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Certificate III in
Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning

Australian Skills Group

Offered as trade skills recognition option, MEM31319 Certificate III in 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 27 units of competency and is available as a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway.


The MEM31319 Certificate III in Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning qualification consists of 27 units of competency:

12 Core Units

15 Elective Units

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 informations
  • 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
  • MSMENV272: Participate in environmentally sustainable 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
  • MEM10013: Install split air-conditioning systems and associated pipework
  • MEM12002: Perform electrical/electronic measurement
  • MEM18049: Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment up to 1000 volts a.c/1500 volts d.c
  • MEM18055: Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
  • MEM18084: Commission and decommission split air-conditioning systems
  • MEM18085: Install, service and repair domestic air-conditioning and refrigeration appliances
  • MEM18086: Test, recover, evacute and charge refrigeration systems
  • 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
  • MEM18092: Maintain and repair commercial and/or industrial refrigeration and/or air conditioning controls


Up To 48 months

Delivery Model



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