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This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a range of tasks relating to servicing and repairing air conditioning components and systems of cars and heavy vehicles in an automotive service and repair business.

Nationally Recognised

  • Yes

Career Opportunities

  • Auto A/C Installer
  • Auto A/C Service Technician
  • Auto A/C Repairer

Funding options available:

1. Fee For Service

Fees for self-funded students. The Fee for Service is applied when a student is not eligible for or already exhausted the subsidy at that level or where no subsidies are available under their current visa arrangement.

Administration Fee ($)Tuition Fee ($)Total Cost ($)

2. Certificate 3 Guarantee – “Funded by the Queensland Government”

Funding Eligibility

  • This Course is subsidized under the Queensland VET Investment Plan administered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training’s (DESBT)
  • Be aged 15 years or over
  • Permanently reside in Queensland
  • Be no longer at school
  • Is an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency.
  • Must not have or be enrolled in a certificate IV or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundations skills training.

Co-Contribution Fees (For Certificate 3 Guarantee Program)

Certificate 3 Guarantee Program
$2600 Total$1300 Total$1300 Total$650 Total
$200 Per Unit$100 Per Unit$100 Per Unit$50 Per Unit

Co-contribution Fee represents the total non-government subsidised portion of essential training costs for the participant to undertake the qualification. This fee includes total cost to the student to enrol, undertake training and be awarded the qualification.

Certificate 3 Guarantee Student Fact Sheet

2. User Choice Program (User Choice Program)

The program provides the flexibility for apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a preferred registered training organisation (RTO) from a list of pre-qualified suppliers for the delivery of nationally recognised, accredited training to meet their specific needs. The program works in conjunction with the Commonwealth Australian Apprenticeships System, under which apprentices and trainees (also known in some jurisdictions as “Australian Apprentices”) enter into legally binding training contracts with their employers and receive structured training to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

a) Co-Contribution Fees (User Choice Program)

User Choice Program
Fee is calculated at $1.60 per nominal hour for unit of competency

b) For Full Exemption / Partial Fee Exemption:

Our Enrolment officers/ Business Development Managers will check your eligibility and recommend you the best possible option.

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c) Free apprenticeships for under 21s:

If you are under 21, Free apprenticeships for under 21s will cover the cost of training for Queensland apprentices and trainees who commence or are undertaking a priority apprenticeship or traineeship qualification from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2023.

Our Enrolment officers/ Business Development Managers will check your eligibility and recommend you the best possible option.

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