Course Title: Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2017

Class Number: 2288

Class Section: P4MA

Course Code: EEET7181C

Course Title: Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2219 - Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre-vocational)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

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

Course Description

This unit covers the basic connection of refrigeration and air conditioning piping/tubing and fittings. It encompasses the safe use of hand, fixed and portable power tools for cutting, flaring, bending, swaging, silver brazing copper tube to copper tube, bundy tube and brass and steel fittings, measurement and reading drawings and diagrams.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEJ102A Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings


1. Prepare to fabricate tubing and attach fittings for refrigeration and/or air conditioning systems.

Performance Criteria:

 1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood  through established routines and procedures.

         1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.

         1.3 Safety hazards which have not previously been identified are reported and advice on risk control measures is sought from the work supervisor.

         1.4 The nature of work is obtained from documentation or from work supervisor to establish the scope of work to be undertaken.

         1.5 Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others.

         1.6 Sources of materials that may be required for the work are accessed in accordance with established routines and procedures.

         1.7 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety


2. Fabricate tubing and attach fittings for refrigeration and/or air conditioning systems.

Performance Criteria:

  2.1 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.

         2.2 Work in strict accordance with OHS requirements and when necessary conducted within established safety procedures

         2.3 Established methods used to cut, flare, swage, bend, silver braze tubing and fittings as they apply to the refrigeration/air conditioning equipment arrangements.

         2.4 Refrigerant tubing and fittings are silver brazed with the use of dry nitrogen to prevent contamination.

         2.5 Fabricate tubing and attach fittings are prepared efficiently without waste of materials or damage/contamination to apparatus and the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.

         2.6 Routine quality checks are carried out in accordance with work instructions/or specifications including dimensions and pressure testing.


3. Complete work and report.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures  are followed.

         3.2 Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.

         3.3 Work supervisor is notified of the completion of the work in accordance with established procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Students will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency:

- Face to Face classes

- Simulated Workplace Learning

- Online learning via blackboard

- Other forms of structured teaching and learning

Students will be observed and assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course.

Teaching Schedule

Please refer to your call timetable 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.

Overview of Assessment

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent. 


Task 1

Practicals (9)


These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix


Elements/Performance Criteria covered

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To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Tasks

Task 1

Practical (9)

1. Flaring Prac & JSA/SWMS
2. Swaging Prac & JSA/SWMS
3. Spring Bending Prac & JSA/SWMS
4. Lever Bending Prac & JSA/SWMS
5. Copper Silver Soldering Prac & JSA/SWMS
6. Copper to Brass Prac & JSA/SWMS
7. Copper to Steel Prac & JSA/SWMS
8. Manifold Fabrication Prac & JSA/SWMS
9. Fitting boards prac & JSA/SWMS

Assessment Matrix

Please refer to above matrix All assessment tasks must be successfully completed 

Other Information


Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:


  • Relevant
  • Current
  • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course


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Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

  • Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
  • Maths and science developmental support and advice
  • English language development


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Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

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Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.



The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date.


Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Special Consideration:

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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.

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Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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