Air Conditioning Courses Melbourne

Our Split System Course

Ready to Upskill or Expand into Air Conditioning Installation?

Get Skilled Training provides Melbourne air conditioning courses, for electricians, 3rd and 4th year electrical apprentices, plumbers and gas fitters.

This UEE20120 split system course can be offered on demand, however classes are subject to a minimum number of course participants.

Please contact us directly at 1300 856 832 for more information on our split system and air conditioning courses in and around Melbourne.

98% of our students receive qualifications after successfully completing our comprehensive 2 day course* and online theory!

Melbourne Air Conditioning Split Systems Courses

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Online Theory / Simulated Workplace

2 days of practical training and assessment* with an online theory component

*Please note – The number of days of face-to-face practical training and assessment is determined for each individual learner based on a pre-screening assessment and how each person meets the pre-requisite requirements. For those who do not meet all the pre-requisites or require further training as determined during the pre-screening by your assessor, there may be additional face to face training (Up to 40 Hours) or workplace learning in the industry (Up to 120 hours) to meet the volume of learning for this qualification. Students have up to 12 months from the date of enrolment to complete this qualification

Flexible Air Con Courses in Melbourne

Work at your own pace within 12 months using our convenient online portal

Qualified Trainers

Certified trainers who have over 30 years experience within the industry.

Face to Face Training

We offer personalised, practical training in a simulated workplace environment.

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Earn more and improve your employment prospects by enrolling in our air conditioning course in Melbourne with Get Skilled Training.

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100% Satisfaction. I was tempted to use a different training provider for this course. I’m so glad I didn’t. Colin, Peter and Nick are some of the most experienced trainers I have used. They know the standards and regulations like the back of there hand. If you are a sparky or plumber looking to up-skill, I would 100% recommend using Get Skilled Training as the support and expertise you gain from their staff are second to none.

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Course Information

Split System Course Purpose

If you are an electrician, a 3rd or 4th year electrical apprentice, or tradesperson who wants to add to their skill set and attain a formal qualification, the UEE20120 Certificate II in Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems is the air conditioning course for you.

Our split system courses 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 note, our Melbourne air conditioning course deals only with systems that contain a maximum plant capacity of 18kW.

Students training in our split system course in Melbourne

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.

Course Prerequisites

To be able to undertake the UEE20120 – Certificate II in Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems course, you must satisfy one of the following prerequisites:

  • For Electricians – Current Electrical Work Licence
  • For 3rd or 4th year Electrical Apprentices – Who have Successful completion of the required units of competency outlined in the first year of an electrotechnology apprenticeship, and have at least two years of industry experience.
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is offered to non-electrical workers who wish to undertake this course who have a trade qualification in the following trades:

– Plumbers
– Gas fitters

  • Trade Assistants currently working full-time for Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning companies (for a minimum period of 6-18 months) may also be eligible to complete this qualification with recognition of prior learning (RPL).
Please Note: Trade Assistants must provide a letter from their employer and an ARC license supervisor to undertake this course. They must also upload evidence of 2 installations completed after the course.
Students working on an air conditioner in our Melbourne split system course

Victoria Only – Things to Know Beforehand

If you complete this split system installation course in Melbourne, you will need to meet the educational requirements to apply for a restricted refrigerant handling licence with the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) as well as the requirements to apply for a registration in mechanical services – restricted to split systems with the victorian Building Authority (VBA).

There are 2 types of occupational licence you can apply for with the VBA:

  1. Registration – Allows a person to work under an employer who is licenced with the VBA in that class of work. 
  2. Licence – Allows a person to be a licensed practitoner who is able to certify their own work. 

VBA requirements to be eligible to apply for registration in Mechanical Services – Restricted to Split System:

  • Have a least two years experience in Mechanical Services – Restricted to split systems.
  • Successfully completed the relevant VBA registration exams – theory and practical exam.
  • Hold the relevant ARCtick refrigerant handling licence (RAC01 or RSS03)
  • Have completed the VBA experience statement for the relevant class.
  • Provide at least one VBA technical referee report completed by a supervisor who is licence is the class that you are applying for.
After holding this registration for 1 year, you can apply for a plumbing licence which will allow you to certify your own work.
Eligibility requirements to apply for your Mechanical Services – restricted to split systems licence:
  • Be registered in this class for at least 12 months.
  • Hold or be eligible to hold professional indemnity insurance
  • Meet the licensing education requirements, this is met by satisfying one of the following:
    • Have successfully completed the prescribed ‘common’ licensing units (or sit the VBA equivalency exams), or 
    • Hold ESV registered electrical contractors (REC) registration.
  • Successfully pass the VBA class specific licence exam.

The VBA outline the requirements for registration and licence in this class on their website HERETo contact the VBA for further information regarding VBA licenceing, please call 1300 815 127.


Air Conditioner Course Dates

Our Melbourne air conditioning installation courses are scheduled based on available numbers.

See our most recent course date in Melbourne listed here.

If you are looking to expand your business we are able to run the course on demand at your location where applicable. 

This is subject to minimum requirements.

For further details please call our office on 1300 856 832.

Melbourne Course Cost

Our Melbourne course fees: $1780 (GST-free) paid after enrolment.

Units Of Competency

Units Of Competency

UEECD0027Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan
UEERA0059Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
UEERA0049Install and start up single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems
UEERA0064Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants – split systems
UEERE0001Apply environmentally and 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:
UEECD0007:Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEECD0019Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEECD0020Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
UEECD0051Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEECD0016Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
The compulsory elective unit includes:
UEECO0002Maintain documentation

Course Outcome & Career Pathways

Air Con Course Outcome

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 (or air conditioning licence). 

This will allow you to install and decommission split systems under 18kW, including ducted, wall hung, floor and ceiling mounted units.

The official name of this licence is the Restricted Split System Air Conditioning Installation and Decommissioning Licence.

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Career Pathways

On completion of the split system air conditioning course, you may undertake further studies to gain additional qualifications.

These qualifications include a Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (UEE32220) or other qualifications listed in the UEE Training Package.

Click here for the full list of UEE qualifications on offer at Get Skilled Training. If you would like more information on any of our electrical courses Melbourne & beyond, call us today on 1300 856 832.

Enrol in Melbourne Cert 2 Split System Courses Today!

Get a head start on your future career path with our air conditioning training course in Melbourne.

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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Awesome training and assessing experience, quality staff and quality information! Will recommend to anyone.
Braith Williams
Highly recommend Get Skilled, professional from the first phone call right through to the teachers/trainer assessors and it was a well priced course. Cheers guys.
Mitch Bidois
Great training, comprehensive course with great facilities. Am now confident to get out there and do some split installs.
Trevor Liston