Course Title: Commission refrigeration and air conditioning systems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3224 Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning

Course Title: Commission refrigeration and air conditioning systems

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Contact: Program Manager

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Course Description

This unit covers commissioning of refrigeration and air conditioning systems. It encompasses working safely and to standards to commission the whole system and includes precommissioning tests, starting up the system, optimizing the refrigerant charge, basic air and water balancing and adjustment, checking and adjusting components and controls to ensure its efficient and balanced operation, and completing commissioning documentation.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

UEENEEJ007B Install refrigeration and air conditioning systems, major components and associated equipment
UEENEEJ070B Diagnose and rectify faults in refrigeration and air conditioning control systems
UEENEEP007B Locate and rectify faults in electrical low voltage equipment following prescribed procedures

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEJ013B Commission refrigeration and air conditioning systems


1. Prepare to commission refrigeration and air conditioning systems

2. Commission refrigeration systems

3. Commission air handling systems

4. Complete and document commissioning work

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.