Course Title: Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3312 Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Title: Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term2 2015

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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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. 

The skills and knowledge described in this unit may, in some jurisdictions, require a license to practice in the workplace subject to regulations for undertaking refrigeration and air conditioning work. Practice in workplace and during training is also subject to regulations directly related to occupational health and safety and where applicable contracts of training such as apprenticeships.

1. Compliance with permits may be required in various jurisdictions and typically relates to the operation of plant, machinery and equipment such as elevating work platforms, powder operated fixing tools, power operated tools, vehicles, road signage and traffic control, lifting equipment. Permits may also be required for some work environments such as confined spaces, working aloft, near live electrical apparatus and site rehabilitation.
2. Compliance may be required in various jurisdictions relating to currency in First Aid, confined space, lifting and risk safety measures.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

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

National Competency Codes and Titles

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

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

3. Complete work and report

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.