, selecting and using testing and measuring devices, terminating and connecting cables and conductors, safety testing and reporting.

      Note: Limitations of this unit.

      This unit does not cover installations:

      a) Where high fault currents are possible,

      b) Comprised of complex electrical apparatus and circuits,

      c) Associated with fixed wiring other than disconnecting and reconnecting electrical equipment, circuits at a switchboard or to general electrical accessories (including switches, socket outlets, circuit protective devices etc); or installation of or alteration to any part of the fixed electrical wiring system (defined as electrical installing work).listed in the Range Statement of the unit,

      d) In hazardous areas or on electrical equipment that is part of an explosion protection technique.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEP024A  Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
    • CIT Code: ELEC864
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers attaching flexible cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to supplies up to 230V a.c. This may be incidental to or a primary and regular function of work related to a principle function in the workplace. It encompasses working safely, identifying plug configurations, selecting and using testing and measuring devices, terminating and connecting cords/plugs and conductors, safety testing and reporting.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEP025A  Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 Vac or1500 Vdc supply
    • CIT Code: ELEC865
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers attaching flexible cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment connected to a supply up to 1,000V a.c. or 1,500V d.c. This may be incidental to or a primary and regular function of work related to a principle function in the workplace. It encompasses working safely, identifying plug configurations, selecting and using testing and measuring devices, terminating and connecting flexible cords/plugs and conductors, safety testing and reporting.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Stage 3 - Complete 9

  • UEENEEC025B  Participate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities
    • CIT Code: REFR130
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the application of industry/enterprise policies in actively participating in work activities and in one's own competency development. It complies with established industry/enterprise procedures regarding how work is conducted, understanding responsibilities and obligations under competency development plan, following activities for developing competency, selfmonitoring competency development and meeting trainee obligations for periodic reporting of competency development activities.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEJ107A   Install air conditioning and refrigeration systems, major components and associated equipment
    • CIT Code: REFR131
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the installation of refrigeration and air conditioning systems including unitary equipment, compressors, condensers, evaporators, liquid receivers, , pipework, ventilation and air handling (excluding central plant) and associated equipment. It encompasses working safely and to installation standards to match equipment with that specified for a given specification and location, connecting pipe work and components, and complete the necessary installation documentation.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEJ111A  Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration systems and components
    • CIT Code: REFR134
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit covers diagnosing, repairing faults and replacing faulty components in refrigeration and air conditioning systems, components, interconnecting circuits and equipment operating at voltages up to 1,000 V a.c. It encompasses working safely, reading electrical circuit diagrams, refrigeration, hydronic and air distribution system diagrams and manufacturers reference material, sketching diagrams from traced wiring and piping systems, applying logical fault finding procedures, conducting repairs, replacing components and completing the necessary service documentation.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEJ113A  Commission air conditioning and refrigeration systems
    • CIT Code: REFR136
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit covers commissioning of refrigeration and air conditioning systems. It encompasses working safely and to standards to commission the whole system and includes pre-commissioning tests, starting up the system, optimizing the refrigerant charge, basic air and water balancing and adjustment, checking and adjusting components and controls to ensure its efficient and balanced operation, and completing commissioning documentation.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEJ170A  Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems
    • CIT Code: REFR218
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit covers diagnosing, repairing faults and replacing faulty components in refrigeration and air conditioning control systems, components, interconnecting circuits and equipment operating at voltages up to 1000 V a.c. It encompasses working safely, reading circuit diagrams, system diagrams and manufacturers reference material, sketching diagrams from traced wiring, applying logical fault finding procedures, conducting repairs, replacing components and completing the necessary service documentation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEJ104A  Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems
    • CIT Code: REFR146
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers the determination of basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems. It encompasses working safely, determining air temperature, air flow rates and relative humidity using measurement and basic calculation methods.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEJ174A  Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for hydrocarbon refrigerants
    • CIT Code: REFR220
      Cost: $20.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the safety and legal requirements to handle, use and store hydrocarbon refrigerants. All safety aspects are covered to Australian and International standards. Legal requirements are covered at local, State&National level.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEJ175A  Service and repair self contained hydrocarbon air conditioning and refrigeration systems
    • CIT Code: REFR235
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers specialised procedures for servicing and repairs to achieve the effective and efficient operation of primarily self contained air conditioning and refrigeration equipment using Hydrocarbon as the refrigerant. It reinforces safe working practice and encompasses applying specialised knowledge of refrigeration principles that apply to Hydrocarbon, following service manuals, testing, locating and rectifying faults and defective components and completing the necessary service documentation.

      Prerequisites: REFR134 UEENEEJ111A Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration systems and components
  • UEENEEE009B  Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes
    • CIT Code: ELEC949
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the quality assurance and risk management compliance processes for maintenance of the electrotechnology aspects of plant and equipment. It encompasses working safely and to technical, quality and risk management standards, work specifications and maintenance schedules, sample inspections, evaluating components and completing the necessary maintenance documentation.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Stage 4 - Complete 1

  • UEENEEJ109A   Verify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations
    • CIT Code: REFR213
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers testing and visual inspection for verifying that a refrigeration and air conditioning system and components are safe, comply with requirements and functions as intended. It encompasses working safely, conducting compliance tests, conducting visual inspections, identifying non-compliance defects and mandatory reporting requirements.

      Prerequisites: ELEC1226 UEENEEE137A Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
      ELEC864 UEENEEP024A Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
      ELEC865 UEENEEP025A Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 V a.c. or 1500 V d.c.
      REFR124 UEENEEJ102A Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
      REFR125 UEENEEJ103A Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems
      REFR128 UEENEEJ106A Install refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories
      REFR131 UEENEEJ107A Install air conditioning and refrigeration systems, major components and associated equipment
      REFR133 UEENEEJ110A Select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls
      REFR134 UEENEEJ111A Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration systems and components
      REFR136 UEENEEJ113A Commission air conditioning and refrigeration systems
      REFR146 UEENEEJ104A Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems
      REFR147 UEENEEJ108A Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants
      REFR218 UEENEEJ170A Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems
      REFR221 UEENEEJ194A Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration circuits
      REFR222 UEENEEP012A Disconnect / reconnect composite appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring
      REFR223 UEENEEP017A Locate and rectify faults in low voltage composite appliances using set procedures
      REFR224 UEENEEJ153A Find and rectify faults motors and associated controls in refrigeration and air conditioning systems

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au