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New Zealand Certificate in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Trade Assistant) - Christchurch

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 3
Dates:

2020 Semester 1: 02 March to 04 December

Duration:

One year full-time (three days per week class time, two days per week work experience)

Location: Christchurch
Credits: 120

  • Apply core engineering knowledge to the assembly, installation and maintenance of a basic refrigeration and/or air conditioning plant and equipment
  • Apply knowledge of refrigeration principles and their applications to the assembly, installation and maintenance of basic refrigeration and/or air conditioning systems to manufacturer’s specifications
  • Apply knowledge of relevant electrical theory and practice to safely test basic electrical circuitry
  • Apply an understanding of refrigerants, their significance to the industry and their impact on the environment, to safely meet all relevant environmental and industrial legislation
  • Recover refrigerant into a cylinder and charge refrigeration systems in accordance with current regulations 

All of the Unit Standards listed below are required

15851

Demonstrate knowledge of electrical safety and safe working practices for electrical workers

15852

Isolate and test low-voltage electrical subcircuits

25070

Explain the properties of conductors, insulators, and semiconductors and their effect on electrical circuits

25071

Demonstrate knowledge of electromotive force (e.m.f.) production

25072

Demonstrate knowledge of electromagnetism theory

750

Demonstrate knowledge of electrical test instruments and take measurements

6401

Provide first aid

6402

Provide basic life support

20799

Demonstrate knowledge of common engineering metals

20917

Demonstrate basic knowledge of engineering materials

21905

Demonstrate knowledge of trade calculations and units for mechanical engineering trades

21908

Demonstrate knowledge of basic mechanics for mechanical engineering trades

21909

Demonstrate knowledge of fasteners used in mechanical engineering

21911

Demonstrate knowledge of safety on engineering worksites

21912

Apply safe working practices on an engineering worksite

21913

Shift loads in engineering installation, maintenance, and fabrication work

2395

Select, use and care for, engineering hand tools

2396

Select, use and maintain portable hand held engineering power tools

2430

Manually produce and interpret engineering sketches under supervision

2432

Manually construct plane geometric shapes for engineering

19666

Demonstrate knowledge of refrigerants and their effect on the environment

23959

Prepare and purge braze piping for refrigeration and air conditioning

28950

Meet requirements for Approved Filler Test Certificate for refrigerants

28952

Demonstrate knowledge of refrigerants and their management

28959

Demonstrate knowledge of installation and commissioning procedures for commercial RAC equipment

28960

Demonstrate knowledge of commercial RAC system maintenance and servicing

28967

Fabricate, assemble, and install refrigeration and air conditioning components under supervision

28970

Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of refrigeration and air conditioning

2679

Join metals using the torch brazing and soldering processes

15851

Demonstrate knowledge of electrical safety and safe working practices for electrical workers

15852

Isolate and test low-voltage electrical subcircuits

25070

Explain the properties of conductors, insulators, and semiconductors and their effect on electrical circuits

25071

Demonstrate knowledge of electromotive force (e.m.f.) production

25072

Demonstrate knowledge of electromagnetism theory

750

Demonstrate knowledge of electrical test instruments and take measurements

6401

Provide first aid

6402

Provide basic life support

20799

Demonstrate knowledge of common engineering metals

20917

Demonstrate basic knowledge of engineering materials

21905

Demonstrate knowledge of trade calculations and units for mechanical engineering trades

21908

Demonstrate knowledge of basic mechanics for mechanical engineering trades

21909

Demonstrate knowledge of fasteners used in mechanical engineering

21911

Demonstrate knowledge of safety on engineering worksites

21912

Apply safe working practices on an engineering worksite

21913

Shift loads in engineering installation, maintenance, and fabrication work

2395

Select, use and care for, engineering hand tools

2396

Select, use and maintain portable hand held engineering power tools

2430

Manually produce and interpret engineering sketches under supervision

2432

Manually construct plane geometric shapes for engineering

19666

Demonstrate knowledge of refrigerants and their effect on the environment

23959

Prepare and purge braze piping for refrigeration and air conditioning

28950

Meet requirements for Approved Filler Test Certificate for refrigerants

28952

Demonstrate knowledge of refrigerants and their management

28959

Demonstrate knowledge of installation and commissioning procedures for commercial RAC equipment

28960

Demonstrate knowledge of commercial RAC system maintenance and servicing

28967

Fabricate, assemble, and install refrigeration and air conditioning components under supervision

28970

Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of refrigeration and air conditioning

2679

Join metals using the torch brazing and soldering processes

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2020 direct material costs $1210

International Fees can be found here.

At the successful completion of this programme, students will have the required competencies to function successfully and effectively at operational levels within the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning sector. Graduates could go on to become:

  • Heating and ventilation installers
  • Refrigeration technicians
  • Electrical service technicians 

School Leavers

  • Have gained NCEA Level 2
  • Four years’ minimum secondary education
  • Desire to work in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning industry

Mature Applicants
Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at Level 1 or above in a related discipline, and/or employment in the related sector for one or more years. They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate.

Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

Language Requirements
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or achieved the required score in one of the following internationally recognised English Proficiency tests within the preceding two years:

  • IELTS General or Academic Score of 5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test, pBT, Score of 500 with an essay score of 4 TWE
  • TOEFL Internet based test, iBT, Score of 35 with a writing score of 20
  • University of Cambridge English Examinations FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 for each skill.
  • NZCEL Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace, or Academic
  • Pearson Test of English, Academic, PToE Academic score of 36
  • City and Guilds IESOL B1 Achiever with a score of 43

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English and who are applying to Immigration New Zealand for their first New Zealand student visa must provide evidence of one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with NZQA rules below:

  1. Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or
  2. Hold a bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or
  3. Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or
  4. Have achieved the required score in one of the internationally recognised 

To satisfactorily complete New Zealand Certificate in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Trade Assistant) (Level 3) and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • Achieved all of the graduate outcomes in the graduate profile showing competence to a minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Trade Assistant) (Level 3).
  • Completed required practical and theoretical course work and assignments. 

(Please note; students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit zero fees entitlement)

Three days per week class time: Mon, Tues, Wed, 8.00am-4.30pm

Two days work experience

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