AUR20212 - Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

Have experience with AC technology? Get it recognised.

Working in the Automotive Air Conditioning industry, you've probably learned quite a bit about basic electrical circuits and diagnostic procedures. Your expertise in the field is probably enough to gain a formal recognition of your skills that can lead to an official qualification.

A great way to directly improve your employment prospects, or to gain entry into the field, this qualification helps you to carry out diagnostic procedures, test and repair basic electrical circuits, and service air conditioning and HVAC systems.

Keep cool in this hot field as you earn respect and get promoted.

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$2,700* $9,000 $6,300

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* RPL cost includes all assessment services and issue of your nationally recognised qualification.

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

While our Customer Service Agents will determine the best evidence for your portfolio, evidence generally takes the form of:

  • Resume/CV
  • References
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Portfolio/work samples
  • Photographic and video evidence
  • Education, training and qualifications
  • Job Description
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace communication
  • Bookkeeping and financial records

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The options are really endless. Most people use qualifications to enhance their careers, from achieving a promotion or pay rise, to climbing organisational ranks and getting new job opportunities. In fact, qualifications have shown to increase employability by 11%, and result in promotions 42% of the time.

Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 13 units  of competency, consisting of:

  • 7 core units 


  • 6 elective units  of which:
  • up to 6  elective units may be chosen from the elective units listed below
  • up to 3  elective units may be chosen from a Certificate I qualification or above in this Training Package or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course, provided that the units chosen contribute to the vocational outcome of this qualification and do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.


Core units  


Unit code 

Unit title 

Common - Environment 


Apply environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

Common - Health and Safety 


Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace

Electrical - Technical - Electrical and Electronic 


Test and repair basic electrical circuits

Electrical - Technical - Air Conditioning and HVAC 


Service air conditioning and HVAC systems


Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems


Retrofit and modify air conditioning and HVAC systems

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical 


Carry out diagnostic procedures


Elective units  


Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Common - Sales and Marketing 


Establish relations with customers

Common - Foundation Skills 


Use numbers in an automotive workplace


Read in an automotive workplace


Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace

Electrical - Technical - Electrical and Electronic 


Carry out soldering of electrical wiring and circuits


Install and test basic ancillary electrical components

Electrical - Technical - Air Conditioning and HVAC 


Install air conditioning systems


Overhaul air conditioning system components

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical  


Carry out servicing operations


Carry out pre-repair operations (mechanical)

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical - Cooling Systems 


Diagnose and repair cooling systems

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical - Engines 


Inspect and service engines

Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical - Tools and Equipment 


Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment
Vehicle body - Technical  


Prepare vehicle, components and equipment for customer use

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

Some jurisdictions may require this qualification for licensing purposes. In addition some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements, depending on the work context. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Visit Get Qualified Australia’s Trade Licensing page for more information surrounding licensing

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