Gain a solid foundation in all aspects of the refrigeration and air conditioning industries. Our air conditioning and refrigeration apprenticeship will provide you with practical experiences in the industry and you’ll learn from current industry professionals:
27 Sep 2021 at 02:00PM AEST
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You can enrol throughout the year
Full time: 3 years plus a year on the job (4 years in total)
This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery.
This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.
On successful completion of this apprenticeship, you may wish to apply for employment opportunities within the refrigeration and air-conditioning industries as a licensed refrigeration mechanic.
You must be at least 15 years of age
Industry gives preference to students who have completed Year 11 and show an ability to cope with mathematics and science
APPRENTICESHIP ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To apply for this course, you must also be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider and have a training contract with an employer.
We can provide information and support on how to apply for an apprenticeship with an employer listed by an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider. Contact the Skills & Jobs Centre on (03) 8892 1350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Recognition of Prior Learning is available.
After completion, you may like to add to, or expand your knowledge base into other areas of specialisation. You may wish to apply into the Diploma of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning. You'll also be able to apply for Class 2 - Class 1 disconnect/reconnect/fault finding licence, a full refrigerant handling licence and a construction induction card (white card).
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3
This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments
|Full Fee||Apprenticeship Concession||Apprenticeship Gov Subsidised|
|Core Skills Support Fee||$83||$83||$83|
|Retain Course Items||$432||$432||$432|
|Total Course Estimate||$20,771||$2,713||$5,996|
|Payable Estimate (at commencement)||$6,907||$1,133||$2,227|
Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
Completion of 25 core units plus elective units.
This unit covers recovery, pressure testing, evacuating, charging and leak testing recovery of refrigerants and lubricants from refrigeration systems and air conditioning systems. It encompasses working safely and to standards, following regulations and industry practices for handling refrigerants and lubricants, and completing the necessary documentation.
This unit covers the selection of refrigerant piping, accessories and controls for refrigeration and air conditioning installations to comply with regulations, standards and specifications. It encompasses developing refrigerant pipe work arrangements, selecting pipe work and fittings, refrigerant flow controls and accessories, and mechanical and electrical control devices based on specifications, standards and manufacturer catalogues to determine calculated and deemed to comply solutions and documenting all selection information.
This unit covers the installation, in buildings and premises, of refrigerant piping/tubing, fittings, flow controlsand accessories for refrigeration and air conditioning systems. It encompasses working safely and to installation standards, routing pipe work to specified locations, connecting components and accessories and documenting installation work.
This unit covers diagnosing, repairing faults and replacing faulty components in refrigeration and air conditioning control systems, components, interconnecting circuits and equipment operating at voltages up to 1000 V a.c. It encompasses working safely, reading circuit diagrams, system diagrams and manufacturers reference material, sketching diagrams from traced wiring, applying logical fault finding procedures, conducting repairs, replacing components and completing the necessary service documentation.
This unit covers the installation of refrigeration and air conditioning systems including unitary equipment, compressors, condensers, evaporators, liquid receivers, , pipework, ventilation and air handling (excluding central plant) and associated equipment. It encompasses working safely and to installation standards to match equipment with that specified for a given specification and location, connecting pipe work and components, and complete the necessary installation documentation.
This unit covers diagnosing, repairing faults and replacing faulty components in refrigeration and air conditioning systems, components, interconnecting circuits and equipment operating at voltages up to 1,000 V a.c. It encompasses working safely, reading electrical circuit diagrams, refrigeration, hydronic and air distribution system diagrams and manufacturers reference material, sketching diagrams from traced wiring and piping systems, applying logical fault finding procedures, conducting repairs, replacing components and completing the necessary service documentation.
This unit covers the safety and legal requirements to handle, use and store Ammonia refrigerant. All safety aspects are covered to Australian and International standards. Legal requirements are covered at local, State&National level.
This unit covers commissioning of refrigeration and air conditioning systems. It encompasses working safely and to standards to commission the whole system and includes pre-commissioning tests, starting up the system, optimizing the refrigerant charge, basic air and water balancing and adjustment, checking and adjusting components and controls to ensure its efficient and balanced operation, and completing commissioning documentation.
This unit covers the application of industry/enterprise policies in actively participating in work activities and in one’s own competency development. It complies with established industry/enterprise procedures regarding how work is conducted, understanding responsibilities and obligations under competency development plan, following activities for developing competency, self-monitoring competency development and meeting trainee obligations for periodic reporting of competency development activities.
This unit covers testing and visual inspection for verifying that a refrigeration and air conditioning system and components are safe, comply with requirements and functions as intended. It encompasses working safely, conducting compliance tests, conducting visual inspections, identifying non-compliance defects and mandatory reporting requirements.
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