Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology


Course Length

Full time:

6 Months

Contact Hours

Full time:

4 days a week


Subsidised Standard:


Subsidised Standard (Concession):


Full Fee:


Course Materials:


Student Services Fees (per year):




Shepparton - Fryers Street

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Delivery Mode

On Campus

Course Overview

The Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology gives you the skills and knowledge for a career servicing and repairing air-conditioning components and systems of cars and other heavy vehicles.

You'll learn to identify and repair air-conditioning HVAC systems, install air-conditioning and ancillary electrical systems, and solder electrical wiring and circuits.

You'll also learn important workplace safety practices so you're ready for whatever situations you encounter out in the field.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme as well as the JobTrainer initiative, for eligible students.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Automotive industry as a qualified Automotive Air-conditioning Repair Person.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study and complete the AUR30616 Certificate III in Automotive Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology or AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

On Campus - Starts on 26/07/2021 - 2 days a week - 8am to 5pm / 2021

Wangaratta - Docker Street

On Campus - Starts on 19/07/2021 - 2 days a week - 8am to 5pm / 2021

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard: $1,001.00

2. Subsidised Standard (Concession): $200.00

3. Full Fee: $1,311.00

Course Materials: $190.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $70.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2021 and may change without notice.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

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:

  • 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

Some applicants may also be required to undertake an interview prior to entry into this course.

Course Study Units

Core Units
AURAEA002 - Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002 - Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR012 - Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETU003 - Service air conditioning and HVAC systems
AURETU004 - Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems
AURTTA018 - Carry out diagnostic procedures
Elective Units
AURETR006 - Solder electrical wiring and circuits
AURETR011 - Install basic ancillary electrical systems and components
AURETU001 - Install air conditioning systems
AURETU005 - Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems
AURETU007 - Overhaul air conditioning and HVAC system compressors
AURTTA004 - Carry out servicing operations
AURTTC003 - Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTE004 - Inspect and service engines
AURTTK002 - Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Demonstration
  • Online Assessments

Course Co-ordinator

Mark Ward

Attendance & Commitment

The course runs over a 6 month period and students are enrolled Full-Time. Students attend GOTAFE 4 days per week to complete on-campus training Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. Training occurs on campus and in a workshop model with access to a Simulated Workshop where the students can practice their skills and demonstrate the knowledge they have acquired.

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. We encourage students to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in webinars, excursions or other organised activities.

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.

Learning support

A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.

Learn more about our learning support services


Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.

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Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

Reach out to our Skills and Jobs Centres

Student Support

Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

Support for personal issues

We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

Learn about our Student Wellbeing Advisors

Learner's Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.


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

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

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.