This competency standard unit covers the recovery of refrigerant, pressure and leak testing, evacuation and refrigerant charging in split air conditioning and heat pump systems. It encompasses working safely and to standards, following regulations and industry practices for handling refrigerants and completing the necessary documentation.

The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Legislation Amendment Bill 2003 may apply to this competency standard unit. Prior to planning the delivery of any training and/or assessment activities all legislative and regulatory requirements shall be identified and included.

Unit details

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


UEENEEE101A - Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

UEENEEJ102A - Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings


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 and knowledge: - the Residential Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Industry and Licensing Requirements; - heat; - temperature and relative humidity; - sensible and latent heat; - pressure; - refrigerant conditions; - the vapour compression cycle; - thermometers and relative humidity devices; - leak detectors; - service gauges; - properties of split heat pump refrigerants; - properties of split heat pump refrigerant oils, and; - procedures for working with refrigerants.

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As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

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