UEE32220 Certificate III Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration

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UEE32211 Certificate III Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration

Course Description

This qualification provides competencies for selecting 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. The duration of the UEE32220 Certificate III in Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration is 8 hours per day, 1 day per week for 120 weeks.

Job Roles & Career Pathways

The qualification is designed for students wishing to enter the Electro-technology industry for roles including an Air Conditioning and Refrigeration mechanic covering domestic, industrial and commercial premises. 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 wish to enter the industry and has vocational experience in the industry but without any formal qualifications. Students are required to have a limited knowledge and skill base in a variety of Electrotechnology contexts including making judgements, completing routine activities and taking limited responsibility in the Electrotechnology workplace.

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 UEE32220 Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration is a prerequisite for several specialised courses in the Electrotechnology Industry that will help you to further your career.

Students who complete the UEE32220 Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration can continue their studies by advancing to the UEE42720 Certificate IV in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Servicing or any other relevant Certificate IV level qualification.

This course comprises all the required 25 Core competency units to a total of 1000 points and 4 elective unit streams, each totalling 70 points.

    This will involve a blend of classroom-based, online and self-paced, simulated and supervised workplace-based training to ensure full competency.

    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 resources required to complete the  UEE32220 Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration upon enrolment:

    • Australian Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Vol 1 Edition 5 & Vol 2 Edition 4 by Graham Boyle (For Full course only), RPL students will receive handouts

    Relevant Industry Standards

    Superior Training Centre’s delivery and assessment of the UEE32220 Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration complies with the following Australian standards:

    • AS1668.2
    Course Summary
    • Course duration:  4 years for Apprenticeship -including 2.5 years of training