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AUR20220 Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

National ID: AUR20220 State ID: BGA7
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When you complete the Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology you'll have what employers are looking for as an apprentice automotive air conditioning specialist.

Learn in specialised facilities

Kwinana campus offers specialist training in automotive air conditioning with purpose-built air-conditioning rigs, providing students with a high quality of learning and practical skills. It also boasts a large modern, indoor workshop where students undertake all their learning and training.

If you're already trade-qualified in vehicle servicing, ask us about how Recognition of Prior Learning can accelerate your achieving a new specialty with this qualification. 


  • service heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems 
  • retrofitting and modifying 
  • diagnosing and repairing faults 
  • workplace safety and health


  • enjoyment of practical work using manual hand tools
  • an eye for detail and good hand-eye coordination
  • good problem solving skills
  • good vision and hearing 
  • good communication skills, including customer service skills

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped for each year at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

To study this course you must have the following pre-requisites:

  • trade certificate (Automotive)
  • current automotive apprentice (at least third year)  
  • you must obtain a Classroom (CL000) OR Trainee (TL000) Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Trainee Licence through the Australian Refrigeration Council before you can attend workshop training at SM TAFE. Please allow up to seven days to obtain this. More information can be found at  

About the Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Trainee Licence

Two types of trainee licence are available:  

  • Trainee (TL000 Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Trainee License)
    For supervised handling of refrigerant in workplace and classroom, this license is preferred. The supervisor must be the holder of a licence that entitles them to engage in work for which the licensee is being trained.  
  • Trainee classroom (CL000 Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Trainee License - Classroom)
    For handling of refrigeration in classroom only. The licensee cannot handle refrigerant outside the classroom setting. This license type requires a signed Trainers Declaration received after enrolment and payment.  

Attendance in class

Full time

This course is equivalent to 1 day per week across one semester. Your lecturer will advise on further details. 

Part time

For the part time study option, the following four units are studied on campus with the remaining units being undertaken as Recognition of Prior Learning. 

  • AURETU001 
  • AURETU102 
  • AURETU104 
  • AURETU103 

These are delivered on campus from Wednesday to Friday inclusive from 8am – 4.45pm.  

Once you have submitted the webform (before enrolment), your lecturer will send information through on the articulation license, how to apply and a RPL evidence checklist. Students will have six months to supply workplace evidence from the time of enrolment. Recognition of Prior Learning is set at different rate to our tuition, please enquire about the course fees when you are ready to enrol.

At-home study

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

No work placement is required for this course.

Uniforms and workwear requirements:

  • Steel cap boots
  • cotton drill pants
  • cotton blend shirt with collar

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen and exercise book) and wear enclosed footwear.

In addition, the above uniform is required to be worn at all classes.

The AUR20220 Certificate II in Automotive Air-Conditioning Technology is required to obtain a Refrigerant Handling License. Applying for a licence is done through the Australian Refrigeration Council’s website in a new tab) .

SM TAFE offers all third and fourth year apprentice students who have or are close to completing the AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Technology or AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology, the opportunity to gain this qualification.

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Select your preferred campus and apply

Click on your preferred campus and study mode below to get started with your application. 

Semester 1, 2024

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Where Kwinana
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Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Kwinana
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Semester 2, 2023

Duration 1 Semesters
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