This unit covers installing refrigeration/air conditioning systems in commercial, industrial, marine and transport applications.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - reading, interpreting and following information on written job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents; - planning and sequencing operations; - checking task-related information; - checking the site for correct location, dimensions and levels; - detecting and reporting non-conformance to specifications; - preparing surfaces for installation; - checking for conformance to specifications; - preparing plant for start-up; - adjusting refrigeration plant and equipment, and; - using appropriate tools, techniques and equipment.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - procedures for non-compliances; - procedures for checking the refrigeration/air conditioning plant and associated equipment; - procedures for making alterations, corrections or adjustments to the refrigeration/air conditioning plant and associated equipment; - correct sequential installation of all components; - methods of fixing/fastening and locating/holding the components; - procedures for checking refrigeration systems for leaks; - procedures for checking refrigeration/air conditioning plant and associated equipment prior to start-up; - procedures for adjusting the refrigeration/air conditioning plant and associated equipment to specification; - codes and regulations relevant to the refrigeration/air conditioning industry including environmental and ozone and greenhouse substance legislation; - hazards and control measures associated with installing refrigeration and/or air conditioning plant and associated equipment, including housekeeping, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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