The qualification has been specifically developed to be delivered to people who are new or existing tradesmen in the automotive industry. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through an integrated combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies. This course is planned in cooperation with the clients and participants to ensure that the needs of both groups are met. Because of the work-based focus of this program, participants need to be in a role where they can access the required resources to be competent in the units chosen. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.
The completion of this qualification enables an individual to apply for an AAC02 – Refrigerant handling licence – qualified persons (Automotive air conditioning licence: 2 years). The scope of the licence will be contingent on the unit of competency selection. This licence is governed by the Australian Refrigeration Council, which should be contacted for further information.