Course Title: Test, evacuate and charge refrigeration systems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3171 Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Title: Test, evacuate and charge refrigeration systems

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit covers testing, recovering, evacuating and charging refrigeration systems to achieve performance specification.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MEM  2.5C11 Measure with graduated devices
MEM  9.2A      Interpret technical drawing
MEM 18.1A    Use hand tools
MEM 18.2A    Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM 18.55A  Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM18.86AA Test, evacuate and charge refrigeration systems


1. Assess refrigeration system operation

2. Reclaim refrigerant and system evacuation

3. Charge the refrigeration system

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor.  Feedback will be provided throughout the course.