Our highly ​practical two day course covers all aspects of automotive air conditioning and HVAC systems.

It includes basic air conditioning principles through to system retrofitting and advanced diagnostic procedures and caters for current, new and emerging air conditioning technologies within the automotive industry. 

Leave the course with the knowledge, practical experience and confidence to tackle the most complex of system faults in your workplace the very next day. As a bonus you will get full access to our technical hotline to assist you with help that you may need. Successful completion of the qualification allows you to gain a full refrigerant handling licence from the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) which will allow you to carry out air conditioning work on cars, heavy vehicles, plant and agricultural machinery.

Don't need a full automotive air conditioning qualification but you do need to work with refrigerants in a vehicle dismantling business,  automotive parts recycling company or shire council involved in refuse sites? Why not enroll in the single unit that covers the recovery of vehicle refrigerants only? This unit would allow you to obtain a restricted refrigerant recovery license (RRRL) from the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC)

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Course Content Includes:

  • The principles of operation of air con and HVAC systems

  • Refrigerant handling safety and environmental considerations

  • ​Air con service, maintenance, diagnosis and repair

  • The current phase out of R134a refrigerant

  • The new HFO1234yf refrigerant gas

  • Refrigerant identification and recovery

  • Overhauling, retrofitting and modification of air con systems

  • Reverse flushing

  • Charging by weight not pressures

  • Excess oil in the system - symptoms and rectification

  • A total of 13 practical activities to be completed

  • Bonus advanced diagnostic practices and procedures



Duration - 2 days


Recover Vehicle Refrigerants (AURETU002)

Course Content Includes:

This unit describes the performance outcomes required to recover vehicle refrigerants. It includes identifying refrigerants and removing them into a designated recovery cylinder for correct disposal.

​Work applies to the recovery of vehicle refrigerant from automotive air conditioning systems - including heating, ventilation, air conditioning and cooling (HVAC) systems - fitted in light and heavy vehicle, mining, construction, agricultural, motorcycle, outdoor power equipment and marine environments.

Completion of this unit only, will enable you to obtain a Restricted Refrigerant Recovery Licence (RRRL) from the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC).

Duration - 1 day