AUR20220 Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of tasks related to servicing and repairing air conditioning components and systems of cars and heavy vehicles within an automotive service and repair business. The Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology is intended to prepare new employees or recognise and develop existing workers who are performing servicing and repair of air conditioning components/systems of vehicles in an automotive service or repair business. The completion of this qualification enables an individual to apply for an AAC02 - Refrigerant handling licence - qualified persons (Automotive air conditioning licence: 2 years). Students enrolling into Air Conditioning specific units will need to be enrolled a minimum of 4 weeks prior to unit commencement to ensure time is allowed for the student to gain a “Training Licence”. This licence is applied for through the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) and requires students to send a copy of the Confirmation of Enrolment and a passport photo. Licences take a minimum of 2 weeks to process. Students are not legally allowed to undertake practical activities without this licence and will not be allowed in class for Air Conditioning specific units. Contracts will only be accepted with prior approval from the Education Delivery Manager.


This course provides the skills to begin working in the automotive service industry. Automotive air conditioner technicians work in a range of fields, including mining and private business and future work areas including electrical circuit systems, welding, soldering thermal cutting and heating.


Further training opportunities, after successful completion of this qualification, include AUR30620 Certificate III in Automotive Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology and AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology.

Course Delivery

Classroom- based delivery.

Entry Requirements

Each applicant will be required to undertake a Pre-training Review before enrolling to help confirm if the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about skills, knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and employment goals. Applicants must be qualified and currently working in the automotive industry.

Expected Time to Complete

6 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25 $32.50
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20 $26.00
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits 40 $52.00
AURETU103 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems 25 $32.50
AURETU104 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC components 35 $45.50
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies 20 $26.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20 $26.00
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits 20 $26.00
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles 15 $19.50
AURETU102 Recover vehicle refrigerants 10 $15.00
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations 20 $26.00
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems 20 $26.00
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines 20 $26.00
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20 $26.00
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck 40 $52.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $1,963
Concession $403
Traineeship $1,433
Traineeship Concession $403
Self-Funded $1,963

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Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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Intake Campus Course Details
2024 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Part Time, Classroom, Full Year, Trainee, Approval needed from Department Manager