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AUR20218 Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

National ID: AUR20218 State ID: BDQ6
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Are you revved up for a career working with the coolest cars?

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.

Gain these skills

  • Service heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems 
  • Retrofitting and modifying 
  • Diagnosing and repairing faults 
  • Workplace safety and health.

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 spacialty with this qualification. 


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 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

•             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 South Metropolitan TAFE. Please allow up to seven days to obtain this. More information can be found at www.arctick.org  


Two types of trainee licence are available:  

1) TRAINEE (TL000 REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING TRAINEE LICENCE) For supervised handling of refrigerant in workplace and classroom (preferred). The supervisor must be the holder of a licence that entitles them to engage in work for which the licensee is being trained.  

2) TRAINEE CLASSROOM (CL000 REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING TRAINEE LICENCE – CLASSROOM) For handling of refrigeration in classroom only. Requiring a signed Trainers Declaration – received after enrolment and payment. To handle refrigerant in a classroom setting only. The licensee cannot handle refrigerant outside the classroom setting.   Applying for a licence is done through the Australian Refrigeration Council. 

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 1 day per week across one semester.

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 AUR20218 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 www.arctick.org(opens in a new tab) .

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

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. In addition, this course involves work placement, giving you further opportunity to develop relationships with potential employers. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that employment is not guaranteed by us.

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

South Metropolitan TAFE offers all third and fourth year apprentice students who have or are close to completing the AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Technology or AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology, the opportunity to gain the AUR20218 Certificate II in Automotive Air-Conditioning Technology.

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