New Zealand Certificate in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Trades Assistant) (Level 3)

Programme highlights

­­Do you want to shorten your apprenticeship in refrigeration and air conditioning?

Study this programme to cut your apprenticeship by up to a year.

At MIT our refrigeration and air conditioning facilities include a coolroom and up-to-date testing equipment.

Note: There will an extra charge of $136.90 for the Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (EAS) exam and practical assessment. $50 of which is an admin fee and not loanable.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, July
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 3
Domestic fees Free* or $6,800 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Available
Programme Code NZ2365
Duration

34 weeks (full-time) (three days per week)

Study Method Full-time
Credits 120
International Fees NZD $21,000 (approx.)
This programme will no longer be open to International Students from 1 January 2020.
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Ask Me! Student Services Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Entry requirements

General

Open entry for Domestic students

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

International students: English Language Entry Requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

International students will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 is required. Equivalent acceptable evidence can be seen at the following NZQA link:  https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

International students

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Take our free online English test to get a basic indication of your English level. This will help you understand what programmes you can apply for and what preparation you may require before you start your programme of study.

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Career opportunities

Refrigeration engineers in areas such as building services and maintenance, food and wine processing, or in various domestic, commercial and industrial settings.

A qualified Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician can earn between $52K-$80K per year.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below 7 courses (120 credits):

Core Engineering Calculations Materials and Engineering Drawing (15 credits)

Demonstrate knowledge of mathematics and mechanics, interpret heating, ventilating and air conditioning drawings. Demonstrate knowledge of common engineering materials and metals. Demonstrate knowledge of safety on engineering worksites.

Core Engineering Practical and Safety (15 credits)

Select, use, and care for, engineering hand and power tools, demonstrate knowledge of fasteners used in mechanical engineering, shift loads in engineering installation, maintenance, and fabrication work, and apply safe working practices on an engineering worksite.  Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements.  Demonstrate knowledge of common first aid conditions and how to respond to them and provide first aid for life threatening conditions

Refrigeration Principles and Operations (30 credits)

Demonstrate knowledge of ozone depletion, global warming, and refrigeration and air conditioning principles and applications.  Assemble commercial refrigeration and air conditioning system components

Refrigeration Assembly and Site Safe (15 credits)

Fabricate and assemble commercial refrigeration and air conditioning system, and complete a site safe

Welding for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (15 credits)

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe welding procedures, Prepare and purge braze piping for refrigeration and air conditioning and join metals using the torch brazing and soldering processes.

Electrical Theory Electromotive Force and Magnetism (15 credits)

Explain the properties of conductors, insulators, and semiconductors and their effect on electrical circuits and demonstrate knowledge of electromotive force and electromagnetism theory

Electrical Safety and Electrical Appliance Servicing (15 credits)

Demonstrate knowledge and practical skills required for Electrical Service Technicians – A Demonstrate knowledge of electrical safety and safe working practices, isolate and test low-voltage electrical sub circuits, and test instruments and take measurements

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the School of Specialist Trades calendar.

Further training or study

Ongoing study is offered and managed through the relevant ITO (Industry Training Organisation).  You will need to be employed in your trade to complete Level 4 apprenticeship training.  Contact us to find out more about which ITO can support you with your on going study.

Offered by

School of Specialist Trades

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Ask Me! Student Services Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.