Gain the skills to be an automotive licensed air conditioning technician.
You'll be able to to work in the automotive industry servicing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; retrofitting and modifying and diagnosing and repairing faults. You can do this course as a standalone course or gain this qualification alongside one of our Automotive apprenticeships.
- Service heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems
- Retrofit and modify
- Diagnose and repair faults
- Workplace safety and health
I have the following attributes:
- Ability to work well with manual hand tools and technical aptitude
- Problem-solving skills
- Good vision and hearing
- Communication and customer service skills
|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|
You will be required to obtain a Trainee (TL000) or Classroom (CL000) Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Trainee Licence through the Australian Refrigeration Council(opens in a new tab) before you can attend the practical (workshop) training at North Metropolitan TAFE. Please allow up to two weeks to
obtain your trainee licence.
Trade Certificate (Automotive) or current Automotive Apprentice (at least completing the 3rd year).
Other costs for consideration:
- Trainee Licence through the Australian Refrigeration Council www.arctick.org
- Online Theory with on campus practical after completing the online content
North Metropolitan TAFE holds a Refrigerant Trading Authorisation (RTA) issued by Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC): RTA AU45693
- Automotive Air Conditioning Service technician
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills(opens in a new tab) program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees from 1 January to 31 December 2021. The “annual fees cap” means that full-fee paying students will only pay a maximum of $1,200 (plus resource fee) and concession-fee paying students or those aged 15-24 years will only pay up to $400 (plus resource fee).
Annual Full fee
Annual Concession fee
These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.
- Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
- Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
- Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester.
- Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
- For secondary school aged persons (in 2021, students born on or after 1 July 2003 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2021 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
- Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses (such as short courses), or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.).
- Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
- The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
- VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
- Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.
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