New Zealand Certificate in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Trade)


Subject area

Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning




1 Year

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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 skilled tradespeople that are able to independently install, maintain, service, and commission plant and equipment to industry standards.

This qualification is designed for people already working in the industry and will typically be achieved in a workplace environment while completing a New Zealand Apprenticeship.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Entry to this programme is open, however it builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Trade Assistant) (Level 3) [Ref: 2365]. It is recommended candidates enrolling in programmes leading to this qualification hold the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 2) [Ref: 0973]. Apprentices must be engaged in a work environment in a role which provides the opportunity for them to meet the graduate outcomes of the qualification. Applicants must be employed by an organisation in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning industry and there must be an apprenticeship training agreement between the trainee, ATNZ and the Employer. ATNZ Limited may enrol trainees working in New Zealand under work visas into this programme without being a signatory to The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021, until 31 December 2023.

Detailed requirements

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


1 Year

Tuition Fees

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (029) 968 8088

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