Are you an electrician, gas fitter or plumber looking to expand your skills or business in air conditioner installation?
Get Skilled Training provides Air Conditioning Courses Melbourne wide, for electricians, 3rd and 4th electrical apprentices plumbers and gas fitters. If you successfully complete this qualification, you’ll be able to apply to be licensed and qualified to install, commission, and decommission basic models (up to 18kW) of single head, split air conditioning and heat pump systems.
With air conditioning courses Melbourne wide, Get Skilled Training provides Victorian apprentices and tradespeople with the skills, knowledge and hands-on practical experience they need to expand their business and meet this growing demand.
The harsh Australian climate has made reverse cycle air conditioners an essential part of Victorian homes, offices and businesses for cooling and heating. Therefore, the industry will always have a need for qualified installers to meet these demands.
Our split system course is comprised of a theoretical component that is completed online, and a 2 day practical workshop based in Melbourne. With learning materials that are regularly updated aligning with industry standards, our Melbourne air conditioning courses meet all the legal requirements set by the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC).
Our Melbourne training venue is located at 7 Randor St, Campbellfield VIC 3061.
To find out when our air conditioning courses in Melbourne take place, feel free to call our office on 1300 856 832 or see our course dates by clicking on the course location closest to you on the map below. These dates are always updating as more courses are booked, so don’t forget to check back later to see if a more suitable time for you to train has been added.
We also provide our air conditioning courses for businesses interested in running an onsite split system course for their staff. Get in contact with Get Skilled Training today to see what we can do for your team.
If you finish this air conditioning course in Melbourne, you must then apply to the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) for your licence.
There are 2 types of licences you can apply for with the VBA:
Our split system course can allow you to hold a Refrigerant Handling Licence with the ARC – the body responsible for overseeing licenses and trade authorisations Australia wide.
However, before you sign up for this course, we strongly recommend that you take the time to contact the Victorian Building Authority to find out what the full requirements are for conducting air conditioning work in Victoria.
If you are an electrician, a 3rd and 4th electrical apprentice, or tradesperson who wants to add to their skill set and attain a formal qualification, the UEE20111 Certificate II in Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems is the air conditioning course for you.
This split system course in Melbourne will show you how to perform the installation as well as teach you about commissioning and decommissioning of single head, split air conditioning and heat pump systems using a prescribed routine. Please also note, this air conditioning course only deals with systems that contain a maximum plant capacity of 18kW.
Our teaching staff are industry experts who will give you instruction in working with a large range of systems including wall mounted, floor and ceiling suspended, cassette and ducted fan coil systems as well as water heating pump systems.
It is important to note that the course is not for attaining competency in service, repair, maintenance, fault finding and electrical work, or commercial air conditioning, heat pump plant or refrigeration installation. If you are interested in gaining these specific qualifications, please look over our Career Pathways section at the bottom of the page for additional information.
To be able to take this course, you must be one of the following:
For Electricians – Electrical Work Licence
For 3rd and 4th Year Electrical Apprentices – Who have Successfully completed the units of competency outlined in the first year of an electrotechnology apprenticeship, and have at least 2 years of industry experience.
For Non-Electrical Workers – Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available provided you are qualified in one of the following trades:
Note: For students wishing to undertake installation and decommissioning of split systems in New South Wales, there is additional state-specific legislation that requires any air conditioning work to be completed by a Refrigeration or Air Conditioning tradesperson or under the supervision of a qualified supervisor in this specialised trade. Before signing up to this split system course, we recommend that you contact NSW Fair Trading on 13 32 20 to discuss your specific situation and eligibility.
Our Melbourne course fees: $1650 (GST-free) paid after enrolment.
For students who do meet the required knowledge, experience and skill prerequisite requirements, the split system course involves 2 days of practical onsite assessment with online coursework that focuses on theoretical knowledge undertaken in the your own time, prior to attendance. If we deem you not competent for the required training, you may be required to be reassessed outside this 2 day period.
As our coursework component is online, you are able to complete this portion of the course at your own pace, whenever are wherever works best for you.
Once you have successfully worked through our curriculum and undertaken the practical training, you should have attained all of the practical skills and theory you need to:
You will also learn about maintaining documentation which incorporates recording refrigerant recovery and charging. You will also understand the importance of warranty cards as well as the need to complete an installation checklist. This course also covers environmental and sustainable work practices during the hands-on portion of this air conditioning training course.
If you are successful in completing the course, you will be eligible to apply for a restricted Refrigerant Handling Licence or simply known as a ARC Licence.
The official name of this licence is the Restricted Split System Air Conditioning Installation and Decommissioning Licence.
With a successfully completed course, our pupils are qualified to progress on to training for more advanced qualifications in the field. These qualifications include a Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (UEE32211) or other qualifications listed in the UEE11 Training Package.
Click here for the full list of UEE11 qualifications on offer at Get Skilled Training. If you’d like to talk to one of our team members about the air conditioning course that’s right for you, don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 856 832.
Get Skilled Training’s air conditioning training consists of 10 core units and 1 elective unit. Completing these units should leave you with a thorough practical understanding of split system installation, commissioning and decommissioning.
The core units include:
UEENEEE038B: Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan
UEENEEJ102A: Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
UEENEEJ105A: Position, assemble and start up single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems
UEENEEJ172A: Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants – split systems
UEENEEK142A: Apply environmentally sustainable procedures in the energy sector
Non-electrical workers who require prerequisites for this course, will also have to satisfy the below units of competency through recognition of prior learning:
UEENEEE101A: Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEE102A: Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEE105A: Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEENEEE107A: Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEENEEE137A: Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
The compulsory elective unit includes:
UEENEEC001B: Maintain documentation
Get a head start on your future career path with our air conditioning training courses Melbourne wide.
Contact us now on 1300 856 832 or simply fill in our online contact form, and start your journey to certification and licensing for the installation and decommissioning of split air conditioning systems.
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