UEE20111 Certificate II in Split Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump

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Course Description

This qualification covers the installation, commissioning and de-commissioning of single head, split air conditioning and heat pumps systems to a prescribed routine where the maximum plant capacity for each system does not exceed 18 kWr.

This includes wall hung, floor and ceiling suspended, cassette and ducted fan coil split systems and water heating heat pump systems. This qualification excludes competencies required for service, repair, maintenance, diagnostic/fault finding and electrical work or the safe and proper installation of commercial refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump plant and equipment.

Job Roles & Career Pathways

The qualification is designed for students wishing to enter the Electrotechnology industry for roles including Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Trades Assistant and Split Air Conditioning Systems Installer. Full details can be found at www.training.gov.au

Entry Requirements

There are no formal course entry requirements into this qualification.

This course is recommended for students who are currently employed in the Electro-technology industry but without any formal qualifications. Students are required to have a limited knowledge and skill base in a variety of Electro-technology contexts including making judgements, completing routine activities and taking limited responsibility in the Electro-technology workplace. Obviously the more you know the better!

Students are required to have language, literacy and numeracy skills as required to undertake these workplace functions.

Course start dates are as listed on the RTO training schedule.

Further Learning

The UEE20111 Certificate II Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems is a prerequisite for several specialised courses in the Electrotechnology Industry that will help you to further your career.

Students who complete the UEE20111 Certificate II Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems can continue their studies by advancing to the UEE32211 Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration or any other relevant Certificate III level qualification.

This course comprises all the required 10 Core competency units to a total of 340 points and elective unit streams, each totalling 20 points.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is structured throughout the course. If students are unable to achieve competency, additional support is provided through mentoring and access to re-assessment as outlined in our policies and procedures. Assessment requires achievement across all tasks to demonstrate competence and includes:

  • Written Assessment
  • Portfolio of Evidence including Third party Report
  • Simulated/Practical Assessment (demonstration of skills)
  • Workplace observation and demonstration

Recognition Of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students with prior learning and work experience can apply for RPL. Students who have completed corresponding units of competency and/or units contained within the packaging rules can apply for Credit Transfer. RPL evidence must include some of the following:

  • Work Experience
  • Life Experience
  • Previous Study e.g. qualifications, industry training
  • Professional Development Programs and/or Courses


Students will be provided with the following resource handouts required to complete the UEE20111 Certificate II in Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems upon enrolment:

  • Australian Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Vol 1 Edition 5 & Vol 2 Edition 4 by Graham Boyle

Relevant Industry Standards

Superior Training Centre’s delivery and assessment of the UEE20111 Certificate II in Split Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems complies with the following Australian standards:

  • AS1668.2


  • 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 
  • UEENEEE038B – Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan 
  • UEENEEK142A – Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector 
  • UEENEEE107A – Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes, and specifications 
  • UEENEEE105A – Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment 
  • UEENEEE102A – Fabricate, assemble, and dismantle utilities industry components 
  • UEENEEJ102A – Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings 
  • UEENEEJ172A – Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants – split systems 
  • UEENEEJ105A – Position, assemble and start up single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems
  • UEENEEC001B – Maintain documentation
Volume Of Learning

The volume of learning allocated to a qualification will vary depending on the level of the qualification and the experience and competency of the student. Students must complete the allocated hours for the qualification they are undertaking in order to achieve competency. If the student applies for RPL or Credit Transfer, the volume of learning may be reduced. 



Course Summary


  • Core units: 10
  • Elective units: 1
  • Course duration: 18 months expected
  • RTO # 41122

Course Resources

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