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AUR20218 Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

National ID: AUR20218 | State ID: BDQ6

Meet the licensing requirements for automotive air conditioning

When you successfully complete this course you'll have what employers are looking for in an automotive licensed air conditioning technician.

North Metropolitan TAFE offers this as a standalone course, but if you are an apprentice student close to completing the AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Technology or AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology,  you have the opportunity to gain the Certificate II in Automotive Air-Conditioning Technology as well.

This course is delivered through a combination of online study and on-campus practical components. You can also apply for Recognition of Prior Learning where appropriate.

The AUR20218 Certificate II in Automotive Air-Conditioning Technology is required to obtain a Refrigerant Handling License. Applying for a license is done through the Australian Refrigeration Council’s website

Gain these skills
  • Service heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems
  • Retrofit and modify
  • Diagnose and repair faults
  • Workplace safety and health
Is this course right for me?

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
Half price in 2021


This course is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative where you'll only pay half the course fees from January until December 2021 capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more

Only course fees are half price. You may be required to pay other fees that apply to your course.


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.

Entrance Requirements


Important information

Job opportunities

How to apply


Entrance Requirements
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 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).

Important information

Other costs for consideration:

  • Trainee Licence through the Australian Refrigeration Council

Typical timetable:

  • 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

Job opportunities
  • 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. 

How to apply

On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to

Other study types

For all other study types such as on campus (part-time), skill sets, online, employer-based study and apprenticeships or traineeships visit our Apply and Enrol page.

International students

International students should contact


lfls-logo-100x40.pngThis qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills 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).

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 2020, students born on or after 1 July 2002 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 2020 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees. 
- 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 
- Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses, or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.)
- Course information and fees are subject to change without notice

Delivery location, important dates and study options

During your course of study, NMTAFE may use a variety of learning practices to ensure you get the best outcome for your learning journey.
This may include online learning, face-to-face classroom, laboratory/workshop delivery, work placement or a combination of these, depending on which is most appropriate.

Semester 1, 2021

Midland - Online Commercial


Fees and charges


When Semester 1, 2021
Where Midland
How Online
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Page last updated November 26, 2020