Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning



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Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning


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This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required of a heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) tradesperson within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries. The qualification has been specifically developed for apprentices in the above trade. The skills associated with this qualification are intended to apply to a wide range HVAC/R work, including assembling, installing, maintaining and repairing industrial, commercial and domestic air conditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment.

Why Study the MEM31322 Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning?

This program is meticulously crafted to provide you with real-world skills and knowledge, ensuring that you become highly skilled and ready to meet industry benchmarks. By completing this program, you will gain the essential skills necessary for immediate application in the Electrotechnology field while fostering diverse and creative thinking. Developed by industry specialists and endorsed by sector bodies, the MEM31322 Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning program guarantees that you possess the practical knowledge required to excel in modest, medium, or large organizations across the industry. With this qualification, you can confidently hit the ground running and make a lasting impact in the Electrotechnology sector. In today’s competitive job market, relying solely on experience is no longer efficient. Potential employers seek individuals who can demonstrate their professional proficiency through current formal qualifications. By obtaining the MEM31322 Certificate III, you not only showcase your practical skills but also provide tangible evidence of your expertise and dedication to the field.
Get your skills recognised This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to trade work as a refrigeration and air conditioning tradesperson. This qualification equips you to be a refrigeration expert from the growing Electrotechnology sector. Discover the techniques of refrigeration and air conditioning for your growing career with us.
You should give a scope of proof to help your assessor to settle on a choice about your ability. The sorts of proof you might be approached to give can include:
  • Résumé
  • ID
  • Evidence of overseas qualifications.
  • Transcripts or assessments from related previous qualifications.
  • Apprenticeship papers.
  • Quotes/invoices and stock orders
  • Receipts
  • Payslips/work contract/ABN if self employed
  • Letter of Employment
  • Current employment contracts
  • Videos or photos of your work.
For a student, it is crucial to know the occupation he/she will be eligible for, once finish a qualification successfully. If you complete this qualification, you will be able to work with this role.
  • Air Conditioning Technician
  • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic
  • Refrigeration Mechanic
To be awarded the MEM31322 Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning units of competency to a value of 96 points must be achieved, chosen as outlined below:
  • all core units of competency listed below (totalling 69 points)
  • elective units of competency to a minimum value of 27 points.
Core units of competency 
Unit code  Unit title 
MEM05006 Perform brazing and/or silver soldering
MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing
MEM10002 Terminate and connect electrical wiring
MEM10009 Install refrigeration and air conditioning plant and equipment
MEM10010 Install pipework and pipework assemblies
MEM11011 Undertake manual handling
MEM12002 Perform electrical/electronic measurement
MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024 Perform computations
MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM14006 Plan work activities
MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
MEM16008 Interact with computing technology
MEM17003 Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
MEM18001 Use hand tools
MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM18046 Fault find and repair electrical equipment/components up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c
MEM18049 Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.
MEM18055 Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
MEM18083 Handle fluorocarbon refrigerants according to regulations
MEM18086 Test, recover, evacuate and charge refrigeration systems
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective units of competency  
Unit code  Unit title 
MEM05001 Perform manual soldering/desoldering – electrical/electronic components
MEM05003 Perform soft soldering
MEM05005 Carry out mechanical cutting
MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM07001 Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
MEM07032 Use workshop machines for basic operations
MEM09011 Apply basic engineering design concepts
MEM10003 Install and test electrical wiring and circuits up to 1000 volts a.c. and 1500 volts d.c.
MEM10004 Enter and change programmable controller operational parameters
MEM10005 Commission programmable controller programs
MEM10011 Terminate and connect specialist cables
MEM11009 Handle/move bulk fluids/gases
MEM11010 Operate mobile load shifting equipment
MEM10013 Install split air conditioning systems and associated pipework
MEM11016 Order materials
MEM11022 Operate fixed/moveable load shifting equipment
MEM12004 Perform precision electrical/electronic measurement
MEM13001 Perform emergency first aid
MEM13003 Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
MEM13007 Maintain water treatment systems for cooling towers
MEM13019 Undertake work health and safety activities in the workplace
MEM15004 Perform inspection
MEM16004 Perform internal/external customer service
MEM16005 Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities
MEM18003 Use tools for precision work
MEM18006 Perform precision fitting of engineering components
MEM18009 Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components
MEM18011 Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
MEM18045 Fault find and repair electrical equipment/components up to 250 volts single phase supply
MEM18048 Fault find and repair/rectify basic electrical circuits
MEM18051 Fault find and repair/rectify complex electrical circuits
MEM18084 Commission and decommission split air conditioning systems
MEM18085 Install, service and repair domestic air conditioning and refrigeration appliances
MEM18087 Service and repair domestic and light commercial refrigeration and air conditioning equipment
MEM18088 Maintain and repair commercial air conditioning systems and components
MEM18089 Maintain and repair central air handling systems
MEM18090 Maintain and repair industrial refrigeration systems and components
MEM18091 Maintain and repair multistage, cascade and/or ultra-cold industrial refrigeration systems
MEM18094 Service and repair commercial refrigeration
MEM18095 Maintain and repair cooling towers/evaporative condensers and associated equipment
MEM18096 Maintain, repair/replace and adjust refrigerant flow controls and associated equipment
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