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

Put your training and experience to use with ITEC’s RPL services and earn a nationally recognised qualification with a UEE20120- Certificate II in Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems via our RTO partners.


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Qualification Overview

Qualification Name:

Certificate II in Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

Qualification Code and Units of Competency:



Within four weeks of receiving sufficient and complying evidence of competency in all applied for units of competency.

This qualification of a UEE20120- Certificate II in Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems provides the knowledge and skills required by an individual who wishes to work in the light vehicle automotive repair and service industry. Despite the specialized-sounding title, this is a general and highly practical degree for any person looking to get involved in the automotive mechanic industry. You will be qualified to tackle such universally important tasks as engine and transmission repairs, maintenance on steering, and other vital vehicle systems, especially on consumer automobiles.

Qualified workers in this trade often find themselves with opportunities to advance into a specialist position through their work, or in establishing their own mechanics’ business. Less typical paths of advancement exist in the design and development of today’s vehicle diagnostic software and tools or mechanics aids.

To qualify for this certificate, you must provide evidence demonstrating that your skills and knowledge align with the courser’s learning outcomes. This evidence can take various forms. Demonstrating your current proficiency at a comparable level can be done through a CV (your student support representative can assist with this), an employment letter, or an employment contract.

Additionally, documents from prior work or educational experiences, such as references from licensed tradespeople you’ve collaborated with, apprenticeship records, academic transcripts, or assessments from relevant past qualifications, all contribute to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. You can also submit proof of overseas qualifications or visual evidence of your work, especially for practical roles.

Required documents
Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
Photos/videos (for practical roles)
Risk Assessment and Management Documents
Incident Report Forms
Plans and Specifications
Job Cards

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Four Easy Steps To Get Qualified

Free Skills Assessment

Speak to ITEC Australia about your goals, and allow us to guide you towards the qualification that will help you reach them.

Portfolio of Experience

Your dedicated consultant will guide you through the process of putting together a portfolio of evidence. This can contain overseas qualifications, transcripts, certificates, photos and videos, samples or work examples, letters of reference, your current resume, etc.

Evidence Review

Once one of our partner registered training organisations (RTOs) has assessed your portfolio, the assessor assigned to your case may be in touch if any additional evidence is required. If you have any weak areas, the RTO may assign a trainer to upskill you at no cost to you.

You’re Qualified

ITEC Australia is partnered with Registered Training Organisations whose qualifications are nationally recognised in Australia, and are the same as the qualification you would receive from full time study. Qualifications can also be useful for licensing or immigration purposes.

Qualification Description

Qualification Description

This qualification covers competencies to install, commission and decommission single head, split air conditioning and heat pumps systems to a prescribed routine where the maximum plant capacity for each system does not exceed 18 kilowatt (kW) refrigeration.

This includes wall hung, floor and ceiling suspended, cassette and ducted fan coil split systems and water heating heat pump systems. This qualification excludes competencies required for service, repair, maintenance, diagnostic/fault finding and electrical work or the safe and proper installation of commercial refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump plant and equipment.

Relevant employment may be required to enable the application of the required knowledge and skills to on the job work activities and environments.

Refrigerant Handling Licence:

The qualification meets only the training components for a national restricted heat pump, split system, installation and decommissioning Refrigerant Handling Licence, which is required to work on equipment that carries the risk of a fluorocarbon refrigerant being emitted while decanting the refrigerant, installing, commissioning or decommissioning refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Occupational Licence:

Additional and/or other conditions may apply in some jurisdictions subject to regulations related to refrigeration/air conditioning work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

A total of 370 weighting points  comprising:

350 core weighting points  listed below; plus

20 general elective weighting points  from the general elective units listed below.

Up to 20 weighting points  of the general elective units, may be selected, with appropriate contextualisation, from any relevant nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course, provided selected units contribute to the vocational outcome of the qualification. Previously assigned weighting points are listed in the UEE Electrotechnology Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide (CVIG), if not listed, weighting points will be 10 points, unless directed from the Electrotechnology Industry Reference Committee (IRC). 

There are units of competency within this qualification that contain pre-requisites. Units of competency that have a pre-requisite requirement are identified by this symbol *. Refer directly to the units of competency to identify pre-requisite requirements to ensure all are complied with. A list of all pre-requisites is also provided in the UEE Pre-requisite Companion Volume.

Where imported units are selected, care must be taken to ensure all pre-requisite units specified are complied with.  

Core Units

Core units  

Weighting Points 


Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace



Document and apply measures to control WHS risks associated with electrotechnology work*



Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components*



Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment*



Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan



Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications*



Install and start up single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems*



Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings*



Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants – split systems*



Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector


Imported and common elective units 

Weighting Points 


Deliver a service to customers



Prepare to work safely in the construction industry



Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation



Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus



Maintain documentation



Receive and store materials and equipment for electrotechnology work



Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs



Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems*



Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply*



Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies*