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Accredited CO2 training on offer at Beijer Ref Academy

Beijer Ref and Superior Training Centre have joined forces to offer what they say is the only nationally accredited CO2 course currently being run in Australia, on state-of-the-art equipment in a custom-built facility. “This is an important step forward in the upskilling of technicians in CO2 systems technology,” says Superior Training Centre head trainer Antonis […]


ARC offers free A2/A2L refrigerant training resources

The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) has released a set of free A2/A2L refrigerant training resources for registered training organisations (RTOs). The resources, developed in partnership with Refrigerants Australia and selected TAFE colleges, build on the unit of competency for A2/A2L refrigerants that the ARC created in 2018. They have been designed to assist RTO teachers […]


Deadline for new training package extended to 2023

The adoption deadline for the new electrotechnology training package UEE11, which includes various refrigeration and air conditioning qualifications, has been extended from October 5, 2022 until January 31, 2023. Within the HVAC&R industry, there is particular interest in the roll-out of the new Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration qualification UEE32220. Importantly, it includes […]


Overcoming the stigma of VET

Vocational education and training (VET) has long been surrounded by negative perceptions. In a recent “What if” paper, VOCEDplus discusses what would happen if we could overcome these negative perceptions. The paper notes that societal perceptions of VET are influenced by a variety of factors, including the terminology surrounding vocational training versus higher education. VET […]

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Government to extend apprentice wage subsidy

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has targeted trades as a key area for investment ahead of the Federal Budget, by announcing an extension to the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements and Completing Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidies. The end date for the program will now be extended to June 30, 2022. Through the subsidy, businesses that engage an Australian […]

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Apprentices complete Kirby Scholarship Program

Recently, 10 fourth-year HVAC&R apprentices participated in the first round of the Kirby Apprentice Fund Naturals Training Scholarship Program. The apprentices were selected from across mainland Australia. Kirby Brand and Communications Manager Elizabeth Paparo, Affil.AIRAH, says the scholarship recipients were selected from a large pool of applicants. She says the 10 demonstrated a commitment to […]

Institute for Sustainable Leadership

Micro courses to improve leadership skills

The Institute for Sustainable Leadership is offering two micro courses to help participants develop their people skills. The “Essential Leadership Tools” course provides training in the basic leadership tools needed to improve team and individual efficiency and productivity while enhancing staff motivation. Dr Gayle Avery leads the course, bringing her global experience and real-life knowledge […]

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Scholarships in sustainable leadership

The Institute for Sustainable Leadership is offering 10 scholarships in support of International Women’s Day. The 50 per cent fee scholarships are available to organisations within the design and construction industry, and are open to all applicants, irrespective of gender. The Foundations in Sustainable Leadership course teaches participants to apply sustainable leadership practices to achieve […]