Creating Skills for life

UEE32211 - Certificate III in Air-conditioning
and Refrigeration

Course Overview

The UEE32211 Certificate III in Air‐conditioning and Refrigeration course is for individuals whose duties included installing and maintaining air conditioning and refrigeration systems, components and equipment, and may work in other specialised areas in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industry.

This course covers air‐conditioning and refrigeration work specialising in refrigeration theory, pipework skills, brazing and soldering skills, the handling of refrigerant, the installation and maintenance of components, wiring and equipment, the use of air‐conditioning and refrigeration specific tools, test equipment and other devices, as well as commissioning systems that will be used in a variety of residential, commercial and industrial premises.

Graduates of this course will receive an internationally recognised Australian Qualification issued through TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275).


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Course Delivery

Location: Fiji

Duration: Course duration is 22 weeks full time including one-week mid semester break. Students will attend classes for a minimum of 5 days per week. Additional out-of-hours study time will be required.

Delivery Mode: Face to face. Training will be delivered in English and incorporates language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) support. 

Course Fees: The course fee is FJD3,500. The fee includes personal protective equipment, stationery and uniform. The Australian Government subsidises the cost of the course including materials and consumables. Course fees are subject to change without prior notification. View current fees.


Entry Requirements

  • Must be a citizen of a Pacific Island Forum country
  • Have significant prior industry experience (more than one year) in the area in which they wish to train or have a local qualification and limited relevant industry experience (up to one year) in the area in which they wish to train
  • Complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and Vocational Knowledge Assessment

Applicants may apply for recognition of prior learning.

* Courses offered, course dates and fees may vary depending  upon student and industry demand.


Course Content

The UEE32211 Certificate III in Air‐conditioning and Refrigeration will cover the following units of competency:


Unit CodeUnit Title
UEENEEC025BParticipate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities
UEENEEE101AApply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEE102AFabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEE103ASolve problems in ELV single path circuits
UEENEEE105AFix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEENEEE107AUse drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEENEEE137ADocument and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
UEENEEJ102APrepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
UEENEEJ103AEstablish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems
UEENEEJ104AEstablish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems
UEENEEJ106AInstall refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories
UEENEEJ107AInstall air conditioning and refrigeration systems, major components and associated equipment
UEENEEJ108ARecover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants
UEENEEJ109AVerify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations
UEENEEJ110ASelect refrigerant piping accessories and associated controls
UEENEEJ111ADiagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration systems and components
UEENEEJ113ACommission air conditioning and refrigeration systems
UEENEEJ153AFind and rectify faults in motors and associated controls in refrigeration and air conditioning systems
UEENEEJ170ADiagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems
UEENEEJ194ASolve problems in low voltage refrigeration circuits
UEENEEK142AApply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
UEENEEP012ADisconnect / reconnect composite appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring
UEENEEP017ALocate and rectify faults in low voltage composite appliances using set procedures
UEENEEP024AAttach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply
UEENEEP025AAttach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 Va.c. or 1500 Vd.c. supply
UEENEED101AUse computer applications relevant to a workplace
UEENEEJ119AResolve problems in ice making systems
UEENEEJ174AApply safety awareness and legal requirements for hydrocarbon refrigerants
UEENEEJ175AService and repair self contained hydrocarbon air conditioning and refrigeration systems

Bold Font indicates core units; Standard font indicates electives - 25 core plus 4 electives

APTC is an Australian Government initiative in partnership with the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

APTC is implemented by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275)

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