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Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration UEE32220

Overview

Do you want to be a qualified "Fridgie"?

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 course is for refrigeration and air conditioning apprentices to work with refrigeration and air conditioning equipment in domestic, commercial or industrial situations. This qualification covers competencies to select components, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain refrigeration systems and equipment that apply to food storage and preservation, and air conditioning and air distribution equipment in buildings and premises. It includes regulatory requirements for purchasing and handling refrigerants.
At CIT you will be given the opportunity to develop and practice your skills to industry standard and work with equipment in our custom built electrotechnology workshop associated with Refrigeration, Heating Ventilation, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC&R).
Competency development activities in this qualification are subject to regulations directly related to licensing.

Qualification:

Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration UEE32220

Course No:

C3-TS43

Campus:

CIT Fyshwick 

Duration:

6 semesters part-time (approx. 8 hours per week) then final Verification unit (Capstone) to be completed during 4th and final year of study.

Cost Info:

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance

Indicative Cost:

$2,430
Apprentice/trainee
  • Subsidised fee $2,250

Likely Job Outcome:

Refrigeration and air conditioning technicians in domestic, commercial and industrial premises.

Application Type:

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Additional Information

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

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

As you are entering this course as an apprentice under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements, you must be employed in the electrical contracting industry, and you must register with an Apprentice Network Provider (ANP) prior to enrolment.
Starting out in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry you’ll need to obtain your ARCtick Licence (otherwise known as a Refrigeration Handling Licence, RHL or simply ARC Licence). Your teacher will provide more information on how to apply.

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

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. 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 the lower level course. Please visit Foundation Skills.

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

Complete 1210 credit points (Core 1070 and Electives140)

Stage 1 - Complete 180 credit points

  • UEECD0007   Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
    • CIT Code: ELEC1369
      Cost: Standard $51.00
      Apprentice $51.00
      Credit Points: 20
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations and codes of practices in the electrotechnology workplace.It includes applying safe working practices, following workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control. It also includes electrotechnology worker responsibilities and application for health and safety, risk management and adherence to safety practices as part of electrotechnology work functions when preparing to enter a work area.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEECD0051   Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
    • CIT Code: ELEC1392
      Cost: Standard $96.00
      Apprentice $96.00
      Credit Points: 40
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to use drawings, diagrams, cable schedules, industry standards, codes of practice and specifications as they apply to various electrotechnology work functions.It includes interpreting schematic, wiring and mechanical diagrams, equipment and cable/connection schedules and manuals; and the use and format of compliance standards, codes and job specifications used in the electrotechnology industry. It also includes the use of site and architectural drawings/plans to show the location of services, apparatus, plant and machinery.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEECD0019   Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
    • CIT Code: ELEC1376
      Cost: Standard $96.00
      Apprentice $96.00
      Credit Points: 40
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components using fitting and metal fabrication techniques.It includes the safe use of hand tools, fixed and portable power tools; cutting, shaping, joining and fixing; using metallic and non-metallic materials; dismantling and assembling equipment; mechanical measurement and marking out; and, reading drawings/diagrams.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEECD0020   Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
    • CIT Code: ELEC1377
      Cost: Standard $51.00
      Apprentice $51.00
      Credit Points: 20
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to fix, secure and mount electrotechnology equipment to hollow walls, solid walls and metal fixings.It includes the safe use of hand and portable tools/ power tools and the selection and safe application of fixing devices and supporting accessories/equipment.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEERA0036   Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1530
      Cost: Standard $80.00
      Apprentice $80.00
      Credit Points: 60
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to determine operating conditions of vapour compression system.It includes working safely; determining refrigerant pressures and temperatures, and relevant air and water temperatures using measurement and calculation methods. It also includes working with the three states of matter at each point in the refrigeration cycle (liquid, vapour and liquid-vapour mixture).The skills and knowledgein this unit will be applied by refrigeration and air conditioning technicians during the commissioning, service and repair of refrigeration and air conditioning systems.To undertake this unit, the learner must have a Trainee Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes work on refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that carries the risk of a fluorocarbon refrigerant being emitted.The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a national Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes 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.The skills and knowledge described in this unit may, in some jurisdictions, also require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace subject to regulations for undertaking refrigeration and 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.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

Stage 1.5 - Complete 160 credit points

  • UEERA0059   Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
    • CIT Code: ELEC1538
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $95.00
      Credit Points: 40
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to prepare and connect refrigeration and air conditioning piping/tubing and fittings.Itincludes cutting,bending and connecting copper tubes to copper tubesand tobrass and steel fittings byflaring and swaging using compression fittingsand silverbrazing.The skills and knowledgein this unit will be applied by refrigeration and air conditioning technicians during the installation, service and repair of refrigeration and air conditioning systems.To undertake this unit, the learner must have a Trainee Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes work on refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that carries the risk of a fluorocarbon refrigerant being emitted.The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a national Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes 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.The skills and knowledge described in this unit may, in some jurisdictions, also require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace subject to regulations for undertaking refrigeration and 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.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEERA0035   Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1529
      Cost: Standard $55.00
      Apprentice $55.00
      Credit Points: 20
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to determine operating conditions of air conditioning systems.It includes working safely; determining air temperature, air flow rates and relative humidity using measurement and calculation methods. The skills and knowledgein this unit will be applied by refrigeration and air conditioning technicians during the commissioning, service and repair of air conditioning systems.The skills and knowledge described in this unit may, in some jurisdictions, require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace subject to regulations for undertaking refrigeration and 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.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEECD0042   Solve problems in ELV single path circuits
    • CIT Code: ELEC1389
      Cost: Standard $55.00
      Apprentice $55.00
      Credit Points: 40
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to provide solutions to predictable problems in single path circuits operated at extra-low voltage (ELV) as they apply to energy sector work functions.It includes working safely; using voltage, current and resistance measuring devices; and providing solutions to predictable circuit problems.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEECD0016   Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
    • CIT Code: ELEC1374
      Cost: Standard $51.00
      Apprentice $51.00
      Credit Points: 20
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to identify, document and apply work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) hazard and risk control measures associated with electrotechnology work.It includes 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.This unit addresses information, processes and techniques for the application of WHS/OHS, specific to working in the electrotechnology sector and is essential for workers without managerial or supervisory responsibilities.Typically, this unit will relate to the type of job being undertaken, electrical conditions, energy levels, radiation levels, toxic substances, airborne particles, pressure discharge, explosive atmosphere, worksite location, general worksite conditions, specific work location, moving parts, tools and equipment, workers competence and/or capacity and/or personal effects.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEERA0079   Safely handle refrigerants and lubricants
    • CIT Code: ELEC1589
      Cost: Standard $55.00
      Apprentice $55.00
      Credit Points: 40
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to Safely handle refrigerants and lubricants used in refrigeration and air conditioning systems.It includes relevant legislation applicable to the safe handling and storage of refrigerants and lubricants, types and common properties, identification of hazards, and safe filling of refrigerant cylinders. The skills and knowledge of this unit of competency will be applied by refrigeration and air conditioning technicians during the installation, commissioning and repairing of refrigeration and air conditioning systems.To undertake this unit, the learner must have a current Trainee Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes work on refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that carries the risk of a fluorocarbon refrigerant being emitted. The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a national Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes 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.Additional and/or other conditions may apply in some jurisdictions subject to regulations related to refrigeration, air conditioning and electrical work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

Stage 2 - Complete 200 credit points

  • UEERA0092   Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration and air conditioning circuits
    • CIT Code: ELEC1556
      Cost: Standard $55.00
      Apprentice $55.00
      Credit Points: 40
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to solve problems in low voltage (LV) refrigeration and air conditioning circuits, determine the correct operation of LV alternating current (a.c.) circuits, and provide solutions to refrigeration and air conditioning work functions.Competency in this unit requires the ability to work safely; use voltage, current and resistance measuring devices; and provide solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in single and multiple path circuits.Individuals will typically work independently or as part of a refrigeration installation and repair team.The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace where work is carried out on electrical installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 volt (V) a.c. or 120 V d.c.Competency development activities in this unit are subject to regulations directly related to licensing. Where a licence or permit to practice is not held, a relevant contract of training, such as an Australian Apprenticeship, is required. Additional and/or other conditions may apply in some jurisdictions subject to regulations related to electrical work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEERA0062   Recover and charge refrigerants
    • CIT Code: ELEC1588
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $95.00
      Credit Points: 40
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to recover, pressure test, evacuate and charge refrigerants from refrigeration and air conditioning systems.It includes recovering refrigerants, pressure testing, evacuating, charging refrigerants into refrigeration systems and completing documentation. The skills and knowledge in this unit will be applied by refrigeration and air conditioning technicians during the recovery and charging of refrigerants on refrigeration and air conditioning systems.To undertake this unit, the learner must have a current Trainee Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes work on refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that carries the risk of a fluorocarbon refrigerant being emitted.The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a national Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes 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. Additional and/or other conditions may apply in some jurisdictions subject to regulations related to refrigeration, air conditioning and electrical work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEERL0001   Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
    • CIT Code: ELEC1563
      Cost: Standard $55.00
      Apprentice $55.00
      Credit Points: 20
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to attach flexible cord and plug to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase supplies up to 230 volts (V) alternating current (a.c.) supply.It includes planning and attaching flexible cord and plug, using test equipment for inspection and safety testing. It also includes locating, inspecting, testing and repairing faults in flexible cords and plugs.This unit does not cover the knowledge and skills necessary for work associated with high current faults on complex electrical apparatus, circuits and electrical work; in hazardous areas or on electrical equipment that is part of an explosion-protection technique; nor, work associated with fixed wiring.The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace where work is carried out on electrical installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 V a.c. or 120 V direct current (d.c.). Competency development activities in this unit are subject to regulations directly related to licensing. Where a licence or permit to practice is not held, a relevant contract of training, such as an Australian Apprenticeship, is required. Additional and/or other conditions may apply in some jurisdictions subject to regulations related to electrical work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEERL0002   Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 V a.c. or 1500 V d.c.
    • CIT Code: ELEC1564
      Cost: Standard $55.00
      Apprentice $55.00
      Credit Points: 20
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to attach flexible cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment connected to a supply up to 1,000 volts (V) alternating current (a.c.) or 1,500 V direct current (d.c.).It includes planning and attaching flexible cords, cables and plugs; and using test equipment for inspection and safety testing. It also includes locating, inspecting, testing and repairing faults in flexible cords and plugs.The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace where work is carried out on electrical installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 V a.c. or 120 V d.c.Competency development activities in this unit are subject to regulations directly related to licensing. Where a licence or permit to practice is not held, a relevant contract of training, such as an Australian Apprenticeship, may be required.Additional and/or other conditions may apply in some jurisdictions subject to regulations related to electrical work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations.
      Prerequisites: UEERL0001 Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
  • UEERL0004   Disconnect - reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring
    • CIT Code: ELEC1570
      Cost: Standard $55.00
      Apprentice $55.00
      Credit Points: 60
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to disconnect and reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring. It includes preparing electrical equipment for disconnecting and then reconnecting equipment connected to LV installation wiring. It also includes inspecting and testing the reconnected electrical equipment for safe operation, identifying and reporting electrical faults and providing status reports. This must be incidental to a primary or regular function of the workplace. The unit excludes disconnecting or reconnecting circuits at a switchboard or to general electrical accessories (including switches, socket outlets and circuit protective devices), or installation of or alteration to any part of the fixed electrical wiring system (defined as electrical installation work).The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace where work is carried out 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.).The skills and knowledge described in this unit may require a license to practice in the workplace where plant and equipment operate at voltage above 50 V a.c. or 120 V d.c. However other conditions may apply in some jurisdictions subject to regulations related to electrical work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to regulations directly related to occupational health and safety and where applicable contracts of training such as apprenticeships. Additional and/or other conditions may also apply under State and Territory legislation and regulations related to licencing, electrical work and work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations, which must be confirmed prior to commencing this unit. In some jurisdictions additional information related to licencing may be required on certification documentation. Further guidance can be found in the UEE Electrotechnology Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEERE0001   Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
    • CIT Code: ELEC1558
      Cost: Standard $40.00
      Apprentice $40.00
      Credit Points: 20
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply environmentally sustainable procedures in the energy sector.It includes identifying and applying sustainable methods of work practice that minimise energy and material usage and to apply energy reduction strategies in the energy sector workplace.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Stage 2.5 - Complete 190 credit points

  • UEERL0005   Locate and rectify faults in low voltage (LV) electrical equipment using set procedures
    • CIT Code: ELEC1591
      Cost: Standard $55.00
      Apprentice $55.00
      Credit Points: 20
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to locate and rectify faults in low voltage (LV) electrical equipment.It includes following workplace procedures to inspect and test electrical equipment, identify and rectify faults and complete reporting. This must be incidental to a primary or regular function of the workplace. The Range of Conditions describes exclusions for this unit of competency.The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace where work is carried out 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.).The skills and knowledge described in this unit may require a license to practice in the workplace where plant and equipment operate at voltage above 50 V a.c. or 120 V d.c. However other conditions may apply in some jurisdictions subject to regulations related to electrical work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to regulations directly related to occupational health and safety and where applicable contracts of training such as apprenticeships.Additional and/or other conditions may also apply under State and Territory legislation and regulations related to licencing, electrical work and work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations, which must be confirmed prior to commencing this unit.In some jurisdictions additional information related to licencing may be required on certification documentation. Further guidance can be found in the UEE Electrotechnology Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
      UEERL0004 Disconnect - reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring
  • UEERA0045   Find and rectify faults in three phase motors and associated controls
    • CIT Code: ELEC1584
      Cost: Standard $60.00
      Apprentice $60.00
      Credit Points: 30
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to find and repair faults in motors and associated controls connected to three phase, 415 volts (V) supply, in refrigeration and air conditioning systems.It includes working safely, using fault-finding procedures, conducting repairs to motor and associated control components, and completing required service documentation. The skills and knowledge in this unit will be applied by refrigeration and air conditioning technicians during the commissioning and repair of refrigeration and air conditioning systems.To undertake this unit, the learner must have a current Trainee Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes work on refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that carries the risk of a fluorocarbon refrigerant being emitted. The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a national Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes 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. The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace where work is carried out on electrical installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 V alternating current (a.c.) or 120 V direct current (d.c.).Competency development activities in this unit are subject to regulations directly related to licensing. Where a licence or permit to practice is not held, a relevant contract of training, such as an Australian Apprenticeship, is required.Additional and/or other conditions may apply in some jurisdictions subject to regulations related to refrigeration, air conditioning and electrical work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEERA0044   Find and rectify faults in single phase motors and associated controls
    • CIT Code: ELEC1583
      Cost: Standard $60.00
      Apprentice $60.00
      Credit Points: 40
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to find and repair faults in motors and associated controls connected to single phase, 240 volt (V) supply, in refrigeration and air conditioning systems.It includes working safely, using fault-finding procedures, conducting repairs to motor and associated control components, and completing required service documentation. The skills and knowledge in this unit will be applied by refrigeration and air conditioning technicians during the commissioning and repair of refrigeration and air conditioning systems.To undertake this unit, the learner must have a current Trainee Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes work on refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that carries the risk of a fluorocarbon refrigerant being emitted. The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a national Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes 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. The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace where work is carried out on electrical installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 V alternating current (a.c.) or 120 V direct current (d.c.).Competency development activities in this unit are subject to regulations directly related to licensing. Where a licence or permit to practice is not held, a relevant contract of training, such as an Australian Apprenticeship, is required.Additional and/or other conditions may apply in some jurisdictions subject to regulations related to refrigeration, air conditioning and electrical work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEERA0081   Select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls
    • CIT Code: ELEC1554
      Cost: Standard $55.00
      Apprentice $55.00
      Credit Points: 40
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls.It includes selecting refrigerant piping, accessories and controls for refrigeration and air conditioning installation to comply with regulations, industry standards and specifications. It also includes developing refrigerant pipe work arrangements; selecting pipe work and fittings, refrigerant flow controls and accessories, and mechanical and electrical control devices based on specifications, industry standards and manufacturer catalogues to determine calculated and deemed-to-comply solutions and documenting selection information.The skills and knowledge described in this unit may, in some jurisdictions, require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace subject to regulations for undertaking refrigeration and 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.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEERA0050   Install refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories
    • CIT Code: ELEC1535
      Cost: Standard $100.00
      Apprentice $100.00
      Credit Points: 60
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to install refrigerant piping/tubing, fittings, flow controls and accessories for refrigeration and air conditioning systems in buildings and premises in accordance with relevant regulations, industry standards, codes of practice, manufacturer instructions, and industry and workplace requirements.It includes working safely; applying industry standards; routing pipe work to specified locations; connecting installations, components and accessories; and documenting work.The skills and knowledgein this unit will be applied by refrigeration and air conditioning technicians during theinstallationand repair of refrigeration and air conditioning systems.To undertake this unit, the learner must have a Trainee Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes work on refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that carries the risk of a fluorocarbon refrigerant being emitted.The skills and knowledge described in this unit may require a national Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes 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.The skills and knowledge described in this unit may, in some jurisdictions, also require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace subject to regulations for undertaking refrigeration and 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.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

Stage 3 and 3.5 - Complete 440 credit points

  • UEERA0053   Install, commission, service and maintain medium temperature systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1587
      Cost: Standard $110.00
      Apprentice $110.00
      Credit Points: 60
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to safely and effectively install, commission, service and maintain medium temperature cabinets and cool rooms employing a single evaporator and single condensing unit. It includes the ability to source relevant data and schematics; install components, pipe work, accessories and controls to create a functional medium temperature system; commission the system to ensure it operates at the specified design conditions; locate and rectify faults; and carry out routine maintenance procedures.The skills and knowledge in this unit will be applied by refrigeration and air conditioning technicians during the installation, commissioning and servicing of medium temperature refrigeration systems.To undertake this unit, the learner must have a current Trainee Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes work on refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that carries the risk of a fluorocarbon refrigerant being emitted.The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a national Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes work on refrigeration and air conditioningequipment 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.The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace where work is carried out 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.).Competency development activities in this unit are subject to regulations directly related to licensing. Where a licence or permit to practice is not held, skills and knowledge described in this unit require a relevant contract of training, such as an Australian Apprenticeship. Additional and/or other conditions may apply in some jurisdictions subject to regulations related to refrigeration, air conditioning and electrical work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations. Permits may also be required for some work environments, such as confined spaces, working aloft, near live electrical apparatus and site rehabilitation.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEEIC0013   Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers
    • CIT Code: ELEC1518
      Cost: Standard $110.00
      Apprentice $110.00
      Credit Points: 60
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to develop, enter and verify programs for programmable logic controller (PLC) (also known as programmable controller) for a system requiring discrete control functions.It includes working safely, using control systems and control system development methods, using ladder diagrams/statement list/function block diagram instruction sets, following written instructions, and documenting program development and testing activities.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEERA0052   Install, commission, service and maintain low temperature systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1586
      Cost: Standard $70.00
      Apprentice $70.00
      Credit Points: 40
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to safely and effectively install, commission, service and maintain low temperature cabinets and freezer rooms employing a single evaporator and single condensing unit. It includes the ability to source relevant data and schematics; install components, pipe work, accessories and controls to create a functional low temperature system; commission the system to ensure it operates at the specified design conditions; locate and rectify faults; and carry out routine maintenance procedures.The skills and knowledge in this unit will be applied by refrigeration and air conditioning technicians during the installation, commissioning and servicing of low temperature refrigeration systems.To undertake this unit, the learner must have a current Trainee Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes work on refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that carries the risk of a fluorocarbon refrigerant being emitted.The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a national Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes 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.The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace where work is carried out on electrical installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 V alternating current (a.c.) or 120 V direct current (d.c.).Competency development activities in this unit are subject to regulations directly related to licensing. Where a licence or permit to practice is not held, skills and knowledge described in this unit require a relevant contract of training, such as an Australian Apprenticeship. Additional and/or other conditions may apply in some jurisdictions subject to regulations related to refrigeration, air conditioning and electrical work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations. Permits may also be required for some work environments such as confined spaces, working aloft, near live electrical apparatus and site rehabilitation.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEERA0051   Install, commission, service and maintain air conditioning systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1585
      Cost: Standard $120.00
      Apprentice $120.00
      Credit Points: 80
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to safely and effectively install, commission, service and maintain air conditioning systems. It includes the ability to source relevant data and schematics; install components, pipe work, accessories and controls to create a functional air conditioning system. It covers selecting, installing and terminating interconnecting and controller cables between the sensor/s, controller/s, indoor and outdoor units of residential and small commercial systems; replacing damaged cables on equipment operating at voltages up to 500 volt (V) alternating current (a.c.) after its main switch with like-for-like cables; commissioning the system to ensure it operates at the specified design conditions, locating and rectifying faults and carrying out routine maintenance procedures.The skills and knowledge of this unit of competency will be applied by refrigeration and air conditioning technicians during the installation, commissioning and servicing of air conditioning systems.To undertake this unit, the learner must have a current Trainee Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes work on refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that carries the risk of a fluorocarbon refrigerant being emitted.The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a national Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes work on refrigeration and air conditioningequipment 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.The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace where work is carried out on electrical installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 V alternating current (a.c.) or 120 V direct current (d.c.).Competency development activities in this unit are subject to regulations directly related to licensing. Where a licence or permit to practice is not held, skills and knowledge described in this unit require a relevant contract of training, such as an Australian Apprenticeship. Additional and/or other conditions may apply in some jurisdictions subject to regulations related to refrigeration, air conditioning and electrical work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations. Permits may also be required for some work environments, such as confined spaces, working aloft, near live electrical apparatus and site rehabilitation.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEERA0031   Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1528
      Cost: Standard $60.00
      Apprentice $60.00
      Credit Points: 60
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and rectify faults and replace faulty components in refrigeration and air conditioning control systems, interconnecting circuits and equipment operating at voltages up to 1000 volt (V) alternating current (a.c.).Competency in this unit requires the ability to work safely, diagnose faults, apply fault-finding procedures, conduct repairs, replace components and complete required service documentation.The skills and knowledge in this unit will be applied by refrigeration and air conditioning technicians during the commissioning and repair of refrigeration and air conditioning system.To undertake this unit, the learner must have a Trainee Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes work on refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that carries the risk of a fluorocarbon refrigerant being emitted.The skills and knowledge described in this unit may require a national Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes 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.The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace where work is carried out on electrical installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 V a.c. or 120 V direct current (d.c.). Competency development activities in this unit are subject to regulations directly related to licensing. Where a licence or permit to practice is not held, a relevant contract of training, such as an Australian Apprenticeship, is required. Additional and/or other conditions may apply in some jurisdictions subject to regulations related to electrical work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEERA0007   Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for flammable refrigerants
    • CIT Code: ELEC1527
      Cost: Standard $30.00
      Apprentice $30.00
      Credit Points: 10
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply safety awareness and legislative requirements for Class A2, A2L and A3 flammable refrigerants.It includes applying safety and relevant legislation to safely handle and store flammable refrigerants.Dangerous goods and ozone protection, work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS), and synthetic greenhouse gas management legislative requirements apply to this unit.The skills and knowledgein this unit will be applied by those managing, supervising or working in or near a location that contains refrigeration or air conditioning equipment usingflammable refrigerant. These could include managers, supervisors, maintenance staff, cleaners, employees and refrigeration and air conditioning technicians
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEERA0006   Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for carbon dioxide refrigerant
    • CIT Code: ELEC1526
      Cost: Standard $30.00
      Apprentice $30.00
      Credit Points: 10
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply safety awareness and legal requirements for carbon dioxide (CO�) refrigerant.It includes applying safety and legal requirements when handling, using and storing CO� refrigerants.The skills and knowledgein this unit will be applied by those managing, supervising or working in or near a location that contains refrigeration equipment usingCO� refrigerant. These could include managers, supervisors, maintenance staff, cleaners, employees and refrigeration and air conditioning technicians No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTAID011   Provide first aid
    • CIT Code: HESC586
      Cost: Standard $10.00
      Apprentice $10.00
      Credit Points: 10
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies. The unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTAID009   Provide Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    • CIT Code: HESC588
      Cost: Standard $18.00
      Apprentice $18.00
      Credit Points: 10
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.This unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide CPR, in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTAID010   Provide basic emergency life support
    • CIT Code: HESC587
      Cost: Standard $29.00
      Apprentice $29.00
      Credit Points: 10
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies. This unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide an emergency response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UETDRMP007   Perform rescue from a live low voltage panel
    • CIT Code: WPHS149
      Cost: Standard $0.00
      Apprentice $60.00
      Credit Points: 20
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to perform a rescue from live low voltage (LV) electrical apparatus in an electricity supply industry (ESI) environment. This does not include overhead lines and underground cables.It includes the organisational workplace requirements for the inspection and use of live LV panel rescue equipment, and how it applies to ESI workers to meet work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS), mobility and mutual aid requirements. Note: Those holding an existing ESI or Electrotechnology qualification or equivalent meet the prerequisite unit requirements. Refer to the UET Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training PackageCompanion Volume Implementation Guide for equivalency definition.The application of the skills and knowledge described in this unit may require a licence/registration to practice in the workplace. Other conditions may also apply under state and territory legislative and regulatory licensing requirements which must be confirmed prior to commencing this unit.
      Prerequisites: HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
      UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEECO0010   Participate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities
    • CIT Code: ELEC1401
      Cost: Standard $50.00
      Apprentice $50.00
      Credit Points: 60
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to participate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities.It includes applying workplace policies and procedures and actively participating in refrigeration and air conditioning work activities in competency development. It also includes observing how refrigeration and air conditioning work is conducted, identifying responsibilities and obligations under a competency development plan, following activities for developing competency, self-monitoring competency development and meeting obligations for periodic reporting of competency development activities.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCWHS1001   Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
    • CIT Code: WPHS146
      Cost: Standard $22.00
      Apprentice $22.00
      Credit Points: 10
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. The unit requires the person to demonstrate personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements in order to work safely and prevent injury or harm to self and others. It covers identifying and orally reporting common construction hazards, understanding basic risk control measures, and identifying procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies. It also covers correctly selecting and fitting common personal protective equipment (PPE) used for construction work. This unit meets the general construction induction training requirements of: Part 1.1 Definitions and Part 6.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety Regulations; Division 11 of Part 3 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 for Western Australia; and Division 3 of Part 5.1 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 for Victoria. It is expected that site-specific induction training will be conducted prior to conducting construction work. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit. Relevant work health and safety state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm jurisdictional requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • NAT11084001   Identify and report asbestos containing materials
    • CIT Code: BLDG303
      Cost: Standard $190.00
      Apprentice $95.00
      Credit Points: 10
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required for workers who may come into contact with asbestos or asbestos containing materials (ACM).
      Prerequisites: Nil

Stage 4 - Complete 40 credit points

  • UEERA0094   Verify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations
    • CIT Code: ELEC1557
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      Apprentice $150.00
      Credit Points: 40
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to verify the functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations.It includes testing and visual inspection for verifying that a refrigeration and air conditioning system and components are safe and complies with requirements and functions as intended. It also includes working safely, conducting compliance tests, conducting visual inspections, identifying non-compliance defects and completing mandatory reporting requirements. Individuals will typically work remotely without direct supervision or as part of a commissioning, service or maintenance team.To undertake this unit, the learner must have a Trainee Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes work on refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that carries the risk of a fluorocarbon refrigerant being emitted.The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a national Refrigerant Handling Licence as it includes 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.The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a licence or permit to practice in the workplace where work is carried out on electrical installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 V alternating current (a.c.) or 120 V direct current (d.c.). Competency development activities in this unit are subject to regulations directly related to licensing. Where a licence or permit to practice is not held, skills and knowledge described in this unit require a relevant contract of training, such as an Australian Apprenticeship. Additional and/or other conditions may apply in some jurisdictions subject to regulations related to refrigeration, air conditioning or electrical work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations.Those holding the Full Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Refrigerant Handling Licence issued by the Australian Refrigeration Council, or a Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning trade qualification or equivalent meet the requirements of this unit and its prerequisite requirements.Permits may also be required for some work environments, such as confined spaces, working aloft, near live electrical apparatus and site rehabilitation.
      Prerequisites: UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
      UEECD0016 Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
      UEECD0019 Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
      UEECD0020 Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
      UEECD0042 Solve problems in ELV single path circuits
      UEECD0051 Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
      UEECO0010 Participate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities
      UEERA0031 Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems
      UEERA0035 Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems
      UEERA0036 Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems
      UEERA0044 Find and rectify faults in single phase motors and associated controls
      UEERA0045 Find and rectify faults in three phase motors and associated controls
      UEERA0050 Install refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories
      UEERA0051 Install, commission, service and maintain air conditioning systems
      UEERA0052 Install, commission, service and maintain low temperature systems
      UEERA0053 Install, commission, service and maintain medium temperature systems
      UEERA0059 Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
      UEERA0062 Recover and charge refrigerants
      UEERA0079 Safely handle refrigerants and lubricants
      UEERA0081 Select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls
      UEERA0092 Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration and air conditioning circuits
      UEERE0001 Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
      UEERL0001 Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
      UEERL0002 Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 V a.c. or 1500 V d.c.
      UEERL0004 Disconnect - reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring
      UEERL0005 Locate and rectify faults in low voltage (LV) electrical equipment using set procedures

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