Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning

This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised qualification related to trade work as a refrigeration and air conditioning tradesperson.

Delivery Modes:
Workplace Delivery

Assessment Methods:

Written, oral and practical


Nationally recognised training

Course Title

Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning

Course Code


Course Duration

12 - 48 Months

Study Modes

On Site

Funding Options

Job Opportunities

With a Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning qualification you will have the following job opportunities:

  • Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Mechanic
  • Ability to apply for Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) license
Further Information

MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling
MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024 Perform computations
MEM14006 Plan work activities
MEM16008 Interact with computing technology
MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
MEM18001 Use hand tools
MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing

MEM05006 Perform brazing and/or silver soldering
MEM10002 Terminate and connect electrical wiring
MEM10010 Install pipework and pipework assemblies
MEM12002 Perform electrical/electronic measurement
MEM12004 Perform precision electrical/electronic measurement
MEM16014 Report technical information
MEM18011 Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
MEM18046 Fault find and repair electrical equipment/components up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c
MEM18049 Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.
MEM18055 Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM18083 Handle fluorocarbon refrigerants according to regulations
MEM18084 Commision and decommission split air conditioining systems
MEM10013 Install split air conditioning systems and associated pipework
MEM18086 Test, recover, evacuate and charge refrigeration systems
MEM10009 Install refrigeration and air conditioning plant and equipment
MEM18087 Service and repair domestic and light commercial refrigeration and air conditioning equipment
MEM18088 Maintain and repair commercial air conditioning systems and components

To be awarded the MEM31319 Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, units of competency to the value of 96 points must be achieved, chosen as outlined below:

  • all core units of competency listed below (totaling 33 points)
  • elective units of competency to a minimum value of 40 points from Group A
  • elective units of competency to a maximum value of 23 points from Group B to bring the total value to 96 points.

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