Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

With a combination of core and elective subjects, you can tailor your studies to suit your specific interests around working with light, heavy and commercial vehicles.

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With a combination of core and elective subjects, you can tailor our Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology to suit your specific interests around working with light, heavy and commercial vehicles.

You will learn how to service, diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems, while also choosing from subjects like soldering electrical wiring and circuits, installing ancillary electrical systems and inspecting and servicing engines.

Whatever focus you choose, you will finish your highly practical studies as a specialist, equipped to apply for a National Air Conditioning Licence and ready to advance your career working as a fully qualified automotive air conditioning technician.

  • Automotive Service Technician (general)
  • Automotive Service Technician (air-conditioning)

This course could also be delivered to a person with no experience of back-ground in automotive. In this instance, the course would take approximately 6 - 8 months full-time and provide a pathway into the automotive industry as a generic service technician with the ability to also undertake air conditionining service work.

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

FOLLOW ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABILITY BEST PRACTICE IN AN AUTOMOTIVE WORKPLACE
AURAEA002
FOLLOW SAFE WORKING PRACTICES IN AN AUTOMOTIVE WORKPLACE
AURASA002
TEST AND REPAIR BASIC ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS
AURETR012
SERVICE AIR CONDITIONING AND HVAC SYSTEMS
AURETU003
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR AIR CONDITIONING AND HVAC SYSTEMS
AURETU004
CARRY OUT DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES
AURTTA018
COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY IN AN AUTOMOTIVE WORKPLACE
AURAFA003
INSTALL BASIC ANCILLARY ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS
AURETR011
RETROFIT AND MODIFY AIR CONDITIONING AND HVAC SYSTEMS
AURETU005
CARRY OUT SERVICING OPERATIONS
AURTTA004
CARRY OUT MECHANICAL PRE-REPAIR OPERATIONS
AURTTA009
DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR COOLING SYSTEMS
AURTTC003
INSPECT AND SERVICE ENGINES
AURTTE004
INSPECT AND SERVICE PETROL FUEL SYSTEMS
AURTTF001
USE AND MAINTAIN TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT IN AN AUTOMOTIVE WORKPLACE
AURTTK002

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LMC

National course code: AUR20218

Entry requirements (year 12)

Completion of a pre-training review and a language, literacy and numeracy evaluation.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Completion of a pre-training review and a language, literacy and numeracy evaluation.

2 days per week for 22 weeks.

Fees are subject to change annually.

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.

For further information regarding these costs, please view 2020 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

For further information please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2020 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2020.

Other study costs

Steel capped boots: $60.00 Suggested: Air con gauge set. $ 120.00 Vent thermometer: $40.00

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

Historically, individuals taking up this specialisation course in Automotive Air Conditioning, would already hold their Certificate III in light Vehicle Mechanical Technology trade qualification (qualified apprentice). This course can be delivered to a qualified Automotive Mechanic who would most likely gain credit or RPL for approx 70% of the course depending on the age of their trade qualification. This course could also be delivered to a person with no experience of back-ground in automotive. In this instance, the course would take approximately 6 - 8 months full-time and provide a pathway into the automotive industry as a generic service technician with the ability to also undertake air conditionining service work.

The completion of this qualification enables an individual to apply for an AAC02 - Refrigerant handling licence - qualified persons (Automotive air conditioning licence: 2 years). Users are advised that the scope of the licence will be contingent on unit of competency selection. This licence is governed by the Australian Refrigeration Council, which should be contacted for further information.

Work placement is suggested and supported during the course delivery, however, is not compulsory.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.

 

 

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