Course Title: Test, recover, evacuate and charge refrigeration systems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3312 Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Title: Test, recover, 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

MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements
MEM18001C Use hand tools
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM18055B Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM18086B Test, recover, evacuate and charge refrigeration systems


1. Assess refrigeration system operation

2. Recover refrigerant and evacuate system

3. Charge the refrigeration system

Learning Outcomes

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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.