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Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, UCOL is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time. If you have any questions call an Enrolment Advisor on 0800 468 265.
From 2023, UCOL and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga. So, if you join UCOL in 2023, you will be awarded Te Pūkenga certification. And, if you are a current learner graduating in 2023, you will be awarded a co-branded certificate.
This programme consist of 120 Credits. The courses includes:
Core Engineering Calculations, Materials, and Engineering Drawings (15 Credits)
Students will learn the use of mathematics and mechanics in engineering, how to interpret heating, ventilating, and air conditioning drawings, the use of common engineering materials and metals, and safety on engineering worksites.
Core Engineering Practical and Safety (15 Credits)
Students will learn to correctly select, use, and care for engineering hand tools, power tools, and fasteners. Students will also learn to apply safe working practices on an engineering worksite, including how to shift heavy loads safely.
Refrigeration Principles and Operations (30 Credits)
Students will learn about ozone depletion, global warming, and refrigeration and air conditioning principles and applications.
Refrigeration Assembly and Site Safe (30 Credits)
Students will learn fabrication and assembly of commercial refrigeration and air conditioning systems, including site-safe.
Welding for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (15 Credits)
Students will learn about applying safe welding procedures, preparing and purging braze piping for refrigeration and air conditioning and, joining metals using the torch brazing and soldering processes to industry standard.
Electrical Theory Electromotive Force and Magnetism (15 Credits)
Students will learn the properties of conductors, insulators, and semiconductors and their effect on electrical circuits and electromotive force and electromagnetism theory.
Electrical Safety and Electrical Appliance Servicing (15 Credits)
Students will learn the practical skills required for Electrical Service Technicians – knowledge of electrical safety and safe working practices, isolating and testing low-voltage electrical sub-circuits, and testing instruments and taking measurements.