Certificate II Split Systems: a case study

The UEE20111 Certificate II in Split Air-conditioning and Heat Pump Systems is one pathway to achieving the ARCTick Restricted heat pump, split systems – installation and decommissioning licence.

Typically, to complete the UEE20111 course would take approximately one year part-time off the job training with a registered training organisation (equating to a nominal duration of 360 hours), in addition to one year of relevant full time on the job training with an employer. The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995 outline which qualifications (national quality council endorsed) are aligned to each licence.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be applicable to people that can demonstrate they have already achieved some of the stated competencies listed below. The RPL is a rigorous process, which is evidenced-based – not a ‘tick the box’ exercise. The following example is for a qualified electrician applying for recognition of prior learning (advanced standing) into the Certificate II course. The highlighted dark blue competency units may have been covered in an electrical trade course and may be granted as RPL. However, as can be seen from this example, even with the maximum RPL, there is still substantive additional work required to obtain the qualification.

What is RPL?

If a person can demonstrate they have the relevant skills and/or experience, they can get a recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment. This is done against a qualification, without having to complete the full training and assessments. RPL is a detailed and thorough assessment process that assesses a person’s previous experience and training to determine whether they have the required learning and competencies as they relate to a specific qualification.

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