Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration
Course Code: UEE32220 | CRICOS Code: 111839G


Electrical and Electronics

Delivery Mode



104 Weeks

Course Description

Course Code: UEE32220 | CRICOS Code: 111839G


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.

Competency development activities in this qualification are subject to regulations directly related to licencing. A relevant contract of training through an apprenticeship or relevant employment may be required to enable the application of the required knowledge and skills to on-the-job work activities and environments.

Refrigerant Handling Licence:

The achievement of the qualification meets the training components for the full national Refrigerant Handling Licence which is required to work on refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that carries the risk of a fluorocarbon refrigerant being emitted while decanting the refrigerant or manufacturing, installing, commissioning, servicing, maintaining or decommissioning refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Occupational Licence:

Additional and/or other conditions may apply in some jurisdictions subject to regulations related to refrigeration/air conditioning work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations.

Electrical Occupation Licence:

The achievement of this qualification with the core restricted electrical units meet the electrical regulatory requirements for related restricted electrical work in most state/territories. This is required to work on electrical installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 volt (V) alternating current (a.c.) or 120 V direct current (d.c.).


Students are encouraged to seek industry work placement to gain the maximum benefit from the course. This is an opportunity to not only apply and practice the skills acquired in a formal work environment, but to improve their capabilities. As a result, the student will not only meet but exceed their learning outcomes.

Course Duration/Fee

Course Duration: 104 weeks

Tuition Fee: AUD $26,000

Material Fee: AUD $4000

Total Fee: AUD $30,000

Entry Requirements
    • Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of course commencement.
    • Some prospective students may be asked to undertake an LLN assessment or enrolment interview prior to acceptance.
    • Must have completed Australian Year 11 or equivalent level of schooling or a Certificate III or higher qualification with an Australian institution.
    • Must demonstrate English level of IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent, such as:
      • IBT 60
      • PTE Academic 50
      • CAE 169
      • OET Pass
      • Duolingo 100
      • General English Advanced
      • MOI Certificate
      • Certificate IV or higher qualification with an Australian institution.
    • Must have the ability to carry out workshop training involving physical activity, including lifting.

ISMT may also conduct an entry interview with all prospective students to confirm their details and ensure that the course selected is the most appropriate for their needs.

Intake Dates
2023 Intake Dates 2024 Intake Dates
21st August, 2023 29th January, 2024
09th October, 2023 04th March, 2024
13th November 2023 22th April, 2024
27th May, 2024
15th July, 2024
19th August, 2024
07th October, 2024
11th November 2024
Award Requirements

Students will need to successfully complete all units in this course to receive UEE32220 – Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. Learners who partially complete the qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units they are deemed competent.

Career Pathway

After completion, you may like to add to, or expand your knowledge base into other areas of specialisation. You may wish to apply into the Diploma of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning. You’ll also be able to apply for Class 2 – Class 1 disconnect/reconnect/fault finding licence, a full refrigerant handling licence and a construction induction card (white card).

Pathway From Qualification

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.


Air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanics work in commercial food storage, air-conditioning, transport refrigeration and industrial processing systems, in offices, technical laboratories, workshops or onsite.

Professional recognition and accreditation:

When you graduate, you’ll be eligible for a full refrigerant handling license through the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC).

Units Of Competency

The UEE32220 – Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
requires the completion of the following 27 core units and 8 elective units.

Core Units – 27
UEECD0007Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEECD0051Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEECD0019Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEECD0020Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEERA0036Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems
UEERA0059Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
UEERA0035Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems
UEECD0042Solve problems in ELV single path circuits
UEECD0016Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
UEERL0001Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
UEERA0050Install refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories
UEERA0092Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration circuits
UEERA0094Verify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations
UEERA0081Select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls
UEERA0031Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems
UEERL0002Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 Va.c. or 1500Vd.c. supply
UEECO0010Participate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities
UEERE0001Apply environmentally and sustainable energy procedures in the energy sector
UEERA0044Find and rectify faults in single phase motors and associated controls*
UEERA0045Find and rectify faults in three phase motors and associated controls*
UEERA0051Install, commission, service and maintain air conditioning systems*
UEERA0052Install, commission, service and maintain low temperature systems*
UEERA0053Install, commission, service and maintain medium temperature systems*
UEERA0062Recover and charge refrigerants*
UEERA0079Safely handle refrigerants and lubricants*
UEERL0004Disconnect – reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring*
UEERL0005Locate and rectify faults in low voltage (LV) electrical equipment using set procedures*
Elective Units – 8
UEEIC0013Develop, enter and verify programs for programmable controllers
BSBOPS203Deliver a service to customers”
UEECO0015Provide quotations for installation or service jobs
UEECO0002Maintain documentation
UEERA0007Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for flammable refrigerants
UEERA0048Install and commission flammable refrigerant air conditioning and refrigeration systems*
UEERA0070Resolve problems in central plant air conditioning systems*
UEERA0084Service and repair self-contained flammable refrigerants air conditioning and refrigeration systems*

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