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    RTO Provider Number 0627

    AUR20216 Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

    This course is for qualified automotive technicians, suitably skilled candidates who are currently working in the industry, or third and fourth year apprentices who have completed 80% of their technical studies. Candidates develop the principles underpinning the operations related to servicing, repairing and retrofitting air conditioning components and systems in cars and heavy vehicles within an automotive service and repair business. Candidates develop safe handling, safe working practices and the environmental awareness that is required when carrying out automotive air conditioning operations. To be awarded the above mentioned Certificate II candidates must be deemed competent in 13 units of competency, covered in seven (7) core plus six (6) elective units.

    Please note: This course does not fulfill the install air conditioning unit requirements



    The qualification has a duration of twelve (12) months for completion, however if the course is undertaken by a qualified automotive technician, the qualification can be attained easily within a three (3) month timeframe. MODE OF DELIVERY Part A: This comprises of a three (3) day training and assessment course to complete the three (3) air conditioning units. During this course all requirements for the specialist air conditioning units are met and the three (3) units will be attained.

    Note: this does not give you the full qualification as part B is required to attain the full qualification.

    Part B: The attainment of the remaining ten (10) units of competence is through credit transfer from a previous automotive qualification or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    Credit transfer: This is for candidates who have recently completed their trade qualification and is also available to apprentices in their third or fourth year.

    The units of competence will be marked as credit transfers upon producing a recognised academic record showing a list of units that have been deemed competent from a previous qualification, for example, AUR30612. Any units not listed on the record that make

    up the units in the course will have to be completed through the RPL process.

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): This is for qualified automotive technicians or experienced industry personnel. To complete the RPL process, you will be required to produce sufficient evidence against the ten (10) units of competence listed as part of the qualification. This will include collection of work evidence (job cards), completion of written questions, and having a third party signatory to confirm competence. Once the evidence has been submitted and assessed, the units will be marked as competent.


    Once enrolled in the Air Conditioning Course, candidates will need to apply for a trainee refrigerant handling licence from the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC).  A candidate cannot attend this course without holding a valid trainee licence.


    Contact the Motor Trade Association’s Automotive Institute of Technology to launch your automotive career. Call us today on 9233 9800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also CLICK HERE to enrol.

    All learners are treated equitably, having regard to their particular needs, in order to ensure the provision of every reasonable opportunity for the learner to acquire the competencies of the qualification.

    COURSE FEES MTA WA Member $1050.00 Non-Member $1200.00



  • RTO Provider Number 0627

    The MTA WA’s Automotive Institute of Technology (AIT) is the State’s leading automotive registered training organisation. It is the only training organisation that specialises in automotive and is backed by the WA industry. The Institute offers employers a unique program combining both on and off the job training for light vehicle technicians.

    Our program is designed to ensure that apprentices and employers benefit from delivery that is designed to provide the apprentice with access to training on the job and on the most up to date equipment, while ensuring the underpinning knowledge is provided in a streamlined and effective manner.

    We have grouped units that supplement each other to form training clusters. These clusters will each be trained and assessed through a combination of classroom blocks followed up with workplace training visits.

    Benefits of our training program:

    • The program is structured over three years providing the employer with more access to their apprentices when they are needed most;
    • Over any one year a set number of units will be commenced and completed thereby ensuring clarity on the progress of the apprenticeship for both the employer and apprentice;
    • A defined number of days for classroom training will be allocated to each apprentice at the beginning of each year. This will consist of approximately 4 blocks of training per year (with a minimum 2 days to a maximum of 4 days per block, in any one year).
    • A clear focus is made on reducing the impact of classroom training on the employer and minimise disruptions to workplace planning.
    • A minimum number of trainer / assessor contact hours, for workplace visits per apprentice, will be undertaken each year to assist the apprentice transfer their learning into practical application in the workplace; and
    • Built into the program is the capacity to provide remedial training as required by the apprentice to ensure they complete their program on time.

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