About the course

About the course

Do you want to be able to service and repair automotive air conditioning systems?

You have the option of studying the full qualification, or alternatively use your existing qualification as credit towards this course.  To study this course, you must obtain a Refrigerant Handling Licence (through Arctick).  Please refer to the Arctick website for applicable fees.  

  • 4 day course: if you are you a qualified mechanic looking to upskill your knowledge, you will be required to complete just 3 units over 4 days. 
  • 10 week course: if you do not hold a suitable automotive qualification you will be able to achieve this qualification by completing the 13 units over 10 weeks.

From our automotive air conditioning course you can gain the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of tasks related to servicing and repairing air conditioning systems.

You'll learn how to diagnose and repair cooling systems, how to inspect and service both engines and fuel systems, how to test and repair electrical circuits and how to install basic ancillary electrical systems and components.  

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Intake Dates & Course Length

You can enrol throughout the year

4 day course: (Monday - Thursday)

10 week course: (Monday - Thursday)

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for a range of roles such as automotive air conditioning serviceperson.

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Entry Requirements

To study this course, you must obtain a Refrigerant Handling Licence (through Arctick).  Please refer to the Arctick website for applicable fees.  

4 day course: to be eligible for the 4 day course, you must be able to provide evidence of:

  • a Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Light Vehicle (or equivalent) or
  • a Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology (or equivalent) and 
  • evidence of substantial automotive industry experience

We may contact you during the assessment of your application to request further information about qualifications or experience prior to offering you a place in the 4 day course.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


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Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

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Pathways & Accreditation

Successful completion will enable you to apply for further automotive courses to further your industry skills and knowledge.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Free TAFEGovernment Subsidised ConcessionsGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$0$238$1,190$4,250
Service Fee$160$160$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80$80
Material Fee$272$272$272$272
Retain Course Items$0$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$512$750$1,702$4,762
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$512$750$1,702$4,762

* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Student tuition & materials fees published are indicative, and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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