UEE Electrotechnology Training Package Review – Handling of A2 Refrigerants

Project Update

24 February 2020

The Electrotechnology Industry Reference Committee has finalised HANDLING OF A2 REFRIGERANTS development work. It has directed the work be included in the Electrotechnology Training Package (Release 2.0) draft materials for the Electrotechnology Training Package Review project.

5 March 2019

The Electrotechnology IRC has agreed to amend the scope of this Training Package Development work to the following:

Develop one new Unit of Competency: Recover refrigerant from stationary self-contained end of life decommissioned equipment

Review and update three existing Units of Competency to incorporate Handling of A2 refrigerants:

  • UEENEEJ174X Apply safety awareness and legal requirements for flammable refrigerant
  • UEENEEJ175X Service and repair self contained flammable refrigerants air conditioning and refrigeration systems
  • UEENEEJ176X Install and commission flammable refrigerant refrigeration and air conditioning systems, components and associated equipment


A2 category refrigerants are flammable and pose significant threat to life and business operations if they are not handled and recovered by suitably qualified technicians.

To meet the need for skilled technicians, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has commissioned a project to develop two new Units of Competency in the UEE Electrotechnology Training Package. The project aims to ensure safe handling and recovery of A2 category refrigerants.

View the 2018 IRC Skills Forecast

The Electrotechnology Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will have oversight of this project, which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with industry stakeholders.

Regular updates will be posted on this page throughout the life of the project.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact the Industry Manager.

Jason Lazar
Industry Manager
Email jason.lazar@australianindustrystandards.org.au

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