Split System/Heat Pump Installation

Who should attend

Trades people who have worked in the electrical, plumbing or building industries for at least five years. Participants need to have completed a Level 4 trade course or have a similar level of experience.

Course highlights

This three-day course will provide a certification and training in best practice installation techniques for split system heat pumps. This course contains theory and practical work.

  • Understand how to install a split system heat pump.
  • Work safely and understand the risks with refrigerant gas.
  • Understand the reason for using certain specialist tools. How they work and why they have to be used.
  • Grow your business by offering the installation of a split system heat pump.
  • Avoid costly mistakes that can cause premature failure of the equipment.
  • Learn techniques to improve unit selection for installation.
  • Plus much more

Key facts

Start Date(s)

Tuesday 26 - Thursday 28 April 2022 

Tuesday 5 - Thursday 7 July 2022

Tuesday 4 - Thursday 6 October 2022

Duration Three days
Time 8.30am - 4pm
Study location(s) MIT TechPark
Study method Block courses
Domestic fees $1,495 (approx.)
Course code 253.351 and 253.352
Offered by School of Engineering and Trades

Entry requirements

Participants need to have completed a Level 4 trade course or have a similar level of experience.

MIT reserves the right to postpone or cancel a course if there are insufficient numbers registered.

Course structure

Installation (a selection of some of the content included)
  • Equipment selection.
  • Correct positioning of indoor and outdoor units.
  • Understanding noise issues and mitigation techniques.
  • Correct mounting of the outdoor unit.
  • Anti-Vibration.
  • Use of brackets and possible problems to avoid.
  • Correct mounting of the indoor unit.
  • Pipe work handling techniques. Handling issues. How to prevent common problems.
  • Condensate management.
  • Flaring of copper pipe to joints.
  • Correct use of Oxy-Free nitrogen.
  • Pressure Testing.
  • Leak Testing
  • Dehydration and use of the vacuum pump and vacuum gauge.
  • Electrical Isolators.
  • Breaking the vacuum ready for use.
  • Operational testing.
  • Client Handover
  • Unit sizing. Avoid common problems.
  • Healthy homes standards. The legislation.
  • Meeting client’s expectations.
  • Planning the install
  • Interface to fresh air
Commissioning/Client Handover
  • Remote control operation and position.
  • Maintenance requirements.
  • Defrost explained
On successful completion of this course
  • You will gain NZQA Unit Standard 23959
  • Receive a certificate of attendance.

Please note, we do not provide certification. This is obtained through specific companies (i.e. Daikin, Fujitsu etc) as different companies have different specifications and requirements.

For more information please contact the school of refrigeration and air conditioning at technology_administration@manukau.ac.nz..

Information is correct as at 21 April 2022. The fee quoted is an indicative short course fee. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. Short courses stated as eligible for free study in 2022 are based on the 2021 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2022. International Students holding an appropriate visa may enrol on this course. All short course fees are in New Zealand Dollars and inclusive of GST. Manukau Institute of Technology reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course with insufficient enrolments or for any other reason where cancellation is necessary before the course is planned to start. Manukau Institute of Technology Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.