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Working safely with Hydrocarbons

This unit covers specialised procedures for servicing and repairs to achieve the effective and efficient operation of primarily self-contained air conditioning and refrigeration equipment using Hydrocarbon as the refrigerant.
It reinforces safe working practice and encompasses applying specialised knowledge of refrigeration principles that apply to Hydrocarbon, following service manuals, testing, locating and rectifying faults and defective components and completing the necessary service documentation.  


Students who successfully complete this course will receive a Statement of Attainment from Box Hill Institute for the following accredited units:

  • UEENEEJ174A Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for hydrocarbon
  • UEENEEJ175A Service and repair self-contained hydrocarbon air conditioning  

Completion of these units can also be used as elective units for the Course in Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning Services (22329VIC).

Note: The practical session also includes content for VU22583 Handle Class A2/A2L Flammable Refrigerants.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of unit UEENEEJ184A, students will be able to:

  • Prepare to work with hydrocarbon refrigerants.
  • Apply safe working practices to hydrocarbon refrigerants
  • Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control of hydrocarbon refrigerants

Upon successful completion of unit UEENEEJ185A, students will be able to:

  • Prepare to service and repair Hydrocarbon refrigeration and air conditioning systems
  • Service and repair Hydrocarbon refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
  • Complete work and report on servicing and repairing Hydrocarbon refrigeration and air conditioning systems

Target audience

Learner background

This unit is suitable for refrigeration and air conditioning technicians responsible for installing, commissioning, servicing, repairing and maintaining residential or commercial refrigeration and air conditioning systems containing hydrocarbon refrigerants. 


A person undertaking this unit shall have:

  • A Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning from the UEE11 Electrotechnology Training Package or equivalent.
  • A refrigerant handling licence issued by the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC)
  • A Victorian plumbing registration issued by the Victorian Building Authority in the class of Refrigerated Air Conditioning.

Furthermore, it is essential that students undertaking this course hold competency standards in the following units:

  • UEENEEJ111A Diagnose and rectify faults in air conditioning and refrigeration systems and components 
  • UEENEEJ113A Commission air conditioning and air conditioning.

Delivery and assessment

This two-day course is delivered by a qualified trainer at the Refrigeration and Climate Control Centre of Excellence, Box Hill Institute. 

Day       Content   Delivery   Assessment 
 1  Theory and knowledge (UEENEEJ174A)     Online or classroom  Online examination
 2  Practical (UEENEEJ175A)  Instruction at Box Hill Institute     Practical assessment


Course content

The essential skills and knowledge covered in unit UEENEEJ184A:

  • Environmental issues
  • Hydrocabon types and applications
  • Acts, Regulations, and Standards
  • Emergency procedures and incident management
  • First Aid
  • MSDS and HAZCHEM codes
  • Cylinders and Storage

The essential skills and knowledge covered in unit UEENEEJ184A:

  • Hydrocarbon refrigeration systems.
  • Operating conditions for hydrocarbon refrigeration systems
  • Applicable Standards and Codes
  • Access procedures
  • System access tools
  • Refrigerant removal/recovery and flushing
  • Tube joining methods
  • Compressor lubricants
  • Pressure testing
  • Lubrication
  • Evacuation
  • Charging 
  • Leak detection

Cost and payment


This course is offered by Box Hill Institute at the industry rate of $1,100.

Refund and cancellation policy

This course is subject to the Terms and Conditions offered by Box Hill Institute of TAFE. 

Course calendar

This full day course is offered six times throughout 2021.

 Day 1 - Theory     Day 2 - Practical   
 11 March   12 March
 20 May  21 May 
 3 June  4 June
 16 September  17 September 
 14 October  15 October
 4 November  5 November

How to register

Registrations can be made by phone or email by contacting Box Hill Refrigeration Department.

  • P: 03 9286 9295
5/20/2021 - 5/21/2021
Refrigeration and Climate Control Centre Box Hill Institute Building 7, 465 Elgar Road BOX HILL, VIC 3128 AUSTRALIA
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Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy

The AMCA reserve the right to cancel, postpone or reschedule events and training courses due to insufficient interest or other reasons beyond our control. In the instance that events or training courses are cancelled, a full refund will be given.

Refund Policy

A full refund will be given if the AMCA is notified in writing a minimum of 4 business days prior to the course commencement date. A 50% administration charge will be incurred if the AMCA is notified within 3 business days or less. No refund will be given if the AMCA is not notified of cancellation.