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AUR20218 Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

National ID: AUR20218 State ID: BDQ6
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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.

Please note this course will only run with sufficient numbers.


This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills program, through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.

^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.


Some of our Online courses can be done completely online. However, some of the courses require a practical component or assessment that can't be done online, and some may be a mix of online and on campus learning. We’ll let you know what's required for your course. For all the details and a full list of Online courses, check out the Online study and application(opens in a new tab)  page.

  • 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.

The typical timetable is:

  • Online Theory with on campus practical after completing the online content

Timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.

Trade Certificate (Automotive) or current Automotive Apprentice (at least completing the 3rd year).

Other costs for consideration:

  • Trainee Licence through the Australian Refrigeration Council

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. 

Study options and next steps

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Semester 2, 2022

Midland - Online Commercial

Duration 6 Months
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Midland
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $486.00 $210.00 $696.00

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822


*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

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