Accelerate your career in the automotive industry!
Want to work on the coolest cars?
This qualification is perfect to advance your career and give you the skills and experience that employers are looking for as an apprentice automotive air conditioning technician. Automotive air conditioner technicians work in a range of fields including light vehicle, automotive electrical, heavy vehicle, mobile plant and equipment, and more.
Successful completion of this qualification will allow you to work effectively in the automotive industry. It will equip participants with the ability to perform a range of tasks relating to servicing and repairing air conditioning components and systems of cars and heavy vehicles in an automotive service and repair business. Participants will learn how to test and repair basic electric circuits; diagnose, repair, retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems; carry out diagnostic procedures, as well as a range of other tasks.
Training is conducted in modern workshop facilities, where you'll get to learn on a range of different vehicles and systems.
The completion of this qualification enables an individual to apply for an AAC02 - Refrigerant handling licence - qualified persons (Automotive air conditioning licence).
Throughout this course, you will gain skills in:
- Test and repair basic electrical circuits
- Service air conditioning and HVAC systems
- Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC components
- Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
- Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
- Solder electrical wiring and circuits
- Carry out servicing operations
- Diagnose and repair cooling systems
- Inspect and service engines
- Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
- Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations
You are an apprentice or technician in the workplace and would like the opportunity to develop and practice your skills in the workplace.
You enjoy mechanical tasks, troubleshooting and repairing and doing physically active work.
This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. For full details see our Half price courses page.
^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.
Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.
Students must be at least a Stage 3 Apprentice in the Automotive Mechanical Trade or a qualified mechanic in order to enrol in this qualification.
Students are required to attend block training on campus.
|National ID||Unit title|
|AURAEA002||Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace|
|AURASA102||Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace|
|AURETR112||Test and repair basic electrical circuits|
|AURETU103||Service air conditioning and HVAC systems|
|AURETU104||Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC components|
|AURTTA118||Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies|
|National ID||Unit title|
|AURAFA103||Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace|
|AURETR006||Solder electrical wiring and circuits|
|AURTTA009||Carry out mechanical pre-repair operations|
|AURTTA104||Carry out servicing operations|
|AURTTC103||Diagnose and repair cooling systems|
|AURTTE104||Inspect and service engines|
|AURTTK102||Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace|
Job opportunities include:
- Automotive Air Conditioning Serviceperson
- Automotive Air Conditioning Fitter
For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab) or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab) .
This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
We offer a range of further study opportunities, view our course list here(opens in a new tab) .
Our estimated fees are based on:
- Full time study in 2023
- A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
- For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website
These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.