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Certificate II in Split Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems


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Certificate II in Split Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems – UEE20111

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Course Overview

Everyone works better and enjoys life more when they're comfortable. And in the Australian heat, air-conditioning is a big part of that.

The Certificate II in Split Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems will teach you to service, repair, and maintain heating and cooling equipment, including commercial refrigeration, air-conditioning, and heat pump plant equipment.

You'll learn in our professional facilities and train on the equipment you'll use in your work. Our Trainers work with your employer to make sure you're working on projects that are appropriate to your strengths and experience.

This course is delivered on campus.

This course is also delivered as a Short Accredited Course. 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.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Air-conditioning and Refrigeration industry. Roles you may be eligible for include:

  • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Trade Assistant
  • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Unit Servicing Worker
  • Air-conditioning Split System Installer
  • Appliance Servicer (Refrigerants)

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the UEE32211 Certificate III in Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration.

Course Dates & Times

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 4.00pm - 2 Week Block - SEMESTER 2 / 2019

Starts Monday 9th Nov, 2 week course (Mon-Fri), 8am - 4.30pm / 2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Full Fee
Course Materials

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 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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.

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
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider ( with your employer to organise your apprenticeship/traineeship contract prior to applying for this course.
  • Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement
  • 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.

Core Units
Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan
Apply Occupational Health And Safety Regulations, Codes And Practices In The Workplace
Fabricate, Assemble And Dismantle Utilities Industry Components
Fix And Secure Electrotechnology Equipment
Use Drawings, Diagrams, Schedules, Standards, Codes And Specifications
Document And Apply Measures To Control OHS Risks Associated With Electrotechnology Work
Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
Position, assemble and start up single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems
Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants - split systems
Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
Elective Units
Work safely in the construction industry
Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Conduct In-service Safety Testing Of Electrical Cord Connected Equipment And Cord Assemblies

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Practical demonstration

Name: Allan McLean
Location: Shepparton

Name: Evan Gibson
Location: Wangaratta

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.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

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 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.

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