Air Conditioning Technician Courses

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What does an Air Conditioning Technician do?

An Air Conditioning Technician repairs and maintains a range of air conditioning and refrigeration systems. You might work on large industrial equipment or specialise in domestic and commercial systems. An Air Conditioning Technician, or an Air Conditioning Installer or Air Conditioning Apprentice, may repair individual system components or make adjustments to the whole refrigeration system.

Air Conditioning Technicians should have excellent observational skills and keen attention to detail. It’s important that you can follow instructions and work as part of a team. Air Conditioning Technicians must be able to work with drawings and diagrams and be able to manage their time well.

Air Conditioning Technician Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become an Air Conditioning Technician.

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How much does an Air Conditioning Technician earn?

In Australia, a full time Air Conditioning Technician generally earns $1,400 per week ($72,800 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Air Conditioning Technician?

The number of people working in this profession has grown strongly in recent years. There are currently 33,600 people employed as an Air Conditioning Technician in Australia compared to 23,700 five years ago. Air Conditioning Technicians may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Air Conditioning Technician?

If you’re interested in a career as an Air Conditioning Technician, consider enrolling in a Certificate II in Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems. This course covers topics including connecting refrigerant tubing and fittings, testing and charging refrigerant leaks and using drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications. A Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration may also be appropriate.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.