Course Title: Commission air conditioning and refrigeration systems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3295 Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration

Course Title: Commission air conditioning and refrigeration systems

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

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.

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

VE 2018 (All)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

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 pre-commissioning 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


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEJ113A Commission air conditioning and refrigeration 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

Refer to Elements

Overview of Assessment

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


Task 1

Work Book

Task 2

Theory Tests

Task 3

Residential air-con assignment

Task 4

Cool room assignment


Practical exercise (5)


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

Assessment Mapping  Matrix


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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.