Certificate III in



Apprenticeship Pathway

4 Years

Delivery Mode:


Certificate III in Refrigeration and
Air Conditioning

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. This course will enable you to qualify as a Refrigeration Air-conditioning tradesperson working across a variety of disciplines in the Construction, Engineering or Mining sector.

Employment outcomes

  • Refrigeration Tradesperson

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Core Units

MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing

MEM11011 Undertake manual handling

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/handheld operations

MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainability work practices

Elective Units

MEM05006 Perform brazing and/or silver soldering

MEM10002 Terminate and connect electrical wiring

MEM10009 Install refrigeration and air-conditioning plant and equipment

MEM10010 Install pipework and pipework assemblies

MEM10011 Terminate and connect specialist cables

MEM10013 Install split air conditioning systems and associated pipework

MEM12002 Perform electrical/electronic measurement

MEM18011 Shut down and isolate machines/equipment

MEM18049 Disconnect/ reconnect fixed wired equipment up to 1000 volts a.c/1500 volts d.c.

MEM18055 Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

MEM18046 Fault find and repair electrical equipment/components up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.

MEM18083 Handle fluorocarbon refrigerants according to regulations

MEM18085 Install, service and repair domestic air conditioning and refrigeration appliances

MEM18086 Test, recover, evacuate and charge refrigeration systems

MEM18088 Maintain and repair commercial air conditioning systems and components

MEM18089 Maintain and repair central air handling systems


Up to 4 years delivered over 4 stages.

Delivery Location:

The course will be delivered in the workplace by ASG trainers.

ASG Entry Requirements:

Minimum age of 15 years

We require that you complete a Language, Literacy & Numeracy assessment in order that we can support you, where required, in achieving a successful course outcome.


Determined by workplace requirements.

Tuition Fees:

This course is funded through the Queensland Government’s User Choice program. A student co-contribution fee may be required.


Assessment will take place at the end of each unit using the following assessment Methods:

  • Knowledge Test
  • Practical demonstration
  • Third Party Report


On successful course completion Australian Skills Group will award the MEM31322 Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, or a Statement of Attainment for units achieved in partial completion.