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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning mechanics work with the cooling systems that regulate our temperature over our long hot summers. Work can involve maintaining and repairing individual units, all the way to engineering elaborate cooling systems. Mechanics install, service and repair cooling systems, including split systems, and work with Heating, Ventilation and Cooling (HVAC) systems.

National ID: AUR20220
State ID: BGA7
Industry Automotive
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Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

Learn the skills to prepare for an automotive air conditioning apprenticeship.

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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. 

Certificate II
National ID: MEM20105
State ID: AA47
Industry Engineering and Mining
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Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Pre-Apprenticeship)

Greatly improve your chances of getting a refrigeration and air conditioning apprenticeship.

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Are you ready for an in-demand career helping others keep their cool?

When you complete the Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll greatly improve your chance of getting a refrigeration and air conditioning apprenticeship.

You will gain skills and knowledge equivalent to the first stage of the refrigeration and air conditioning apprenticeship including: 

  • using relevant tools 
  • measuring 
  • technical drawing 
  • electrical wiring and
  • workplace health and safety

South Metropolitan TAFE's refrigeration and air conditioning facility is Western Australia's premier centre for refrigeration, air conditioning, and associated studies. The purpose-built facility is among the best in the southern hemisphere.

Certificate II
National ID: MEM30205
State ID: WT38
Industry Defence
Industry Engineering and Mining
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Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Refrigeration/Air Conditioning)

Become a fully qualified and licensed Refrigeration and Air Conditioning tradesperson.

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Are you looking for a trade that brings comfort into the home?

When you complete this Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Refrigeration/Air Conditioning) you'll be on your way to becoming a fully qualified and licensed Refrigeration and Air Conditioning tradesperson.

Gain these skills:

  • install, repair and maintain refrigeration and air conditioning systems
  • test and troubleshoot circuits
  • repair and assemble electronic components
  • handle refrigerants
  • workplace health and safety

Specialist facilities on-campus

South Metropolitan TAFE's refrigeration and air conditioning facility is Western Australia's premier centre for refrigeration, air conditioning, and associated studies. The purpose-built facility is among the best in the southern hemisphere.

Certificate III
National ID: MEM50212
State ID: WB87
Industry Engineering and Mining
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Diploma of Engineering - Technical (HVAC)

Gain specialist skills in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, as a mechanical design engineer, or project manager.

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Are you ready for a technical career that is neither too hot nor too cold?

When you complete the Diploma of Engineering – Technical (HVAC) you'll have specialist skills in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, as a mechanical design engineer, sales consultant, or project manager.

Gain these skills:

  • design and implement HVAC systems
  • incorporate thermodynamics principles
  • psychrometric processes
  • energy management principles
  • building information models
  • produce engineering drawings
  • workplace health and safety

Specialist facilities on campus

South Metropolitan TAFE's refrigeration and air conditioning facility is Western Australia's premier centre for refrigeration, air conditioning, and associated studies. The purpose-built facility is among the best in the southern hemisphere.

For those already working in industry, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. To find out if you're eligible, visit the RPL page.

Diploma
National ID: UEE20111
State ID: D632
Industry Engineering and Mining

Certificate II in Split Air-conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

Study at WA's premier centre for refrigeration and air-conditioning by becoming an air-conditioner or split-system installer.

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Do you want a career bringing comfort into the home?

When you complete this Certificate II in Split Air-conditioning and Heat Pump Systems you'll be what employers are looking for as a split system installer or air-conditioner installer.

Gain these skills:

  • install split systems and heat pump systems (maximum plant capacity 18kWr)
  • understand legal obligations 
  • assemble components 
  • pressure and leak test refrigerants and
  • workplace health and safety

South Metropolitan TAFE's refrigeration and air conditioning facility is Western Australia's premier centre for refrigeration, air conditioning, and associated studies. The purpose-built facility is among the best in the southern hemisphere.

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2022. This means that students starting in 2022 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.

Certificate II
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