UEE51220- Diploma of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering

Put your training and experience to use with ITEC’s RPL services and earn a nationally recognised qualification with a UEE51220- Diploma of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering via our RTO partners.

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Qualification Overview

Qualification Name:

Diploma of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering

Qualification Code and Units of Competency:

UEE51220

Duration:

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

This qualification of a UEE51220- Diploma of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering 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
ID
Resume
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
Quotes/Invoices

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Qualification Description

Qualification Description

This qualification covers competencies to develop systems; select equipment; and commission, maintain and diagnose faults/malfunctions of refrigeration systems and equipment that apply to commercial food storage and preservation and air conditioning and air distribution equipment and special applications. It includes regulatory requirements for purchasing and handling refrigerants.

Competency development activities in this qualification are subject to regulations directly related to licencing. A relevant contract of training through an apprenticeship or 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 achievement of the qualification meets the training components for the full national Refrigerant Handling Licence which is required to work on refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that carries the risk of a fluorocarbon refrigerant being emitted while decanting the refrigerant or manufacturing, installing, commissioning, servicing, maintaining 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.

Electrical Occupation Licence:

The achievement of this qualification with the core restricted electrical units meet the electrical regulatory requirements for related restricted electrical work in most state/territories. This is required to work on electrical installations which are designed to operate at voltages greater than 50 volt (V) alternating current (a.c.) or 120 V direct current (d.c.).

Entry Requirements


There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

A total of 1670 weighting points  comprising:

1540 core weighting points  listed below; plus 

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

Choose a total of 130 weighting points  elective units from the list below, of which between 0 and 60 weighting points  can be taken from Group A; and between 0 and 30 weighting points  can be taken from Group B; and between 0 and 50 weighting points  can be taken from Group C; and between 50 and 130 weighting points  must be taken from Group D; or all electives units of 130 weighting points  can be taken from Group D.

Up to 60 weighting points of the general elective units Group A,  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-requisites 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 

UEECD0007

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

20

UEECD0010

Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report

60

UEECD0016

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

20

UEECD0019

Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components*

40

UEECD0020

Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment*

20

UEECD0024

Implement and monitor energy sector WHS policies and procedures

20

UEECD0027

Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan

20

UEECD0042

Solve problems in ELV single path circuits*

40

UEECD0051

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

40

UEECS0033

Use engineering applications software on personal computers

40

UEERA0001

Analyse the operation of HVAC air and hydronic systems*

80

UEERA0002

Analyse the psychrometric performance of HVAC/R systems*

50

UEERA0031

Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration control systems*

60

UEERA0034

Establish heat loads for commercial refrigeration and/or air conditioning applications*

80

UEERA0035

Establish the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems*

20

UEERA0036

Establish the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems*

60

UEERA0038

Establish the thermodynamic parameters of refrigeration and air conditioning systems*

80

UEERA0042

Evaluate thermodynamic and fluid parameters of refrigeration systems*

100

UEERA0044

Find and rectify faults in single phase motors and associated controls*

40

UEERA0045

Find and rectify faults in three phase motors and associated controls*

30

UEERA0050

Install refrigerant pipe work, flow controls and accessories*

60

UEERA0051

Install, commission, service and maintain air conditioning systems*

80

UEERA0052

Install, commission, service and maintain low temperature systems*

40

UEERA0053

Install, commission, service and maintain medium temperature systems*

60

UEERA0059

Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings*

40

UEERA0062

Recover and charge refrigerants*

40

UEERA0079

Safely handle refrigerants and lubricants*

40

UEERA0081

Select refrigerant piping, accessories and associated controls*

40

UEERA0092

Solve problems in low voltage refrigeration and air conditioning circuits*

40

UEERA0094

Verify functionality and compliance of refrigeration and air conditioning installations*

40

UEERE0015

Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures

20

UEERL0001

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

20

UEERL0002

Attach cords, cables and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 V a.c. or 1500 V d.c.*

20

UEERL0004

Disconnect – reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring*

60

UEERL0005

Locate and rectify faults in low voltage (LV) electrical equipment using set procedures*

20

Group A: Imported and common elective units. 

Weighting Points 

BSBLDR522

Manage people performance

70

BSBINS501

Implement information and knowledge management systems

50

BSBSTR501

Establish innovative work environments

50

BSBSTR502

Facilitate continuous improvement

60

BSBTWK502

Manage team effectiveness

60

CPCWHS1001

Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

10

HLTAID009

Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

10

MEM16006

Organise and communicate information*

20

MEM16008

Interact with computing technology*

20

MEM30031A

Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements

40

MEM30032A

Produce basic engineering drawings

80

MEM30033A

Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models*

40

Group B: Qualification elective units. 

Weighting Points 

UEERA0005

Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for ammonia refrigerant

10

UEERA0006

Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for carbon dioxide refrigerant

10

UEERA0007

Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for flammable refrigerants

10

UEERA0046

Install and commission ammonia refrigeration systems, components and associated equipment*

20

UEERA0047

Install and commission carbon dioxide refrigeration systems, components and associated equipment*

20

UEERA0048

Install and commission flammable refrigerant air conditioning and refrigeration systems*

20

UEERA0054

Maintain microbial control of refrigeration and air conditioning systems

20

UEERA0065

Repair and service ammonia refrigeration systems*

20

UEERA0066

Repair and service carbon dioxide refrigeration systems*

20

UEERA0067

Repair and service secondary refrigeration systems*

20

UEERA0068

Repair and service self-contained carbon dioxide refrigeration and heat pump systems*

20

UEERA0069

Resolve problems in beverage dispensers*

40

UEERA0070

Resolve problems in central plant air conditioning systems*

40

UEERA0071

Resolve problems in dairy refrigeration systems*

20

UEERA0072

Resolve problems in hydronic systems*

40

UEERA0073

Resolve problems in ice making systems*

20

UEERA0075

Resolve problems in post-mix refrigeration systems*

20

UEERA0076

Resolve problems in refrigerated beverage vending cabinets*

20

UEERA0077

Resolve problems in transport refrigeration systems*

20

UEERA0078

Resolve problems in ultra-low temperature refrigeration systems*

20

UEERA0084

Service and repair self-contained flammable refrigerants air conditioning and refrigeration systems*

20

UEERA0097

Install, commission, service and maintain variable refrigerant flow air conditioning systems*

40

UEERA0098

Inspect, test and repair fire and smoke control features of mechanical services systems*

80

Group C: Qualification elective units. 

Weighting Points 

UEECD0013

Develop and implement energy sector maintenance programs

60

UEECO0001

Estimate electrotechnology projects

40

UEERA0060

Produce HVAC/R control system diagrams*

40

UEERA0061

Produce HVAC/R system design drawings*

80

UEERA0080

Select basic commercial refrigeration system equipment, components and accessories*

40

UEERA0082

Select residential air conditioning system equipment, components and accessories*

40

Group D: Qualification elective units. 

Weighting Points 

UEECD0039

Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems*

60

UEECO0014

Prepare tender submissions for electrotechnology projects*

60

UEERA0014

Design ammonia refrigerated systems*

40

UEERA0015

Design carbon dioxide refrigerated systems*

40

UEERA0016

Design commercial refrigeration systems and select components*

80

UEERA0021

Design control systems for refrigeration or heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems*

80

UEERA0022

Design heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and select components*

60

UEERA0023

Design hydrocarbon refrigerated systems*

40

UEERA0025

Design industrial refrigeration systems and select components*

80

UEERA0027

Design secondary refrigerant systems*

40

UEERA0028

Determine noise and vibration encountered in HVAC/R applications*

80

UEERA0039

Evaluate and report on building services energy management systems*

80

UEERA0040

Evaluate and report on the indoor air quality of buildings*

40

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Portfolio of Experience

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Evidence Review

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