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Study Airconditioning & Refrigeration

With temperatures rising, there has been a large increase in the number of homes and offices that use air-conditioners. Consequently, there has been a large increase in air- conditioning refrigeration mechanics in Australia and around the world.

Course Overview

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic is all currently on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

Air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanics assemble, install, maintain and repair industrial, commercial and domestic air-conditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment.

They also 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

Job prospects for refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics are strong, with the number of new job creations increasing very strongly over the past 5 years and expected to remain stable in the future. As more homes and commercial building installing cooling systems, the skills you gain throughout this course will be needed for setting up as well as maintenance and repair work.

Graduates will be qualified tradesperson in air-conditioning & refrigeration industry. Graduates will be skilled in many aspects of air-conditioning & refrigeration mechanics including:

  • Establishing job requirements from drawings and specifications, and laying out installation reference points.
  • Drilling holes, installing mounting brackets and cutting, bending and threading piping.
  • Installing and repairing components such as compressors, motors, condensers, evaporators, switches and gauges, and copper lines for steam, gas, refrigerant, compressed air, oil and chilled water.
  • Bolting, soldering, riveting, welding and brazing pipes to connect equipment, and checking alignment and accuracy of fit.
  • Filling systems with gas or fluid to check for leaks.
  • Test-operating refrigeration systems, checking mechanisms and making adjustments.
  • Removing test gas and fluid using vacuum pumps, and filling with refrigerant.

Training is comprises of theoretical and practical component as well as workplace learning amounting to about 400 hours. Licenses for Electricians and Air conditioning mechanics are issued by Fair Trading. www.fairtrading.gov.au

Certificate III of Air-conditioning & Refrigeration

Course Duration

24 months

Intake Dates

February, July and October

Locations

Sydney

Cost

$13,000 per year

The Course Details

Graduate Outcome

Potential Job Forecast: 

  • Full time air-conditioning & refrigeration mechanics earn an average of $1400.00 per week.
  • The average hours worked an air-conditioning &refrigeration mechanic in Australia are 44 per week.
  • Job prospects for refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanics are strong, with the number of new job creations increasing very strongly over the past 5 years and are expected to remain stable in the future
  • Air-conditioning & refrigeration mechanics have a very high proportion of full-time jobs (89 per cent).
  • Air-conditioning & refrigeration mechanics can work independently as a subcontractor or for a larger company.

Common Course Requirements

  1. Must have graduated year 10 in home country.
  2. Must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 overall.
  3. Must be over 18 years of age

 

Education Pathways

Note: It is never recommended to undertake study for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia.
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Frequently Asked Questions

In case you don’t find an answer to your question, feel free to consult with one of our agents.

How do I get started?

If you complete this questionnaire we’ll be able to send you some detailed information on the course and explain what documents you’ll need for enrolment

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Is the Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic course difficult?

The Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration requires students to have a completed the equivalent of Australian Year 10

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How does the future of Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic industry look?

As per Job OutLook, the industry for Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics is predicted to have moderate future growth

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Is it hard to get a job as an Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic?

As per Job Outlook, 89% of Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics are employed full time

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Can you be an Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic without a degree?

Yes, you can become a qualified Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanicin Australia with Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

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Is a Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic in demand in Australia?

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic is currently on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) in Australia

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How many hours a week does an Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic work?

As per Job OutLook, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics work an average of 44 hours per week.

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What do equipment do I need to work as a Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic?

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics use a range of tools, including the following:

  • Charging scales
  • Leak detection equipment
  • Manifolds, gauges & hoses
  • Refrigeration recovery units
  • Tube working tools
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Brazing equipment
  • Digital thermometers
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Will these qualifications be recognised in my home country?

These qualifications are part of the Australian Qualification Framework. Most countries, specifically European or North American countries, accept qualifications issued by Australia. So yes, generally speaking, the qualifications will be accepted and allow you to work in your home country. Please note, we would always advise you check specifically with your home country.

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What is the study timetable like for a Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic course?

The Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration is generally 15-20 hours per week, spread over 2-3 days. Timetables vary depending on education institute.

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How long does it take to become a qualified Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic?

It takes 12-24 months to complete the Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. Durations vary depending on education institute

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How much is an Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic course?

Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration courses, cost $13,000 – $15,000 per year, Prices may vary depending on education institute

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What qualifications do I need to be an Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic?

To be a qualified Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic in Australia you need to have successfully completed a Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

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How much does a Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic get paid?

As per Job Outlook, a qualified Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic earns $1,400 a week, on average

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Can foreigners do an Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic apprenticeship in Australia?

International students can’t do an Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic apprenticeship in Australia. Instead, they can study a 24-month vocational course to become a qualified Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic. Click here to read more about apprenticeships and vocational courses for international students

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Where can I study to be an Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic?

You can study to be an Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic in Sydney, Australia

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What do you do as an Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic?

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics assemble, install, maintain and repair industrial, commercial and domestic airconditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment. An Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic also does the following in a normal day:

  • establishing job requirements from drawings and specifications, and laying out installation reference points
  • drilling holes, installing mounting brackets and cutting, bending and threading piping
  • installing and repairing components such as compressors, motors, condensers, evaporators, switches and gauges, and copper lines for steam, gas, refrigerant, compressed air, oil and chilled water
  • bolting, soldering, riveting, welding and brazing pipes to connect equipment, and checking alignment and accuracy of fit
  • filling systems with gas or fluid to check for leaks
  • test-operating refrigeration systems, checking mechanisms and making adjustments
  • removing test gas and fluid using vacuum pumps, and filling with refrigerant
  • checking and overhauling refrigeration systems, diagnosing faults and repairing and replacing defective components
  • adjusting system controls and mechanisms and reassembling systems
  • recording causes of malfunctioning and action taken
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