Air Conditioning

This three-day course held at the Skills and Careers Centre, Royal Park covers your ARCTick Licence eligibility requirement.

This short course has been developed to equip industry professionals with the accredited skills in safety, operations, servicing, diagnostic procedures and legislation requirements to work on vehicle air conditioners. RTA No. AU02967.

Air conditioning is a vital part of any vehicle today!

But for your technician to legally handle some air conditioning refrigerants and perform other tasks, your staff must be qualified with an ARCtick licence.

If you are missing out on business income due to a skills gap in air conditioning, this 3-day course is the investment for you.

Invest in growing your bottom line today!

Held over three days, this nationally recognised course covers the R134a refrigerant. Upskill your staff and they will learn how to diagnose, service and repair HVAC systems.

Before attending the course ensure you have applied for and received a valid ARCtick trainee licence (at your own cost), you can do so online (TL000 Refrigeration and air conditioning trainee licence). It is required to handle R134a gas during training.

Students will be able to undertake the following accredited Core Units from the AUR20220 - Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology:

  • AURETU002 Recover vehicle refrigerants
  • AURETU003 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems
  • AURETU004 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC systems

Upon completion of the above units, students will be issued a Statement of Attainment.

Participants who are able to demonstrate a credit transfer or undertake Recognition of Prior Learning of units listed below, will be issued with AUR20218 - Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology.

Students must provide proof of completed units:

  • AURASA102 – Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • AURAEA002 – Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • AURETR112 – Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • AURTTA118 - Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies

Along with at least six of the elective units for the qualification (click here for eligible units)

Upon receiving Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology, participants will be able to obtain their AAC02 - Refrigerant handling licence through ARCtick. (At their own cost)

A valid ARCtick licence (AAC02 Refrigerant handling licence) is required to handle R134a refrigerant.

All candidates that participate in this course need to demonstrate competency in:

  • Safety precautions when working with air conditioning systems
  • Operation of an automotive air conditioning system
  • Overview of an automotive air conditioning system
  • Servicing of an automotive air conditioning system
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Legislation requirements under the current Act and regulations
Enrolment Information

Course costs:
$590 MTA members | $780 Non-members

Course location:
MTA Training & Employment Centre, 3 Frederick Road, Royal Park SA 5014

Delivery mode:
Course comprising 60% theory and 40% practical activities with written and skills assessments

Course schedule:
8.30am - 4.30pm over three days

Course dates:
To be advised - please register your interest here.


Participants are required to return later in their chosen week for a final day of assessment. This can be on either:

Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, from 8.30am - 4.30pm.

*Preference for Wednesday will be given to participants from regional locations to accommodate requirements to stay overnight in Adelaide.

Phone 8241 0522


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