1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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REFRIGERATION AND AIRCONDITIONING MECHANICS assemble, install, maintain and repair refrigeration and airconditioning systems.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • drilling holes, installing mounting brackets and cutting, bending and threading piping
  • installing components such as compressors, motors, condensers, evaporators, switches and gauges, and copper lines for steam, gas, refrigerant, compressed air, fuel, oil and chilled water
  • bolting, soldering, riveting, welding or brazing pipes to connect equipment, and checking alignment and accuracy of fit
  • filling systems with gas or fluid to check for leaks and test-operating systems, checking mechanisms and making adjustments


This section contains the following subsection :
              4312-01 Supervisor, Refrigeration and Airconditioning Mechanics
              4312-11 Refrigeration and Airconditioning Mechanic
              4312-81 Apprentice Refrigeration and Airconditioning Mechanic

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