Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration

Course Code UEE32211
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 1080 hours

Course Overview

The UEE32211 Certificate III in Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanic.

The UEE32211 is the new standard required to become a qualified Air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanic and to work within the Air-conditioning and refrigeration industry.

This qualification provides competencies to select components, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain refrigeration systems and equipment that apply to food storage and preservation, air conditioning and air distribution equipment in buildings and premises. It includes regulatory requirements for purchasing and handling refrigerants.

This course is offered as an Apprenticeship program. You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The UEE32211 Certificate III in Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Electrotechnology industry.

Working in this industry may involve working within a factory environment or on-site instillation and servicing. Hours of work may vary depending on where you work.

Further studies
After gaining the UEE32211 Certificate III in Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration, you might wish to undertake further study in the UEE42911 Certificate IV in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning systems. or UEE42711 Certificate IV in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Servicing.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

This course is Competency based and employer verification is required.

You are required to attend all classes where possible to and will have access to a trainer outside of class times if required.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Evan Gibson
Location: Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice 1,080 $3.30 $3,564.00 $13.00 $14,040.00
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice Concession 1,080 $0.66 $712.80 $13.00 $14,040.00
Full Fee 1,080 $6.15 $6,642.00 N/A N/A
Course Materials 1,080 $1.60 $1,728.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
All applicants will:

  • Need to complete a Pre-training review.
  • Need to complete a language, literacy and numeracy activity to provide staff with an indication of existing levels of capability.

Preferred acceptance through an Australian Apprenticeship pathway. Applicants to be employed as an apprentice or be able to demonstrate experience in the trade.

Units of Competency

UEE32211 – Elective Units
CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry
HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
UEENEED101A – Use Computer Applications Relevant To A Workplace
UEENEEJ174A – Apply Safety Awareness And Legal Requirements For Hydrocarbon Refrigerants
UEENEEJ175A – Service And Repair Self Contained Hydrocarbon Air Conditioning And Refrigeration Systems
UEENEEJ178A – Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for ammonia refrigerant
UEENEEJ184A – Apply Safety Awareness And Legal Requirements For Carbon Dioxide Refrigerant
UEENEEP014A – Disconnect – reconnect water heaters connected to low voltage installation wiring
UEENEEP015A – Disconnect – reconnect motors connected to low voltage installation wiring

Assessment Methods

A variety of assessments can be undertaken, including:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Demonstration
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training Contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please go to australianapprenticeships.gov.au or call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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