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AUR20220 Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

National ID: AUR20220 State ID: BGA7
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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 specialty with this qualification. 

Half-price

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 www.arctick.org  

About the Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Trainee Licence

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

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 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.

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.

Study options and next steps

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

Semester 1

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1
Where Kwinana
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $502.20 $263.00 $765.20
Concession $148.80 $263.00 $411.80

Indicative fees and charges 

Visit our Fees page for all you need to know about fees at SM TAFE including rules around refunds and withdrawals. 

Call 1800 001 001 to get a more accurate fee indication based on your eligibility and study plan before applying. 

More information about fees – at a glance 

Fees and charges published on our website are indicative. The fee for this course is displayed in the table above, showing tuition fees, resource fees and total fees for general and concession fee types for qualifications and skill sets, and one total fee for short courses. 

Your fees will depend on your eligibility for government funding or a concession rate, and the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Our Indicative fees lists show fees that are: 

  • Based on the full possible study plan of units, including the recommended electives 

  • Based on full time study in 2021 for Semester 2 study options

  • Based on full time study in 2022 for Semester 1 study options

  • Charged at the government funded rate for over 18 years of age students 

  • Based on unit electives designed to meet localised industry demand for skills 

  • * Made up of course fees and resource fees, or RPL fees. Course fees are the cost of your tuition, while resource fees pay for consumables provided to you to aid your study (such as printing and paper). You may also be required to purchase text books or equipment that are not part of our tuition or resource fees. Short course fees include both tuition and resource fees as one total fee. 

Fees may vary between students and between educational providers. Other charges may apply. 

Lower Fees, Local Skills fee caps 

The annual fees cap on Lower fees, local skills qualifications means that regardless of how much course fees are, you will not pay more than a set total amount per qualification or course in any one calendar year. The annual fees cap is set at $400 for eligible concession students, and $1,200 for non-concession students, plus resource fees. If you begin study in Semester 2 and your course runs longer than one semester, you should expect a new calendar year cap to begin in the next semester of your study, as your further study will be considered in a new calendar year. 

Skills Ready skill sets 

Skills Ready skill sets are free for eligible students. For those who are not eligible, tuition, resource and other fees are payable.  Find out more about the initiative

VET Student Loans 

Selected Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses are VET Student Loan eligible courses. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible. Student Loan fee caps apply. To find out if you are eligible, to see the list of eligible courses or view the loan caps visit our Student Loans page.  

International students 

Selected courses are available to International students for full time study only. Fees, charges, available locations, applications and enrolment procedures for International students are different to those for students who have Australian permanent residency. For more information or to find a course visit the TAFE International WA website. 

Recognition of Prior Learning 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) enrolments are charged at $3.25 per nominal hour of study. 

No concession fees apply to RPL enrolments. Refer to the institutional or apprenticeship/traineeship fee list above for an indicative RPL course fee. 

To get started with RPL, visit the Recognition of Prior Learning page. 

College Discretionary Fee (CDF) 

For all on campus and online and on campus students an annual $20 discretionary fee is payable to cover items like security and other onsite facilities. Fully online students are not expected to pay a CDF as they do not attract on campus costs.

Details
Duration 1 Semesters
When Semester 1
Where Kwinana
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $502.20 $263.00 $765.20
Concession $148.80 $263.00 $411.80

Indicative fees and charges 

Visit our Fees page for all you need to know about fees at SM TAFE including rules around refunds and withdrawals. 

Call 1800 001 001 to get a more accurate fee indication based on your eligibility and study plan before applying. 

More information about fees – at a glance 

Fees and charges published on our website are indicative. The fee for this course is displayed in the table above, showing tuition fees, resource fees and total fees for general and concession fee types for qualifications and skill sets, and one total fee for short courses. 

Your fees will depend on your eligibility for government funding or a concession rate, and the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Our Indicative fees lists show fees that are: 

  • Based on the full possible study plan of units, including the recommended electives 

  • Based on full time study in 2021 for Semester 2 study options

  • Based on full time study in 2022 for Semester 1 study options

  • Charged at the government funded rate for over 18 years of age students 

  • Based on unit electives designed to meet localised industry demand for skills 

  • * Made up of course fees and resource fees, or RPL fees. Course fees are the cost of your tuition, while resource fees pay for consumables provided to you to aid your study (such as printing and paper). You may also be required to purchase text books or equipment that are not part of our tuition or resource fees. Short course fees include both tuition and resource fees as one total fee. 

Fees may vary between students and between educational providers. Other charges may apply. 

Lower Fees, Local Skills fee caps 

The annual fees cap on Lower fees, local skills qualifications means that regardless of how much course fees are, you will not pay more than a set total amount per qualification or course in any one calendar year. The annual fees cap is set at $400 for eligible concession students, and $1,200 for non-concession students, plus resource fees. If you begin study in Semester 2 and your course runs longer than one semester, you should expect a new calendar year cap to begin in the next semester of your study, as your further study will be considered in a new calendar year. 

Skills Ready skill sets 

Skills Ready skill sets are free for eligible students. For those who are not eligible, tuition, resource and other fees are payable.  Find out more about the initiative

VET Student Loans 

Selected Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses are VET Student Loan eligible courses. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible. Student Loan fee caps apply. To find out if you are eligible, to see the list of eligible courses or view the loan caps visit our Student Loans page.  

International students 

Selected courses are available to International students for full time study only. Fees, charges, available locations, applications and enrolment procedures for International students are different to those for students who have Australian permanent residency. For more information or to find a course visit the TAFE International WA website. 

Recognition of Prior Learning 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) enrolments are charged at $3.25 per nominal hour of study. 

No concession fees apply to RPL enrolments. Refer to the institutional or apprenticeship/traineeship fee list above for an indicative RPL course fee. 

To get started with RPL, visit the Recognition of Prior Learning page. 

College Discretionary Fee (CDF) 

For all on campus and online and on campus students an annual $20 discretionary fee is payable to cover items like security and other onsite facilities. Fully online students are not expected to pay a CDF as they do not attract on campus costs.

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