Certificate II in Split Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

Course Code UEE20111
Campus Wangaratta - Docker Street
Duration 244 hours

Course Overview

The UEE20111 Certificate II in Split Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Trade Assistant, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Unit Servicing Worker, Air-conditioning Split System Installer and/or an Appliance Servicer (Refrigerants).

Everyone works better and enjoys life more when they’re comfortable, and this course shows you how. Study the UEE20111 Certificate II Split Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems. Learn to service, repair and maintain heating and cooling equipment. Commercial refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump plant and equipment.

Our Trainers ensure that students work on hands on projects appropriate to their experience and strengths in GOTAFE’s up to date facilities.

This course is delivered as a full qualification as well as a Short Accredited Course. The full qualification is aimed at those who are currently employed as Electrician’s and Plumbers seeking licensing to install Split System Air Conditioning Systems. The short course is designed to upskill current Apprentices and Tradespersons in the Electrical and Plumbing Industry. Units delivered in the short course will be gap training to complete the Qualification. Successful completion of the short course will enable students to apply for the ARC – Restricted Heat Pump Split Systems Installation and Decommissioning (Splits) Licence.

A refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) trainee licence is required for a person who is handling refrigerant while undertaking training and/or assessment leading to a National Quality Council endorsed qualification in refrigeration and/or air conditioning.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification. This course is delivered on campus. Please speak with the Course Coordinator for further information regarding the Short Accredited Course option.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The UEE20111 Certificate II in Split Air-conditioning and Heat Pump Systems is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Air-conditioning and Refrigeration 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 UEE20111 Certificate II in Split Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems, you might wish to undertake further study in the UEE32211 Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Wangaratta – Docker Street Monday to Friday – 8.00am to 4.00pm – 2 Week Block – SEMESTER 2 / 2019

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.

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-Standard 244 $3.28 $800.32 $7.50 $1,830.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 244 $0.66 $161.04 $7.50 $1,830.00
Full Fee 244 $6.15 $1,500.60 N/A N/A
Course Materials 244 $0.80 $195.20 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
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Applicants must be employed in the air conditioning industry and/or have relevant, current experience.

A refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) trainee licence is required for a person who is handling refrigerant while undertaking training and/or assessment leading to a National Quality Council endorsed qualification in refrigeration and/or air conditioning.
To apply for a Trainee Classroom licence you will need the following:

  • Proof of enrolment required when completing the application
  • Your trainer’s refrigerant handling licence number – required when completing the application
  • Trainers declaration arctick.org
  • Certified photo required after you apply

All relevant information can to be found at the ARC web site-

Units of Competency

UEE20111 – Core Units

UEENEEK142A – Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
UEENEEE101A – Apply Occupational Health And Safety Regulations, Codes And Practices In The Workplace
UEENEEE137A – Document And Apply Measures To Control OHS Risks Associated With Electrotechnology Work
UEENEEE102A – Fabricate, Assemble And Dismantle Utilities Industry Components
UEENEEE105A – Fix And Secure Electrotechnology Equipment
UEENEEE038B – Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan
UEENEEJ105A – Position, assemble and start up single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems
UEENEEJ102A – Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
UEENEEJ172A – Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants – split systems
UEENEEE107A – Use Drawings, Diagrams, Schedules, Standards, Codes And Specifications

UEE20111 – Elective Units

UEENEEP026A – Conduct In-service Safety Testing Of Electrical Cord Connected Equipment And Cord Assemblies
UEENEEP026A – Conduct In-service Safety Testing Of Electrical Cord Connected Equipment And Cord Assemblies
HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry
CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry

Assessment Methods

A variety of assessments can be undertaken, including:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Practical 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 general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

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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