Candidates develop the principles underpinning the operations related to servicing and repairing air conditioning components and systems of cars and heavy vehicles within an automotive service and repair business.

They learn to carry out diagnostic procedures, test and repair basic electrical circuits and service, diagnose and repair, retrot and modify air conditioning and heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Candidates develop teamwork skills, safe working practices and environmental awareness when developing solutions to planning and managing automotive air conditioning operations.

To be awarded the above mentioned Certicate II candidates must be deemed competent in 13 units of competency. Seven (7) core plus six (6) elective units.

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About the Course

The Motor Trade Association of Western Australia, Automotive Institute of Technology (AIT) registered training organisation’s air conditioning program is broken down into two parts.

The first part is comprised of three (3) air-con specific units and the second part is comprised of ten (10) units of competence.

Delivery period

The qualification has a duration of 12 months for completion, however if the course is undertaken by a qualified automotive technician, the qualification can be attained in approximately three (3) months.

The air-con units are completed over two (2) days with the remaining ten (10) units completed via credit transfer, recognition of prior learning or training and assessment pathways.

Mode of delivery

Part A

This comprises of a two (2) day training and assessment course to complete the three air conditioning units. The completion of the ten (10) remaining units through one of three options - credit transfer, RPL or training and assessment.

Part B

Credit transfer pathway: This is for candidates who hold an AUR12 or above qualification and includes apprentices in their third or fourth year.

The ten units of competence will be chosen upon producing a recognised academic record showing a list of units that have been deemed competent from a previous qualification ie: AUR30612

RPL pathway: This would be used for qualified or experienced automotive technicians who can produce sufficient evidence against the ten (10) units of competence to allow an assessor to carry out recognition of prior learning assessment in lieu of training and assessment for all units.

Training and assessment pathway: This would be for any unskilled person who wishes to obtain the full qualification.

This would require the full training and assessment for the remaining ten (10) units of competence and would be carried out through a workplace based situation, with training and assessment visits carried out over the duration of the full course timeline (12 months).

For this to be undertaken any candidate would have to be employed with an automotive service repairer to enable successful completion of the training and assessments.

Special Requirements

Candidates will need to enrol in the Air Conditioning Course and once enrolled will need to apply for a trainee refrigerant handling licence from the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC).

A candidate cannot attend this course without holding a valid trainee licence.

More Information

For more information or to enrol in the course contact AIT on 9233 9800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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