Certificate III in
Refrigeration & Airconditioning

Offered as trade skills recognition option, MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical (Refrigeration & Air-conditioning) recognises the knowledge and skills required to install, repair and service refrigeration and air conditioning systems including the fabrication of pipes and component fitting and working with electrical/electronic circuits and refrigerant gasses.

It contains 31 units of competency and is available as a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway.


The MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical (Refrigeration & Air-conditioning) qualification consists of 31 units of competency:

12 Core Units

19 Elective Units

Core Units

  • MEM12024A: Perform computations
  • MSAENV272B: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MEM16006A: Organise and communicate information
  • MEM13014A: Apply principles of OH&S in the work environment
  • MEM14004A: Plan to undertake a routine task
  • MEM16007A: Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • MEM16008A: Interact with computing technology
  • MEM12023A: Perform engineering measurements
  • MEM15002A: Apply quality systems
  • MEM15024A: Apply quality procedures
  • MEM14005A: Plan a complete activity
  • MEM17003A: Assist in the provision of on the job training

Elective Units

  • MEM18001C: Use hand tools
  • MEM18002B: Use power tools, hand held operations
  • MEM09002B: Interpret technical drawings
  • MEM18055B: Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
  • MEM12006C: Mark off/out general engineering
  • MEM18087B: Service and repair domestic and light commercial refrigeration and air conditioning equipment
  • MEM18088B: Maintain and repair commercial air conditioning systems and components
  • MEM18089B: Maintain and repair central air handling systems
  • MEM18086B: Test, recover, evacuate and charge refrigeration
  • MEM18092B: Maintain and repair commercial and/or industrial refrigeration and/or air conditioning controls
  • MEM05006C: Perform brazing and/or silver soldering
  • MEM10009B: Install refrigeration and air-conditioning plant and equipment
  • MEM10010B: Install pipework and pipework assemblies
  • MEM10013A: Install split air conditioning systems and associated pipework
  • MEM12002B: Perform electrical / electronic measurements
  • MEM18084A: Commission and decommission split air-conditioning systems
  • MEM18085A: Install, service and repair domestic air-conditioning and refrigeration appliances
  • MEM18049C: Disconnect/reconnect fixed wire equipment up to 1000 volts a.c/ 1500 volts d.c
  • MEM10002B: Terminate and connect electrical wiring


Up To 48 months

Delivery Model



A student co-contribution fee is required in accordance with QLD government User Choice Policy.