AUR20218 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.


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 AUR30616 Certificate III in Automotive Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology and AUR30316 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology.

Course Delivery

This course covers the skills needed to service and repair vehicle air conditioning systems.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Enrolment Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals. Course is aimed at people with previous experience/qualified in the automotive industry looking to obtain an air conditioning licence. Qualified people working in the Automotive industry looking to gain formal qualifications/licence for air conditioning. 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 are already very experienced/qualified technicians employed in the industry and may have credit transfers/RPL from qualifications that has reduced the duration of this course for this particular cohort. Experience/qualification in the automotive industry will also reduce the time taken to complete units. Students will have higher level knowledge and skills from previous experience/qualifications.

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 $30.00
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20 $24.00
AURETR012 Test and repair basic electrical circuits 40 $48.00
AURETU003 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems 25 $30.00
AURETU004 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems 35 $42.00
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures 20 $24.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AURACA001 Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace 20 $24.00
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20 $24.00
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits 20 $24.00
AURETR009 Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems 40 $48.00
AURETR025 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles 15 $18.00
AURETU002 Recover vehicle refrigerants 10 $15.00
AURTTA004 Carry out servicing operations 20 $24.00
AURTTA005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 10 $15.00
AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems 20 $24.00
AURTTC003 Diagnose and repair cooling systems 20 $24.00
AURTTE004 Inspect and service engines 20 $24.00
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20 $24.00
AURVTW008 Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting 30 $36.00
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 $1,410
Concession $574
RPL Government Subsidised $632
RPL Concession $126
RPL Self-funded $948
Self-Funded $1,727

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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
2021 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Part Time, Classroom Based, Full Year