Certificate II in Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems - UEE20120

UEE20120 – Certificate II in Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems is a recognised course with the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC). It enables you to earn your restricted refrigerant handling licence (RSS003).

Once you have successfully completed this course and obtained your ARCtick Licence, you will be qualified to install, commission and decommission single head, split air conditioning and heat pump systems up to 18kW in size.

Learn from the industry experts to get qualified in Get Skilled Training’s air conditioning course. This course includes accessible online work completed at your own pace, highly knowledgeable trainers and assessors, and the best practical training to get you industry-ready.

Completing your Cert 2 in split air conditioning systems with Get Skilled gives you the opportunity to develop new skills. If you want to grow your business offering, learn something new or expand into the air conditioning industry, our Cert 2 course is a great place to start.

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

Get Skilled Training’s Certificate II in Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems is offered throughout Australia. We can offer this course on demand at your business address. Please call us for more information.

This split system course satisfies the requirements for workers to apply for a Refrigerant Handling Licence with the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC).

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Cert II in Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

Upon completion of our Cert II in Split Air Conditioning course, ARC will issue you with a federally-recognised licence. This licence allows you to install or decommission split system air conditioners. Licence holders must also check with their state or territory regulators to see if any further requirements apply to undertaking this work

The UEE20120 qualification is part of the ‘UEE’ electrotechnology training package developed by Skills Service Organisations. Students who have already completed training in the UEE package may be eligible for a credit transfer when undertaking this training program. This can reduce the volume of learning and the time required to achieve this qualification.

On successful completion of the Certificate II in Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems, students may continue their study and complete a Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning through an apprenticeship pathway. Get Skilled Training’s programs and team will help you achieve your career goals.

Course Information

The Cert 2 in Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems is aimed at electricians and 3rd or 4th year electrical apprentices looking to expand their skills.

By completing Cert 2 training, you can become qualified to install and decommission split system air conditioners. These are some of the most common appliances in Australia, so earning your qualification is an excellent way to grow your service offering.

This course contains everything you need to apply for a Refrigerant Handling Licence with the Australian Refrigeration Council.

Our training program will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to install and decommission any type of split air conditioning. This includes wall hung, ceiling, cassette and ducted fan coil air conditioning systems. Additionally, you will be equipped to install other types of single-head heat pump systems, such as heat pump water heaters.

Note that Cert 2 training does not include the competencies required to offer air conditioning repair, maintenance, fault finding or related electrical work. These competencies are additional and must be undertaken as part of Cert III training and during your electrical apprenticeship.

Once you have completed this course, you can opt to extend your study. See our Career Pathways section below for more information.

Our Cert II in Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems is open to students who meet at least one of the following prerequisites. You must be:

  • A licensed electrician (with a current Electrical Work Licence)
  • A licensed plumber or gas fitter
  • A 3rd or 4th year electrical apprentice with at least two years of industry experience, who has completed the units of competency required during the first year of an electrotechnology apprenticeship
  • A non-electrical worker with a trade qualification in plumbing or gas fitting that is eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

We offer regular intakes across Australia for our Cert 2 in Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems course. Please see our individual course pages to book an upcoming course in your city.

Get Skilled Training can provide our Cert 2 course at your business address. This is subject to minimum requirements. Contact our office on 1300 856 832 to arrange on-demand training for your employees.

The cost of our Cert II Split System Air Conditioning course varies depending on where you are located. Contact us to learn more about pricing and funding options in your city.

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:
UEECD0007Apply 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 Outcomes & Career Pathways

Successful completion of this course satisfies the requirements to apply for your Restricted Split System Air Conditioning Installation and Decommissioning Licence.

Obtaining your licence allows you to install and decommission split system air conditioners up to 18kW. This includes wall hung, floor and ceiling mounted air conditioners.

Cert 2 training does not allow you to repair, maintain or diagnose problems with air conditioners. This course does not allow you to carry out the electrical work required to install an air conditioner.

Once you have your refrigerant handling licence, you can further your study with the career pathways listed below.

Students who successfully complete a Cert II in Split Air Conditioning can further their career with options such as:

  • Certificate III in Air conditioning and Refrigeration (UEE32220)
  • Other qualifications in the UEE Training Package

Certificate III training is undertaken as part of a four-year apprenticeship. Completing your apprenticeship allows you to become a qualified air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic, one of Australia’s most in-demand trades.