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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

Course Overview (with video)

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Certificate III of Air-conditioning & Refrigeration

Course Duration

24 months

Intake Dates

February and July




$13,000 per year

The Course Details

Graduate Outcome

Potential Job Forecast: 

  • Full time air-conditioning & refrigeration mechanics earn an average of $1618.00 per week.
  • The average hours worked an air-conditioning &refrigeration mechanic in Australia are 40.2 per week.
  • Employment for this occupation rose strongly in the past five years and rose strongly in the long-term.
  • Air-conditioning & refrigeration mechanics have a very high proportion of full-time jobs (95 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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