Automotive Air Conditioning Skill Set

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Meet the licensing requirements for automotive air conditioning

If you have an automotive or other relevant qualification and require a Refrigerant Handling Licence then our Automotive Air Conditioning skill set is the ideal study pathway for you.

When you successfully complete this skill set you'll meet the training requirements to obtain a Refrigerant Handling License. Applying for a license is through the Australian Refrigeration Council’s website in a new tab)  - see the Australian Refrigeration Council for further information about licenses.

This course is delivered through a combination of online study and on-campus practical components.


Some of the courses on the list can be done completely online. However some of the courses require a practical component which can't be done online, or some may be a mix of online and face-to-face learning. We’ll let you know what's required for your course. For a full list of online courses, please use the filters under the Refine course results menu.

You must have completed one of the following qualifications (or equivalent):

  • AUR20416 Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology
  • AUR21416 Certificate II in Automotive Cooling System Technology
  • AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology
  • AUR30416 Certificate III in Agricultural Technology
  • AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • AUR31116 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • AUR31216 Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology
  • AUR31416 Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Fuel Technology
  • AUR31516 Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology
  • AUR31716 Certificate III in Forklift Technology
  • Certificate III qualification from the AUR99 Training Package

Alternative pathways to meet the licensing requirements for automotive air conditioning

  • If you haven't completed a trade qualification you can enrol and complete all units of AUR20218 Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology (please note classes run subject to sufficient numbers).
  • If you have completed a trade qualification but it it not listed above you can apply for skills recognition and complete necessary units from AUR20218 Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning.

North Metropolitan TAFE holds a Refrigerant Trading Authorisation (RTA) issued by Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC): RTA AU45693

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