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


Subject area

Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning




1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) industry with people who have sufficient underpinning knowledge, understanding, and practical skill to work as a Trade Assistant.

This is an entry level qualification designed for people already working in the industry or people intending to enter the industry as a Trade Assistant.

Graduates will be able to perform limited assembly, installation and maintenance functions under the supervision of a qualified tradesperson.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

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. The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3) full-time over 34 tutorial weeks or part-time over 2 years. (Please note; students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit zero fees entitlement)

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$8,226 $8,226
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$9,225 $9,225
Total $17,451 $17,451

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 478 839
Phone: (03) 211 2699
Fax: (03) 214 4977

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

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NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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