If you are a plumber or electrician who wants to up-skill to apply for a refrigerant handling licence then this is the course for you.

Our course in split air conditioning and heat pump systems will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to apply for the licence issued by the Australian Refrigeration Council. You will learn from current industry professionals in how to:

  • install and disconnect both split air conditioning and water heating pump systems
  • work with refrigerant tubing and fittings to position, assemble and start up

National Code UEE20111
Study Areas Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
Study Level Certificate II
Study Type Local
Study Mode

PT: 5 weeks

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Workplace, Box Hill

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Full Tuition Fee $2,574.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $288.00
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, 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).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 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.

This course commences every second month and runs for 5 weeks.

Part time: 5 weeks (1 day a week plus 3 months to complete a supervised workplace installation)

Workplace, Box Hill

You must have a trade background in electrotechnology or an associated industry. You are required to have a basic understanding of the correct use of hand tools and safety equipment required to conduct installation and testing of air conditioning equipment.

You need to be currently associated with the trade, as a supervisor will be required for you to obtain a trainee refrigerant handling licence for the final assessment in the workplace (install a Split Air Conditioning System).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Applicants will be required to provide evidence of previous study and/or industry experience, skills and knowledge for these units.

These units are assessed via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE 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.

After completion and currently employed with a trade employer you may wish to apply into the UEE32211 – Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning. You’ll also be able to apply for Class 2 – Class 1 disconnect/reconnect/fault finding licence and a full refrigerant handling licence.

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

May lead to employment as an ARC Licensed to install, commission and decommission split air conditioning systems up to 18kw.

Delivery of 5 units over 5 consecutive Fridays.

Assessment of remaining 6 units by Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Completion of supervised workplace installation.





This unit covers the application of skills and knowledge in taking responsibility for one's own competency development. It encompasses understanding the structure of a competency development plan, participating the development of a personal competency development plan, understanding responsibilities and obligation under competency development plan, following activities for developing competency, self-monitoring competency development and meeting trainee obligations for periodic reporting of competency development activities.


Last updated: February 22, 2019 12:59pm