Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) Case for Change

16 November 2017

The Electrotechnology IRC met on Thursday, 2 November 2017 and was provided with an update on the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Case for Change to review the Cert III & Cert IV Refrigeration and Air conditioning qualifications. The IRC reviewed all feedback from public consultations and it was agreed that further industry consultation is required before the Case for Change can progress. At the direction of the IRC, Australian Industry Standards (AIS) will facilitate further industry consultation. Relevant details will be provided early 2018.

In the interim, the IRC agreed to progress with the transition of the refrigeration and air-conditioning Qualifications and Units of Competency to the Standards for Training Packages 2012. Consequently, the IRC has established a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project. This will align with the UEE11 Electrotechnology Training Package Transition Project.

If you have any questions about this Case for Change, please contact Industry Manager Jason Lazar via email: jason.lazar@australianindustrystandards.org.au

5 October 2017

Proposed New Refrigeration Qualification

The Electrotechnology IRC has drafted a Case for Change for the development of a Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and a Certificate IV in Advanced Refrigeration and Air Conditioning to meet the current and future skill needs of the industry.

It is intended that the new Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning will cover the essential knowledge and skills required by all refrigeration and air conditioning technicians, irrespective of their area of specialisation. That is, the units will cover the common skills required to install, commission, test, fault find, repair, replace components and maintain refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment.

The new Certificate IV in Advanced Refrigeration and Air Conditioning qualification will address higher-level, post-trade requirements.

Click here to download the Case for ChangeĀ (link removed 23 October 2017).

Click here to submit your feedback by Friday, 20 October 2017 (link removed 23 October 2017).