UEE32211 – Certificate III in Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration

UEE32211 – Certificate III in Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration

 Online/Mixed Mode  RPL & Skills Recognition


This qualification provides competencies to select components, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain refrigeration systems and equipment that apply to food storage and preservation, air conditioning and air distribution equipment in buildings and premises. It includes regulatory requirements for purchasing and handling refrigerants.
The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Legislation Amendment Bill 2003 apply to this qualification. Prior to planning the delivery of any training and/or assessment activities all legislative and regulatory requirements shall be identified and included.


Career Opportunities

  • Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic/Fitter
  •  Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Servicing Technician
  • Air-conditioning Technician (Split Systems)
  • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Technician


Upon successful completion of this qualification you can undertake further study UEE42711-Certificate IV in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Servicing.

Further information on this qualification can be found by contacting our Student Support Team or visiting www.training.gov.au

 Course Details

Entry Requirements & Pre-Requisites
  • All participants will be required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment prior to undertaking training to ensure they have the required skills to undertake training at this level
  • For online delivery you will require access to a computer, internet connection and email, appropriate software (Microsoft Word and Excel or similar) and range of commonly used business equipment (photocopier, faxes, binder, telephone, answering machine)
  • You may be required to access an actual workplace or simulated environment to undertake assessment tasks depending on the elective units selected


There are no pre-requisite units for this qualification.
For additional information regarding the specific units listed please visit www.training.gov.au (Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician).

Unit Outline

The requirements for granting this qualification will be met when competency is demonstrated and achieved for:

  • All the Core competency standard units, defined in the Core Competency Standard Units table below and
  • A combination of Elective competency standard units to achieve a total weighting of 60 points in accordance with the Elective Competency Standard Units table below.
Core Competency Standard Units 

All Core competency standard units to be achieved

Weighting points
UEENEEC025B Participate in refrigeration and air conditioning work and competency development activities 60
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace 20
UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components 40
UEENEEE103A Solve problems in ELV single path circuits 40
UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment 20
UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications 40
UEENEEE137A Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work 20
UEENEEJ102A Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings 30
UEENEEJ103A Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems 60
UEENEEJ104A Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems 20
UEENEEJ106A Install refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories 60
UEENEEJ107A Install air conditioning and refrigeration systems, major components and associated equipment 80
UEENEEJ108A Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants 60
UEENEEJ109A Verify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations 20
UEENEEJ110A Select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls 50
UEENEEJ111A Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration systems and components 40
UEENEEJ113A Commission air conditioning and refrigeration systems 40
UEENEEJ153A Find and rectify faults in motors and associated controls in refrigeration and air conditioning systems 50
UEENEEJ170A Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems 70
UEENEEJ194A Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration circuits 40
UEENEEK142A Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector 20
UEENEEP012A Disconnect / reconnect composite appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring 60
UEENEEP017A Locate and rectify faults in low voltage composite appliances using set procedures 20
UEENEEP024A Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply 20
UEENEEP025A Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 Va.c. or 1500 Vd.c. supply 20
Total points in core 1000


Elective Competency Standard Units

Complete Elective units to achieve a total of weighting of 60 points from the following groups:

Group Minimum points Maximum points
A Imported and Common Elective Units

Imported units from other training packages and/or state accredited courses can be added to this group, but they must be selected from qualifications where the unit is first packaged at AQF level 3. If units have not being assigned a weighting by the relevant EE-Oz Industry Technical Advisory Committee, their weighting will be 10 points.

0 30
B Qualification Elective Units  You may select all your elective units from this Group 30 60
Group A – Imported and Common Elective Units

You may complete units to a maximum weighting of 30

Weighting Points
UEENEEC001B Maintain documentation 20
UEENEEC002B Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs 20
UEENEEC003B Provide quotations for installation or service jobs 20
UEENEEC010B Deliver a service to customers 20
UEENEED101A Use computer applications relevant to a workplace 20
UEENEEE009B Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes 20
UEENEEE020B Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus 20
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry 10
CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements 40
CPCPMS3035A Install and test ducting systems 10
HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation 10
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 10
Imported units from other training packages and/or state accredited courses can be added to this group, but they must be selected from qualifications where the unit is first packaged at AQF level 3. If units have not being assigned a weighting by the relevant EE-Oz Industry Technical Advisory Committee, their weighting will be 10 points.

Note: For further information see Application of the NQC Flexibility Formula, UEE11 Electrotechnology Training Package, Version 1, Volume 1 Qualification Framework

Up to 30 points


Group B – Qualification Elective Units

Complete units to a minimum weighting of 30

You may select all your elective units from this Group

Weighting Points
UEENEEI150A Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers 60
UEENEEJ114A Resolve problems in hydronic systems 40
UEENEEJ115A Resolve problems in beverage dispensers 40
UEENEEJ116A Resolve problems in transport refrigeration systems 20
UEENEEJ117A Resolve problems in ultra-low temperature refrigeration systems 20
UEENEEJ118A Resolve problems in post mix refrigeration systems 20
UEENEEJ119A Resolve problems in ice making systems 20
UEENEEJ120A Resolve problems in industrial refrigeration systems 20
UEENEEJ166A Resolve problems in dairy refrigeration systems 20
UEENEEJ167A Resolve problems in central plant air conditioning systems 40
UEENEEJ168A Maintain microbial control of refrigeration and air conditioning systems 20
UEENEEJ171A Resolve problems in refrigerated beverage vending cabinets 20
UEENEEJ174A Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for hydrocarbon refrigerants 10
UEENEEJ175A Service and repair self contained hydrocarbon air conditioning and refrigeration systems 20
UEENEEJ176A Install and commission hydrocarbon refrigeration systems, components and associated equipment 20
UEENEEJ178A Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for ammonia refrigerant 10
UEENEEJ179A Repair and service ammonia refrigeration systems 20
UEENEEJ180A Install and commission ammonia refrigeration systems, components and associated equipment 20
UEENEEJ182A Repair and service secondary refrigeration systems 20
UEENEEJ184A Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for carbon dioxide refrigerant 10
UEENEEJ185A Repair and service carbon dioxide refrigeration systems 20
UEENEEJ186A Install and commission carbon dioxide refrigeration systems, components and associated equipment 20
UEENEEJ188A Repair and service self contained carbon dioxide refrigeration and heat pump systems 20
UEENEEJ196A Operate Ammonia Refrigeration Plant 40


  1. Pre-requisite pathways shall be identified and met for all elective units selected.
  2. In selecting elective units considerations to career planning advice should be given to units that form part of a pre-requisite pathway for the progression to achieve particular competencies or qualification at a higher level.
Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.

LLN & Computer Literacy – Help!

At Train N Trade we understand that not every person learns the same way or at the same pace. That’s why when you do this course with us, we will ensure that we identify and attend to any Language, Literacy or Numeracy short falls you may have. We will also look at your computer skills and literacy and ensure that you are at a level that is suited for the course, and if not, then we will dedicate additional time and effort to bring you up to speed. Before commencing any of our courses you are required to sit an LLN course and may be asked about your computer habits and required to complete some foundational computer skills. This exercise will help us to identify any LLN or computer skill shortages you may have and make sure that we are able to help you to get up to speed.

 Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer involves the awarding of credit towards a qualification, granted to participants on the basis of outcomes gained through participation in courses with another RTO.

Credit Transfer can be granted for one or more units which make up the units in a qualification or accredited course with Train n Trade.

If you believe you are entitled to Credit Transfer, please discuss this with your Trainer/Assessor who will assist you.

 Ready to start?

Select your study mode for details
Online/Mixed Mode
Duration: Self paced, maximum 24 months
Location: Online with Skype tution
Price: $10,000
RPL & Skills Recognition
Location: Australia Wide

Candidates often commence courses and modules with existing knowledge, skills, and experience that are relevant to their field of study. These attributes may have been gained in educational or practical settings (paid or voluntary) both in Australia or overseas. Recognising a candidates’ prior learning involves giving them credit towards a vocational qualification for the formal and informal learning experiences they have previously completed. For example, if you have previously worked in an office, you may have gained some skills that can be used as credit toward a business administration qualification. Likewise, if you have spent time helping out at a tuition centre for underpriviledged children, you may have some experience that is relevance to a teaching certification.

Essentially, RPL may mean that you do not have to complete all the modules, maybe none of them, in a given course of study to attain the full qualification.

Who Can Apply for the RPL Process?

Anyone who has previous knowledge, experience, or skills that are relevant to the course of study that they want to complete can apply for RPL, regardless of whether your training or experience was in Australia or abroad. To be successful, you need to be able to provide evidence of the skills and knowledge you have gained.



You need to have valid industry experience in order to qualify for this RPL program. When you first touch base, we will help you identify your skills and advise on whether this qualification is right for you. As a rule of thumb if you have more than 2 years experience in your field, then you are likely to be eligible.

  • Valid Identification
  • Resume: We need your resume showing details of your work history, job description including your duties and places you worked in.
  • list showing relevant employment history
  • letter of employment
  • reference letters: get a reference letter from your current & past employers detailing your job title, your duties, how long you worked there and any special skills you have. Reference letters should show approximately four (4) years experience (in total).
  • Certificates/ transcripts from formal training
  • Work samples/change plans
  • Supervisor’s reports
  • Customer/client feedback
  • Position description
  • Response to questions/interview
  • Other evidence: it’s a good idea to include any other documents as evidence.
  1. You will be having a conversation covering questions for each unit with our qualified assessor
  2. The assessor may choose to also perform a practical observation.
  3. Where gap training is required, you will need to complete theory or practical assessments as required. Theory components can be completed from home and practical components can be completed at your work site.

All certificates are Nationally Recognised.