The Master Refrigeration Program is designed to complement other training programs and experience gained in Heating Ventilation and Air-conditioning Industry. The AMCA has adopted a blended delivery method, integrating technology enhanced learning using AMCA’s Learning Management System with face-to-face teaching using the RCCC PODs to enhance the student learning experience.
This course provides an introduction to the requirements for maintaining ventilation and air conditioning systems related to essential safety measures (ESMs) such as fire and smoke control measures of air handling systems, also known as Life Safety Systems.
The unit includes working safely; complying with relevant legislative, regulatory/licensing, standards and codes requirements; relevant performance characteristics; manufacturers’ recommendations/ instructions and industry practices; and completing the necessary documentation.
The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995 apply to this unit at the time of accreditation. This requires that persons carrying out this work must hold a national Refrigerant Handling Licence issued by the Australian Refrigeration Council as it carries the risk of a fluorocarbon refrigerant being emitted.
- Apply the principles of handling class A2/A2L flammable refrigerants using relevant standards and codes of practice
- Recover, pressure test, evacuate and recharge a refrigeration system using A2/A2L flammable refrigerants on more than one occasion in accordance with WHS/OHS requirements and codes of practice.
- Check that the system is operating within manufacturers specifications
Handle, transport, store and dispose of A2/A2L flammable refrigerants in accordance with WHS/OHS requirements and codes of practice
This unit would be applied by refrigeration and air conditioning technicians responsible for installing, commissioning, servicing, repairing and maintaining residential or commercial refrigeration and air conditioning systems containing A2/A2L classified flammable refrigerants. These activities are likely to be undertaken without supervision.
A person undertaking this unit shall hold the:
- Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) refrigerant handling licence:
- RAC01 Full refrigeration and air conditioning licence, or
- RSS03 Restricted heat pump, split systems – installation and decommissioning licence, or
- RDR04 Restricted domestic refrigeration and air conditioning appliances licence
And if required a:
- State/Territory occupational licence to carry out the refrigeration and/or air conditioning work, for example the:
- Victorian Building Authority’s Registration or Licence for Plumbing, Mechanical Services - Refrigerated Air Conditioning work
Delivered and Assessed Online
Statement of Attainment for VU22583issued by Box Hill Institute.
This unit is an elective unit for the 22329VIC Course in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Services Certificate.
Who should attend?
Learners are best equipped to achieve the course outcomes, if they have minimum language, literacy and numeracy skills that are equivalent to Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework. It is expected that learners have trade level qualifications or an equivalent level of experience in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry.
Why you should attend?
At the conclusion of the two-day course, attendees will have a comprehensive understanding of the different types of control devices and systems, as well as their responsibilities under relevant standards, regulations and building codes.
Attendees will learn how to interpret control system specifications, operate and maintain control hardware and software and tune for system performance, as well as learn relevant health and safety requirements.
Please contact the Box Hill Refrigeration Department on 03 9286 9295.
Please Note: This course is subject to the Terms and Conditions offered by Box Hill Institute of TAFE.