Education News

Official training now available for A2/A2L refrigerants

Training for A2/A2L mildly flammable refrigerants has been officially endorsed by the Victorian Registration and Qualification Authority (VRQA). This unit of competency can now be utilised across the nation. Kevin O’Shea, Chairperson of the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) says it’s a big win for technician safety. “Up until now, there were no training competencies endorsed […]

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ARMA launches mentorship program

The Australian Refrigeration Mechanics Association (ARMA) has launched a mentorship program for HVAC&R mechanics. The initiative pairs experienced technicians with those who are keen to learn. It is suitable for trade-qualified workers and apprentices. According to ARMA CEO Kim Limburg, the idea came from ARMA president Mike Gilmore, and was seen by the team as […]

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Refrigeration Efficiency Masterclass announced

Sustainability Victoria has announced a series of free workshops for business owners and operators to learn how to make their refrigeration systems more efficient, with a special focus on walk-in coolrooms. The walk-in coolroom segment has attracted plenty of attention lately. Cold Hard Facts 3 – still in draft form – estimated that the number […]

Education Events and conferences

Tackling air tightness seminar

GBCA (Green Building Council Australia) is holding seminars about air tightness practices for existing and new buildings in Melbourne and Sydney in September. Air tightness is a big challenge that building performance faces. Ensuring that a whole building is well-sealed creates measurably better performance for both energy efficiency and control of the indoor environment. The […]

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Cool podcasts from Danfoss

Danfoss is producing a series of educational podcasts on refrigeration. Hosted by Jens Andersen, a professional with over 40 years’ experience in the cooling industry, the series is aptly titled Chilling with Jens. It reflects the growing popularity of podcasts for educational content. Many people are finding that their vehicle or even their train carriage […]

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Webinar on commercial refrigeration

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage is holding a free webinar about commercial refrigeration at 10.30am on August 1. The webinar is titled “Commercial refrigeration – keeping your costs cool!” and will run for 30 minutes. It is being facilitated by independent energy-efficiency expert Nick Palousis, and is recommended for business professionals wanting to better […]

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Heatcraft offers CO2 training

Heatcraft’s first round of industry CO2 training will begin this month. It is open to refrigeration contactors and consultants who are interested in specifying, selling, installing, commissioning and servicing CO2 systems. According to Heatcraft, the content will provide “first-hand experience for all participants to gain an understanding of CO2 refrigeration technologies, providing hassle-free installation, start-up […]